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article January 16, 2017

Clemson Parties Like It's 1981 Again

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Last Monday in Tampa, Dabo Swinney and the Clemson football team joined an exclusive club that had previously only included the 1981 Tigers: Clemson national championship teams. Those who were there in '81 are happy to share the spotlight. More»
national-title-losses article January 11, 2017

The Best National Title Game Losers

An Alabama win on Monday night would have meant the Crimson Tide could join an exclusive club as one of the best teams in college football history. Instead, they're among the greatest teams in college football history who lost with the national title at stake. More»
Renfrow-Pick article January 10, 2017

Nit-Pick: Clemson's Last TD Illegal?

It's an age-old question: Was it a pick … or a catch? The only eight people whose opinions matter --the officiating crew -- said THERE WAS NO PICK! That answer is of little solace to Bama fans, who lost to Clemson on a somewhat controversial touchdown. More»
TexasClemson article January 10, 2017

Tigers Roll Tide: Best Title Game Ever?

"Empire Strikes Back." "Godfather II." Monday night was one of those rare moments where you could argue that the sequel was better than the original. But was it the greatest CFB championship ever? Texas-USC may have a say. More»
GettyImages-631362540 article January 10, 2017

Yo, Bo! Cousins, Kiffin Dig Bama Back

Alabama's Bo Scarbrough is the real deal. The bruising running back ran all over Clemson's defense in the first half of the national title game for 76 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. Then got Twitter shout outs from Kirk Cousins and Lane Kiffin More»
GettyImages-621683952 article January 6, 2017

Fleck Picked To Fix Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers football program has been going through turmoil recently, culminating in the dismissal of coach Tracy Claeys. But in P.J. Fleck, they think they hired the right man to steer the program in the right direction. More»
TitleRematches article January 6, 2017

Best Title Rematches of All Time

Alabama and Clemson will face off for the national championship on Monday -- again. While rematches like this one might be new to college football, there have been plenty in other sports. Let's reminisce about some of the greatest. More»
GettyImages-630807574 article January 2, 2017

Cotton Bowl A Vintage Wisconsin Win

Paul Chryst harped on a consistent message throughout bowl preparation: Do not underestimate Western Michigan. It paid off, as the Badgers beat the Broncos 24-16 in the Cotton Bowl on Monday to cap another impressive 11-win season. More»
GettyImages-627303030 article December 30, 2016

Underdawgs: Huskies Aim For Respect

Nobody recruits as well as Alabama, and fellow playoff teams Clemson and Ohio State have had plenty of high-profile success on the recruiting trail, too. Entering the Peach Bowl, Washington is trying to prove that being the outlier won't matter. More»
GettyImages-136040827 article December 26, 2016

No Stopping Growth of Bowl Sponsors

Every year, the same easy targets for jokes embark on their month-long journey of semi-relevance. It's bowl season, and with 40 games, there are numerous sponsors that get their 15-minutes of fame, even at the expense of tradition. More»
duke-hated-players article December 23, 2016

The Most Hated Duke Players Ever

Grayson Allen already inspired plenty of hate among college basketball diehards and casual fans before Wednesday's trip incident. Now, the question is where Allen's place is in a sometimes perplexing run of hateable Duke stars. More»
GettyImages-627692346 article December 14, 2016

History Of Football Spying Scandals

Former Wake Forest assistant coach turned radio analyst Tommy Elrod's name will go down in history for the WakeyLeaks scandal, but he's not the only man to be accused of participating in some gridiron espionage, traitorous or otherwise. More»
PettyRG3 article December 10, 2016

NFL Quarterbacks: Biggest School Ties

A week ago, Baylor had zero starting QBs in the NFL. On Sunday, the Bears will have two for the first time in school history. Two starters from one school in a season is relatively rare, but only a few colleges have had more NFL starters at one time. More»
GettyImages-609312350 article December 6, 2016

New Rhule at Baylor: a Fresh Start

After firing Art Briles amid a scandal in May, Baylor has finally found his permanent replacement: Temple coach Matt Rhule, who is an odd fit in some respects but has had undeniable success in winning 10 games in back-to-back seasons. More»
GettyImages-627515730 article December 4, 2016

Clemson Earns ACC Crown Again

All season long, No. 3 Clemson has fought to overcome its worst self. The Tigers managed to do so again on Saturday night to survive a Virginia Tech rally and beat the No. 23 Hokies 42-35 to win the ACC title and most likely lock up a playoff spot. More»
GettyImages-627405240 article December 3, 2016

Bedlam Win Sweet For Sooners

A 79-yard fourth quarter run by Joe Mixon eliminated any late drama as No. 9 Oklahoma beat No. 10 Oklahoma State 38-20 in the Bedlam rivalry. While the Sooners won't head to the playoff, a Big 12 title will send them to the Sugar Bowl. More»
GettyImages-626472480 article December 2, 2016

1st-and-Tech: Football Needs Lasers

Last week's Ohio State-Michigan game was decided in part by a controversial spot on fourth-and-one with the game on the line. Is there a better way to spot the ball and decide first downs? Technology like the First Down Laser could help. More»
GettyImages-607362092 article December 1, 2016

Okla. State Haunted By Early 'Loss'

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy holds a unique distinction. Entering Saturday's Big 12 title showdown with Oklahoma, he's the first coach in history to disagree with the rest of college football about a fundamental fact: his team's record. More»
strong-herman article November 26, 2016

Texas Fires Strong, Hires Herman

After a three-game losing streak to cap three straight losing seasons, Texas fired head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns quickly moved to sign his replacement, too, landing Houston's Tom Herman as their new coach. More»
GettyImages-624467402 article November 20, 2016

Sooners Roll In Big 12 Showdown

No. 9 Oklahoma shook off a first half sheet of snow, avoided the mistakes that plagued Dana Holgorsen's No. 14 West Virginia team and rode a 27-point halftime lead to a 56-28 win on Saturday, keeping the Sooners in the playoff conversation. More»

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