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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Nick Saban reminds Alabama players about those losses

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By Cindy Boren  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 01/09/2014

James Franklin expected to be named Penn State coach, reports say

Nittany Lions targeted Vanderbilt coach when Bill O’Brien returned to the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, James Franklin, Penn State

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Florida State T-shirts had BCS winner/loser reversed. Oops.

At least they got the part about “national champions” right. So there’s that.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Tim Tebow just missed predicting BCS final score

Maybe he should give up his NFL dream and just focus on broadcasting.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:44 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Tim Tebow

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Jameis Winston leads Florida State to BCS title, turns his attention to baseball

Quarterback, who will return next fall, will play the other sports he excels in soon.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State, Jameis Winston

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 01/06/2014

BCS Championship: ESPN “Megacast” has it covered

Tim Tebow, the network’s newest employee, will help broadcast the Florida State-Auburn game.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Art Briles a candidate at Texas, report says

Baylor coach is expected to talk to Longhorns, says he hasn’t heard from Redskins.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Texas

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Johnny Manziel “unreal” in Texas A&M comeback (video)

QB is a human highlight reel in victory over Duke in Chick-fil-A Bowl.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Tim Tebow hired by ESPN as SEC Network analyst

First, he’ll work the BCS Championship game Jan. 6.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:36 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, ESPN, Tim Tebow

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/19/2013

ESPN’s BCS “Megacast” will show Florida State-Auburn six different ways

One channel will offer a telecast without announcers, the others will have different camera angles and stats. Lots of stats.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BCS Championship, College Football, ESPN

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 12/14/2013

Nick Saban stays at Alabama, blasts reports that he’d replace Mack Brown at Texas

Crimson Tide coach said, “I never considered going to Texas.“

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/12/2013

A.J. McCarron: Nick Saban “told me he’s not leaving” Alabama

Crimson Tide quarterback says Saban’s wife Terry won’t let him leave Tuscaloosa.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. McCarron, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 12/12/2013

George W. Bush sends note to Alabama kicker

From one “43” to another, former president tells Cade Foster, “You will be a stronger human with time.“

By Cindy Boren  |  08:43 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Cade Foster, College Football, George W. Bush

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Oregon’s Pharaoh Brown suspended for role in snowball fight (video)

Video of incident went viral over the weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Oregon, Pharaoh Brown

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Nick Saban to Texas? “No chance,” Kirk Herbstreit says

Technically, Mack Brown still has the Longhorns’ job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban, Texas

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Mack Brown’s future at Texas to be decided soon; coach denies he’ll quit (updated)

In an 8-4 season, fate of longtime coach has been a topic of speculation all fall.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Mack Brown, Texas

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Brett Favre: Winning high school title “pretty close” to Super Bowl

The ol’ gunslinger learned a few things about himself while helping coach Oak Grove High in Mississippi.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brett Favre, High school football

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Laughter at Jameis Winston press conference struck wrong note (video)

Florida State quarterback won’t be charged in sexual assault case.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jameis Winston

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Jameis Winston will not be charged

Florida State quarterback, a Heisman contender, had been under investigation for sexual assault.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State, Jameis Winston

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Decision on Jameis Winston case expected Thursday

Florida State quarterback and Heisman hopeful has been the focus of a sexual-assault investigation.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:22 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State, Jameis Winston

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Alabama-Auburn aftermath: Cremated remains on the field and a deadly shooting

It is unclear whether the remains are human and police continue to investigate the motive behind a Birmingham murder.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Auburn, College Football

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Alabama-Auburn: Death threats for kicker after a classic Iron Bowl (video)

Chris Davis’s TD return of field-goal attempt brings chaos to the college football scene and scary messages for Crimson Tide’s Cade Foster.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Auburn, College Football

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 11/30/2013

Auburn stuns Alabama in Iron Bowl on Chris Davis TD (video)

Missed field goal with 1 second left is returned for a touchdown to topple the top-ranked Crimson Tide.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:37 PM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Iron Bowl

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Thanksgiving day college football TV schedule (Friday, too)

There are three games on Thursday and nearly a full slate on Friday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  04:48 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Harvard, Yale play 130th edition of “The Game” Saturday

For the Elis and the Crimson, the pranks are epic. Sometimes the football is, too.

