College Football A-Z
Ann Arbor, Michigan, is home to the University of Michigan. Which makes it, of course, one of the most important places on the college football map.
The Apple Cup
The Apple Cup is the name given to the annual football rivalry between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.
WAC Commissioner Karl Benson
Karl Benson has served as commissioner of the embattled WAC conference since 1994.
The Big Bass Drum
The Big Bass Drum, known colloquially as "the world's largest drum," is one of the enduring symbols of Purdue football and a mainstay of the school's All-American Marching Band.
"Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma.
Brutus Buckeye is the official mascot of Ohio State University athletics.
Michigan fans never fully appreciated Lloyd Carr during his time in Ann Arbor. They do now, though.
The College Football Association
The College Football Association, or CFA for short, may not have lasted for long. But the organization did make an important impact on the college game--an impact that is still being felt to this day.
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is the trophy given each year to the winner of the three-way rivalry series between college football's three service academy programs--Army, Navy and Air Force.
John Cooper won a lot of games at Ohio State. He never truly won over the Buckeye fans, though.
James E. “Jim” Delany is the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference.
BYU football would be nothing without Lavell Edwards.
NCAA President Mark Emmert
NCAA President Mark Emmert
ESPN College GameDay
For college football fans, no Saturday morning is complete with ESPN College GameDay.
“The Game” is the name given to the Harvard vs. Yale college football rivalry.
The Grove is the most famous tailgating spot in college football.
Woody Hayes is one of the greatest coaching legends in college football history, not to mention the enduring face of Ohio State football.
'Jump Around' at Wisconsin
The “Jump Around” tradition at the University of Wisconsin may not be the oldest tradition in college sports (in fact, it’s one of the newest), but somehow, someway, the always crazed students in Madison have managed to take a bad 1990s rap song and parlay it into one of the coolest scenes in college football.
John McKay was one of the most colorful and quotable coaches in football history.
Big East Commissioner John Marinatto
John Marinatto has one of the toughest jobs in college football: Commissioner of the ever-embattled Big East Conference.
Mike The Tiger
Mike the Tiger is the official mascot of LSU athletics. He's a full-grown tiger. So yeah, it's safe to say that he's not quite as cuddly as Uga.
Gen. Robert R. Neyland
Tennessee football wouldn't be Tennessee football if not for Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
How popular was Tom Osborne during his stint as Nebraska’s head football coach? Well, popular enough to get elected to Congress after his coaching days were over.
Paternoville is the name given to the tent city that is built outside Beaver Stadium the week before each Penn State home game.
He's controversial and often cranky, but there's no denying this much: Nick Saban is one of the most successful coaches in college football history.
Craig Thompson is the only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has ever had.
Larry Scott is commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference—and an increasingly powerful player in the college sports landscape.
Michigan legend Bo Schembechler was one of the most competitive, combative and super-successful coaches in college football history.
Michael Lawrence "Mike" Slive is the commissioner of the Southeast Conference.
MAC Commissioner Jon A. Steinbrecher
Jon A. Steinbrecher has served as commissioner of the Mid-American Conference since 2009.
The Tiger Walk at Auburn University is one of the most imitated traditions in college sports.
"Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural "The Word of Life," which famously adorns the facade of the University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Library.
Jim Tressel achieved incredible heights during his time at Ohio State. Unfortunately, his run in Columbus ended with the lowest of lows: A forced resignation in the face of an unfolding scandal.
The Vol Navy
The Vol Navy is the name given to the boaters who “tailgate” on the Tennessee River before (and after) home games at the University of Tennessee.
Legends and Leaders
Legends and Leaders are the names the Big Ten Conference gave to its two new divisions in 2010--divisions made necessary by the league's expansion, with Nebraska, to 12 teams.