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Idaho announced an unprecedented move today – the Vandals will move from FBS, college football’s highest level, down a level to FCS in the first such move in the FBS-FCS era th...(full article)

It isn’t often that a college football program becomes the story on the night of the NFL draft, but the Ole Miss Rebels football program is reeling today in the wake of the L...(full article)

The Internet -- one of the few things bigger than the NFL -- hijacked the NFL Draft on Thursday night, turning a celebration of the game into a real-time soap opera invol...(full article)

Mississippi football has spent three years walking a high wire without a net. Thursday night, after several wobbles but just inches from finishing this dangerously ambitious walk i...(full article)

Somebody set out to ruin Laremy Tunsil’s draft night. Of course, you can’t rule out the idea that nobody ruined it more than Tunsil himself. Before an NFL team even claimed hi...(full article)

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He Survived Working for Harbaugh, Meyer

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College Football's Post-Spring Top 25

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Real Victims of Banning Satellite Camps

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Blue-Collar Guy May Get Black and Blue

Carson Wentz wanted to win so much that he sometimes would cry when he didn't play well or after his teams lost in midget football or little league baseball. He was only 11 or 12 a...

USC Shows It's Decidedly Indecisive

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Best QB in Draft Won't Go 1st or 2nd

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Coming Soon to NFL Near You: Spread Offense

A lot of things matter to recruits when picking a school: Relationships with coaches. Campus life. Tradition. Location. Academics. Pro development. Scheme. Perhaps more than any ot...

Writer Learns How Tough It Is to Coach

On the way to my first stop as a guest coach for Arkansas State's spring game last Friday, Red Wolves coach Blake Anderson tried to warn me. As I rode away from donor Ryan Heringer...

Why UCLA AD Crossed Pac-12

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Shake-Up at Nos. 1, 2 Benefits Lynch Most

The 2016 NFL Draft has definitely become the year to be a quarterback prospect. Naturally, the front-runners in the draft class -- Cal's Jared Goff and North Dakota State's Ca...

Texas' Hopes Riding on Freshman's Arm

In times like these, Austinites' only logical choice is to hand themselves over to foolishness. This is the state of Texas football. Putting faith in statistics (not to mention, a ...

JUCO Backup QB Ready to Tackle the SEC

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Once Again, NCAA Rules Against Athletes

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Late Brother Inspires OSU's Bogard

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QB Morris Likely Miami Starter

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Big East Pins Hopes on TV Deal

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Arkansas AD Does the Right Thing

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OSU's Meyer Strikes Gold Right Away

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Alabama Claims Top Recruiting Class

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Social Media Making Mark

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Few Will Make Immediate Impact

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Green-Beckham Is Top Prize

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Process Is Often Hit-or-Miss

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Wisconsin Losing Key Recruits

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Success Boosts Michigan's Future

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Rutgers Recruiting Class Now in Flux

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Penn State Recruits Few Stars

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A Last Look at His Numbers

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Life Ends in Jumble of Confusion

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