By Chelsea Janes  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Harvard, Harvard-Yale game, Yale

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013

College football TV schedule and preview for Nov. 23

Texas A&M-LSU, UCLA-Arizona State, Baylor-Oklahoma State are Saturday’s top games.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/18/2013

BCS standings: Baylor closes gap on Ohio State for third behind Alabama and Florida State

The Bears move up one spot to fourth in the BCS standings after a 63-38 rout of Texas Tech.

By Kelyn Soong  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baylor, bcs standings, College Football

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/15/2013

College football TV schedule and preview for Nov. 16

A look at the weekend’s top games.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Jameis Winston under investigation in connection with sexual assault, report says

Status of Florida State quarterback, a Heisman Trophy contender, remains unchanged.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State, Jameis Winston

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Todd Christensen dies; former Raiders tight end was 57

Former athlete died while having a liver transplant in Utah.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NFL, Oakland Raiders

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Undefeated second-ranked Oregon takes on No. 6 Stanford

The Ducks, led by sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota, take on Stanford’s vaunted defense in the heated Pac-12 matchup.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Stanford, university of oregon

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Grambling players say they’ll return to practice, finish season

Team boycott stemmed from conditions at school, firing of coach Doug Williams.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Doug Williams, Grambling

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013

Grambling player protest: Firing of Doug Williams is among their issues

Game against Jackson State is canceled as players take a stand over facilities, travel and interim coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Doug Williams, Grambling State

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Oregon will wear pink helmets against Washington State

The nation’s No. 2-ranked team gets a special wardrobe from Nike this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Nike, Oregon

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Condoleezza Rice defends herself as a “student of college football”

Former secretary of state says experience isn’t a requirement for serving on the College Football Playoff committee.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, College Football Playoff selection committee, Condoleezza Rice

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Will Ferrell, dressed as a Trojan, leads USC band (video)

It was for a good cause and at least he wasn’t streaking.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Seattle Seahawks, USC, Will Ferrell

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Virginia Tech, Tennessee to play football game at Bristol Motor Speedway

Game, which would be played in 2016, could draw a crowd of 160,000.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristol Motor Speedway, College Football, Tennessee, Virginia Tech

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Jadaveon Clowney, Steve Spurrier move on from controversy (video)

Defensive star says he’s committed to playing, Spurrier says situation was handled poorly.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jadaveon Clowney, Steve Spurrier

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Jadeveon Clowney: Only the NFL can stop him

South Carolina defensive end's devastating hit lights up the internet but isn't enough to get him out of another college football season.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:53 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jadeveon Clowney, NFL, South Carolina

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Boy who scored in Nebraska spring game learns cancer is in remission (video)

Jack Hoffman was a YouTube sensation, won an ESPY and visited the White House.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jack Hoffman, Nebraska

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Paul Rhoads rants after Iowa State loses to Texas (video)

Coach was enraged by two calls on the goal line that helped the Longhorns win 31-30.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Iowa State, Paul Rhoads, Texas

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix suspended indefinitely

Crimson Tide won’t play a ranked team in October., with Georgia State next.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, HaHa Clinton-Dix, Nick Saban

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 10/02/2013

United offers to fly Air Force to Navy game during shutdown

By Cindy Boren  |  03:01 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Force, Army, College Football, Navy

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Lane Kiffin, Tennessee: All is not forgiven

Fans see karma in USC’s decision to fire the coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Lane Kiffin, Tennessee, USC

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/29/2013

USC fires Lane Kiffin

A 62-41 loss to Arizona State is the catalyst for a 3-2 team that is 0-2 in the Pac-12.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Lane Kiffin, USC

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Penn State decision angers Jay Paterno but may help school keep Bill O’Brien

NCAA approves gradual restoration of football scholarships that were part of the Jerry Sandusky penalty.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Floyd Mayweather wins bet on Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Boxer won $200,000 as Heisman winner and Aggies roll over SMU>

By Cindy Boren  |  10:13 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Floyd Mayweather, Johnny Manziel

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/21/2013

Touchdown Jesus turns 50 at Notre Dame

Fighting Irish football games wouldn’t be the same without the iconic artwork keeping watch.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Notre Dame, Touchdown Jesus

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Nick Saban on Texas: “I’m too damn old to start over”

Alabama coach says he isn’t leaving if the Longhorns were to fire Mack Brown.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:44 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban, Texas

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Bo Pelini: Tom Osborne “addressed” tirade over a year ago, officials say

Nebraska officials are ready to move on. Are fans?

