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article September 25, 2017

Life on the College Football Hot Seat

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There's an old adage in college football that says there are two types of coaches: Those who have been fired and those who will be. In the middle, there are coaches on the hot seat. How do they handle it? Les Miles and other former coaches explain. More»
GettyImages-852444628 article September 23, 2017

Aggies Call Off The Hogs In Overtime

Faced with immense pressure after its season-opening collapse against UCLA, Texas A&M started off SEC play on the right foot. Led by Christian Kirk, the Aggies pulled off a thrilling 50-43 win in overtime against SEC West rival Arkansas. More»
Curry-NFLProtests article September 23, 2017

Sports World Reacts To President

President Donald Trump criticized NFL player protests on Friday night, then said the Warriors wouldn't get an invitation to the White House to celebrate their NBA title after Stephen Curry made it clear he would vote against his team attending. More»
GettyImages-611835392 article September 22, 2017

Origins of the OK State Offense

Oklahoma State has built arguably the best offense in college football, with star quarterback Mason Rudolph throwing to a deep receiving corps. Who's behind it all? Coordinator Mike Yurcich, who coach Mike Gundy found in an unexpected place. More»
GettyImages-846228928 article September 15, 2017

Texas Still Chasing Glory Days

Twelve years ago, Texas beat USC for the national title in the greatest college football game ever. As the two prepare to meet for the first time since then, Longhorns coach Tom Herman attempts a turnaround that won't happen overnight. More»
MNF-Broncos article September 12, 2017

Talk of MNF: Beth, Sergio & a Block

Many will be buzzing about the last seconds of Denver's 24-21 win over LA in the nightcap of the MNF doubleheader on ESPN, but the call was just as important with Beth Mowins on the mic. Sideline reporter Sergio Dipp was a star too ... in a different way. More»
TimDuncan-Irma article September 11, 2017

Duncan and Others Help During Irma

Hurricane Irma is touching down on Florida's coast after wiping through America's outlying islands. Its ramifications and damage are widespread, and athletes around the country are doing their best to both help people cope. More»
Oklahoma-OhioState article September 10, 2017

Shake & Baker! Sooners Get Revenge

Oklahoma looked helpless last September as playoff-bound Ohio State embarrassed the Sooners on their home field. A year later, the Sooners returned the favor in the second half and looked like a playoff-caliber team in the process, rolling over Ohio State, 31-16. More»
Carton-Arrest article September 8, 2017

Carton Scandal Shocks Sports Media

On Wednesday, federal agents arrested popular radio host Craig Carton at his New York City home alleging that he and business partner Joseph Meli teamed up to defraud investors of $5.6 million on a concert ticket scheme. It only got sadder and stranger from there. More»
GettyImages-841995602 article September 8, 2017

Ronald Jones II Feeling At Home at USC

Sam Darnold isn't alone as a rising star in the USC backfield. In pursuit of a national title, the Trojans have a dangerous weapon in tailback Ronald Jones II, who continues to work to honor his family and be inspired by his father. More»
GettyImages-842376034 article September 4, 2017

Jackson Raises Hokies' Expectations

New starting quarterback Josh Jackson propelled No. 21 Virginia Tech to a 31-24 win over No. 22 West Virginia at FedEx Field on Sunday night. The win earned the Hokies a rivalry trophy, and Jackson's performance gives them hope for another division title. More»
USATSI_10255520 article September 3, 2017

Young Wolverines Overwhelm Gators

Michigan lost 11 drafted players, and several other starters, from last year's Orange Bowl team. On Saturday, youth was no issue: Despite a couple pick-sixes, the No. 11 Wolverines mostly dominated No. 17 Florida in a 33-17 win in Arlington, Texas. More»
AP_17073787596688 article August 31, 2017

How To Defend Transfer Quarterbacks

With transfer quarterbacks becoming more popular in college football, defensive coordinators like Virginia Tech's Bud Foster -- who meets West Virginia QB Will Grier on Sunday -- are faced with difficult, more complicated preparation for Week 1. More»
Harvey-Flood-1 article August 29, 2017

After The Storm: Sports Offer Relief

Houston residents have had to endure the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and the city's sports teams are attempting to both cope and help the best they can. The Astros, Texans and others have had to relocate, while also aiding those who were displaced. More»
Mayweather-1 article August 27, 2017

Still Money: Mayweather Wins By TKO

If you tuned in to Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to see absurdity, spectacle and nonsense, you got what you paid for. What you didn't expect, perhaps? A good fight. And that was a pleasant surprise, as Mayweather beat McGregor by TKO in the 10th. More»
SportsFights article August 26, 2017

The Biggest Brawls In Sports History

Who needs Mayweather-McGregor? There's already been plenty of brawling outside the ring already this week with the Tigers and Yankees. Let's see how the Comerica kerfuffle stacks up against the biggest fights across all sports. More»
GettyImages-833405888 article August 18, 2017

UVA Football Spreads Unity Message

In the wake of rallies involving neo-Nazi and white nationalist protest groups and subsequent violence in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia football team has joined together to spread a message of unity and community in response. More»
Kevin-Durant-1 article August 18, 2017

KD: 'I Don't Respect Who's In Office'

Kevin Durant isn't heading to the White House any time soon. On Thursday, he made it official, telling ESPN he would not be making the customary visit to celebrate his first career title with the Golden State Warriors, if the team is ever invited. More»
AP_7512060158 article August 14, 2017

Broyles Made Long-Lasting Impact

If you closely examined almost any corner of college football today, you'd find Frank Broyles' fingerprints. Broyles, who died Monday at age 92, brought Arkansas a national championship and went on to a successful career as a broadcaster and athletic director. More»
FantasyFootball-UBBEN article August 14, 2017

Fantasy Football Draft Cheat Sheet

This time of year, there's only one way to channel your football energy until the season starts. It's time for fantasy football talk. Here's our positional rankings and an overall top 50 to make sure you're ready for your draft. More»

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