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College football teams are being forced to share hashtags with Olympic countries

If you’re hoping to get a head start by tweeting about your favorite team ahead of college football season, which doesn’t kick off until late August, you’ll have to get a bit more creative with your hashtags. Thanks to the Olympics, #UGA no longer means University of Georgia, #PUR no longer mean …

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Auburn DB Tray Matthews calls infamous non-tackle of Leonard Fournette ‘a business decision’

If there was such a thing as a September Heisman, LSU running back <b>Leonard Fournette</b> would have won in a landslide last season. The then-sophomore …

Michigan Becomes First College Football Team to Feature Air Jordan's 'Jumpman' Logo On Its Uniform

The rebirth of Michigan football under head coach Jim Harbaugh has placed the Wolverines back on the college football map, not just in the Big 10, …

UVA Football wins in 2016: Over/Under?

Will Virginia go to a bowl game in Bronco Mendenhall’s first season as head coach?<p>That’s a question on the minds of many Cavalier fans headed into …

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College football's oldest sellout streak, dating back to JFK, may be in peril

The football sellout streak "defines" the Cornhuskers, which is why the program is doing whatever it can to keep it going in 2016<p>LINCOLN, Neb. -- On …

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‘Bama offers clarification on Maurice Smith transfer imbroglio

Alabama defensive back <b>Maurice Smith</b> would like to transfer to Georgia. His mother said Alabama is blocking the transfer. Smith’s desire to leave the …

Preseason college football rankings: New 2016 Coaches Poll keeps Bama at No. 1

The more frequently cited AP Poll will be out August 21, while the first official Playoff rankings will arrive in midseason.<p>The first semi-meaningful poll for the 2016 college football season is out, and Alabama reigns supreme, but not by quite as wide a margin as the first-place vote count makes …

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Houston coach Tom Herman takes some shots at rival SMU

If you want to go to a Poulan Weedeater Bowl, you should go to SMU, not Houston, according to Cougars coach Tom Herman.<p>College coaches are all …

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Pittsburgh star RB James Conner says he is cancer free

Pittsburgh star running back James Conner announced Monday that his body is cancer free.<p>Conner was diagnosed with Stage 2A Hodgkin lymphoma on Dec. 4. Since then, he has maintained a positive attitude, guaranteeing he'd return healthy enough to play football again and celebrating milestones on …

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Harbaugh hails Michigan and Notre Dame resuming rivalry

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh hailed Michigan and Notre Dame for finding a way to resume their rivalry.<p>The two winningest programs in college football history announced Thursday they will play each other again: Notre Dame will host the Wolverines on Sept. 1 2018, and the storied series will …

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The continuous curious case of Alabama's starting quarterbacks

Tide fans are always worried who will start at quarterback for Alabama, but Nick Saban simply does not share those concerns<p>TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If …

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Lane Kiffin added insult to injury after Bama took Kentucky's 4-star QB

Welcome to The Crootletter (sign up to get this in your inbox every morning!). I'm Bud Elliott, SB Nation's National Recruiting Analyst, and in this space I'll be sharing news, rumors and musings on the world of college football recruiting.<p>Loyal readers know that I have been a big fan of …

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David Robinson’s son quits football because of concussion concerns

Corey Robinson, the son of former Navy player and Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson, is quitting football at Notre Dame after suffering three diagnosed concussions in the last year.<p>Robinson, a 21-year-old senior wide receiver, missed most of spring practice because of a concussion and plans …

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Here's how difficult and costly it is to start an FBS college football program

Wichita State is once again looking into bringing back football, which was last played at the school way back in 1986<p>If nothing else, we now know …

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Alabama self-reports 19 NCAA violations, five in football

In a late-night release on Sunday, the Crimson Tide explain 19 Level III and IV NCAA violations committed by the athletic program<p>The Friday 5 p.m. …

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After Michel injury, Georgia's RB depth could be a major concern for opener

Sony Michel recently sustained a broken left forearm, leaving the Bulldogs without their top two running backs -- at least for the time being<p>It's a …

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Urban Meyer Comments on Possible Underclass Combine for NFL Draft Prospects

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is formulating a plan with other coaches and the American Football Coaches Association that would allow college football's underclassmen, who are mostly juniors, to work out for NFL scouts without losing their NCAA eligibility, per Zac Jackson of Pro Football …

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USC's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy returns after 22 years

The school's copy of the Heisman Trophy is in three pieces<p>USC finally has its copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy back, one of the final steps to a …

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SEC Media Days 2016: Highlights, Comments and Twitter Reaction from Tuesday

Georgia, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Texas A&M had their SEC media days on Tuesday, and few coaches were under the microscope quite like Georgia's first-year head coach, Kirby Smart.<p>Smart, who is replacing longtime Georgia head coach Mark Richt, also has deep SEC ties.<p>And he certainly learned …

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Cal's Australia game is new move to take football Down Under

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coach Sonny Dykes has prepared for the travel challenges associated with a season-opening game in Sydney.<p>Dykes has …

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Pick Six: Pivotal players to watch in the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has one Heisman Trophy favorite in Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, another legitimate contender in Oregon's Royce Freeman and maybe the …

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No, the Pac-12 is not expanding -- and Houston is not going there

Houston's vice president did indeed meet with the Pac-12 commissioner, just not for the reasons you might think<p>Expansion nuts -- especially Houston …

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Delany does not see Rose Bowl move to accommodate playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl abandoning its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College …

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich backing Cincinnati for Big 12 bid

Why not?<p>Ohio governor and former Presidential candidate John Kasich has cast his support for Cincinnati's inclusion, according to Jason Williams of Cincinnati.com. Kasich made the case for Cincinnati in a letter dated July 12 that was sent to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and the presidents of …

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