Posts by Michael Weinreb

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    Penn State's NCAA Sanctions Are Gone; Confounding Feelings Remain

    Penn State fans should probably feel unqualified happiness in the wake of the NCAA’s decision to lift Penn State’s postseason ban and scholarship limits. But with a saga as complicated as this one will always be, it’s still hard as hell to know what to feel.

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    The Ballad of Reggie Bush

    A star running back, the USC-Texas 2006 Rose Bowl, and college football’s inescapable pull.

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    The Dickens of Detroit

    The sound and style of a city through the eyes of Elmore Leonard, its foremost author.

  • Wide Right and So Wrong

    The end of the Miami Hurricanes dynasty.

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    Leaving the Little Guy Behind

    Why the college football playoff system could shut out small schools like Boise State.

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    Tom Osborne Goes for Two

    On the stunning gamble taken by Nebraska’s head coach in the 1984 Orange Bowl.

  • The Birth of 'The Argument'

    In the first of a series examining the NCAA’s messy history, we look back at Army and Notre Dame’s punchless 1946 showdown.

  • Tricky Dick's Trick Play

    In 1969, President Nixon was the decider of the national championship.

  • Ara Parsegian

    The Tie Will Be Unbroken

    In 1966, Notre Dame head coach Ara Parseghian made a decision that would rattle the constituency of the sport.

  • Bear Bryant

    The Goal-Line Stand

    In 1979, the Tide rolled, the national championship was split, and the Argument endured.

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