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article August 22, 2014

20 Things to Know About the Pac-12

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With Heisman candidate quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley returning, Oregon and UCLA have emerged as Pac-12 favorites and playoff contenders. But in a deep and talented conference, they may have company at the top. More»
bigtenpreview article August 21, 2014

20 Things to Know About the Big Ten

The season-ending shoulder injury to Ohio State's Braxton Miller threw a wrench into the Big Ten's playoff hopes, shifting national attention to Michigan State. With a sturdy defense and an improving offense, the Spartans may be up for the challenge. More»
secpreview article August 20, 2014

20 Things to Know About the SEC

The SEC may have lost the national title and Alabama may have stumbled to end 2013, but make no mistake: Neither is going anywhere. Now, four teams stand out atop the league in the race to get multiple bids in the first College Football Playoff. More»
braxtonmiller_injured article August 19, 2014

The Cruelest Time of Year

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder on Monday, knocking him out for the season. Not only does the injury sideline one of the game's best players, but it also greatly impacts the Big Ten and playoff races. More»
big12preview article August 19, 2014

20 Things To Know About The Big 12

Oklahoma has been riding high all offseason after its Sugar Bowl upset of Alabama, with Trevor Knight and the Sooners now taking aim at a Big 12 title and a playoff berth. Can Baylor recapture last year's magic and stand in their way? More»
accpreview article August 18, 2014

20 Things to Know About the ACC

Florida State is ranked number one in the AP preseason poll and they are, naturally, the team to beat in the ACC. But besides the Seminoles, there are plenty of interesting teams in the new-look conference that deserve your attention. More»
urban_braxton article August 5, 2014

Urban Renewal

Ohio State's 2013 season ended in disappointment, and it has a lot of question marks still lingering. But while it's easy to be wary of the Buckeyes' flaws, Urban Meyer has built a high-upside team that should be in good position for a playoff run. More»
blog August 2, 2014

Auburn's Bigger Worries

As expected, Nick Marshall's punishment for a marijuana citation was largely inconsequential: He won't start the opener against Arkansas. What's more important to Auburn is a pair of costly injuries already suffered before camp even opened. More»
CFBcampstorylines_ioqorqp4_o132xwwj article August 1, 2014

Reporting For Duty

The calendar has turned to August, meaning college football season is mere weeks away. From QB controversies to the debuts of true freshmen and more, here's what fans should be paying attention to as preseason practices open around the country. More»
Calhoun article July 30, 2014

Staying Motivated

Always searching for more respect, MSU suddenly finds itself in a position where it can't ask for much more of it. The Spartans have used their underdog status as a springboard for years, but can they motivate themselves as the Big Ten's top dog? More»
blog July 29, 2014

A Matter of Perspective

While most of the pay-for-play debate in college sports has taken place in courtrooms or through the media, perhaps what's most fascinating has been the broad spectrum of opinions held by the athletes themselves. At Big Ten media days, that range was on full display. More»
devingardner article July 29, 2014

A Fresh Start

Nothing about Devin Gardner's junior season at Michigan went as planned, and as the quarterback of a messy offense, he's been all but dismissed as a potential star. Under a new coordinator as a senior, though, Gardner still deserves a second chance. More»
top100CFB article July 23, 2014

The Top 100 College Players

In just five short weeks, the long wait for college football finally ends, meaning now is a good time to break down all the top players to get familiar with and keep an eye on this fall. These are the 100 best college players entering the 2014 season. More»
mikegundyOSU article July 18, 2014

Credit Check

There's been a unique dynamic at work at Oklahoma State during its rise to prominence: Mike Gundy's coaching gets overshadowed by the influence of mega-booster T. Boone Pickens. Subverting expectations in 2014 could help shift perception. More»
watchlist article July 15, 2014

The All-Watchability Team

In honor of all the award watch lists being announced, Sports on Earth has put together its own watch list: an All-Watchability Team. These are the college players at each position who are the most entertaining and capable of making highlight-reel plays. More»
secchampionship article July 9, 2014

The Kings of College Football

Even as college football has become a more national game entering the playoff era, regional attitudes have become only stronger. While everyone likes to accuse the SEC of impropriety, it still reigns supreme after after its championship streak ended. More»
CFBbestunits article July 3, 2014

The Best College Position Groups

Given the yearly turnover in college football, it's hard to maintain cohesive star-studded position units for multiple years, but a few always rise to the top as centerpieces for top teams. We identify the best units by team and by conference. More»
anthonyboone_duke article July 2, 2014

Lovable Underdogs

Last year, Duke seemingly came from nowhere to win 10 games and advance to the ACC title game. While history would say that success will be hard to repeat, David Cutcliffe has the Blue Devils in position to play football Cinderella again. More»
dukejohnson_miami article June 27, 2014

An Uphill Climb

Ten years ago, Miami officially joined the ACC, with the expectation that the Tobacco Road league would be dominated by the state of Florida. But the Hurricanes are still searching for their first league title, and that past magic appears far out of reach. More»
jeffdriskel article June 26, 2014

Pressure Rising

Entering 2014, there are obvious places where college football players will be under the microscope. As the season nears, here are the players who will be under the most pressure to become productive starters to propel their teams to greater heights. More»

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