By Cindy Boren  |  04:21 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bo Pelini, College Football, Nebraska, Tom Osborne

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Bo Pelini: “I’m human like anyone else”

Nebraska coach says he believes fans will understand and forgive him for ripping them.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:25 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bo Pelini, College Football, Nebraska

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Bo Pelini, Nebraska fans: Irreconcilable differences?

Coach, on hot seat after UCLA loss, apologizes for 2011 tape in which he ripped Cornhuskers fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:51 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bo Pelini, College Football, Nebraska

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Rick Neuheisel sings about Johnny Manziel (video)

Former coach, now a TV analyst, finds inspiration in Texas A&M quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Doug Williams fired by Grambling

Former Redskins quarterback found less success in his second go-round as coach at his alma mater.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Doug Williams, Grambling

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Alabama bar turns Johnny Manziel into pi ata

Big game with Texas A&M inspires Crimson Tide fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Johnny Manziel gets “Johnny Cam” for Texas A&M vs. Alabama

CBS Sports adds a camera dedicated to catching whatever the Heisman Trophy winner does.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Eminem had awkward interview during Michigan-Notre Dame game (video)

Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit made the best of rapper's low-key attempt to promote "Berzerk" and new album.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brent Musburger, College Football, Eminem

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Miss Alabama has a Roll Tide dress

It's for a special little parade at the Miss America pageant.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:12 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Alabama’s Kenny Bell expected to return after “personal day”

Nick Saban met with wide receiver, who'd tweeted Monday that he was quitting football.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Kenny Bell, Nick Saban

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Miracle kickoff return lifts A&M Consolidated High (video)

The losing high school, Copperas Cove, happens to be the one Robert Griffin III attended.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:27 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  High school football

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 09/01/2013

FAMU band makes first appearance in nearly two years after hazing incident

Return of the Marching 100 is "too soon," parent of victim says.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, College hazing, Florida A&M

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Johnny Manziel suspended for first half of opener against Rice

NCAA determines that Heisman Trophy winner was not paid for autographs.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Johnny Manziel is mocked by an Oklahoma car dealer (video)

"Johnny Savings" might come back to bite the Sooners.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Robert Griffin III isn’t in NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” opening

Carrie Underwood takes center stage with 13 NFL players not named RGIII.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Robert Griffin III, Sunday Night Football

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Johnny Manziel questioned by NCAA, denies signing for money, reports say

Aggies impose gag order with Heisman Trophy winner expected to play Saturday.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, NCAA, Texas A&M

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Dez Bryant would be "mad" at NCAA if Johnny Manziel isn't suspended

Cowboys wide receiver just wants all college athletes to receive equal treatment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant, Johnny Manziel

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Johnny Manziel: New autograph allegations raise more questions

Miami, Louisville change their policy as Texas A

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Johnny Manziel accepted money for autographs, report says

NCAA reportedly is investigating allegations about Heisman Trophy winner.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Heisman Trophy, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Texas A&M, Utah football players killed in car crash

Polo Manukainiu and Gaius Vaenuku had been high school teammates.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, University of Utah

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Mike McQueary: Penn State will "try to scapegoat you," Joe Paterno said.

Former assistant testifies that ex-coach also said "Don't trust Old Main."

By Cindy Boren  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Florida Gators are erasing Aaron Hernandez

Like the New England Patriots, the tight end's college team is moving on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, College Football, University of Florida

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Jack Nicklaus's grandson Nick O'Leary survives motorcycle crash (video)

Florida State tight end is ready for football season.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:49 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Florida State, Jack Nicklaus, Nick O'Leary

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Carlos Hyde dismissed from Ohio State team, report says

Coach Urban Meyer mulls future of Bradley Roby after weekend incident, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde, College Football, Urban Meyer

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Ricky Williams to try coaching college football

Former Heisman winner close to joining University of the Incarnate Word staff.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Ricky Williams

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Alabama recruit uses baby sister to announce his decision (video)

There's a little Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute thrown in for good measure.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:31 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Johnny Manziel tweet shows unhappiness in College Station

The Heisman Trophy winner must play another season at Texas A

By Cindy Boren  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 06/06/2013

USC long snapper has trick shot video that's must-see

It's not easy to hit objects dead on, while practically standing on your head.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, USC, Zach Smith

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Oklahoma high school coach tells of close brush with tornado

His players are safe, but the homes of 16 were destroyed in storm.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  High school football, Oklahoma tornado

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Obama meets with 7-year-old cancer patient and star of Nebraska spring game

