Brandon Ingram is the latest NBA product from the little-known town of Kinston, N.C., joining Jerry Stackhouse and others. The No. 2 pick in the draft by the Lakers, Ingram is poised to become his hometown's biggest star, with his growth only beginning. More»
Last season, Wisconsin managed to go 10-3 despite a lackluster running game, thanks to a laughably easy schedule after Week 1. This year is much different. With one of the toughest schedule draws in the country, the Badgers need a quick rushing rebound. More»
Our weekly breakdown of the best players returning to college football in 2016 continues with the 30 best offensive linemen, a list headlined by Alabama star tackle Cam Robinson, who appears to have escaped potential legal trouble. More»
The 2016 college football is loaded with great running backs, from Leonard Fournette to Christian McCaffrey and beyond. While he has gotten recognition, it's been easy for one of the biggest stars to get lost in the shuffle. So don't forget about Oregon's Royce Freeman. More»
When college football players transfer, it's always important to remember that not everybody can make the impact that Russell Wilson did. Still, every season features big impacts being made by veteran players who have switched teams. More»
Even at its lowest moments, Florida has been able to produce silver linings, mostly in the form of tormenting rivals Tennessee and Georgia. This year, they may be a sleeper, but history says that the SEC East still goes through the Gators. More»
While many impact college football defensive backs did leave early for the draft, the group does have several returning stars who easily could have turned pro but decided to come back for their senior seasons, including the top three cornerbacks in our rankings. More»
Behind quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson's offense was thrilling to watch last season in its run to the national title game. But it was only the beginning. With nearly every key player returning, the Tigers are poised for another leap forward. More»
The college football power structure doesn't change a lot over time, with the most powerful teams typically staying atop the national hierarchy. Still, any individual season features fluidity, and every season features teams ready to take a leap forward. More»
There are no sure things when coaching changes are made, but Virginia Tech made what appears to be the best hire of last fall when it brought in Justin Fuente. After a few seasons of mediocrity, Hokies success may be closer than you think. More»
Sports on Earth's weekly offseason rankings of the top 2016 college football players by position continues with the 30 best wide receivers -- led by Corey Davis, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Calvin Ridley -- in addition to the 15 best tight ends. More»
Nebraska fired Bo Pelini after seven straight four-loss seasons and replaced him with Mike Riley, who finished with seven losses in his debut. Hope can be hard to find in Lincoln right now, but Riley's Cornhuskers shouldn't be judged on one fluke season. More»
Last season's college football coaching carousel was even more active than usual, and it could be active again this fall. So which rising stars could be in the mix for promotions to bigger jobs elsewhere if things break right during the 2016 season? More»
Ohio State faces a steep task in 2016 with so many key contributors gone from a team that lost two games in two seasons and won a national championship. Much attention will be paid to a new offense, but it's the defense that can keep the Buckeyes in the title hunt. More»
Throughout the offseason, Sports on Earth is counting down the top returning players at every position in college football. This week, the Big Ten and the SEC steal the show at the top of the list of the 30 best college linebackers for the 2016 season. More»
The firing of Art Briles at Baylor raises a question brought up seemingly every time a major sports scandal is revealed: Will it happen again? Learning starts with universities not pretending that they are immune. More»
The coaching carousel in college football never seems to stop. Twenty-eight of 128 FBS teams have made coaching changes since the start of last season, and many more are bound to open this fall. Which coaches face the most pressure to win in 2016? More»
After breaking the FBS single-season all-purpose yards record previously held by Barry Sanders, Christian McCaffrey set himself up for one of the hardest tasks in college football in 2016: attempting to somehow pull off a satisfying follow-up. More»
The 2016 college football season will be the Year of the Running Back in college football, and thus we begin out annual position-by-position rankings with the top 40 of a a loaded group of backs led by Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook. More»
Pittsburgh running back James Conner, the 2014 ACC player of the year, delivered the best news of the year in college football on Monday. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma last November, Conner tweeted that he has been declared cancer-free. More»
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