DC Sports Bog: College Football


Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Morning pixels: Nats team photo missing one important guy

Gio Gonzalez accidentally missed the team photo because he was hanging out with his parents.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Bryce Harper, Edwin Jackson, Jayson Werth

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins bubble guys speak out

For some of the players trying to make the Redskins’ final roster, it’s going to be a long two days.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Caps, College Football, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Brandon Banks, Anthony Armstrong, Dezmon Briscoe, Aldrick Robinson, Doug Worthington, Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Davey Johnson, John Carlson, Bryce Harper, Robert Griffin III, RGIII

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Morning pixels: Chipper Jones continues his Nats ‘man-crush’

Last night’s farewell to Chipper Jones left everyone a little emotional.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Mark DeRosa, Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Mike Rizzo, Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Niles Paul, Kirk Cousins, Leonard Hankerson, Clinton Portis

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Maryland football goes bowling

If things don’t improve for the Terps this year, this could be the only time you see “Maryland” and ”bowl” in the same headline.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football | Tags:  Terps

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 08/22/2012

GW joins ‘You Can Play’ movement

With this video for the ‘You Can Play’ movement, GW joins some high profile schools in promising locker rooms free of discrimination.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:41 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Basketball, College Football, College Lacrosse, College Soccer | Tags:  George Washington University, GWU

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Virginia Tech’s new football helmets

For an early-season white-out, the Hokies will wear white helmets with Hokie tracks.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football | Tags:  Hokie tracks

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Navy football players dancing

As their spring practice season ends, the Mids cut loose with some Electric Slides and Dougies.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football | Tags:  Ken Niumatalolo

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Virginia Tech long snapper slays bowl week extravagance

Writing for ESPN.com, the Hokies’ Collin Carroll recommends doing away with bowl week festivities.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/13/2011

D.J. Adams and his blond hair

Former Maryland running back’s father told the Baltimore Sun his son’s hair color was an issue. Here’s a photo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/08/2011

The Military Bowl and Baltimore

D.C.’s college bowl game, held at D.C.’s RFK Stadium, sure has a lot of Baltimore-related marketing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Army-Navy logo is all about Washington, D.C.

The game itself will be played in Maryland, but the t-shirts will bear the District’s name.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:58 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, College Football

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Blake DeChristopher’s beard

Virginia Tech offensive lineman might have a top 10 beard in college football.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Virginia Tech t-shirt on Thomas Jefferson statue

Local TV news has the shocking but true story of a Hokies shirt defacing a Jefferson statue.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Randy Edsall and Gossett State Pen

When your players are referring to their team house as a penitentiary, that’s probably not a good sign.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Maryland football players having tough day on Twitter

Around the same time one of their teammates was suspended for his final game, a number of Terps seemed sort of grumpy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:37 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Randy Edsall’s tweets about Maryland practice

The Terps have stumbled to a 2-7 mark this season, which must feel odd to any followers of Randy Edsall’s relentlessly positive Twitter feed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Jerry Sandusky, Maryland and Virginia

Former Penn State assistant, at the center of a horrific scandal, was once considered for Terps and Cavs jobs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Young Maryland fan heckles Randy Edsall

Terps football coach didn’t make it through one season before a young fan taunted him with a critical sign.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:01 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Kevin Plank stands by Randy Edsall

Under Armour CEO and Maryland booster says he’d stand in Edsall’s foxhole ‘any day of the week.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:13 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Cal Ripken with SGT Stripes

Military Bowl googly-eyed imaginary football mascot is traveling with the Orioles legend to Japan.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:12 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, EagleBank Bowl

Posted at 01:57 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Kevin Anderson’s letter to Maryland fans

Terps AD pens a message to his school’s supporters, saying during difficult times ‘we need your support and attendance the most.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:57 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Maryland’s stadium was empty for Boston College

You won’t often see a BCS-conference football stadium looking like this in late October.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/26/2011

The Military Bowl has a mascot thing

‘SGT Stripes,’ the football character with eyes who will lead the bowl’s social media campaign, is amazing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, EagleBank Bowl

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Howard and Georgetown battle for Mayor’s Cup

Two longtime bitter rivals have an annual face-off for a trophy that signifies all that is great about Washington D.C. college football. Except the opposite of that sentence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Georgetown

