"Chemistry is a class a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something" - Dennis Rodman

Twitter: @stschida67

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Favorite Sports Media Journalist: Adam Amin or Barstool Big Cat

Favorite Athlete: Jason Witten

Favorite Team: Florida State

If you could cover any sporting event in the world, what would it be: The College Football Playoff

Best tradition at your college: Osceloa and Renegade at football games, can't beat it.  Also, the Y bomb.

The restaurant you most frequent in your college town: Madison Social.

Best class you’ve ever taken: Ancient Sports.

The U is Finally Back, and it’s Good for College Football

As a lifelong Florida State fan, current Florida State student, and self-proclaimed Miami-hater, this pains me more than you can imagine. I really, really don’t like Miami. I hate their colors. I hate their fairweather fans. I haven’t been a fan of most of the students I’ve met from Miami. And I really, really hate ‘Jimmah’ Johnson. […]

Jimbo Fisher: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

What the hell is going on with Jimbo Fisher? As of this moment, the current Florida State head coach has not released where he will be coaching next season. Many associated with Florida State, including Bud Elliott, who runs Tomahawk Nation, believe that Fisher will most likely leave Tallahassee for College Station. Now, Texas A&M […]

Baker Mayfield will win the Heisman. But Lamar Jackson deserves it

Baker Mayfield is most likely going to win the Heisman. The crotch grabbing, bird flipping, flag planting, frat dude hero has had an incredible Senior season to cap an amazing college career. He has Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff for the second time in his three seasons as a starter, and just wrapped up […]

Who are the real contenders in the ACC?

The Atlantic Coast Conference has won two of the last three national championships, consistently features some of the best players in the country, and has possibly the deepest conference in college basketball. It might be safe to assume the ACC is the best basketball league in the country, which is a title that brings a […]

An ACC Football Christmas

It’s Christmas season, and that means Santa is about to mount his sleigh and give presents to people all over the world. For once, everyone is cheerful, which around the ACC is partly because the conference is well represented throughout the bowl games. It’s the one time of the year that even the most cynical […]

UCF Proves that the Playoff Needs to Change

Perfection No other team in college football can claim they were perfect. Not Alabama. Not Clemson. Not Oklahoma. Not Georgia. Not a single team. Except for UCF. Heck, UCF is the first FBS team in FOUR YEARS to finish a season undefeated. UCF is the first FBS team in the Playoff era to finish a […]

Calvin Ridley declares for the NFL Draft

After helping lead Alabama to a second national championship in the past three seasons, Calvin Ridley has declared for the NFL draft, deciding to forego his final year of eligibility. The junior wideout had an excellent year for the Crimson Tide, catching 63 passes for 967 yards and five touchdowns. This was a step down […]

After the National Championship Game, Whose Draft Stock is on the Rise?

The 2018 National Championship wasn’t only an exciting game that featured plenty of big plays, momentum swings, and interesting play calling; it also featured some of the NFL stars of tomorrow. This comes as no surprise if you’ve watched Alabama in recent years, and while Georgia hasn’t had the same pro-player output, this year’s team […]

The SU Podcast Episode 13: National Championship Recap and Early NFL Draft Talk

The Student Union Sports Podcast offers you an inside look at college sports from the perspective of actual college students while also highlighting our talented student writers. Today’s show includes hot takes from Student Union writers Sam Tschida, Andrew Grimes, Brendan Smith, and Johnny Rambos. Be sure to chirp us and let us know what […]

Deondre Francois No Longer Under Investigation for Domestic Violence

Florida State starting quarterback Deondre Francois is no longer under investigation for a domestic violence claim, according to Orlando Sentinel reporter Safid Deen. A report from the Tallahassee Democrat earlier today described police responding to an alleged domestic dispute that involved Francois late Tuesday evening. Detailed in the report taken by officers from the Tallahassee […]

The ACC Basketball Roundup

It’s the best time of the year for college basketball fans. Alabama has once again ended the college football season on top and now the road to March has officially kicked into high gear. ACC fans can now rejoice, as the sport that defines many athletic programs is now in sole possession of the college […]

ACC Basketball Roundup: February 5th 2018

ACC Basketball Roundup Week 2: Football, both college and pro, is officially over, and we’re now just five weeks away from Selection Sunday. Just like most years, the ACC should be very well represented. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the action on the coast, here’s a check-in for squads in the ACC […]

