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Todd Graham
College football’s national signing day is essentially the start of a new season for every coaching staff. With the recruiting class officially in place, all coaches can turn the page to the next season and have a clear view of the roster for...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Marshall Henderson
Let’s face it: There aren’t many reasons college basketball would dominate the SportsCenter conversation these days. Even with the Super Bowl over, there’s the NBA and the Winter Olympics to dominate coverage.Then, Marcus Smart...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Roy Devyn Marble
After last week, maybe college basketball needs a bit of a breather for the weekend.Syracuse’s overtime win over Duke was the game of the year, but Saturday and Sunday also wrecked the top 25 with seven ranked teams losing to unranked foes....
David Fox
6 months ago
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Bo Pelini
With National Signing Day in the books, coaches have a clear view of their roster for the upcoming season. Although most recruits won’t arrive on campus until the summer, the coaching staff now has a better idea of what the depth chart might...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Nick Saban
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Kevin Sumlin
National Signing Day is essentially Christmas morning for college football coaches. The first Wednesday in February officially marks the addition of 20-30 new players for each roster, which is the result of nearly a year of work on the recruiting...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide
The "modern" recruiting era is tied directly to the online recruiting websites. Rivals and Scout began the explosion around 2001 and ESPN and 247Sports have powerfully entered the market since. The rankings databases only go back 10 or 11...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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According to 247Sports, there are 283 four-star prospects and 33 five-star recruits in the class of 2014.All of them will officially become a member of a college football team on National Signing Day 2014 (NSD). Well, at least, they are supposed to...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Indiana new helmets
New jerseys, helmets and color schemes are the latest craze in college football, and several new designs will likely be unveiled throughout the long offseason.Indiana unveiled six helmet designs last season, but that may not be all that’s...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Alex Collins
Children are complicated, fickle, naive creatures who seldom have any perspective on the trappings of adult life. Few 16-year-old kids in this country know what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Hell, most of them have never even done...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Nick Saban
College football will welcome more than 3,000 new faces to its ranks on Wednesday.National Signing Day is a mix between Christmas morning and Valentine’s Day for most diehard NCAA fans. New toys in the form of 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebackers...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Drew Crawford
Stringing together wins in the Big Ten hasn’t been easy this season, even for the most historically consistent of teams.Wisconsin and Ohio State have faltered since undefeated starts. A different Indiana team shows up nearly any night.And...
Mitch Light
6 months ago
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The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a new...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Ralph Friedgen
After an extended search, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has finally hired his offensive and defensive coordinator for the 2014 season.Joe Rossi held the title of interim defensive coordinator after Dave Cohen was fired, and Flood has decided to keep...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
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Greg Robinson
College football’s BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn on Jan. 6 in the national championship. With the playoff era set to start next season, lets look back at the BCS era and some of the coaching tenures that were a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Vidal Hazelton
“Five-star” is a term in recruiting reserved for the nation’s elite. Roughly 30 players each year are awarded the coveted fifth star next to their name by the recruiting websites.According to MaxPreps.com, there are roughly 15,000...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Philip Nelson
Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson recently announced his intention to transfer, and after considering a couple of schools, he has found a new home at Big Ten newcomer Rutgers.Due to NCAA transfer rules, Nelson must sit out 2014 and will be...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Kenny Hill
College football’s 2014 season is still several months away, and spring practice won’t begin for many teams until March. However, it’s never too early to look ahead. With the official list of early entries into the draft finalized...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Nik Stauskas
The list of star players not present in East Lansing was staggering Saturday: Branden Dawson, Mitch McGary and Adreian Payne all were out for two teams that have been the walking wounded for most of the season.Spartans point guard Keith Appling...
David Fox
7 months ago
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The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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The weekend of college basketball delivered only one true marquee matchup, but the weekend didn't lack for news. Although Michigan and Michigan State delivered in every way we hoped it would, other teams made key strides on Saturday and Sunday....
David Fox
7 months ago
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Jameis Winston
College football’s Heisman Trophy won’t be awarded until next December, but it’s never too early to think about the frontrunners for next season.Bovada has released its early odds for 2014, and there’s a familiar face at the...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Gary Harris
This weekend will feature only two games between ranked teams, but one of them is a doozy.After Michigan defeated Iowa on Wednesday and Michigan State dodged Indiana on Wednesday, the top two teams in the Big Ten standings will meet in East Lansing...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Ohio State Buckeyes
Each year, Athlon Sports takes a look back at one recruiting class to figure out what happened to the best and brightest prospects in the nation.The 2008 class was as heralded as any in modern era of recruiting rankings and was highlighted by a...
Braden Gall
7 months ago

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