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Man admits to setting Toomer's Corner tree fire...Read more
Check out the schedules for the Cowboys Classic and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff games all the way through the year 2020. The 2016 national champion has yet to be crowned, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the 2017 college football season, because,...Read more
In July, it was reported that Florida State and West Virginia were closing in on an agreement to open the 2020 season in Atlanta.  A little over five months later, it's come to fruition. Thursday, it was confirmed that the two football programs will square off in the...Read more
The New York Yankees may have some company when it comes to hosting college football bowl games. Chicago Cubs president Crane Kenney told Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune that the Major League Baseball organization “absolutely” intends to host a bowl game...Read more
Not long after a Michigan assistant and one of his players said their online goodbyes, the former's move to the West Coast is official. Following reports that had been swirling for nearly a week, UCLA confirmed that Jedd Fisch has been hired by Jim Mora to serve as the...Read more
One of the more odd off-the-field stories of the 2016 season could be seeing yet another twist. In August, Mique Juarez stopped showing up for UCLA's practices a few days into summer camp because of what head coach Jim Mora described as an “excused” absence as...Read more
What does Clemson have to do to beat Alabama? Well, first we must acknowledge that everything written henceforth is mere theory, not fact. Right now, there is no blueprint to beat this Alabama team. They've been too fast, too strong, too explosive, too well-coached to...Read more
J.T. Barrett is coming back: What's next for the Ohio State QB?...Read more
Clelin Ferrell has emerged for Clemson at the perfect time...Read more
Meet the most 'hateful' Alabama defender: Ryan Anderson...Read more
Not surprisingly, one of the top cornerbacks in the country has decided to ply his football wares at the next level. In a lengthy letter posted on the website The Players' Tribune, Jalen “Teez” Tabor confirmed that he will be leaving Florida in order to...Read more
CB Tabor to skip senior year, enter NFL draft...Read more
Depending on how things play out over the next 24 hours or so, Minnesota's search for a new head coach could be a relatively brief one. The Gophers abruptly, but not surprisingly, fired Tracy Claeys as the program's head football coach Tuesday evening.  Almost...Read more
One of the most productive wide receivers in not only the Pac-12 but the country won't get the opportunity to repeat that success, at least collegiately, in 2017. Both the football program and the player confirmed that Chad Hansen will forego his senior season at Berkeley...Read more
It's not for early entry into the 2017 NFL draft as has been the case for most programs of late, but South Carolina has seen a trio of players leave Will Muschamp‘s football team. The university confirmed Wednesday that running back David Williams, wide receiver...Read more
Villanova’s reign atop the top 25 is likely over. The Wildcats fell on the road to Butler tonight, giving Jay Wright’s team its first loss of the 2016-17 season. "Some Hinkle Magic tonight!" No.18 @ButlerMBB UPSETS No.1 Villanova. #BIGEAST...Read more
Saban: Players' adjustment to Sarkisian 'upbeat'...Read more
Tide DB Fitzpatrick: Only goal is total dominance...Read more
Get ready to see another Penn State defensive lineman be picked up by an NFL team in the NFL Draft. Redshirt junior Garrett Sickels has announced he will be entering the NFL Draft this year, thus passing on the final year of eligibility he had with the Nittany Lions. The...Read more
Add another name to the growing list of underclassmen opting to declare for the NFL Draft a year early. Florida linebacker Alex Anzalone shared a letter to Florida fans on the team's website on Wednesday afternoon to thank fans for their support and declare himself...Read more
Baylor head coach Matt Rhule is filling out his coaching staff in Waco, and a few names have been officially added. Among the new official hires are offensive coordinator Matt Lubick and defensive coordinator Phil Snow. Lubick will be leaving Ole Miss for the job...Read more
The firing of Tracy Claeys at Minnesota has not been sitting well with one former Minnesota head coach. Jerry Kill, who resigned from his post as head coach of the Gophers to ultimately be replaced by his assistant, Claeys, has always said he would never waver from...Read more
Former Gophers coach Kill rips firing of Claeys...Read more
With concerns about overall strength of schedule reaching new heights, the only two conferences to be left out of the College Football Playoff in the past three years have reportedly explored the idea of injecting a little juice into the overall conference strength of...Read more
Get-in ticket price for CFP title game exceeds $1K...Read more
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