Category Archives: College Football

Ohio State shows what BCS missed with convincing Cotton Bowl win

Playoff-snubbed Ohio State got a bit defensive even without one of its best defenders in the Cotton Bowl. Damon Webb returned an interception for a touchdown after recovering a fumble to set up an early score and the No. 5 … Continue reading

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Well, The Big Ten is Awesome (In Glorified Exhibitions)

It’s foolish to sink too much stock in a conference’s quality based solely on its bowl performance. At the same time, it’s tough to ignore strong evidence mounting right in front of one’s eyes. Take the Big Ten’s 5-0 bowl record … Continue reading

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Alabama’s Jonah Williams defends Tide offense

Nonah Williams took on the tone and posture of a defendant on the witness stand when fielding questions at Thursday’s media session in advance of Alabama’s playoff semifinal showdown against Clemson on…read more

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No. 1 Clemson’s defensive front could stifle No. 4 Alabama

Clemson has ridden a dominant defensive line to a No. 1 ranking heading into the climactic College Football Playoff.Tigers defensive tackle Christian Wilkins sees no reason why Clemson’s semifinal showdown with Alabama in Monday night’s Sugar…read more

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College football tickets: Big bowls demand big bucks

Bowl season is well underway, with games having started on Dec. 16 and running into January. There’s something for everyone during that time, but the big games are what will draw the most attention and command the highest…read more

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Sunday Notebook: 3 Quotes That Defined Week in College Footbal

Three unrelated quotes should have captured our attention this week. Each hold direct or indirect ties to Hawkeye athletics. Let’s have a look: 1. “I conservatively estimate it’s going to cost our schools in the hundreds of millions of dollars…read … Continue reading

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College football: Alabama fueled by the notion that it doesn’t belong in playoffs

Alabama is embracing a different role going into these playoffs. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide players can’t technically call themselves underdogs since they’re actually slight favorites over No. 1 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, but they know some..read more

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Best Plays of the 2017 CFB Season

A national champion has yet to be crowned, but the holiday season is a good time to look back at all the fantastic moments the 2017 college football season has provided so far. Here’s a compilation of the best plays … Continue reading

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Clemson in position to take over as college football’s reigning dynasty

The orange blazer only comes out of Dabo Swinney’s closet a couple of times a year, but a Wednesday that included five-star recruits finalizing their paperwork followed by a Clemson graduation event followed by…read more

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College Football end of year accountability: Good, bad and ugly of 2017 predictions

In August, when predictions were being finalized and published, you had that moment. At some point, you probably thought to yourself, “man, this dude is out of his mind.” As has been the case for nearly a decade…read more

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Clemson’s going to just forget about open-container laws for a night if the football team makes the national title game

If Clemson (the school) makes college football’s national championship game, Clemson (the city) will just forget about certain alcohol laws the night of the game…read more

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College football’s new early signing period is a gamble to some, a relief for others

Jamree Kromah sees the new college football early signing period that starts Wednesday as presenting a calculated risk — one he doesn’t want to take.  Early on, Kromah, an uncommitted senior defensive end from C.H. Flowers High in Prince…read more

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Newly injured Alabama five-star LB could miss College Football Playoff

Dylan Moses stepped in at middle linebacker down the stretch and shined for the Tide…read more

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USC vs. Ohio State: Two giants of college football

Two legendary programs meet in the Cotton Bowl. A breakdown of the great history of Ohio State and USC…read more

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Kirk Herbstreit still passionately defends choice to walk off set after Alabama made College Football Playoff

Kirk Herbstreit still is defending his choice to walk off the set after the College Football Playoff selection committee chose Alabama to make the Sugar Bowl.We’ve known the Crimson Tide’s place among the country’s top four teams for weeks, but … Continue reading

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AP Poll Top 25: College football rankings for bowl games

AP Poll Top 25 rankings are started with Clemson at No. 1. No. 25 Boise State won against Oregon, 38-28, in the Las Vegas Bowl. Boise State was the first ranked team to play this bowl season. Here’s the AP…read … Continue reading

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College football: Accuser of OU’s Rodney Anderson speaks out

A woman who accused Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson of sexual assault says she’s dropping her protective order against him. The woman also says authorities’ handling of her case has diminished her faith in…read more

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Three ways to make the Heisman Trophy matter more in college football

Baker Mayfield won the Heisman last week. Odds are that you know this already and that if you hadn’t figured it out on your own before the award was officially announced, you learned about it while not watching the Heisman … Continue reading

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2017 college football bowl games: Putting Auburn, Ohio State and more on upset alert

I’m going to let you in on an insider secret: picking upset alerts is a hard task.  This has been my favorite piece to write this season, not because it is easy, but because it’s a challenge. The potential for … Continue reading

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2017 college football quotes of the year

When the season started, did you expect Nick Saban to be holding court on rat poison and ripped jeans? Or Mike Leach to give a dissertation on weddings? (OK, maybe that’s not so far-fetched.) But it’s been a long season, … Continue reading

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