Jack Hoffman's 69-yard touchdown has been watched nearly 8 million times on YouTube.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, College Football, Jack Hoffman, University of Nebraska

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Stanford QB Josh Nunes retires after freak injury

A bench-press accident in February led Nunes to quit, saying, "I'm going to need my right hand the rest of my life."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Josh Nunes, Kevin Hogan, Stanford

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Toomer's Corner oaks are coming down today at Auburn (video)

Two years after they were poisoned by the fan of a rival, Alabama school begins redevelopment project.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Auburn, College Football

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Faith Hill, "Sunday Night Football" part ways

The theme song, though, isn't going anywhere. It's the "anthem" for TV's top-rated show.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Faith Hill, NFL, Sunday Night Football

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013

7-year-old cancer patient scores in Nebraska spring game (video)

Jack Hoffman says it "felt awesome" to run 89 yards for a touchdown.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:05 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jack Hoffman, Nebraska

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Jerry Sandusky interview: Paterno family says it's an "insult to victims"

Jerry Sandusky interview: Paterno family says it's an "insult to victims"

By Cindy Boren  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Jerry Sandusky interview excerpts to appear on "Today" on Monday

Former Penn State assistant coach is serving a lengthy prison sentence stemming from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Alabama offers eighth-grader a scholarship after LSU

Running back/linebacker from Baton Rouge shows promise. But first -- high school!

By Cindy Boren  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Nike's Phil Knight reverses stance on Joe Paterno after family's report is released

The son and widow of the former Penn State hit the talk shows to discuss investigation they funded.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:42 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Penn State

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Ray Lewis III signs letter of intent to play at University of Miami

Earlier this week, his dad won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, College Football, Ray Lewis

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Alex Collins wavers on Arkansas on national signing day as mom confiscates letter of intent

The family reportedly "just needs more time."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Bret Bielema, College Football

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was in love with Manti Te'o, Dr. Phil says

First part of interview with man who allegedly pulled hoax on Notre Dame star airs today.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:34 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Jerry Sandusky loses bid for new trial

The former Penn State assistant, serving a minimum 30-year sentence for child sexual abuse, can now head to appeals court.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Manti Te'o to Katie Couric: "What would you do?"

Brian Te'o says his son is "not a liar. He's a kid."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Manti Te'o: Funny or Die plays it for laughs (video)

Turns out that a hoax involving a fake dead girlfriend is comedy gold.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Katie Couric to interview Manti Te'o

Notre Dame linebacker and his family will discuss what he says is a hoax involving a girlfriend who did not exist...and her death.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Manti Te'o hoax: Teoing, Taiwanese animation and "The Usual Suspects"

The hoax involving Notre Dame's linebacker is a meme, among other things.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Manti Te'o, representatives missed chance to release story of hoax, report says

After investigation, Notre Dame left it up to Te'o to reveal that his girlfriend did not exist.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Manti Te'o: Dead girlfriend story is a hoax

A Notre Dame legend turns into a truly bizarre story of deception.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Manti Te'o: NFL player says he met girlfriend

Reagan Mauia says that Lennay Kekua is real.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:29 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Brent Musburger and that "smokin' " comment (updated)

A week ago, ESPN apologized for the veteran announcer's comments about Katherine Webb.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:48 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brent Musburger, College basketball, College Football, ESPN, Katherine Webb

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Nick Saban has "closed the door" on the NFL. He means it.

The Alabama coach swears he's staying put. Really. He means it.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Katherine Webb says ESPN apology for Brent Musburger wasn't necessary

Brent Musburger's commentary boosted former Miss Alabama's fame and drew criticism.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. McCarron, College Football, Katherine Webb

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Bill O'Brien will stay at Penn State

NFL teams will just have to wait as coach says, "I'm not a one-and-done guy."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, College Football, Penn State

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Nick Saban to NFL? He says no, report says.

Remember, though, that Alabama's coach has said he isn't leaving before.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, College Football, Nick Saban

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 11/28/2012

Jon Gruden: Is Tennessee out of the picture?

