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article February 5, 2016

Louisville Imposes Postseason Ban

Louisville announced that it is self-imposing a 2016 postseason ban on its men's basketball team amid an ongoing NCAA investigation. The ban applies to both the ACC and NCAA tournaments, with Louisville missing the latter for the first time since 2006. More»
harbaugh article February 5, 2016

Mapping The 2016 Blue-Chip Recruits

The Gulf Coast area of the United States has dominated college football recruiting for years. With the class of 2016 mostly signed, let's break down how this year's class shapes up geographically, including a map of all of the blue-chip recruits. More»
saban-alabama article February 4, 2016

What We Learned on Signing Day

While signing day is an unpredictable spectacle, one thing about recruiting is more predictable than anything else in sports: Nick Saban signing a top-rated class. There were a lot of big stories Wednesday, but Alabama stole the show. More»
rashangary article February 3, 2016

Nation's Top Recruit Picks Michigan

Jim Harbaugh has kept himself in the headlines on a daily basis over the last year, and it has culminated in the biggest win of all for the recruiting class of 2016: Defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the nation's No. 1 ranked recruit, will be a Wolverine. More»
ed-oliver article February 3, 2016

Instant Impact 2016 Recruits

The recruiting process for the class of 2016 finally comes to end an on Wednesday, as commitments will be made official. As the faxes roll in, attention will turn to which top recruits might see starring roles as soon as this fall. More»
classof2011 article February 3, 2016

Recruiting Rewind: Class of 2011

Five years ago, National Signing Day featured an impressive list of burgeoning young football talent, from No. 1 recruit Jadeveon Clowney to three-star future Heisman winners Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel. How did the class pan out? More»
harbaugh_michigan article February 2, 2016

Harbaugh Tactics Working Perfectly

College football recruiting has always been crazy, but everything is magnified in the modern media environment. Nobody understands that more than Jim Harbaugh, who has quickly turned Michigan into a force while pushing the envelope. More»
signingdayquestions article February 1, 2016

Pressing 2016 Signing Day Questions

Three weeks after Alabama claimed the national championship, college football is set to introduce its next generation of potential stars who hope to win future titles. In advance of Wednesday's signing day, here are 10 key recruiting questions. More»
matymauk article January 28, 2016

Missouri Dismisses Mauk From Team

Three days after being suspended indefinitely, Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk was dismissed from the team on Thursday. Mauk had previously been suspended twice during the 2015 season, and coach Barry Odom said he has failed to meet expectations. More»
blakebarnett article January 28, 2016

SEC Needs to End Quarterback Drought

The SEC may recruit quarterbacks better than everybody else, but it is failing to develop them at the expected rate, which has narrowed the gap between the league and the rest of the Power Five conferences and created transfer chaos. More»
lesmiles-lsu article January 27, 2016

There's No Place Like Home For LSU

While LSU experienced a tumultuous 2015 in which coach Les Miles was nearly fired, prospects are looking up. In addition to returning a loaded roster, LSU is poised to sign a top recruiting class because of the best home-state advantage in college football. More»
superbowl_collegestars article January 26, 2016

Super Bowl College Player Rankings

The Broncos-Panthers in Super Bowl 50 is an intriguing one for a variety of reasons, including the presence of star QBs Peyton Manning and Cam Newton, whose success dates back to college. So which Super Bowl players had the best college careers? More»
seniorbowl-preview article January 25, 2016

Senior Bowl Week: Who To Watch

The college football season is finished and there is only one NFL game left, and thus the heart of the NFL draft process is rapidly approaching. The first big event is this week's Senior Bowl, with rosters featuring many intriguing prospects. More»
deshaunwatson article January 22, 2016

Clemson Faces New Reality

For years, Clemson loved to play the disrespect card, trying to rise through the college football ranks with an underdog mentality. That's not the case anymore. Even after losing the national title game, the Tigers enter 2016 with the highest expectations in school history. More»
kentucky-duke article January 21, 2016

Finding Hope For Kentucky, Duke

While a mild form of panic may be invading Lexington and Durham, Kentucky and Duke fans can find some solace by looking outward at the rest of college basketball: At least nobody else is great, either. Can Kentucky or Duke still make a run? More»
earlyheisman2016 article January 20, 2016

Early 2016 Heisman Trophy Top 25

It may be far too early to know how the race will play out, but based on who is returning, the battle for the 2016 Heisman Trophy could be a memorable one. While the race is impossible to predict this far out, these 25 players could be the top candidates. More»
earlyentry article January 19, 2016

CFB Early Entry Winners and Losers

The 2016 NFL draft early entry deadline passed on Monday, and it appears that more than 100 underclassmen are headed to the draft early. Some teams, like LSU, received more good news than bad, while others weren't so lucky. More»
allen-williams-bama article January 18, 2016

Alabama Loaded For Another Title Run

While Alabama loses many key seniors, plus Derrick Henry and A'Shawn Robinson early to the draft, the departures aren't as bad as they could have been. If you focus on who is returning, nobody is a safer bet for a 2016 playoff bid than the Crimson Tide. More»
early2016cfb article January 14, 2016

Early 2016 CFB Rankings: 128 to 1

Alabama beat Clemson for the national championship on Monday, and the 2015 college football season is already ancient history. So a long offseason of analysis begins now, with a very early look at how all 128 teams might stack up in 2016. More»
nicksaban article January 13, 2016

Nick Saban Keeps Moving Forward

Nick Saban and Alabama are known for their physical, old-school approach, but not all the narratives about Saban fit anymore. With a fifth national championship, Saban continues to prove that he's capable of looking ahead and adapting to win. More»

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