How Chiefs reached AFC title game: Key moves, turning point, biggest reasons for success, full season results

The Kansas City Chiefs stumbled early this season, hit their stride, won an epic divisional round game and are now hosting the AFC championship game for an NFL record fourth-consecutive year. So how did Andy Reid’s...

Oklahoma offers pair of Florida CBs in Damari Brown, Antione Jackson

The Sooner coaching staff is swiftly turning its focus beyond finalizing the 2022 signing class and into what lies ahead, the 2023 and 2024 recruiting classes. Oklahoma head football coach Brent Venables and co-defensive coordinator and...

Mike McCarthy receives assurance he will return for 2022

Mike McCarthy has received assurance from the Cowboys that he will remain the head coach in 2022, Jori Epstein of USA Today reports. That means Sean Payton won’t be the Cowboys’ head coach in 2022. It...

Iowa state bill aims to reclassify college athletes as employees due compensation by universities

USATSI An Iowa state representative on Wednesday introduced a bill that would classify college athletes in that state as employees. The bill is authored by veteran Rep. Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines), who currently serves as the...

Ben Roethlisberger officially retires from the NFL after 18 seasons with the Steelers

It was a move many anticipated, but it’s now official. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced on Thursday that he’s retiring at the age of 39. The No. 11 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft...

Would Aaron Rodgers follow Nathaniel Hackett to Denver?

Perhaps the most important task for new Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett is finding a quarterback for a team that’s struggled at the position since Peyton Manning retired after the 2015 Super Bowl. Does Hackett know...

We don’t have to force the ball to anyone because our receivers are unselfish

The headliner of the Bengals’ receiving group is rookie Ja’Marr Chase, who tallied 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. But It’s really a dynamic trio that also includes 2020 second-round pick Tee Higgins and veteran...

2022 NFL playoffs: Why the Bengals are the team you should be rooting for to win the Super Bowl

For the first time since the 1988 season, the Cincinnati Bengals are playing in the AFC Championship game.  If you’re wondering how long ago that was, let me put it this way: No one yet knew...

Oklahoma State hires Derek Mason: Pokes make splash move at defensive coordinator to replace Jim Knowles

Oklahoma State has hired former Auburn defensive coordinator Derek Mason to the same position, the school announced on Wednesday. Mason previously served as head coach at Vanderbilt and is considered one of the top defensive minds...

Should star quarterbacks now avoid the talent-packed AFC?

Photograph: Matt Ludtke/AP Last Sunday’s epic between the Chiefs and Bills was about more than an individual game. It redefined what is possible in a playoff game, and what is now expected for a team to...

Elijah Warner, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner, commits to Temple

Phoenix Brophy Prep quarterback Elijah Warner announced Wednesday that he has committed to Temple University. Warner is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, who was a Super Bowl MVP with the...

Agent’s Take: The Packers’ reckoning with Aaron Rodgers and an inside look at the star QB’s three options

The Packers suffered a stunning 13-10 defeat to the 49ers in the divisional playoff round. As the NFC’s No. 1 seed for the second straight season, an early playoff exit wasn’t anticipated. With Green Bay’s season...

Championship Round Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em

The NFL fantasy season is coming to a close with three games left on the schedule. We have four teams to work with this Sunday. Below is my favorite stack and top value plays. Favorite Stack...

Inside the world of ‘collectives’ using name, image and likeness to pay college athletes, influence programs

They’ve given themselves names that inspire the confidence large financial institutions use to pitch investors: trust … valiant … guardians. They are run by billionaires, entrepreneurs and accomplished financial advisors. In the not-yet 7-month-old history college...