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Early 2014 Big Ten East power rankings: Spartans, Buckeyes back on top

The Big Ten East is brand new and loaded with talent on the field and on the sidelines. Even though we still have to finish coaching season, the recruiting cycle, and spring ball, let's talk about how it stacks up early on. Adam Jacobi ranks his personal seven, with yours below.<p>Michigan State-Ohio …

Top 25 players in the Big 12: No. 23

With signing day quickly approaching, it’s time to close the chapter on the 2013 season. We’re counting down the Top 25 players in the Big 12 in 2013 …

Offseason to-do list: Penn State

The college football season may be over, but the offseason has just begun. So we're taking an early look at the months ahead by offering three items …

Is Rohach a building block for Iowa St.?

The quarterback position looks shockingly familiar at Iowa State.<p>At this time last year, Sam Richardson was a redshirt freshman quarterback coming …

The 5 Recruits That Will Make or Break LSU's National Signing Day

"Make or break" is perhaps the most fitting idiom to describe the LSU Tigers' upcoming national signing day.<p>Make the rounds among the LSU fanbase and one finds a shared concern felt by all, which seems to be the other SEC schools' recruiting success in Louisiana.<p>More pessimistic than optimistic, …

Wisconsin Football: 3 Recruits Badgers Must Land on NSD 2014

When a high school athlete verbally commits to a school, that generally means said athlete will be attending said school. But it's not until National Signing Day when you can be sure, which is a day Wisconsin football and over 100 FBS institutions are anxiously awaiting.<p>A perfect example is 4-star …

ACC's BCS bowl wins earn league respect

We forgive you, Virginia Tech, for that forgettable performance in a lopsided loss to UCLA.<p>Boston College? Georgia Tech? It’s like it never happened. …

Best and worst of the Big 12 bowls

Below, we break down the best and the worst of the Big 12’s bowl season:<p><b>Best win:</b> The Oklahoma Sooners have been searching for a victory that would …

Best and worst of the SEC bowls

Let's take a look at the best and worst from the SEC during this year's bowl season:<p><b>Best game:</b> This had to be Texas A&M's 52-48 comeback win over …

Louisville kicker gets in slapfight with Miami player

Give the kicker some.<p>Kickers don't always get to be on the field, but when they do, well... this can happen and it's entertaining to say the least:<p>Kicker fight! Look at John Wallace get after it.<p>He got in a shoulder lunge, some jersey pulling and even smacked around a helmet twice. It's the end of …

Second chance: Ex-LSU quarterback sees great opportunity at Arizona - AG's Wildcat Report

<b>Jarrard Randall warms up before an LSU game in October 2012.</b> Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)<p>Humbled. Hungry. Eager for a second chance. …

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B/R CFB 250: Top 20 Outside Linebackers in College Football

<i>Editor's note: This is the seventh installment in Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position. You can read more about the series in this introductory</i> …

How Orange Bowl Showdown vs. Ohio State Will Impact Tajh Boyd's Legacy

CLEMSON, S.C. — You can count the number of on-campus practices left in Tajh Boyd’s collegiate career on one hand.<p>You can also count the number of games left in Boyd’s collegiate career on one finger.<p>Boyd’s time as Clemson’s starting quarterback, along with his collegiate career, is winding to a …

Bowl Schedule 2013-14: Dates, Times and Predictions for Every Game

The college football bowl schedule is to football fanatics a bountiful feast upon which to harvest during the winter holiday season.<p>With 35 amazing games packed into 17 days, it's almost <i>too much</i> football.<p>Almost.<p>Actually, never mind. If we're being honest, it's the perfect way to cap off what's been …

Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M's Case for Heisman Runner-Up

Prior to the three-point shooting contest during the NBA's All-Star Weekend in 1986, Larry Bird walked into the players' locker room dressed in his Celtics warm-up suit.<p>"I want all of you to know I am winning this thing," Bird said with a straight face. "I'm just looking around to see who's gonna …

SEC Announces 2013 All-Freshman Football Team

With the 2013 college football regular season now in the books, it’s time to pay some respect to the top-performing freshmen from the SEC.<p>On Thursday afternoon, the conference announced the full lineup for its 14th Annual 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team, via SECdigitalnetwork.com.<p>The offensive team’s …

College football awards: Jameis Winston, AJ McCarron big winners

Check out who won the major college football awards from the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday night.<p>Many of the major individual …

Notre Dame Football: How the Loss of Bob Diaco Affects the Irish

The dominoes continued to topple in South Bend, Ind., Wednesday evening.<p>One week after offensive coordinator Chuck Martin accepted the Miami (Ohio) head coaching job, Irish defensive coordinator Bob Diaco was lured away by Connecticut to fill its vacant head coaching position, per the Associated …

8 Best Closers on College Football Recruiting Trail

It's closing season in college football recruiting.<p>Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden is the best closer ever, as he was widely known for his ability to convince prospects to commit to playing for the Seminoles in December, January and early February.<p>Closing the deal on recruits to secure …

Heisman finalist: Jameis Winston

<b>Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State</b><p><b>Key stats:</b> 68 percent completions, 38 touchdown passes, 90.9 adjusted QBR<p><b>Why he made it to NYC:</b> Four months ago, …

Heisman finalist: Andre Williams

<b>Andre Williams, RB, Boston College</b><p><b>Key Stats:</b> 329 carries, 2,102 yards, 17 TDs<p><b>Why he made it to NYC:</b> Williams leads the nation in carries and rushing …

Heisman finalist: Johnny Manziel

<b>Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M</b><p><b>Key stats:</b> 3,732 passing yards, 69.1 percent completion rate, 33 touchdown passes; 686 rushing yards, eight rushing …

Auburn Football: How to Slow Down Gus Malzahn's Offense

To say that Gus Malzahn's first year as head coach of the Auburn Tigers has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Just one year removed from his first collegiate coaching gig—a one-year stint with Arkansas State—Malzahn has led the Tigers out of a 3-9 abyss and into a BCS National …

Tyler Russell ends Mississippi State career with shoulder surgery

Tyler Russell underwent season-ending shoulder surgery, ending his career with Mississippi State.<p>Tyler Russell underwent shoulder surgery that will …

Attorney calls for state to independently investigate Jameis Winston case

Patricia Carroll claims multiple failures by the state and the Tallahassee Police Department in the sexual assault investigation.<p>The attorney of Jameis Winston's sexual assault accuser, Patricia Carroll, held a press conference Friday afternoon, addressing alleged inconsistencies and failures by …

AJ McCarron Wins 2013 Maxwell Award

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron was announced as the 2013 Maxwell Award winner for the Collegiate Player of the Year on Thursday evening's ESPN telecast.<p>Dan Wolken of the <i>USA Today</i> reported the news:<p>The senior signal-caller will end his tenure in Tuscaloosa in Jan. 2's Sugar Bowl, where …

Alabama Football: Replacing AJ McCarron Will Be Critical for 2014 Season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Alabama fans will soon have to face an unfortunate reality.<p>After arguably the greatest three-year run for a quarterback in college football history, AJ McCarron will end his career at Alabama in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma. McCarron’s run with the Crimson Tide will be one to …

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QB Baker Mayfield seeks transfer

Starting quarterback Baker Mayfield will seek a transfer from Texas Tech.<p>Mayfield called Kliff Kingsbury on Tuesday, then met with the coach in …

President George W. Bush sent Cade Foster a note after the Auburn game (PHOTO)

Alabama kicker Cade Foster has gotten a lot of support after his game against Auburn, including from a former president.<p>President George W. Bush sent …