Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Syracuse Orange fans tailgate

TUMS Ultimate tailgate: Bleeding Syracuse Orange

Football fans everywhere will be getting their tailgate on this weekend.

We caught up with some Syracuse faithful who are taking the tradition to the next level and even bringing it to the next generation!

The Helmet wall inside the College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience holds over 750 helmets. One for every active college football program.

Hut Hut HIKE! College Football Hall of Fame

This place is a dream come true for any college football fan.

The brand new College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience opens this weekend in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

This undated image provided by Arizona state University shows Edward "Chip" Sarafin in Phoenix. Arizona State offensive lineman Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.

Arizona State lineman reveals he's gay

Edward "Chip" Sarafin, an offensive lineman at Arizona State, recently came out publicly, making him the first openly gay college football player.

HLN's Brian McFayden reports on how Edward "Chip" Sarafin is following in the footsteps of Michael Sam, who was drafted earlier this year by the St. Louis Rams.

The Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters fired over alleged sexualized culture amongst band members

Buckeye band 'sexualized?' Director fired

The celebrated director of one of the nation's most well known university marching bands is out. 

Jon Waters is accused of tolerating a tradition of sexual harassment among the members of the Ohio State Marching Band.

Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie, center, celebrates with his team after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Ollie coaches alma mater Huskies to title

More from the Bleacher Report: Hungry Huskies get their redemption

Also: It's official: Robin Meade lost the NCAA Tournament bracket challenge she agreed to with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, and according to the terms of the challenge, Robin has to learn a viral dance on live TV and YOU get to vote on which dance it is!

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 26: AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 45-10 win over the Tennessee Volunteers with mom Dee Dee Bonner and girlfriend Katherine Webb

Alabama quarterback's best defender: Mom

He is the first quarterback to win back-to-back titles in the BCS era. His girlfriend, Katherine Webb, is a former Miss Alabama and a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. He is one of the names being floated as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate.

"He" is AJ McCarron, the quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

Rivalry Express: Countdown to LSU vs Alabama

Rivalry Express: Countdown to LSU vs Alabama

The college football world will be focused on Tuscaloosa this weekend. That’s where the Tigers of LSU and the Alabama Crimson Tide will go helmet to helmet in one of the biggest rivalries around. The tide and the tigers are both ranked in the top 10 and are familiar foes.

HLN’s Carlos Diaz sets the scene for Saturday’s “Saban Bowl.”

the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs play on neutral ground in Jacksonville, and the HLN Rivalry Express bus is there

Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic

It's Friday and you know what that means!

Time for "Rivalry Express" to get you psyched and ready for some of the biggest college football match-ups across the country.

The 'Thurmanator" burger has 24 ounces of beef.

Can you handle the 'Thurmanator'?

What do you call 24 ounces of beef, three cheeses, ham, mushrooms, bacon, tomato, lettuce & hot peppers on a bun? It's the "Thurmanator," and you can only get it at The Thurman Cafe in Columbus, Ohio.

HLN's Rivalry Express is in town for the Penn State vs. Ohio State football game, and Carlos Diaz had a chance to get his hands on one of these big burgers.  How big? The brave Ohio State cheerleader who tried to tackle the beast could barely get her hands around it!

The Ohio State Marching band in the "Script Ohio" formation.

Ohio State band tradition punctuated by history

After 4 years behind a sousaphone in the 'Best Damn Band in the Land' Zachary Naughton will have the honor Saturday night of dotting the "i" when the Ohio State Marching Band marches into the "Script Ohio" formation during halftime at the Penn State vs. OSU game.

It's a tradition that spans over 70 years.