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After winning the national championship in 2013, the Florida State Seminoles will be looking for a repeat in 2014. But can they hold off mighty Alabama?
They are the elite of the elite -- the 10 winningest college football programs of all time. Here, we list the Top 10 programs in college football history, ranked by total wins through the 2007 season.
In the very first year college football was played, the national championship was split between two schools -- Rutgers and Princeton. Finding a true national champion has a challenge ever since. Here, we look at all of college football's national champions. There's more than you might think.
Just ten coaches have won 300 games in their college football coaching careers. And three of them are still coaching today. Here, we list the top 10 winningest coaches in the game.
The Rose Bowl Game has been played in Pasadena, California since 1902. The scores of each of the Rose Bowl Games are listed here.
Here, we take a look at the ebbs and flows of college football's elite teams through the decades.
Which schools can claim the most Heisman Trophy winners? Find out here.
Rivalries are one of the things that make college football worth watching every fall. Here are the longest rivalries in college football for every division.
Between 1996 and 1999, Wisconsin's Ron Dayne amassed 6,397 rushing yards to break the career college football rushing mark previously held by Texas' Ricky Williams. See the entire list of college's football's all-time leading rushers here.
When it comes to good old-fashioned football hatred, there may be no rivalry in college football that can match Alabama versus Auburn.
While Auburn teams are called the Tigers, the “War Eagle” is one of the most iconic traditions in all of college football.
Kinnick Stadium is well known for its pink visitors’ locker rooms, a tradition started by emeritus Iowa coach Hayden Fry.
When most college football mascots linked in any way to Native American culture have been tossed aside, Florida State’s Chief Osceola endures.
Between 1953 and 1957, the Oklahoma Sooners won a remarkable 47 straight games. More than a half century later, it remains the longest winning streak in college football history.
A list of the top 15 longest home winning streaks in college football history, including Miami, Alabama, and Harvard universities.
Mounted on a pedestal overlooking Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, Howard’s Rock is one of the most visible traditions in all of college football.
First played in 1900, the annual showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners—known far and wide as the Red River Rivalry—has become one of college football's best and most bitter rivalries.
It is often said that the Miami Hurricanes owned college football in the 1980s. But here’s the thing: The ‘Canes weren’t the winnignest team of the decade. No, instead, that honor goes to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
It was the last true dynasty in college football: Florida State in the 1990s. Coach Bobby Bowden’s Seminoles were the unquestioned kings of college football that decade, dominating the ACC, claiming two national championships and posting a better winning percentage (.890) than any other team in the nation.
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Nicknamed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” the century-old competition is one of the SEC’s most bitter rivalries.
The Northwestern Wildcats own one record that they probably would like stricken from the books: The longest losing streak in college football history.
The 1960s marked the start of a golden era at Alabama. Under the leadership of the legendary Bear Bryant, who arrived in Tuscaloosa in 1958, the Crimson Tide enjoyed a dominant decade in the SEC.
Rich Rodriguez got an awful lot of credit—and justifiably so—for his tremendous success at West Virginia. But one has to wonder if Rodriguez would have won nearly as much in Morgantown without the great Pat White.
Before getting a scholarship, top football recruits must sign a National Letter of Intent. Here are the basic facts behind the document.
Listed among the top 10 best bowl teams of all time are some of the usual susects--USC and Alabama, Florida State and Oklahoma, Penn State and Auburn. But there's also a surprise or two (Ole Miss? Georgia Tech?), and a few of the teams you might expect to be there (Ohio State, Notre Dame), well, aren't.
College football in the 1970s was dominated by the bluebloods. From Oklahoma and Nebraska in the Big 8 to Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten, Southern Cal out West and Penn State out East, the 1970s was an era of dominance for the game's traditional powers.
Origins: In January of 1922, Texas A&M took the field against mighty Centre College, the No. 1-ranked
Bevo is the longhorn steer mascot at the University of Texas. He's been around nearly a century, and yet nobody seems quite sure where he got his name.
Before he became a superstar in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, LaDainian Tomlinson was a star in the college game, setting the world on fire as the feature back for the TCU Horned Frogs. His greatest moment may have come in 1999, when he rushed for 406 yards in a single game—setting the NCAA record for most rushing yards in a single game.
Penn State's Beaver Stadium is the largest stadium in all of college football, with a capacity of 107,282.
To say Oklahoma dominated college football in the 1950s would be an understatement. Because in reality, no other program in the nation was even anywhere near as good as the Sooners were during their remarkable run from 1950-1959.
In the early 2000s, there was one player that no Pac-10 quarterback wanted to see lined up across the line of scrimmage: Terrell Suggs. In just three years at Arizona State, the defensive end registered an incredible 44 quarterback takedowns, setting the NCAA career sack record in the process.
Ohio State is one of the proudest and most successful programs in college football. The Buckeyes just seem to have one flaw: They can't beat teams from the SEC.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
2014 Alabama football preview. College Football.
College football boasts more than a few huge stadiums. But there is only one known as "The Big House."