It's Jon Gruden season, when the "Monday Night Football" analyst is linked to every possible job. Your turn, Tennessee Volunteers.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jon Gruden, Monday Night Football

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Missing Texas A&M player found unharmed

Thomas Johnson, a Texas A

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Texas A&M

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Fantasy Football Week 10: Brian Hartline, Josh Freeman, Emmanuel Sanders on the rise

Brian Hartline and Emmanuel Sanders are two of several wide receivers whose production has increased in recent weeks. Both make solid fantasy options for Week 10.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Sam Gordon, 9-year-old girl, is already a football star (video)

In Utah, 9-year-old Sam Gordon is the star of her football league -- and a YouTube sensation.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Football

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 11/08/2012

USC fires student manager who deflated balls in Oregon game

Under-inflated footballs couldn't help Southern Cal knock off Oregon, but they did cost one student manager his job.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:21 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA, Oregon Ducks, Southern Cal, USC

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier arraigned

Penn State's former president faces eight charges relating to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal but maintains that he is being framed for a political motive.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA, Penn State, Penn State scandal

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Darrell Royal, legendary Texas coach, dies at 88

Darrell Royal, the former Texas coach who died after a battle with Alzheimer's, was known for his folksy comments and bruising football teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Texas

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Obama, Romney talk sports on Monday Night Football

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney chat with Chris Berman during halftime of "Monday Night Football."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:13 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NFL

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Jerry Sandusky moved to a maximum-security facility

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, convicted of child sex abuse, has been moved to the maximum-security prison in which he will serve his sentence.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:58 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Fantasy Football Week 9: Titus Young, Eric Decker, Randall Cobb reward patience

Three wide receivers are rewarding owners who exercised patience early by delivering big games of late.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Fantasy Football, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Graham Spanier charged in Penn State scandal; charges added against two other administrators

Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly charges former Penn State president Graham Spanier in Jerry Sandusky scandal, adds to charges against two other administrators

By Cindy Boren  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/29/2012

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore suffers another devastating knee injury

One of the nation's most talented runners suffered a dislocated right knee and ligament damage on a gruesome play over the weekend.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu released from jail after arrest on marijuana charge

The Honey Badger's hopes of returning to the field for LSU in 2013 could be dashed after his arrest for marijuana possession.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Fantasy Football Week 8: Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden are on the rise

A couple of early-season running back busts have great opportunities to redeem themselves against cushy Week 8 matchups.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Report: UNC receiver Erik Highsmith plagiarized 11-year-olds

Erik Highsmith's reported plagiarism for a communications class is only the latest in a string of instances of alleged academic fraud involving football players at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA, North Carolina Tar Heels, UNC

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Jerry Sandusky transferred from county jail to state prison

Jerry Sandusky, serving a minimum 30-year term after his conviction on child sex-abuse charges, has been transferred from county jail to a state prison in Pennsylvania.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Penn State

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/19/2012

High school kicker Austin Rehkow makes 67-yard field goal (Video)

Central Valley's Austin Rehkow's game-tying field goal was four yards longer than the NFL record.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, High School Sports, NCAA

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Fantasy Football Week 7: Alex Green, Vick Ballard, William Powell could come in handy in a bye-heavy week

Young running backs could make useful plays with six teams on their bye this week.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  05:59 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Beano Cook dies at 81

Beano Cook, legendary college football commentator, died in his sleep at the age of 81.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, ESPN

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Fantasy Football Week 6: Are Trent Richardson, Doug Martin the real deal?

Rookie running backs Trent Richardson and Doug Martin are primed for big weeks and Kryle Rudolph, Fred Davis and Joel Dreessen lead a number of tight ends who should produce in Week 6.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Fantasy Football Week 5: Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco, Christian Ponder primed for big games

With four teams on byes, Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco and Christian Ponder could sneak be primed for big Sundays.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Fantasy Football Week 4: Ravens, Cardinals defenses; Peyton Manning and Golden Tate

Arizona's dominant defense should feast against Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins while Peyton Manning and Cedric Benson look to get the struggling Broncos and Packers back in the win column.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:14 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Nebraska AD Tom Osborne to retire in January

Nebraska athletic director and former longtime football coach Tom Osborne is scheduled to announce his retirement from the Huskers sports program on Wednesday in Lincoln.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Penn State penalties: Too harsh? Too lenient?

The NCAA stopped short of issuing the so-called “death penalty,” but the unprecedented sanctions facing Penn State’s football program will have a lasting impact.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Does Penn State football deserve the death penalty?

Can Penn State’s football program recover or should the NCAA pull the plug?

By Matt Brooks  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 07/12/2012

The Freeh report and Joe Paterno: How will it impact the coach’s legacy?

The report casts wide blame on Penn State’s top officials for its handling of Jerry Sandusky, including longtime head football coach Joe Paterno.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:06 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football