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  • Hottest 2014 NFL Draft picks     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    NBC's Dave Briggs, "SportsDash" host, discusses the National Football League's draft picks and shares his thought on which team will likely benefit the most in the 2014 season.

  • The Northwestern union vote may not mean much Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    Kain Colter, No. 2 of the Northwestern Wildcats, passes against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field in September 2013 in Evanston, Ill.

    It's likely to be months before results of the vote are known. The outcome may not be as crucial as what the NLRB in Washington decides.

  • Northwestern's blitz to keep players from unionizing Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald has urged his football players to vote no on a bid to form a union. The vote is set for Friday.

    When the NLRB ruled that scholarship football players could unionize, the Northwestern began a wide-ranging campaign to defeat a vote, NYT reports.

  • Top college players could be worth $1M on open market Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 9:02 AM ET
    Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

    If college athletes ever get paid, their salaries could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions.

  • College sports unions: 'Careful what you wish for' Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter, No. 2, wears APU for "All Players United" on wrist tape as he scores a touchdown during an NCAA football game against Maine in Evanston, Ill.

    If the ruling on allowing Northwestern University football players to unionize stands all challenges, it may not be so easy to do.

  • NBC Sports' Rob Simmelkjaer provides insight into the NLRB allowing Northwestern football players to unionize.

  • Football players react to Sam     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Many former and current football players have commented on NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay, including Ryan Mouton of the Redskins, and David King of the Bengals.

  • Belk Stores may score big with the bowl game Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fans take in the Belk Bowl.

    As part of a national marketing campaign to woo female fans, Belk Stores renews its sponsorship of the college football game that bears its name.

  • The lawsuit that could reshape college sports Saturday, 21 Dec 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Ed O'Bannon

    Win or lose, a lawsuit against the NCAA to give college athletes compensation for the use of their likeness will likely change collegiate athletics.

  • Best bowl gifts of 2014     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on the gifts players at college bowl games will receive, including Fossil watches and Oakley sunglasses. The limit each player can receive is up to $550.

  • Coolest college bowl gifts of 2014     Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at what college football bowl games award the best gifts to the players. Chu also breaks down the ticket prices of the BCS games.

  • Like college bowl games? You'll love next year Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    Eddie Lacy No. 42 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

    Get ready sports fans. There are 35 college football bowl games for your holiday viewing, and next year's even better.

  • Barry Switzer's plan to take over college football Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Former University of Oklahoma head football coach Barry Switzer, circa 1988.

    Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for a webcast he calls Coaches' Cabana.

  • CNBC's Jane Wells talks to legendary coach Barry Switzer about his new venture, CoachesCabana.com.

  • Barry Switzer covers Oklahoma games from his "coaches cabana," reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Since Switzer never shows the games, they don't have to pay rights to the NCAA.

  • Watch college football without seeing it     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    Broadcasting live from Barry Switzer's man cave? CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the legendary coach's webcast of himself and his friends watching and commenting on college games. The service is spreading to other schools with other coaches.

  • Options Action: Time to drop EA?     Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 4:49 PM ET

    Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, looks at how options traders are betting on Electronic Arts after dropping production of their NCAA college football game for 2014.

  • Alabama rematch with Manziel scores record price Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies is tackled by defensive back Vinny Sunseri #3 and defensive back Dee Milliner #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    Saturday's rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M is one of the most anticipated games in college football—and one of the most expensive.

  • The big business of professional football     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes football is made to be played in the elements, so he's excited about having the Super Bowl in the Northeast. He also addresses the NFL's concussion settlement with the Players Association.

  • Oregon's secret weapon     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells offers a look inside Eugene, Oregon's brand new state of the art football facility at the University of Oregon.