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Maryland’s motivational video for Towson

Randy Edsall prepared the Terps for their least appealing matchup of the season by showing them scenes from ‘The Program’

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Maryland playcalling signs feature Scott Van Pelt, Boomer Esiason

The sideline placards that helped the Terps run their offense against Temple were filled with pictures from Maryland’s past.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Maryland invites fans to guess uniform combinations for Temple game

Terps Web site offers up these four ensembles as the possibilities for Saturday’s home game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Towson returns tickets to Maryland, directs fans to StubHub

With tickets for the Towson-Maryland game going for peanuts on the secondary market, the Tigers tell fans to just get ‘em at resale prices.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Duke quarterback wears Redskins hat on sideline

Was this backup paying tribute to Sonny Jurgensen? Or Steve Spurrier? Or Barry Svrluga? Who knows the answer?

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Redskins

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Randy Edsall getting run over in practice

Maryland football coach tweets link to a video of himself getting trucked by Davin Meggett.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 09/14/2011

James Madison changes Duke Dog mascot again

The school debuted a new mascot costume last weekend, but after fans rebelled, officials agreed to make changes.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:51 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Maryland football fan curses at 11-year old boy

Terps AD Kevin Anderson passed along a fan letter to the student newspaper that included many uses of bad words.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Navy’s Nike Pro Combat uniforms

Maryland isn’t the only program in the area with slick new football get-ups for big games.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Under Armour CEO discusses Maryland’s new uniforms

After a week of non-stop national publicity about the Terps’ new uniforms, booster Kevin Plank says the threads ‘did all the talking for us.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:25 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Maryland’s new uniforms covered by Good Morning America

The Terps’ stampede into mainstream American kitchens continues with two minutes from ABC’s morning show.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Maryland students and their Miami signs

Not surprisingly, a few Terps fans brought posters making fun of the recent Miami scandal to Monday’s opener.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Maryland sideline placards feature Regis, tigers, solar flares

The uniforms won’t be the only visual highlights on the Terps sideline this fall; the Edsall regime has also brought funny playcalling signs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Under Armour’s new Maryland uniform video

‘This ain’t no uniform,’ the apparel company says of the Terps’ new state flag look. ‘This is your armor.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Mike London’s dance exercise moves

In exclusive home movie footage provided to Comcast SportsNet, the Virginia football coach shows that he’s flexible, and not easily embarrassed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Maryland plans color-coded home opener with $30 shirts

The Terps are aiming to have four sections filled with appropriate Maryland colors on Labor Day. Just make sure your wallet is filled.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Randy Edsall does not ban Twitter

New Maryland football coach is making waves as a disciplinarian, but he hasn’t yet allowed the social media site.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Terps, College Football

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Virginia Tech media day means funny photos

If there are college football players and cameras around, eventually you’ll get this.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/02/2011

When Maryland football first put players names on jerseys

Randy Edsall is taking players names off Terps football uniforms. A half-century ago, the Terps brought that practice to college football.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Wait, are THESE Maryland’s new football uniforms?

Five months of guessing at supposedly leaked Internet images will end soon. In the meantime, here are more supposedly leaked Internet images.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Why John Feinstein left Navy's radio broadcasts

After 14 years in the booth, an upcoming Army-Navy documentary project convinced the Washington Post contributor and best-selling author to leave.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Media

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Careful what lyrics you tweet, NCAA athletes

If you’re not careful, an over anxious compliance person might think the dollars you’re talking about are not mere artistic props.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:26 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Terps

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/30/2010

How the Gallaudet tipped interception went viral

The Gallaudet football team's tip-drill interception on Saturday was one of the most remarkable football plays you'll ever see. It caused Coach Chuck Goldstein to utter "some choice words you can't print" and then sprint out on the field, grab one of the officials and holler, "Oh my gosh,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/12/2009

Beamer: "Michael Vick's a Good Person"

Frank Beamer was on the LaVar Arrington/Chad Dukes show this week, and, after talking about the Hokies, the inevitable question about Michael Vick was asked. "I'm pulling for him," Beamer said. "I talked with him a couple weeks ago, and told him once again, and he expressed it, he needs...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/09/2009

Army-Navy Game Comes to FedEx Field

The Army-Navy football game will come to FedEx Field for the first time on Dec. 10, 2011, a source with knowledge of the situation said. That will be the closest to the District the game has ever been played. An announcement is expected later today. The game has been staged...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/22/2008

Football at RFK: The Video

If you want to see me attempt to interview old-school Redskins fans and Darius Songaila with no voice, plus a few football-in-RFK highlights, this is your spot. See Player Hater's Ball for another look at football in RFK....