Joe Paterno has been coaching football at Penn State since 1950. He's been the head coach since 1966. And it's not a stretch to say that Paterno is the most important man in the history of the university.
Most college football records tend to favor recent history. The record for career interceptions bucks the trend. The all-time leader in this category played his college ball between 1950 and 1952. His name was Al Brosky, and he played for Illinois.
In the early and mid-2000s, the Northwestern defense was anchored by steady linebacker Tim McGarigle. In his four years with the Wildcats, McGarigle racked up 545 career tackles—more than any other defender in college football history.
Of all the traditions in Ohio State’s great football history, none is more widely recognized than “Script Ohio,” the formation performed by the Ohio State Marching Band each and every game day.
Can the the SEC reclaim the national title? We’ll explore that question and more right here, in Part I of our two-part SEC football preview for 2014.
The Bowl Championship Series, or BCS, is one of the most controversial topics in all of sports. See how this system for choosing a national champion in college football has succeeded -- and failed -- since its 1998 launch.
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
College football's all-time leading rusher may not be a household name. But after what Travis Prentice accomplished in his four years at Miami of Ohio, maybe he should be. Besides, Prentice holds one of college's football's greatest records: Most rushing touchdowns in a career.
With a stunning record of success over the course of a decade, Urban Meyer in the 1990s and 2000s established himself as nothing short of one of the premier coaches in college football history--an innovative thinker, inspiring leader, and perhaps above all, a relentless winner.
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
Bobby Bowden arrived at Florida State when the program was one of the worst in college football. It took him less than two decades to turn the 'Noles into the most dominant team in college football.
: "Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma. The song was written in 1905
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Oversigning has long been one of the controversial topics in college football. Recently, it's become one of the most talked about, too.
The Heisman Trophy has been given each year since 1935 to the “most outstanding college football player” in the country.
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The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.
Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin is one of the most versatile players in all of college football -- and a real headache for defensive coordinators.
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Mario Cristobal is considered to be one of the most promising young coaches in all of college football.
It should come as no surprise that the record for most rushing yards in a single season by a college quarterback is held by Beau Morgan, an Air Force alum.
Just how good is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?
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A list of the top 10 highest scoring kickers in college football history.
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Houston has a long and storied history of turning out top quarterbacks. But none of those signal-callers threw for more yards during their careers than Case Keenum.
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In 2006, Hawaii's Colt Brennan threw an incredible 58 touchdown passes, guiding the Warriors to an 11-3 record along the way. Brennan's effort broke the season touchdown pass mark previously held by Houston's David Klinger, who threw 54 in 1990.
Like others who came before him, Brian Kelly arrived at Notre Dame with a high expectations, an impressive resume and a well-earned reputation as a winner. But also like others who came before him, Kelly quickly learned that success elsewhere does not necessarily guarantee success in South Bend.
Either college football quarterbacks have gotten better, or defensive backs have gotten worse. How else to explain the list of the top 10 single-season interception performances in college football history?
He might be the most underappreciated and underestimated coach in all of America. But there is no denying this simple fact: Les Miles is a winner.
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For a major bowl game, the Fiesta Bowl has a surprisingly short history. The first edition of this game was played in 1971. The past winners of the game are listed here.
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Trevor Insley is one of the most under-appreciated college football players of all time. In his career at the University of Nevada between 1996 and 1999, Insley compiled what might be considered the best resume of any receiver, ever.
A look back at all the action from college football 2013's Week 1.
2014 Wisconsin Badgers Football Preview
John McKay was one of the most colorful and quotable coaches in football history.
Can the Big Ten make a leap forward in 2014? Can anyone challenge Ohio State for league supremacy? We answer those questions and more, in Part I of our two-part Big Ten preview for the 2014 season.
Penn State enjoyed a streak of 49 non-losing seasons between 1939 and 1987. Find out which other programs have put together impressive streaks of non-losing seasons here.
Topping the list of college football's all-time receptions leaders is Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield, who caught 316 balls between 2001 and 2004 while playing for Joe Tiller. The rest of the NCAA's all-time pass-catchers can be seen here.
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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 Bowl Championship Series hasn’t always worked perfectly, though there’s no denying that it’s done exactly what it promised: Decide the national championship on the field. See the complete list of each of college football’s BCS-era national champions here.
Hawaii's Colt Brennan threw 131 touchdown passes in his college career. He is the game's all-time touchdown pass leader.
Because it is not part of the Bowl Championship Series formula, the Associated Press college football poll no longer has any bearing on which team is named national champion. But the long-running AP poll still carries some cache. And with good reason: For decades, the AP poll was the final world on college football rankings. Being named the AP’s No. 1 meant being named national champion.
Lawrence Flugence started his college football career as a defensive end. Then, during his sophomore season at Texas Tech, he moved to linebacker. It's safe to say this was a good move.
Traveler, the pure white horse that charges up and down the sidelines at Trojans home games, is one of the most recognized mascots in college football.
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.
2014 Michigan State football preview.
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
A look back on the chain of events that led to Joe Paterno's shocking firing at Penn State, and how the university struggled to move forward in the wake of an unthinkable scandal.
