Whatever Happens Now, Johnny Football is a Video Game Legend

By all rights, Johnny Manziel should have engraved his name on the Heisman Trophy yesterday. He quarterbacks one of college football's most archetypal brands, the Texas A&M Aggies, and has had an outstanding season running the nation's most demanding gantlet, the Southeastern Conference. On Saturday he and A&M deposed… » 11/11/12 5:00pm 11/11/12 5:00pm

Recruiting Myself with NCAA Football and Wondering If I'll Even Answer…

Deciding where to go to college was very simple for me. It had nothing to do with a university convincing me to enroll there; it had everything to do with convincing one to actually admit me. N.C. State, for whatever reason, sent me the fat envelope in late 1990, and I said yes on the spot.


What if I had to do it all… » 7/19/12 6:30pm 7/19/12 6:30pm

Overlooked School Says Their Fight Song Can Be Patched Into NCAA 13

Baylor University wants answers from a music licensing group it trusted to manage its fight song, which did not end up in a video game whose cover celebrates the school and its first Heisman Trophy winner.


The good news for Baylor Bears fans who bought NCAA Football 13 is that "Old Fite" could be patched back into… » 7/17/12 2:52pm 7/17/12 2:52pm

A Heisman Winner Gets His Close-Up—but Without the Right Music

As a private-school doormat for decades to two big-boy conferences, until last year most people couldn't name one guy on the Baylor football roster. Even if Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy in 2011, it didn't make the school's fight song any more recognizable last week. Maybe that's why so few noticed that… » 7/15/12 5:30pm 7/15/12 5:30pm

These are the Best Explanations Yet for NCAA and Madden's Ratings

Some attribute ratings are easily understood, if not self explanatory: Speed. Agility. Strength. Others, you're often left guessing what's really going on: Trucking? Finesse Move? Press?


Bowling Green alumnus and Mid-American Conference ambassador Matt Sussman, also a longtime friend of Deadspin, went looking for the… » 7/13/12 6:30pm 7/13/12 6:30pm