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College Football's National Champions Since 1869
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.
2015 College Football Preseason Top 25
Can the Ohio State Buckeyes win another national title in 2015?
Why Does Iowa State's Kinnick Stadium Have a...
Kinnick Stadium is well known for its pink visitors’ locker rooms, a tradition started by emeritus Iowa coach Hayden Fry.
10 Winningest College Football Programs
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.
Scores of Every Rose Bowl Ever Played
The Rose Bowl Game has been played in Pasadena, California since 1902. The scores of each of the Rose Bowl Games are listed here.
10 of College Football's Most Succesful Coaches
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.
Heisman Trophy Winners by School
Which schools can claim the most Heisman Trophy winners? Find out here.
Longest Winning Streaks in College Football...
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.
See the Winningest College Football Teams of...
Here, we take a look at the ebbs and flows of college football's elite teams through the decades.
Longest Home Winning Streaks in College...
A list of the top 15 longest home winning streaks in college football history, including Miami, Alabama, and Harvard universities.
Alabama vs. Auburn: Get the Facts on the Iron...
When it comes to good old-fashioned football hatred, there may be no rivalry in college football that can match Alabama versus Auburn.
Heisman Trophy Winners - The Complete List
The Heisman Trophy has been given each year since 1935 to the “most outstanding college football player” in the country.
Eddie Robinson
A profile of Eddie Robinson, longtime football coach at Grambling State University and one of the most successful coaches in college football history.
Longest-Running Rivalries In 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.
College Football's All-Time Leading Rushers
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.
Three Questions for 2015: Ohio State Buckeyes
2015 Ohio State football preview
The Longest Losing Streaks in College Football...
The Northwestern Wildcats own one record that they probably would like stricken from the books: The longest losing streak in college football history.
Ohio State's SEC Struggles
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.
2014 Big Ten Football Preview: Part I
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.
Texas vs. Oklahoma: The Red River Rivalry
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.
War Eagle at Auburn University
While Auburn teams are called the Tigers, the “War Eagle” is one of the most iconic traditions in all of college football.
Winningest College Football Programs of the 1990s
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.
Three Questions for 2015: Notre Dame Fighting...
2015 Notre Dame football preview - Three Questions for Notre Dame football 2015
Howard's Rock at Clemson University
Mounted on a pedestal overlooking Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, Howard’s Rock is one of the most visible traditions in all of college football.
Bevo at the University of Texas
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.
Check Out All of College Football's BCS-Era...
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.
Florida vs. Georgia: A Guide to the College...
Nicknamed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” the century-old competition is one of the SEC’s most bitter rivalries.
Three Questions for 2015: The Alabama Edition
2015 Alabama football preview. College Football.
Winningest Bowl Teams of All Time
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.
All-Time Associated Press National Champions
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.
The Notre Dame Victory March
In part because of Notre Dame’s long-standing success, in part because of the program’s massive exposure,
Seattle Isn't the Only Team With a 12th Man...
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Tebow's 'Promise' Plaque
Tim Tebow plaque The Promise. College Football. Page 10.
The Lion King: Joe Paterno
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.
Chief Osceola at Florida State
When most college football mascots linked in any way to Native American culture have been tossed aside, Florida State’s Chief Osceola endures.
Winningest College Football Programs of the 1980s
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.
Winningest College Football Programs of the 1970s
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.
Most Consecutive Non-Losing Seasons in College...
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.
No. 6: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 5.
The Victors
The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.
Who Holds the Single-Game Rushing Record in...
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.
Traveler at USC
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.
Most Career Rushing Yards by a Quarterback
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.
Most Interceptions In A Season
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?
NCAA Career Tackling Leaders
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.
Three Questions for 2015: The Big Ten Edition,...
2015 Big Ten football preview. College Football.
Winningest College Football Programs of the 1950s
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.
What is a National Letter of Intent?
Before getting a scholarship, top football recruits must sign a National Letter of Intent. Here are the basic facts behind the document.
Program History: Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
Michigan Stadium: The Big House
College football boasts more than a few huge stadiums. But there is only one known as "The Big House."
NCAA Career Sack Leaders
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.
No. 1: Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 10.
Floyd of Rosedale
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.
Three Questions for 2015: The SEC Edition, Part I
2015 SEC football preview: Auburn, Arkansas and Georgia.
No. 8: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 3.
Brian Kelly
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.
2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Preview
2014 Alabama football preview. College Football.
Nick Saban
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.
Uga at the University of Georgia
Uga is the much-beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.
The Man Who Made Florida State: Bobby Bowden
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.
Winningest College Football Programs of the 1960s
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.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers: Who...
If Alabama doesn't win the college football national championship in 2013, who will?
Oversigning in College Football: Should It Be...
Oversigning has long been one of the controversial topics in college football. Recently, it's become one of the most talked about, too. Page 3.
Boomer Sooner
: "Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma. The song was written in 1905
No. 7: Auburn Tigers
Auburn football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 4.
No. 9: Army Black Knights
Army football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 2.
No. 4: Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 7.
NCAA Career Interception Leaders
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.
No. 2: Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State football. College Football. Page 9.
No. 5: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 6.
Script Ohio at Ohio State University
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.
Largest Stadiums in College Football
Penn State's Beaver Stadium is the largest stadium in all of college football, with a capacity of 107,282.
Tebow Meets Obama
Tim Tebow Barack Obama. College Football. Page 11.
The Original Michigan Man: Fielding Yost
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 Fiesta Bowl: All-Time Scores
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.
No. 3: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 8.
Touchdown Jesus
: "Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural The Word of Life , which famously adorns the facade
The Sugar Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
Urban Meyer
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.
