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article June 23, 2016

Shooting Star: Ingram Still Rising

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»
corey-clement article June 22, 2016

Badgers About to Run The Gauntlet

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»
CFB-OL-rank-2016 article June 21, 2016

CFB Offensive Linemen Rankings 2016

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»
roycefreeman article June 17, 2016

CFB's Most Underappreciated Star

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»
toptransfers2016 article June 16, 2016

In With The Old: 25 Key CFB Transfers

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»
florida-gators article June 15, 2016

Florida Still Lurking Atop SEC East

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»
defensiveback-rank article June 14, 2016

College Defensive Back Rankings 2016

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»
gallman-watson article June 10, 2016

Best Yet To Come for Clemson Offense

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»
breakoutteamscfb article June 9, 2016

CFB Breakthrough Team Candidates

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»
ford-phillips-vt article June 8, 2016

Hokies Can Rise Quickly Under Fuente

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»
2016CFBreceivers article June 7, 2016

College Receiver Rankings 2016

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»
mikeriley article June 3, 2016

Don't Panic Yet, Huskers

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»
risingCFBcoaches article June 2, 2016

Next Top CFB Head Coach Candidates

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»
raekwonmcmillan-ohiostate article June 1, 2016

Reloading Defense Key To OSU Fate

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»
2016-cfb-lb-rank article May 31, 2016

College Linebacker Rankings 2016

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»
briles article May 27, 2016

Fallout at Baylor: Will Others Learn?

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»
cfbhotseat_2016 article May 26, 2016

College Football Coach Hot Seat 2016

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»
mccaffrey-stanford article May 25, 2016

Cardinal Ruler: McCaffrey's Encore

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»
2016RBrank article May 24, 2016

College Running Back Rankings 2016

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»
jamesconner article May 23, 2016

Pitt's Conner Says He's Cancer-Free

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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