Here's a primer on how college football's overtime rules work. If a college football game is tied at the conclusion of four quarters, it goes to overtime. The overtime period begins with a coin toss, with the winning team deciding to either play offense or defense, or which side of the field will be used used for both possessions in overtime. The team that loses the coin toss gets to make the choice that the winning team does not make. The losing team will then have first choice if there is a second overtime, and for any even-numbered overtime periods after that. The winning team would get first choice for odd-numbered overtime periods. An overtime period will consist of two possessions, with each team getting the ball. The team on offense starts at the 25-yard-line, unless the ball is relocated due to a penalty. Each team retains the ball until it scores, turns the ball over or fails to make a first down. Each team receives one timeout per overtime period. The team … [Read more...] about How does overtime work in college football?
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ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit once again unveiled his annual "Herbie Awards" this week, a primer for the season that helps fans get to know his favorite players, teams and even restaurants in all of college football. Bouncing around the country calling games and appearing on ESPN's "College GameDay," Herbstreit has plenty of chances to sample multiple cities and their respective delicacies and restaurants. After running through a list of players category by category, Herbstreit, also lists his five favorite restaurants in all of college football under his Bonus Awards, and the Crimson Tide reappeared on the analyst list of top eateries in the U.S. In 2016, Herbstreit picked Five in Tuscaloosa as his number one stop, a pretty big compliment considering the many places he and his ESPN colleagues travel throughout a given college football season. Chuck's Fish is located at 508 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. (Chuck's Fish Facebook) This year? Herbstreit switched … [Read more...] about Kirk Herbstreit picks a new Tuscaloosa restaurant as a favorite among college football stops
No more scrimmage games. No more jamborees. Now it gets real.The high school football season officially kicks off Friday night with a full schedule of games on tap. The only thing that can dampen the excitement of the new season is the weather — and there's more than rain to worry about.Under new safety regulations adopted by the S.C. High School League and SCISA, starting times could be delayed for games because of extreme heat.High schools are required to use wet bulb globe thermometers, which combine air temperature, humidity and wind to determine how safe it is for athletes to participate in outdoor activities. If the WGBT reading reaches 90, teams will not be allowed to take the field for pregame warmups.Most of Friday's games are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., but Colleton County has moved its kickoff to 8 p.m. to account for the heat.There is one season opener in the Lowcountry on Saturday that could be affected. Summerville High plays host to Cedar Grove (Ga.) at 5 … [Read more...] about High school football primer: Weather worries, preseason All-Lowcountry team, key matchups
www.heisman.com By Chris Huston Electronic ballots go out to the Heisman electorate. Voters have one to figure out who deserves to be named the most outstanding college football player for 2017. There is often some confusion about the Heisman selection process. In contrast to the College Football Playoff, there is no selection committee that huddles together to come up with a winner. The Heisman Trust itself has no say in who wins the award. It merely serves as the steward for one of college football’s richest traditions. Here’s a quick primer on how Heisman voting works: 1. Electronic ballots went out to 870 media members plus 58 former winners on Monday, November 27. They have until today Monday, December 4, at 5 p.m. ET, to return their ballots to Deloitte, the accounting firm that tabulates the votes. 2. Most of the voters are media members who cover college football on a regular basis. They are divided up into six regions of 145 members each: The Northeast, … [Read more...] about NCAA College Football Heisman Balloting 2017: How it works
Irony unkind College basketball needs a shower. And leadership and a new sheriff. In truth it needs a lot of things, and it needs them ASAP. One thing it is flushed in is irony. Consider the following, as the calendar flips to March, the month of Madness, magic and 'mazing things. We know the FBI scandal that has touched at least four programs — Auburn, Arizona, Louisville and Oklahoma State — that we are 100 percent sure about. There are several others that have been reasonably deduced through the legalese and the paperwork. Joe Lunardi has the first three of the known teams in the dance. We know the released paperwork from one agent's ledger has implicated several big-name programs and big-named players for taking money from agents. We also know Tom Izzo is tired of discussing this. (Sadly, all of this payment noise has actually and wrongly turned down the heat on Michigan State and the swirling allegations of improper handling of alleged sexual assaults … [Read more...] about 5-at-10: Putting the CHA-Ching in College hoops, fixes for college basketball, NFL Combine, Rushmore of all-time Albums