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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?
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.
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.
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.
Here, we take a look at the ebbs and flows of college football's elite teams through the decades.
The Rose Bowl Game has been played in Pasadena, California since 1902. The scores of each of the Rose Bowl Games are listed here.
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.
Which schools can claim the most Heisman Trophy winners? Find out here.
A list of the top 15 longest home winning streaks in college football history, including Miami, Alabama, and Harvard universities.
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.
Nicknamed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” the century-old competition is one of the SEC’s most bitter rivalries.
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.
2014 Alabama football preview. College Football.
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.
Mounted on a pedestal overlooking Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, Howard’s Rock is one of the most visible traditions in all of college football.
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.
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 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is given each year to the best coaches in each of college football's four divisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Notre Dame Football Preview.
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
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.
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.
2014 Michigan State football preview.
Penn State's Beaver Stadium is the largest stadium in all of college football, with a capacity of 107,282.
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.
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.
Kinnick Stadium is well known for its pink visitors’ locker rooms, a tradition started by emeritus Iowa coach Hayden Fry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northwestern Wildcats own one record that they probably would like stricken from the books: The longest losing streak 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.
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.
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award is given each year to the best coach in college football.
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.
2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview
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.
Tim Tebow plaque The Promise. College Football. Page 10.
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.
2014 Wisconsin Badgers Football Preview
Origins: In January of 1922, Texas A&M took the field against mighty Centre College, the No. 1-ranked
James E. “Jim” Delany is the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference.
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.
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.
When most college football mascots linked in any way to Native American culture have been tossed aside, Florida State’s Chief Osceola endures.
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.
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.
2014 Auburn Tigers Football Preview
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.
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.
A profile of Eddie Robinson, longtime football coach at Grambling State University and one of the most successful coaches in college football history.
The Heisman Trophy has been given each year since 1935 to the “most outstanding college football player” in the country.
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
In late January of 2014 players at Northwestern University announced that they were moving forward with an effort to be officially represented by a labor union.
: "Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma. The song was written in 1905
Tiger Stadium is the raucous, famous and much-celebrated home of the LSU Tigers football team.
How Larry Johnson, longtime Penn State assistant, ended up coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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.
The Bear Bryant Award. College Football.
Can the Auburn Tigers possibly enjoy another dream season in 2014? We’ll answer that question and more right here, in Part II of our two-part SEC football preview for 2014.
Auburn football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 4.
The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.
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.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
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.
College football boasts more than a few huge stadiums. But there is only one known as "The Big House."
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.
Alabama football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 5.
John McKay was one of the most colorful and quotable coaches in football history.
2014 Oregon football preview. College Football.
2014 Stanford football preview. College Football.
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.
Before getting a scholarship, top football recruits must sign a National Letter of Intent. Here are the basic facts behind the document.
Nick Saban Michigan State. College Football.
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
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.
Penn State football. College Football. Page 9.
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.
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.
If you actually thought the SEC was going to adopt a nine-game league schedule, well, you simply don’t understand the state of college football today—or the unquestioned power of the modern-day SEC.
2014 Penn State football preview.
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
Alabama once again looks like the class of the nation and Auburn figures to be right in the title mix as well, which means that the Tigers enter the season as the No. 3 team in its own division.
The complete 2013 football schedule for the Big East conference.
: "Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural The Word of Life , which famously adorns the facade
Oversigning has long been one of the controversial topics in college football. Recently, it's become one of the most talked about, too.
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?
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.
Nick Saban is the new king of college football. After leading Alabama to the 2009 national championship, Saban became the first coach in the modern era to win national titles at two different schools. Here, we look back on Saban's remarkable coaching career, including highlights from his stints at Michigan State, LSU, the Miami Dolphins and Alabama.
Hawaii's Colt Brennan threw 131 touchdown passes in his college career. He is the game's all-time touchdown pass leader.
In part because of Notre Dameâs long-standing success, in part because of the programâs massive exposure,
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.
Three questions and answers about the 2012 Big Ten football season.
The complete NCAA statement that brought the Johnny Manziel matter to a close.
When it became clear that his days at Penn State were over, the longtime Nittany Lions assistant issued a statement to say good-bye to the school he had served for more than three decades.
A photographic look back at spectacular career of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, one of the greatest players in college football history.
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.
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.
Ohio State - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 8.
Notre Dame - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 6.
The complete ACC football schedule for the 2013 season.
John Cooper won a lot of games at Ohio State. He never truly won over the Buckeye fans, though.
Texas Longhorns - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 7.
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 Gator Bowl has been played each year in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1946.
Picks and predictions for college football 2013's Week 1.
Nebraska football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 3.
In Part I of our 2013 season preview, we take a look at the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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.
Only six teams in history of college football have held the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll for an entire season.
Highlights from Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman's address at the 2013 Big Ten Media Days.
Ohio State versus Georgia - 1993 Citrus Bowl
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.
Mario Cristobal is considered to be one of the most promising young coaches 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.
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.
Uga is the much-beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.
Big-time college football isn’t for everybody.
Army football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 2.
Ohio State versus Alabama - 1995 Citrus Bowl. Page 2.
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.
Alabama will play USC in the 2016 Cowboys Classic.
The college football all-star game market is more crowded these days than ever before, but there remains just one game that stands above the rest: The Senior Bowl.
The Cotton Bowl has been played each year in Dallas since 1937.
Reaction from around the nation to the stunning Manti Te'o hoax story at Notre Dame.
These are dark times for the Big Ten. Are better days ahead?
The complete SEC football schedule for the 2013 season.
Predictions for all of the biggest games for college football 2013's Week 12.
If Alabama doesn't win the college football national championship in 2013, who will?
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.
LSU Tigers Best Uniforms in College Football
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?
It is by definition the biggest win possible in college football: Knocking off the nation's No. 1 team. And no two teams have done that more often than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Oklahoma Sooners, who share the all-time record for most wins against the nation’s top-ranked squad.
Michigan football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 10.
2014 Pac-12 football preview, Part I.
Micheal Crabtree led Texas Tech to a Top 25 finish in 2007 -- and set three NCAA freshman receiving records along the way.
The 12th Man Texas A&M. College Football. Page 7.
A list of the top 10 highest scoring kickers in college football history.
Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins talks about the college playoff and more at 2013 Big Ten media days.
Three questions and answers about the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers.
Beaver Stadium. College Football. Page 8.
Tim Tebow Barack Obama. College Football. Page 11.
Who will win the Heisman Trophy in 2013? Who will be coach of the year?