How Larry Johnson, longtime Penn State assistant, ended up coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
2014 Notre Dame Football Preview.
Who will be the surprise team of the 2013 season? Who will play for the national title?
2014 Oregon football preview. College Football.
It's raucous. It's old school. It is huge, and loud and intimidating. It’s red and white as far as you can see. It also happens to be one of the best stadiums in the Big Ten -- and, indeed, in all of college football.
Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins talks about the college playoff and more at 2013 Big Ten media days.
Since 1978, college football's Football Championship Subdivision has crowned a champion with a playoff. And no school has won more of those championships than Georgia Southern.
Tennessee football wouldn't be Tennessee football if not for Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
In the best game of his outstanding career, Houston's David Klinger threw for an incredible 716 yards in a 62-45 win over Arizona State. The 716-yard performance remains the NCAA record for most passing yards in a game.
These are dark times for the Big Ten. Are better days ahead?
The historic Rose Bowl may not be the most intimidating stadium in the country. It may not be loud on UCLA gamedays, and it may not carry the same kind of cachet as some of college football’s more feared venues. But at the end of the day, it’s still the Rose Bowl—one of the most beautiful settings in all of college football, home to the storied old Rose Bowl Game, and one of the most important venues in the game.
Colorful, unabashedly Southern and--so far, at least--fairly successful, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney appears to have a fairly decent chance of establishing himself as one of the rising stars in college football coaching business
2014 Auburn Tigers Football Preview
College Football 2013: Game of the Week -- Week 1: Georgia vs. Clemson
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The complete ACC football schedule for the 2013 season.
Brutus Buckeye is the official mascot of Ohio State University athletics.
In Vol. 2 of our special two-part playoff edition of College Football Questions & Answers, we explore more of the issues surrounding college football's move toward the adoption of a playoff system.
Ralphie is the 1,300-pound buffalo mascot of the University of Colorado Buffalo, and his job is simple: To lead the Buffaloes onto the field both at the start of each home game and again at halftime.
Tim Tebow already has a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. So the question is: What does the Florida quarterback have in store for his junior season?
Can big coaching moves make a difference for a league that so badly needs to take a big step forward? We'll look at that question and more right here, in Part 2 of our two-part Big Ten football preview for the 2014 season.
The Apple Cup is the name given to the annual football rivalry between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
A profile of Eddie Robinson, longtime football coach at Grambling State University and one of the most successful coaches in college football history.
Each year, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Iowa Hawkeyes battle for a trophy of a bronzed pig. It is called Floyd of Rosedale, and it's one of the most famous trophies in all of college football.
At Notre Dame, it's the gold helmets. At Nebraska, it's the understated 'N' logo. At Penn State, it's the simplicity of blue and white, and at Michigan, it's the classic winged helmets. College football is home to some of the most famous uniforms in sports. Here, we run down our picks for the ten best.
Thanks in part to Alabama’s glorious football history, in part to the program’s new golden age under coach Nick Saban and in part to an impressive new expansion, Alabama’s Bryant-Denny may well be considered the capital of football in the football-mad South.
As the new (and first) coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio, former Miami coach Larry Coker is charged with literally building the Roadrunner program from scratch.
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.
Each year, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan Wolverines take the field and play for the right to take home maybe the most famous trophy in college football: The Little Brown Jug.
The complete NCAA statement that brought the Johnny Manziel matter to a close.
Highlights from Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman's address at the 2013 Big Ten Media Days.
The Yale Bowl may no longer host big-time college football—Yale hasn’t competed in college football’s top division in years—but the venue remains one of the most historic, beloved and important in all of college football.
The Ted Hendricks Award is given each year to the best defensive end in college football.
Winning on the road in college football is tough. And it's even tougher when you have to play at LSU's insane Death Valley or Ohio State's massive Ohio Stadium, Oregon's crazy-loud Autzen Stadium or Penn State's soaring Beaver Stadium. Here, we take a look at the 10 toughest places to play in college football.
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.
A complete list of each of the champions of college football's Division II.
2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview
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.
It's got a goofy name. It's played played on a blue field. And more often than not, the weather on gameday is cold and miserable. But more than a decade after its founding, and against all odds, the Humanitarian Bowl is still alive and kicking.
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Uga is the much-beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.
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Fielding Yost arrived at the University of Michigan in 1901. In each of the next four seasons, he won national championships -- and put Michigan football on the map.
The good folks in St. Petersburg apparently decided that the state of Florida didn’t have enough bowl games. As a result, we have the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.
A complete recap of all the action from college football 2013's Week 11.
The Cotton Bowl has been played each year in Dallas since 1937.
If Alabama doesn't win the college football national championship in 2013, who will?
During Big Ten media days, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz discussed a variety of topics in advance of the season to come.
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Tiger Stadium is the raucous, famous and much-celebrated home of the LSU Tigers football team.
A list of each of college football's Division III national champions.
Craig Thompson is the only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has ever had.
The John Mackey Award is presented each year to the most outstanding tight end in college football.
Picks and predictions for college football 2013's Week 1.
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.