The Student Union Sports Podcast: Trivia Edition

Todays Episode of the Student Union Sports Podcast features the first round of the Student Union Trivia Tournament of Champions (Its a working title…) Writers competing include Johnny Rambos, PJ Guippone, Cody Goggin, Bucky Grimes, Nolan Davis, Sam Tschida, Brendan Smith, Luke Matthews, Big Takes, Austin Montgomery, Frank Fanelli, and Anthony Ventura. Matchup guide Group […]

ACC Basketball Ups and Downs

With the end of the regular season nigh, there might be no better time to take a look at how teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference are trending regarding their tournament berths. Each week we’ll look at three teams that are seeing their stock go up, and three who are going down faster than Johnny […]

Bill Polian has a VERY bad take on Lamar Jackson

Opinions are like the University of Florida. Everyone has one, and just like the Gators, most of them stink. NFL Hall of Famer Bill Polian, one of the greatest front office executives in the history of the league, has had a good eye for talent over the years, building fantastic teams in Carolina, Buffalo, and […]

Time for Pittsburgh to kill the basketball program

  Halftime. pic.twitter.com/9YV8ZzL3zM — Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) February 24, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Is that bad? Pittsburgh scored SEVEN points in the first half. Seven. In a Division One collegiate basketball game, they scored a touchdown. Eventually, the Panthers would get hot and score an astounding 37 points in their gigantic loss to number one ranked Virginia […]

Radford nails buzzer beater, proves March truly is the best month

Radford’s going to the NCAA tournament on this shot. pic.twitter.com/VqEXRgc92R — BarstoolReags (@BarstoolReags) March 4, 2018 THIS is why we love the month of March. With a spot in the NCAA tournament was on the line, Liberty and Radford battled hard for the Big South title. The game had gone back and forth throughout, with […]

Five Mid-Majors to watch for in the Big Dance

It’s finally March, and the best few weeks of sports-television viewing await college basketball fans. With the regular season officially coming to a close yesterday, conference championship week is upon us, which will see most of the big-time programs battle it out for conference supremacy before the NCAA Tournament. All of the top conferences in […]

Florida State shocked the world, but no one is more stunned than Seminole fans

Please take a moment, and picture August of 2017. School was still out, you were in better shape, and the long summer that featured only baseball was almost finally over, with the college football season almost ready to start. Now imagine that at the time, I would’ve told you that the FSU football team would […]

Greatest Collegiate Sports Upsets

Before this past week, 16 seeds in the men’s NCAA Tournament had been 0-135 against number one seeds since the tournament moved to 64 teams in 1985. Many experts predicted that we would never see a 16 defeat a 1 for the foreseeable future, and one analyst, only hours before Virginia was set to face […]

Where Are They Now: Marshall Henderson

Polarizing collegiate sports figures are nothing new. From Brian Bosworth to JJ Redick to Johnny Manziel, guys that attract adoration along with hatred are a favorite pastime of collegiate sports fans. Because of it’s nature as more of an individual-focused sport, college basketball is prone to having some of the most divisive players in sports. […]

Where Are They Now: Collin Klein

Last week, I took a took a look at former Ole Miss basketball star Marshall Henderson, one of the most controversial collegiate athletes of this decade. Henderson is many things, but humble and quiet it not one of them. This week’s athlete is the exact opposite of Henderson: he didn’t boast, trash talk, and generally […]

If College Football Coaches were Marvel Characters

One of the most highly anticipated movies in recent memory Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters today, and after an entire decade of universe building, the first major group of Marvel heroes and villains will meet in an epic clash of good and evil. With an array of almost forty major characters taking part in the […]

Where Are They Now: Aaron Craft

When the word “grit” is mentioned, what do most people think of? Do they have thoughts of Saints fullback John Kuhn, leading the way for an electrifying Saints running game? Do they think of Matthew Delladova, the tough and much-hated defender for the Milwaukee Bucks who became a star in the NBA Finals two years […]

Big 12 Preview: Dark Horse Championship Teams

Since the Big 12 was created in the year-of-our-lord (1996), there have been twenty-two conference championships won. Of those twenty-two, half have been won by one program: the Oklahoma Sooners. That makes it safe to say that in the Big 12, surprises (aside from when Kansas was #1 ten years ago) do not happen often. […]

