College football has come a long way throughout its history. The game that predates the professional game has seen a number of innovations and advancements since the day when Rutgers and Princeton got together to play a brand new game. The technology in the game has advanced to levels that would confuse and perhaps scare those who played the game with or without a leather helmet. Today college football has emerged as the second most popular sport in the United States, trailing only the NFL in terms of widespread popularity. We know where football has been and where it stands today, but what will it be like in the year 2030?
Together with Awful Announcing and This Given Sunday, Crystal Ball Run is helping to get a glimpse at the future of the sport of football form all angles. All week long we will be focusing on what's next for football at the college and pro levels and beyond. Our week-long features kick off with a look at the college game and will continue tomorrow with our first look at the NFL's future on This Given Sunday while Awful Announcing will keep tabs on how the game will be covered.
Today we have put together a top-notch panel of college football experts from a variety of outlets. Our panel includes:
Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com college football columnist and co-author of Swing Your Sword
Gerry DiNardo, Big Ten Network analyst and former coach at Vanderbilt, LSU and Indiana
Bryan Fischer, Pac 12 Network
Ty Duffy, The Big Lead senior writer leading the site's college football coverage
Ramzy Nasrallah, Eleven Warriors staff writer covering Ohio State football
Aaron Torres, co-managing editor of Crystal Ball Run and staff writer for Fox Sports Live
Our coverage begins with a look at the fractured state of the NCAA. Is the organization beyond repair or can it be saved? What concerns face the future of the NCAA and college football? How close are we to an actual split from the largest governing body of collegiate athletics.