Tim Hyland

Tim Hyland has been writing about college football since 1999 and has more than a decade of experience as a professional writer and editor. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America. He can be found on Twitter @IntelligentCFB.


Tim has worked professionally as a writer, reporter and editor for 12 years, including stints at three different newspapers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. His writing earned awards from both the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the Chesapeake Associated Press. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

Tim is founder and editor of The College Football Athenaeum, a college football newsletter and website that has been publishing each college football season since 1999, and co-host of the TCFA Podcast. His writing has appeared in such publications as Fast Company magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Go magazine, Philadelphia Life, the Washington Times, the Penn Stater magazine and several others. He has also appeared as a guest college football analyst on WFAN radio in Pittsburgh, Pa., FOX Sports Radio in Charleston, S.C., WDWS in Champagne, Illinois and the West Virginia Radio Network.


Tim has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Penn State University and a master's degree in American studies from the University of Maryland.

Tim Hyland

Hello, everyone. My name is Tim Hyland, and I am About.com's Guide to college football.

I have loved college football since I was kid growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, watching the Ohio State Buckeyes each and every Saturday. But it wasn't until college, when I covered the 1997 Penn State Nittany Lions for the Penn State Daily Collegian, that I came to understand the passion and pageantry that make college football, in my opinion, America's greatest sport.

College football grips its fans and won't let go. Those of us who love this game truly live it -- and really believe the greatest 12 Saturdays of the year are in September, October, November and December.

Nine years ago, I launched The College Football Athenaeum, my own college football newsletter, and later transitioned it to the Web. I have served as About.com's college football writer since the spring of 2008.

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