Big 12 Preview: Heisman Hopefuls

As the most offensive-minded conference in America, the Big 12 has been known to produce high-octane offense year-in and year-out, which has led to a whole bunch of Heisman contenders from the league every year. This is the league that produced Vince Young (who deserved a Heisman), Colt McCoy (a two-year finalist), Sam Bradford, RGIII, […]

Three Bold Predictions for the 2018 College Football Season

College football has started, and all of America is breathing a sigh of relief as we now have the perfect escape from our cruel, terrible, world. Now every Saturday we can forget the politics, forget the stresses, forget the classwork, forget the fact that Jimbo Fisher left Florida State for Texas A&M despite us naming […]



Start Paying Attention to North Texas

It seems every year in college football, a random, smaller program not-named Boise State makes a run to the top of the polls. Teams like 2004 (and 2008) Utah, 2009 Ball State, 2012 NIU, 2015 Western Michigan, and 2015 Iowa all come to mind. This year, we’ve already seen several Group of Five programs pull […]

The Chainsmokers get booed into oblivion on College Gameday

The tradition of the College Gameday guest picker is normally a positive experience for whatever clueless celebrity finds themselves next to Lee Corso on a beautiful Saturday morning. The guest makes some jokes, plugs their new song/movie or old highlights, and gets raucous cheers from the crowd when they finally pick the home team to […]

Where did Pitt come from?

The ACC Coastal has always been one of the weirdest elements of college football. Ever since the days of Virginia Tech rule during the late 2000s, the division seems to be perpetually up-for-grabs. Some recent examples include: In 2012, 6-6 Georgia Tech represented the Coastal in ACC Championship game due to North Carolina and Miami […]

The Kyler Murray Twitter Witch Hunt is Disgraceful

After finishing up one of the best statistical seasons in college football history, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was honored with the Heisman trophy on Saturday. Murray became the second straight Oklahoma QB to win the award, after Baker Mayfield’s triumph last season. As he was honored on-stage during the ceremony, Kyler should have been enjoying […]

2018 Gasparilla Bowl Preview

Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Florida): Marshall (8-4)  vs. South Florida (7-5) Date: December 20th, 2018 Time and Location: 8:00 PM on ESPN, Raymond James Stadium. The Gaspirilla Bowl has moved across Tampa Bay, from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to Raymond James Stadium in downtown Tampa. While the location for the bowl game might be new, […]

2018 Texas Bowl Preview

Texas Bowl (Houston): Vanderbilt (6-6) vs Baylor (6-6) Date: December 27th, 2018 Time and Location: 9:00 PM on ESPN, NRG Stadium For the eighteenth consecutive year, the college football postseason is coming to Houston. One of the many solid ‘mid-tier’ bowl games, the Texas Bowl has earned a reputation for providing exciting matchups between Power […]

2018 Belk Bowl Preview

The biggest game of the bowl season is finally almost here. After two weeks of the smaller bowls, the big one is finally here. The best bowl game of them all. The Belk Bowl. Okay, so maybe it’s not the best bowl game of the season, but it is normally one of the most competitive. […]

Deondre Francois is returning to Florida State

As first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat, FSU quarterback Deondre Francois will be returning for his senior season. There was much speculation that Francois would transfer or declare for the NFL since the end of the Seminoles’ season, including an article by the Orlando Sentinel stating that he intended to declare. Now though, Francois has […]

Three Underrated Offensive Lineman in the Senior Bowl

It might almost be February, and although the basketball season is finally catching fire, football is still (partly) around folks. For those of us obssesed with the pigskin, particulary the college game, we still get an extra few weeks of All-American bowl games after the season is over. The most prominent of these games is […]

Another Quarterback Whiff for Florida State

The 2019 recruting cycle has come and gone, and with it so has every blue-chip quarterback. Most power five programs add one or two quarterbacks a year, in order to make sure that there are no depth issues. Every power five program signs at least one quarterback over the course of two seasons; it’s common […]

Locker Room Talk: Episode 3

The Student Union Sports podcast about nothing in particular. Hot takes, cold drinks, and trash talk is what we like best. This weeks topics include Joe Flacco, Nick Cage, and life on Mars…. Sit back, relax and enjoy!