college-football

The Female Cheerleader Is a Recent Invention

Jesse Hernandez, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies made history last month when they became the the first male cheerleaders in the NFL (for the Saints…

The Last of the Bookies

John was a fresh-faced twentysomething bookie, not long out of college, when the cops kicked in the door of his uncle’s gambling den, located deep…

Buzz Bissinger on How He’d Blow Up (And Fix) the NCAA

Let’s count the ways that the NCAA is a joke: College football and basketball are multi-billion dollar industries predicated on the unpaid labor of student-athletes. These…

UPDATE: An Oral History of My Family’s College Football Obsession

In August, just before the start of Notre Dame’s football season, I interviewed my four uncles about our family’s lifelong obsession with the Fighting Irish….