Notre Dame Will Be First Non-Nike Team In Playoff

No team that wears anything other than a Nike swoosh on its jersey has ever cracked the four-team College Football Playoff—until now.

Notre Dame is fresh out of regular season games to play and currently sits safely in the three-spot in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, with only the fourth qualifier left to be determined.

That means, for the first time since the playoff began, a non-Nike team will be playing in a national semifinal.

The first four seasons looked like this:


  • Ohio State (National Champions)
  • Florida State
  • Alabama
  • Oregon 


  • Alabama (National Champions)
  • Clemson
  • Michigan State
  • Oklahoma 


  • Clemson (National Champions)
  • Alabama
  • Ohio State
  • Washington


  • Alabama (National Champions)
  • Clemson
  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma

If Oklahoma defeats Texas on Saturday and the committee resists losing its mind in spite of the Let’s Just Make An Argument For Anyone But OU propaganda there will technically be two swoosh-less teams in the dance, with the Sooners wearing Jordan for the first time this year.

Unrelated to any of the above, Nike and Adidas should really come together on a lifestyle division that combines Adidas footwear with Nike gear. Then we could all wear awesome shoes with clothes that actually fit without committing the grave fashion faux pas of mixing brands.


5 Uncommitted Five-Star Prospects To Watch As Signing Day Nears

This Just In: Nakobe Dean Is Very Good At Football

With the Early Signing Period all but upon us, here’s a look at five uncommitted five-star prospects whose signatures will drastically shape who we see as winners and losers come February.

The XFL Is Back (Almost) And We Have Some Suggestions

The XFL is back. Sort of. Almost.

The 2018 FCS Bowl Rosters Have Been Finalized

2018 National Bowl Rosters Are Set

A Tradition Unlike Any Other: The Army-Navy Uniforms Are Flames Yet Again

Army and Navy unveiled their uniforms for this year's game and, as is always the case, their fresh duds did not disappointment.

The Paradoxical World Of A Dallas Cowboys Fan

Some time in the neighborhood of six decades ago, shortly after oilman Clint Murchison, Jr., outsmarted then-Washington Redskins owner George Marshall with his own fight song, my grandpa adopted the Dallas Cowboys—the only NFL team located south of D.C.—as his favorite professional football club.

So, Derek Mason Is Definitely Going To Colorado, Right?

Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is the latest coach rumored to be Colorado-bound, after leading the Commodores back to bowl eligibility for the second time in three seasons.

College Football Hand Signs That Should Be Banned

Hand Signals Are Dumb

On his coach's show Tuesday evening, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed that the Sooners have been informed that his players will not be allowed to flash the ‘Horns Down’ hand sign that has, for whatever stupid reason, become a massive trigger for Texas coaches, players and fans this year.

Cover 4: Miss Terry And Her Husband Are Set To Dominate Thanksgiving

Last week—a week that will henceforth be known as “The Week of Which We Shall Not Speak”—was rough enough to make us want to withdraw what little bit of money we have left in our Bovada accounts, tuck our chins, and limp off into the bowl season.