“Robert Victor Sullivan, whom you’ve surely never heard of, was the toughest coach of them all. He was so tough he had to have two tough nicknames, Bull and Cyclone, and his name was usually recorded this way: coach Bob “Bull” “Cyclone” Sullivan or coach Bob (Bull) (Cyclone) Sullivan. Also, at times he was known as Big Bob or Shotgun. He was the most unique of men, and yet he remains utterly representative of a time that has vanished, from the gridiron and from these United States.”
Ricky Williams today.
The multiple stories behind an iconic college football photo.
Life, death, and last year’s Auburn-Alabama game.
After Devaughn Darling died during a workout with the Florida State football team, his family was awarded a payout of $2 million. That was 13 years ago. Only $200,000 has come.
How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money.
A father and his 9-year-old daughter watch Harvard play Yale in football.
The family history behind college football’s most talked-about player.
The story was told by Sports Illustrated, CBS News, and countless others: linbeacker Manti Te’o, Heisman trophy candidate and the face of Notre Dame football, was playing brilliantly despite the tragic loss of his girlfriend to leukemia early in the season. The reporters missed one key element of Te’o’s story, however: the girl hadn’t died. She couldn’t have. She didn’t exist.
The story of a rookie clinging to his dream, as told by his uncle.
The night his Alabama Crimson Tide beat the LSU Tigers for the national championship, Brian Downing put his balls on the face of a passed out LSU fan named Garrison Stamp. The act was caught on video, the video went viral, and their lives were never the same.
A profile of Mo Isom, a former goalie on the LSU women’s soccer team now trying to kick for the football team.
A new chapter for Ohio State’s football coach.
A profile of Joe Paterno.
An 11-month investigation ends with a booster, now in prison for a Ponzi scheme, going public with details of how he spent millions on college athletes from 2002 to 2010.
[Shapiro] said his benefits to athletes included but were not limited to cash, prostitutes, entertainment in his multimillion-dollar homes and yacht, paid trips to high-end restaurants and nightclubs, jewelry, bounties for on-field play including bounties for injuring opposing players, travel and, on one occasion, an abortion.
The story of a college town and the most devastating tornado in Alabama history.
A profile of Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton, junior college transfer and Heisman Trophy frontrunner.
Kevin Hart wanted a scholarship to play Division I college football. It didn’t come. So he made one up–and called a press conference.