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/22/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 12/17/2008

Wake Forest Arrives in D.C.

Continuing a week-long look at the flavor of the EagleBank Bowl.... What's it like to play in a college football bowl? Ask the young men from Wake Forest, who this Saturday will set a school record by playing in their third consecutive bowl. "You ever been on a trip...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:11 PM ET, 12/17/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 11:17 PM ET, 09/13/2008

Terps Pull Upset, Cal Pulls Upchuck

There simply can't be another high-powered Division I school in the country that has seen opponents vomit on both their basketball AND football playing surfaces in the past seven months. First Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson lost his lunch during a hoops game at Comcast Center, right in front of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:17 PM ET, 09/13/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/26/2007

Vegas's National Championship Game Picks

Last week was the season's best test of the Vegas pollsters, whom we need now more than ever with at least three valid claimants on national championship game berths. Let me briefly state my original intentions here: since judging multiple one- or two-loss teams is extremely difficult, and since the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/26/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

The debate is on: Missouri/Kansas? West Virginia? Arizona State? No/no, no and no. If LSU wins out, give us LSU-Ohio State please. That's according to this week's Oddsmakers Poll, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/13/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard and polls be damned. And now, as I said on the wonderful sports television program Washington Post Live yesterday, is the time when we really need...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 11/05/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard and polls be damned. As of this writing, the oddsmakers and the BCSers both have the same national championship game: Ohio State vs. LSU. The disagreements...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:49 PM ET, 11/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/31/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard and polls be damned. Unlike the BCS, Vegas is not at all intrigued by the idea of a scrappy ACC team making a last-minute road comeback...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/31/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/24/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard and polls be damned. And now, we enter the portion of the season where we compare Vegas's wisdom with the actual BCS standings, which are supposed...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 10/18/2007

Steve Spurrier Dress-Up Doll

Honestly, the Steve Spurrier dress-up doll just confuses me, but I like putting different hats and shoes on him while he remains in nothing but his underwear and then clicking the audio button to hear him talk about pooping around. I would like to see one of these in which...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 10/18/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/17/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard and polls be damned. And I'll save you all some work by whining about the following things: Why is West Virginia ranked ahead of South Florida...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/09/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25/30

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard and polls be damned. As mentioned last week, this is turning into a banner season for Vegas to stick by its convictions, never mind results on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/09/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/02/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

As always, featuring 30 teams and the not-to-be-contested wisdom of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which tells you which college teams are the best, scoreboard be damned. And speaking of Las Vegas, if you're like me, you went to Vegas at the all-star break and put $20 on the Padres to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/24/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

All those people complaining about Clemson's low ranking last week? Vegas is listening. Vegas loves you. The Tigers soared from 25th to 17th. Vegas will also comp you to the buffet, if you post enough comments below. In the grand tradition of Vegas, it is slow to discard its favorites...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 09/17/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

Fans of lightly regarded teams who keep sending me hate mail, I don't make these rankings. These are the ineffable wisdom of Nevada Oddsmakers, through the fingers of Las Vegas Sports Consultants. Don't hate the punter, hate the Gambling Industry. Biggest frauds, according to Vegas: Louisville is ranked 11 spots...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:29 AM ET, 09/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/12/2007

Cheering Censorship at Va. Tech

Finally, Maryland fans and Hokies fans can sympathize with each other. After all the pounding Maryland fans have taken over "Rock and Roll, Part II" nonsense, they'll surely side with the Va. Tech kids who are now being told they cannot chant "Stick It In" at football games, due...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 09/10/2007

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which helps advise sports books on initial betting lines, ranks the nation's top 30 college football teams. Some notes from this week's new poll. Biggest frauds, according to Vegas: Clemson is ranked at least five spots too high by the AP. Rutgers is ranked six spots...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:59 AM ET, 09/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/06/2007

