With another highly rated recruiting class on the way after a dominant bowl win, expectations continue to grow for Tennessee, which under Butch Jones is finally emerging from a long funk. Just don't go declaring the Vols SEC champions quite yet. More»
Tom Brady and Richard Sherman may be among the biggest names of Sunday's Super Bowl, but it hasn't always been that way. As the Patriots and Seahawks prepare to meet, we look back at the best college careers of the Super Bowl participants. More»
The 2015 college football season is nearing its unofficial beginning, with National Signing Day set for next Wednesday, Feb. 4. As top prospects get set to sign, these are the stories to watch leading into the yearly fax machine circus. More»
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski became the first Division I men's college basketball coach to reach 1,000 wins on Sunday. It may just be an arbitrary round number, but it's an extraordinary milestone that shows off both coaching greatness and longevity. More»
As college basketball continues to deal with its problem of being too slow and ugly on offense, fortunately there's an oasis to gravitate toward: Iowa State. Fred Hoiberg's aggressive style continues to succeed, and his approach is worth rooting for. More»
Underclassmen have made their NFL draft decisions, which means that the 2015 college football season can begin taking shape. While the Heisman Trophy race is impossible to predict so early, it's never too soon to start identifying likely candidates. More»
While we're still over a week away from the Super Bowl, the NFL draft process kicks into high gear this week with the Senior Bowl. A long list of coveted prospects begins practice in Mobile on Tuesday. These are 10 of the most intriguing names. More»
Joe Paterno is again the the NCAA's all-time Division I wins leader after sanctions in response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal were rolled back again. It ends another case of NCAA overreach, and yet another misguided attempt to alter history that can't be changed. More»
With the national title game not being played until Jan. 12, Thursday's NFL draft early entry deadline might have sneaked up on everyone. With decisions made, we now have a clearer picture of the talent leaving and returning to college football. More»
After three days of intense speculation, late-season Ohio State quarterback sensation Cardale Jones announced that he will return to the Buckeyes instead of jumping to the NFL. Instead of criticizing him, let the kid enjoy the moment. More»
While Ohio State's national championship celebration probably hasn't died down yet, the 2014 season is history. That means it's time to start closely scrutinizing every aspect of the 2015 college football season. Here's an early look at how it may look. More»
Marcus Mariota declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday, setting off months of debate about his NFL readiness and the No. 1 overall pick. While it's reasonable to question Mariota's NFL skill set now, there's little reason to doubt his ability to adapt. More»
An unexpected coaching hiatus in his prime may have knocked him down a peg, but Monday's national championship reminded us that Urban Meyer can still be college football's best coach. The scary part? This is only a beginning for Ohio State. More»
Ohio State's national championship season featured one of the most unusual quarterback storylines ever, with injuries moving the Buckeyes from Braxton Miller to J.T. Barrett to Cardale Jones. Now, it's time to figure out what has become a complicated future. More»
You can't ask for a better matchup than Marcus Mariota meeting Joey Bosa, Michael Bennett and the Ohio State defensive line for a national championship on Monday. Under new position coach Larry Johnson, the Buckeyes are calm and confident. More»
Marcus Mariota is the biggest reason that Oregon has reached the national title game, but Byron Marshall's role set the Ducks up to succeed again. The former leading rusher is now the leading receiver, providing a jolt to an unproven group. More»
The first College Football Playoff National Championship arrives Monday, as No. 2 Oregon meets No. 4 Ohio State in an intriguing matchup of explosive offenses that keep getting better and better. The hard part? Picking a winner with confidence. More»
Oregon and Ohio State don't quite have the starpower of Florida State and Alabama, but they beat those two teams with exceptional individual talent that continues to emerge. From Marcus Mariota on down, these are the top players in the title game. More»
Ohio State's season was declared dead in September, when it lost to Virginia Tech. Oregon suffered the same fate in October against Arizona. Now, as the teams prepare to meet for the national championship, the losses show just how far they've come. More»
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced Wednesday that he will enter the NFL draft, expected news that still makes a significant impact on both the NFL and Florida State. Here's what the news means for all parties involved. More»
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