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This Day in Sports History: July 24

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 24

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, July 24 is the date of the famous "Pine Tar Incident" and the founding of a small settlement in Utah that eventually led to a college football powerhouse.

 

College Football Rewind: 10 Games We Would Like to Watch Again

These amazing games are worth rewatching with live sports canceled for the foreseeable future
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College Football Rewind: 10 Games We Would Like to Watch Again

With live sports canceled for the foreseeable future because of the novel coronavirus, there is a dearth of programming on TV. For those of us needing a football fix, here are 10 college football games ESPN or whichever channel owns the rights could rebroadcast.

 

1. Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31

Nov. 25, 1971 (Norman, Okla.)

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

Let's take a walk down memory lane
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Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:

 

How strong was their schedule?

What was their record?

How dominant were their wins?

Did they win their conference?

Did they win their bowl game?

How many elite players did they have?

 

5 Most Chaotic Weekends in College Football History

One weekend can turn the college football season on its ear
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5 Most Chaotic Weekends in College Football History

This past weekend reminded us why we love college football, as eight of the teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll lost. Among the victims were four in the top 10 — No. 2 Georgia, No. 6 West Virginia, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Penn State.

 

Top 10 Tight Ends of the BCS Era

Who are the greatest tight ends of the BCS Era?
<p> College Football's Top 30 Tight Ends of the BCS Era</p>

Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.

Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but has been removed from the rankings by choice.

College Football's Top 50 Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era

Who are the greatest blockers of the BCS Era?
<p> College Football's Top 50 Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era</p>

Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.

So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest offensive linemen of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 tackles, guards and centers since the BCS was implemented in 1998:

College Football's Top 30 Tight Ends of the BCS Era

Who are the greatest tight ends of the BCS Era?
<p> College Football's Top 30 Tight Ends of the BCS Era</p>

Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.

So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest tight ends of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 30 tight ends since the BCS was implemented in 1998:

College Football's Top 50 Running Backs of the BCS Era

Who are the greatest college running backs of the BCS era?
<p> College Football's Top 50 Running Backs of the BCS Era</p>

Greatness is defined in so many different ways. Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.

So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest running backs of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 ball carriers since the BCS was implemented in 1998:

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