The Big House is Overrated, and Pirates Don't Say Arrgh

College football storylines were coursing through the Redskins locker room yesterday. Like this weekend's Va. Tech-LSU game, for which fellow safeties Pierson Prioleau and LaRon Landry have competing interests. Prioleau was asked whether he might place a wager with Landry. "I'll tell you what, man, he's got a lot...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/06/2007

Pat White Has Two Hearts

Now with an extra organ! Meanwhile, LenDale White is playing with two stomachs. (Getty Images) Everybody let's get one thing clear; '08, that's the year of the 'Eer, let's get it going. And with that, a new college football season is joined. I'm hopelessly late on this story, but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/04/2007

This Week's Oddsmakers' Top 25

While gambling is indeed evil, I just won $1 by betting a co-worker that Michigan would fall out of the Top 25 in both major polls today. The daughter gets diapers this week! But Michigan was ranked by the Las Vegas Oddsmakers. As always, the Oddsmakers' Right and True Top...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/04/2007

Who Is Mitch Levine?

Boomer's successor is named Mitch Levine. After the great Maryland QB Exodus of '07, with two transfers and the mysterious academic-based loss of Josh Portis from what his mother described cheating on a pop quiz (there was no plagiarism or "premeditated cheating" because it was a pop quiz, she...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/29/2007

What Rhymes With Groh?

In honor of Virginia's trip to Wyoming this weekend, a Pokes fan has composed a bit of anti-Cavs poetry, which probably deserves to be quoted in full, before it winds up in one of those poetry anthologies and you have to pay to excerpt it and it becomes "art"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:51 PM ET, 08/29/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 08/27/2007

What Virginia Tech's Playing For

The onslaught of Virginia Tech Redemption-Through-Football stories is well underway. On April 16, I was writing about basketball in the Verizon Center, while watching the same thing everyone else was watching. But I have no connection to Virginia Tech, and no connection to tragedy. If the Saints made people in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:39 PM ET, 08/27/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/27/2007

The Oddsmakers' Top 25 College Football Poll

If you've been religiously reading this space for the last year (hi dad!), you remember that I finagled untold numbers of easy posts by endlessly quoting the Oddsmakers Top 25 College Football Poll last fall. The Oddsmakers Poll is published by Las Vegas Sports Consultants, which advises Nevada sports books...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/27/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2007

The Terps: Things Fall Apart

In the past two months, my car has been stolen and crashed into uselessness, my cell phone has dissolved into two pieces with little technological bits sticking out of each, my IKEA bed has exploded and, just today, one of my shoes split in half while walking to work. But...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/27/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/08/2007

Signing Day Coverage (by the names)

Since signing day is apparently one of the hallowed days on the sports calendar, I figure I should acknowledge it in some way. And with help from colleague Alan Goldenbach, I realized the most Bog-worthy acknowledgement possible: by the names. Best homage to the Golden Girls: OL Bearthur Johnson, Maryland...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 12/04/2006

Vegas Shocker!!!!!!

Man, I love Las Vegas. Anyhow, I figured I'd call some of the guys who put together the Las Vegas Oddsmakers Top 25 poll that I've been pumping all season. There are four oddsmakers from Las Vegas Sports Consultants who are responsible. What they said surprised me. (Aside: You can...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:53 PM ET, 12/04/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 12/04/2006

Vegas Chooses Michigan!!!!!!!!!!!

Big day in Bogland. 1) We appear to have gotten our first blog comment from a Nats prospect. (Or at least someone claiming to be a Nats prospect. Please reassure the possibly real Collin that we need more of these antics, not less.) 2) We'll debut our area top 25...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:46 AM ET, 12/04/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football, College Football

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/27/2006

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

Comments: 1) Texas could go 0-12 and Vegas would still keep them in the top 10. 2) Ditto with Oregon. 3) In fact, for whatever reason, Vegas seems particularly attached to the Pac-10, with Cal, Oregon and Arizona State all faring much better with the oddsmakers than with the human...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/20/2006

Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

Thanks to an e-mail from a BYU fan in Plantation, Florida of all places, I've realized I'm way late posting this week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25 poll. And this, of all weeks, is when we actually need Vegas to start breaking some ties and telling us who the best two...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 11/13/2006

Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25 Poll

My own singular quest to anoint the Las Vegas Sports Counsultants the official anointers of college football's best teams is running into a few stumbling blocks. These guys just don't care whether a team wins or loses, which means the poll doesn't change that much from week to week. Which...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:23 PM ET, 11/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/08/2006

Should the Maryland-Miami Game Be Postponed?

