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article January 17, 2017

CFB Winners, Losers At Draft Deadline

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The 2017 NFL Draft's early entry deadline passed on Monday, and this year has continued a trend that has seen the number of underclassmen leaving skyrocket in recent years. Here are the college teams that gained and lost the most from the decisions. More»
early2017rank article January 13, 2017

Early '17 CFB Rankings of Every Team

What are the chances Clemson and Alabama will return to the playoff? While the start of the 2017 college football season is more than eight months away, the offseason will fly ball, meaning it's time for a first look at how every FBS team may stack up. More»
GettyImages-631365182 article January 12, 2017

No Reason To Bet Against Bama in '17

Monday was one of the rarest events in college football: an actual Alabama loss, with a championship on the line. But after falling to Clemson, there's still reason to believe that the Crimson Tide will rebound with another run to the playoff in 2017. More»
GettyImages-631372666 article January 10, 2017

Clemson Is Here To Stay As A Power

Deshaun Watson has played his final game at Clemson, ending the most memorable three-year run in school history with a national title. For Clemson, though, it's status as a national power is far from finished. Under Dabo Swinney, the Tigers are built to last. More»
dabo article January 10, 2017

Dabo Knows: No Doubting Clemson

Clemson had already arrived long before Monday night's 35-31 comeback win over Alabama. But now its national position is assured: Thanks to the leadership of Dabo Swinney, it is a force to be reckoned with, and at long last a national champion. More»
GettyImages-631369944 article January 10, 2017

Renfrow Rises From Walk-On To Hero

Hunter Renfrow caught the national championship-winning touchdown for Clemson against Alabama on Monday night, continuing an odds-defying journey from little-known walk-on to rising star to Tigers football hero. More»
GettyImages-631373702 article January 10, 2017

Watson's Night, NFL Days Ahead

Clemson won the national championship because of the heroics of Deshaun Watson, the unflappable, unbreakable Clemson QB who got up from big hits, shook off mistakes and delivered the ultimate knockout blow to the Tide. More»
bama-clemson-preview article January 9, 2017

CFB National Championship Pick 'Em

One year after Alabama survived a phenomenal performance from Deshaun Watson to beat Clemson 45-40 in the national championship game, the Crimson Tide and the Tigers are back for a rematch on Monday. Here's how it may play out. More»
GettyImages-630954748 article January 9, 2017

Williams is Bama's New Nightmare

One year ago, Deshaun Watson tormented Alabama in the national title game without his best weapon. This year, a healthy Mike Williams -- a possibly first-round pick at receiver -- is Clemson's best new weapon in trying to beat the Crimson Tide. More»
GettyImages-621328690 article January 8, 2017

Cal's Dykes Is Out; Push Chip In?

On Sunday afternoon, Cal announced that it fired head coach Sonny Dykes after four seasons, ending a bumpy marriage. While there's been immediate speculation about Chip Kelly, Cal's main goal will be finding a new coach committed to Cal in the long run. More»
GettyImages-630734470 article January 8, 2017

New-Look Tide Still Same Ol' Bama

The Alabama offense will shift to the play-calling of Steve Sarkisian in Monday's national title game. While it's an unprecedented move, the history of Alabama under Nick Saban shows that there are few reasons to be skeptical of the Crimson Tide's chances. More»
GettyImages-253974 article January 7, 2017

History of CFB Postseason Rematches

College football typically doesn't do rematches, making Monday's Alabama-Clemson national title game a rarity. While the sport has never seen a 1 vs. 2 rematch like this, Clemson can derive hope from teams like 1990 national champion Colorado. More»
GettyImages-504619238 article January 6, 2017

5 Bama-Clemson Plays To Remember

Last year, Alabama beat Clemson 45-40 in a memorable national title again. On Monday, they'll meet again with the same stakes. What can we learn from their first meeting? Let's break down five key plays, what they meant and how they're relevant now. More»
clemson-bama-players article January 5, 2017

Top 25 National Title Game Players

For the second year in a row, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the College Football Playoff national championship game, and despite the post-title game attrition they faced, it's no surprise that they're both loaded with elite players again this year. More»
bowlseason-wrap article January 4, 2017

Best and Worst of CFB Bowl Season

Forty bowl games have come and gone again, leaving the 2016 college football season with one more game: the national championship. As we wait for the title game to kick off, first it's time to look back at what went right and wrong in the postseason. More»
GettyImages-121662653 article January 3, 2017

The Rose Bowl's 10 Greatest Games

On Monday night, USC beat Penn State 52-49 in a thrilling game filled with big plays, one that stands up with the greatest of the 103 Rose Bowls. Where it does it rank? Let's take a look back at the 10 best Rose Bowl games ever played. More»
GettyImages-630821058 article January 3, 2017

Sooners Top Auburn, Sweeten Season

If it wasn't for a rough run through nonconference play, Oklahoma would have been a playoff team. But after the disappointment of September, the Sooners rebounded to go 9-0 in the Big 12, then end the season with a dominant 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn. More»
GettyImages-630817500 article January 3, 2017

USC Comes Up Roses Against PSU

There were no national championship implications, but it did not matter. On Monday night in Pasadena, USC beat Penn State 52-49 in the Rose Bowl with a last-second field goal that capped one of the wildest college football games we've ever seen. More»
GettyImages-630729044 article January 2, 2017

Exit Lane: Kiffin Out Before Title Game

Leave it to Lane Kiffin to become the first assistant coach pushed out in the middle of the College Football Playoff. After calling plays for Alabama in the Peach Bowl, the new Florida Atlantic coach will be replaced by Steve Sarkisian in the title game. More»
clemson-bama-storylines article January 1, 2017

Tigers-Tide II: Embrace The Rematch

For the second year in a row, the College Football Playoff semifinals were anticlimactic. But if last year was any indication, a Clemson vs. Alabama national title game has the ability to be highly entertaining. Here's an early look at what to watch on Jan. 9 in Tampa. More»

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