College Football Articles

Non-conference play turned into a disaster for the Big 12 on the whole in 2016. For every step forward such as Texas’ season-opening win over Notre Dame, a giant leap backwards, such as Ohio State throttling the conference champs, popped up...
Allen Kenney
12 hours ago
In some ways, Sam Houston State football gets a bum rap.   The Bearkats have the second-most wins among FCS programs in the 2010s (behind North Dakota State) and make deep playoff runs, including two national runner-up finishes.   Yet...
Craig Haley
13 hours ago
In Feb. 2014, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his staff were able to sign a class of 23 players. Of those 23, only five left the program due to transfer, injury, or retirement. The other 18 players have either emerged as starters or...
Chip Minnich
13 hours ago
Kentucky put an end to its six-year bowl drought last season and returns 16 starters from that team. That puts head coach Mark Stoops and company in good position to make it back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time since the 2008-09...
Mark Ross
13 hours ago
Last season, Florida played in the SEC Championship Game for the second year in a row. And once again, the Gators lost to Alabama in Atlanta, this time to the tune of a 54-16 beatdown. Florida was able to rebound with a convincing 30-3 victory over...
Antwan Staley
13 hours ago
I don't know if it's possible for a conference to have a better season then the ACC did in 2016. They had the national champion as well as the Orange Bowl champion in Florida State. Six other teams won their bowl games and Lamar Jackson...
Matt Josephs
14 hours ago
Tom Herman, Texas Longhorns Football
When Tom Herman took over at Houston in 2015, he found it hard at first to convince players, administrators and even fans that the way the program operated had to change — in a big way. What did he know, anyway? Here was a guy who had never...
Athlon Sports
14 hours ago
Baker Mayfield
The Oklahoma Sooners are learning to live without Bob Stoops on the sidelines for the first time in nearly two decades.   In Lincoln Riley, OU’s detractors likely see a 33-year-old with zero experience as a head coach. Pro-OU...
Allen Kenney
1 day ago
On Feb. 5, 2014, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer expressed some disappointment that the Buckeyes did not sign the nation's top-ranked recruiting class. Ranked third in the country by 247Sports.com behind Alabama and LSU, Ohio State signed 23...
Chip Minnich
1 day ago
James Franklin
After taking the Big Ten by storm and knocking on the doorstep of the College Football Playoff, Penn State looks to take the next step with one of the top offenses in the nation.   Finally back to full strength and catching up in a big way...
Kevin McGuire
1 day ago
The SEC has once again upped the ante with this year's slate of non-conference games. In fact, the vast majority of college football's top matchups for weeks 1 and 2 will feature teams from the SEC.   The overwhelming theme for this...
Rob McVey
1 day ago
Quinton Flowers
It was a great 2016 for the American Athletic Conference (AAC), as Temple, Navy, USF and Houston all had fantastic seasons. Granted, this success didn't carry over to bowl games with three of those four teams losing.   But that success...
Matt Josephs
1 day ago
The debate has raged in college football circles this offseason. Has the ACC eclipsed the SEC as the dominant conference in the sport?   Perhaps a clearer answer may emerge this season as ACC and SEC foes square off nine times this fall....
Jon Kinne
1 day ago
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone...
Athlon Sports
1 day ago
Mike Leach
Back-to-back winning seasons punctuated with bowl games have changed Washington State's football fortunes. The Cougars enter a new season poised to be a stiff challenger to Washington and Stanford in the battle for the Pac-12 North crown....
John Coon
2 days ago
This will be the most scrutinized article of these college football conference-by-conference previews simply because it’s the SEC. As Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn once said, "This is a man's league, if you aren't in it, you won...
Matt Josephs
2 days ago
The Big South Conference is in a little bit of a waiting mode this season.   Liberty is a lame duck, anxious to move to FBS independence next year, but ineligible for the Big South title and an FCS playoff bid this fall.   Meanwhile,...
Craig Haley
2 days ago
Christian Wilkins
Remember when people used to joke about the quality of football in the ACC after Florida State? And remember around that same time those same people ripping Clemson for not being able to win the big game.   Over the past 30 Clemson football...
Jon Kinne
2 days ago
Ronald Jones II
As expected, USC did not make the College Football Playoff in 2016. The Trojans were impressive in their own right, however, as they earned a trip to the Rose Bowl as one of the at-large teams playing in a New Year’s Six Bowl. And USC did...
Josh Webb
3 days ago
As we continue our conference-by-conference previews of college football win totals, our focus shifts to the Mountain West. Boise State is going to be fantastic once again, but there are some other contenders with Colorado State, Wyoming and San...
Matt Josephs
3 days ago
There are several challenges that face the Pittsburgh football team in 2017. First, they will have to replace running back James Conner and all he meant on and off the field. There will be a new look on offense with coordinator Matt Canada now in...
Jon Kinne
3 days ago
Josh Adams, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
When Notre Dame takes the field for its season opener at home on Sept. 2, a majority of last year's starters will once again be in uniform for the first drive. However, there will be plenty of new starters — especially on offense —...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
3 days ago

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