Since my editor has asked me to pose this question to my readers, I'm hereby posing it. (I know who signs the checks around here.) The issue is whether a Miami team that has just had a player killed in an apparent homicide should be expected to play a football...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/06/2006

This Week's Vegas Oddsmakers' Top 25

While the BCS wrestles with several doomsday scenarios (undefeated Louisville vs. one-loss Florida, or undefeated Rutgers, or one-loss everybody), my much-touted Vegas Top 25 has problems of its own. LSU keeps rising the ranks despite the two losses, and I might be left with an Ohio State-LSU proposed national championship...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/30/2006

BCS Chaos, Anarchy, Destruction, Plus the Vegas Top 25

Why did I watch the fourth quarter of that Oregon State game, praying for the B's to cease with their bizarre implosion and hold on for the win? Because I wanted to see some BCS chaos, naturally. I used to scoff at those people who went on and on about...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/23/2006

This Week's Oddsmakers' Top 25

(Yes, United people, I'll get to last weekend, keep checking back.) (My roofer just used the expression "wedge of cheese" in explaining why water comes inside my house when it rains.) Here's this week's Las Vegas Sports Consultants Top 25 poll, with AP rankings in parentheses. Point of fact: When...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/23/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/20/2006

Should Practices Be Open to the Media?

This is a perpetual battle between media members and sports teams, and the latest skirmish popped up in our area this week. Maryland's leading tackler Wesley Jefferson wore a non-contact jersey during Wednesday's practice, but media members were asked not to mention that fact. The Baltimore Sun, obviously, did not...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/17/2006

Why I'm Right About the Vegas Poll

At the risk of completely slamming this thing into the ground, let me revisit this once more. First of all, to those who've been complaining that Vegas is merely trying to get action, and that the poll is thus biased in favor/against certain teams, let me state again that Las...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/17/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/17/2006

TerpSpeak, in Paraphrase

Continuing my run as "least effective reporter-slash-blogger in recent memory," I've again managed to "tape" 90 minutes worth of material on a tape recorder with no batteries, although the recording makes a lovely humming sound when you press play. In this case, the purported interviewees were members of the Maryland...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/17/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/16/2006

Beamer Speaks about last Thursday night

Frank Beamer spoke for the first time today about some of the on- and off-field activities that took place during last week's loss at BC. Va. Tech beat writer Adam Kilgore reports.... On the comments of ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, who criticized the program during Thursday night's telecast: I thought it...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/16/2006

This Week's Vegas Top 25

If you missed it, last week we discovered the Las Vegas Sports Consultants Top 25, a "poll" based on the power rankings compiled by the advisors to Vegas oddsmakers. The analysis by wise commenters went over my head, but anyhow, we've pledged to make this a regular Monday Morning feature,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/16/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/12/2006

Should Vegas Take Over the BCS?

If you're a careful reader of this blog, you'll recall that earlier this week I suggested oddsmakers might be best-positioned to provide impartial and accurate top 25 polls for college football. Well, today I figured I should call Vegas and see if they'd be willing to play along. Turns out...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, College Football

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/10/2006

My Attempt to Get Linked in Texas Blogs

Actually, this was supposed to be about the Raptors' Euro-heavy lineup. Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Spain, Slovenia, Poland. But I went in the locker room, and they all speak perfect English, even newcomer Andrea Bargnani. ("There are, for sure, some differences [between NBA and Europa], but it's too early to understand...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/10/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/10/2006

Blog Feud Escalates! Drama!

