Chris Schumerth

  • joined Aug 22, 2011
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I teach writing at IUPUI and write about college sports--especially the Big 12--for SB Nation Kansas City. Blue and gold is in my blood.

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BCS Projections: Kansas State and Oklahoma State Ascend, But Alabama Vs. LSU Seems Destined

With Oklahoma's and Wisonsin's losses over the weekend, Big 12 teams Kansas State and Oklahoma State have seen their stock rise as two of the remaining unbeaten FBS teams, but the SEC might have too tight a stranglehold.


The Dayne Crist Curse

The Boston Red Sox were cursed by the Bambino trade, the Cubs by the Billy Goat and Steve Bartman, and the Notre Dame football team by...Dayne Crist. While Notre Dame was generally outplayed by...

Heisman Tracker: Wisconsin and Stanford Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck Lead Heading into Week 8

Alas, I must admit that through seven weeks of the season, a running back sits firmly in the Heisman race, but for now, it is two quarterbacks who seem to have distanced themselves from the rest,...

Notre Dame Vs. USC: The Irish Are Finally Favored And For Good Reason

The talent and coaching seems to be in Notre Dame's favor for the first time in a long time against USC. A second straight win by Notre Dame could tilt the recent tide in this storied rivalry.


Notre Dame's Michael Floyd Vs. USC's Robert Woods: A Receiver Comparison

It is not very common these days for Notre Dame to face a team that boasts a receiver with better numbers than its own Michael Floyd. But is USC sophomore Robert Woods better than Floyd? That...

BCS Standings: Kansas State Controls Own Destiny

A lot of pieces would have to fall into place, but Kansas State has a chance to play for the BCS Championship if the Wildcats win out for the rest of the season.

Heisman Tracker: Wisconsin Quarterback Russell Wilson Leads Pack

Do you think North Carolina State head coach Tom O’Brian regrets telling quarterback Russell Wilson to choose between pursuing his baseball career and competing for the quarterbacking job at...

BCS Championship Odds Released: Alabama Is The Favorite

Alabama is the favorite to win the BCS Championship, according to Bodog. The Crimson Tide are followed by Oklahoma and LSU.

Missouri Football: Would There Be a Prestige Boost By Joining The SEC?

If Missouri's priorities are not financial, the Tigers should stay in the Big 12. Mizzou is simply not ready for the caliber of competition in an area that's not their home turf.

Big 12 Football: Kansas State and Baylor Rise in National Rankings, Texas Plummets

Oklahoma, the top-ranked college football team in the country, is one of 5 Big 12 teams that are ranked in the top 25 after week 7.

Red River Rivalry Letdown: Landry Jones Leads Oklahoma In Blowout Over Texas, 55-17

Oklahoma broke the Red Rivalry open in the second quarter, outscoring the Texas 28-7 during that frame en route to a 55-17 win. Quarterback Landry Jones paced the Sooners with 3 touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Kansas State Vs. Missouri Game Preview: Will Week Off Propel The Tigers?

Kansas State boasts a stout defense and is coming off two straight wins, but Missouri's week off may make the difference in this match-up that promises a good game.

Heisman Trophy Tracker 2011: Baylor's Robert Griffin III Leads Early Race

The competition for the Heisman has been mainly between quarterbacks, with Baylor's Robert Griffin III leading the way.

Kansas State Earns Surprising Top 25 Ranking With Strong Big 12 Opener

With Saturday's upset against Baylor, Kansas State debuted in this week's national rankings. Missouri would love to knock the Wildcats right back out of the rankings.

Michael Vick Praises Baylor Quarterback Robert Griffin III

The early season success of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III even has Michael Vick's attention.


Notre Dame is Getting Help From Opponents

Notre Dame's independent scheduling can definitely be hit or miss depending on the year. A little over a month into this season, it does seem apparent that this year's schedule has some weak...

Kansas State Wildcats Stay Unbeaten, Seal Upset Over Baylor With Field Goal

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was impressive running the Baylor offense, but his first big mistake of the year led to Kansas State's 36-35 win.

Will Missouri Tigers Choose To Stay In Big 12 Over SEC Expansion?

Big 12 Interim Commissioner Chuck Neinas indicated on the record that Missouri is likely staying with the Big 12 Conference, despite rumors that Missouri would follow Texas A&M to the SEC.


Notre Dame Football: The Painful Process of Transition

Like all members of our instant everything generation, I want it now. It, of course, is elite success by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. Granted, it has been 18 years since we...

Mizzou Football Quick Hits: Tigers Will Benefit From Extra Prep For Kansas State

The news is not all bad, but the loss to Oklahoma still hurts. Missouri has two weeks to prepare for a fine Kansas State team.

Missouri Tigers Game Recap: Oklahoma Sooners Regroup For 38-28 Win After Rough Start

The Oklahoma duo of Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles were too much for the Missouri Tigers.

Missouri v. Oklahoma Preview: Tigers Must Play Perfect To Beat Landry Jones, Top-Ranked Sooners

Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel showed last season that he knows how to beat the Sooners, but this Oklahoma team has too many weapons and is too good at home to lose two straight to the Tigers.


Will Notre Dame Backup QB Dayne Crist Finish His College Career at Florida?

In a mostly-overlooked headline in the offseason, a 6th-year senior lineman named Dan Wenger transferred from Notre Dame to Florida. At Notre Dame, he was not even medically cleared to play. At...

Missouri Tigers Update: After Record-Breaking Offensive Performance, Showdown Looms With Oklahoma

Missouri Tigers Update: After Record-Breaking Offensive Performance, Showdown Looms With Oklahoma

Missouri Tigers Recap: James Franklin, Henry Josey Embarrass Western Illinois 69-0

The Missouri Tigers dominated the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks, 69-0. Henry Josey stole the show in his first start at running back.


Notre Dame Quarterback Tommy Rees Gets One More Half

I've been a little surprised at some of the glowing reports of Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees' season so far. Sure, he's accurate, completing almost 70% of his passes, and he does get the ball...

Missouri Tigers Game Preview: Is Western Illinois An Upset Threat?

Missouri Tigers look to get back on track this week against the Western Illinois Leathernecks, a formidable Division I-AA squad. .


Notre Dame Football: How to Redeem a Season

All the Notre Dame football haters have had a field day with opening season losses to South Florida and Michigan, and yet, the Irish still have a fair amount of people--fans and otherwise--picking...


Seriously, What Happened to the Defense?

As the Irish trotted into half-time with a 17-7 lead over Michigan in Ann Arbor, I was furious with the offense for not having really put on the hurt. But as the Irish hid in the locker room after...


The Pain of Notre Dame Fandom

Notre Dame has 19 more first downs than their opponents do this season. They have outgained them by 315 yards. Their offensive and defensive lines have absolutely dominated South Florida and...

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