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The East beat the West 27-17 in Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl. But, of course, the final score is always the least interesting thing to happen inside the Alamodome on the first Saturday in January. The day is about seeing college football's next generation make...Read more
Buckeyes get commitment from 5-star S Okudah...Read more
Abdullah, Schor spark James Madison to FCS title...Read more
Is a quiet Ben Boulware good for Clemson?...Read more
The Dukes are now the crowned kings of the FCS. James Madison cruised to the FCS national championship on Saturday, stuffing former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and his Youngstown State team by a 28-14 score Saturday in Frisco, Texas. The Dukes jumped out to a...Read more
Clemson's good ol' days are right now...Read more
Pep Hamilton was Jim Harbaugh‘s wide receivers coach at Stanford in 2010, and moved up to become the Cardinal's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011-12 after Harbaugh left for the San Francisco 49ers and then-offensive coordinator David...Read more
WR Scott skips media day for family funeral...Read more
The first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one, and college football is well beyond that point. As ESPN's Brett McMurphy points out, the average game in 2016 lasted three hours and 24 minutes. That 3:24 figure, McMurphy writes, has grown seven minutes over...Read more
Alabama players react to CFP underdog talk...Read more
The Extraordinary Offseason Travels of Jim Harbaugh are officially underway for 2017, and they begin with an excellent game of Mad Libs: the Michigan coach, the White House, and multi-platinum recording artist Usher. Attending an event hosted by Michelle...Read more
Charlie Strong seemingly hadn't even made his leather desk chair in Austin warm yet until Red McCombs lobbed his “position coach” comment at him. For those who don't recall, the Longhorns super-booster said of Strong's hiring, “I think...Read more
Sarkisian: 'Doing great,' excited for CFP title game...Read more
Penn State scandal costs approaching $250M...Read more
Sam Houston St.'s Briscoe named FCS' top player...Read more
USC is no stranger to players leaving for the NFL early and suffered a defection from at least one key player in the wake of the team's recent Rose Bowl triumph. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, offensive guard Damien Mama announced that he would forgo his...Read more
Mike London knows the area in, and around, Washington D.C. well from his stops recruiting at Richmond, Virginia and Maryland. So well, in fact, that he's decided to drop down a few levels and coach there again. According to FootballScoop,  the veteran...Read more
Commishes agree: 'Games need to be shortened'...Read more
New Houston coach Major Applewhite has been busy filling holes on his coaching staff just about as soon as they pop up and that was the case on Friday as the school announced three new hires for the Cougars. Most notable among the trio of names is former Miami...Read more
In a semi-surprising move made on Friday afternoon, Iowa announced that longtime offensive coordinator Greg Davis would be retiring to wrap up a 43-year career in college football. “I have had a wonderful five years with the Hawkeye football program. I would like to...Read more
College basketball national championship odds have been updated by sportsbook Bovada. Despite a number of injuries and distractions, including everything surrounding guard Grayson Allen and the health of head coach Mike Krzyzewski (who underwent successful back surgery...Read more
Another hour, another college team losing talented personnel to the professional level. In a letter penned exclusively for, Florida's Caleb Brantley confirmed that he “will be forgoing my senior season and entering the NFL Draft.” The defensive...Read more
NFL Draft: here is every underclassman who has declared so far. Many of the top juniors and redshirt sophomores in college football are making the jump to the pros after the 2016 season. Players have until Monday, January 16 to make their decisions. With Alabama and Clemson...Read more
Well this is at last mildly surprising, given what happened last month. In announcing in late December that Elijah Hood would be skipping the Sun Bowl for medical reasons, North Carolina intimated that the junior running back would be returning for his senior season....Read more
One of the top safeties in the country will officially be available to NFL teams this April. With his current and former LSU head coaches by his side, Jamal Adams announced at a Friday morning press conference that, as expected, he will indeed be leaving the Tigers for...Read more
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