Rice football coach David Bailiff reckoned one way to ensure his players didn't nod off after a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney was to bypass the team hotel and go straight to the practice field from the airport.
The countdown to college football season returning for local schools has almost reached single digits. The latest sign of its impending return: the release of the preseason AP college football poll, which rolled out Monday morning.
Had Thomas Jefferson expanded his thoughts and gone on to say that all Power Five conferences are created equal, the Big 12 wouldn't have all these worries. The league would miss out on the College Football Playoff on average once every five seasons.
Hey, everybody: Did you hear why Notre Dame went 4-8 last season? Why a football behemoth with every conceivable competitive advantage couldn't beat Navy, Duke, N.C. State or Michigan State's worst team since the '80s?