Give me one second as I try to escalate the budding Shanoff-Steinberg Blog War. Although I'm not getting a lot of help on the other end here. Shanoff, if we're feuding, you can't gush all over me. Think "enmity." (Also, the check's in the mail.) Anyhow, he responded to my...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/10/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/09/2006

On Treacherous AP Voters

Ex-ESPN'er Dan Shanoff is a good local boy, and I'm happy to plug his blog, but I think his post on the individual AP ballots from last week got the issue exactly wrong. At least, his conclusion was different from mine. His conclusion was that Reporters and columnists are entitled...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/09/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/25/2006

Recruiting Rankings

Obviously the experts don't really know anything when it comes to forecasting athletic achievement. (If they did, these professional experts would not have gone 20-46-12 against the NFL spreads this week, these six professional experts would not have unanimously agreed the Pats would beat the Broncos, and Peter King (5-6-2)...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/25/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/22/2006

Luthers and Hamdogs and Cavs Writers

So the Cavs' ghastly trip to Atlanta wasn't a total waste, at least not for two deranged beat writers. WaPo scribe Adam Kilgore and Bog Friend Darryl Slater stopped in at suburban Atlanta's Mulligan's, whose American Death sandwiches have already attracted plenty of media attention. Before the game, these ambitious...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/21/2006

6'6 240 Speaks

Remember 6'6 240, Hip Hop's "Next 'BIG'' Thing,' "West Virginia's 'Trailer Park Hustla'" and our favorite BCS WVU rapper? (Author of the lyrics, "Them other teams aren't ready for that 3-3-5," and "Don't forget Owen Schmitt, he eats hits for dinner.") Well, I just chatted with him. His real name...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/20/2006

Must Groh Go?

And we have lift-off. After months, nay, years of waiting, GrohMustGo pops up, promising bake sales to buy out Coach Wahoo's contract. GrohsGottaGo chimes in, linking to Coaching Football for Dummies promising Groh-isms. (Site slogan: "Doing Nothing for Virginia Football Since 2001.") The fine folks (and Hokie fans) behind PleaseDon'tFireAlGroh...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/20/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 09/14/2006

I Attempt to get Beaten Up by WVU Fans

My video camera is out of batteries, thanks to Mike Wise's epic interview session with The Mountaineer. So I headed out to the parking lots with just a notebook and an Official Tailgate Question, provided by Bog friend and Baltimore Sun columnist Rick Maese, who is cleverly trying to wipe...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:45 PM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 09/14/2006

The Mountaineer Weighs in on Gunston

On our way into the stadium we ran into The Mountaineer, senior Brady Campbell, a wood science technology major (really) with a coonskin cap, a musket and a very impressive beard that he started growing last winter, in the run-up to Mountaineer tryouts. Naturally, this chance encounter made me think...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:11 PM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/14/2006

More from Morgantown

1) Washington Post photographer Joel Richardson just arrived at the Post's Morgantown bureau, AKA Ruby Tuesday. We are making a spectacle of ourselves. 2) Mike Wise went after three young kids eating lunch while their mom stepped away. "How you doing over there Nicole?" he asked to the eldest, Nicole...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/14/2006

Live from the Washington Post Morgantown Bureau

Also known as the Morgantown Ruby Tuesday. The Morgantown Outback was closed. Boss, open up the expense account, we're hitting the salad bar. Frankly, the ride up to Morgantown didn't have the sort of dramatics I was looking for. Maryland beat writer Marc Carig fell asleep. Provocative columnist Mike Wise...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/14/2006

Washington Post Gang Tackles West Virginia

(Yes, I am literally listening to my favorite song as I type this.) I'm about to rush out the door to drive Washington Post columnist Mike Wise and Maryland beat writer Marc Carig to Morgantown in a rented red Saturn. We're truckin' through the BCS, together. Here's the plan: we'll...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/14/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/05/2006

More On Phil Collins

This is what other college football bloggers are blogging about today, right? Phil Collins? (Actually, they're blogging about hilarious family-friendly tailgates, hilarious Chuck Norris videos and this week's shocking blog poll ballot, in which West Virginia was a shocking 13th. Tennessee is No. 1.) Anyhow, for those bloggers who are...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/05/2006

On West Virginia and Statues Made of Coal

ESPN.com's TMQ here rips West Virginia for its schedule. ESPN's Colin Cowherd does the same. We're coming to West Virginia's defense. (In general. Not regarding the schedule. The schedule is smelly.) Our reasons for defending WVU are manifold, and not just because the 'Eers are sixth in the AP and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/05/2006

Terps Rock Out

If you're like me, nothing gets you in the mood for full-contact athletics like slow pop songs about doomed relationships. Luckily for us, we have a football team to support: the University of Maryland Terrapins. Yes, that's right, when the school's athletics Web site offered up to the world its...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football