The Orange Bowl-All-Time Scores
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow
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?
Most Tackles in a Season
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.
Substance Over Hype: Ohio State Overpowers...
Ohio State was too strong, too powerful and too physical for the Oregon Ducks.
No. 10: LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers Best Uniforms in College Football
Saban Wins His First National Title
LSU national championship. College Football. Page 4.
Tebow Wins His Second National Championship
Tim Tebow Oklahoma. College Football. Page 9.
Tim Tebow: One of the Greatest
A photographic look back at spectacular career of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, one of the greatest players in college football history.
Longest Winning Streaks in an Annual Rivalry
For more than four decades, Notre Dame owned Navy. The Irish and the Midshipmen play each other every year, and have done so for years. But between 1964 and 2006, it was awfully hard to call the series a “rivalry.” Besides, the Irish won every year during that span, setting the all-time record for most consecutive wins in an uninterrupted (annual) rivalry series.
National Signing Day 2015: Early Reaction
Wrapping up the biggest storylines from National Signing Day 2015.
John Gagliardi
The simplest way to describe John Gagliardi? Try this: He is the winningest coach in college football history.
2014 Penn State Football Preview
2014 Penn State football preview.
The Best Uniforms in 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.
College Football 2014: Conference Predictions...
Predictions for the 2014 college football season.
College Football's All-Time Career Rushing...
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.
Ohio Stadium at Ohio State University
Ohio Stadium is hulking, historic college football mecca--and, undeniably, one of the grandest venues in all of college football.
Colleges That Dropped Major College Football
Big-time college football isn’t for everybody.
Most Rushing Yards in a Season by Quarterback
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.
Most Wins Over the Nation's Top-Ranked Team
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.
John McKay
John McKay was one of the most colorful and quotable coaches in football history.
College Football's Most Intimidating Stadiums
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.
'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.
Senior Bowl MVPs
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 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.
Gen. Robert R. Neyland
Tennessee football wouldn't be Tennessee football if not for Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
Most Consecutive Weeks at No. 1 in the AP Poll
Between 2003 and 2005, the USC Trojans held the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25. Their 33 straight weeks atop the AP poll is the longest streak in college football history—by a wide margin.
Most Passing Yards in a College Football Game
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.
Most Receiving Yards in a Season
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.
The Bowl Championship Series: Hits and Misses
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.
College Football's All-Time Passing Leaders
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.
Ralphie at the University of Colorado
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.
Passing Efficiency Through The Years
How much has the passing game changed college football—and how much better are college quarterbacks today than they were a couple decades back? Well, see the information here to find out.
USA Today College Football National Champions
The USA Today Coaches Poll wasn't always a coaches poll. In fact, upon its launch in 1982, the poll was a partnership of USA Today and ESPN, and like the Associated Press poll, was based on the votes of sportswriters.
College Football's Worst Uniforms
The Oregon Ducks have set the standard by which all bad uniforms are measured. But are the Ducks' duds really the worst in all of college football?
Most Division I-AA College Football Championships
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.
The Little Brown Jug
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.
Reveille
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
Ann Arbor
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.
1995 Citrus Bowl: Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
Ohio State versus Alabama - 1995 Citrus Bowl. Page 2.
Saban Hits the SEC—and Wins
Nick Saban LSU. College Football. Page 2.
Three Questions for 2015: The Penn State Edition
Three Questions for 2015: The Penn State Edition
The Rose Bowl
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.
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part 5: The...
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part 5: The Coaching Match-Up
The Gator Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Gator Bowl has been played each year in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1946.
Tom Bradley, Longtime Penn State Assistant,...
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.
Three Questions for 2015: The Big Picture...
College Football 2015 preview -- Three Questions for 2015
College Football's All-Time Receptions Leaders
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.
Ranked No. 1 for the Entire Season
Only six teams in history of college football have held the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll for an entire season.
Florida Wide Receiver Percy Harvin
Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin is one of the most versatile players in all of college football -- and a real headache for defensive coordinators.
The About.com College Football Top 25
Each week, About.com college football writer Tim Hyland ranks the nation's teams, from 1 to 25. The rankings are updated each Monday morning.
Welcome to the New (and Confusing) College...
Details on how voting and rankings will work under the new College Football Playoff.
Camp Randall Stadium
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.
Saban Revives Michigan State
Nick Saban Michigan State. College Football.
Ohio State-Oregon Preview, Part 6: The Prediction
Ohio State-Oregon Preview, Part 6: The Prediction
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. College Football.
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part I: Stopping...
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part I: Stopping Ezekiel Elliott
1993 Citrus Bowl: Georgia 21, Ohio State 14
Ohio State versus Georgia - 1993 Citrus Bowl
Oklahoma football takes a stand against racism...
Oklahoma football takes a stand against racism on campus.
The Emerald Bowl
The Emerald Bowl is played each year in San Francisco, California.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers: The...
These are dark times for the Big Ten. Are better days ahead?
Most Touchdown Passes in a College Football...
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.
Sanford Stadium
Famous for its hedge-ringed field and pitch-perfect Saturday afternoon atmosphere, the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium is one of the most storied football stadiums in all of the South.
John Cooper
John Cooper won a lot of games at Ohio State. He never truly won over the Buckeye fans, though.
John L. Smith
John L. Smith has long been considered to be one of the more colorful and unique characters in the college football coaching business. It's only fitting, then, that in early 2012 he found himself in one of college football's most unique situations.
The SEC Scheduling Debate, and More
So you actually thought the SEC would adopt a nine-game league schedule? You actually thought the presidents down in SEC country would leave that
Gamechanger: Northwestern Players Win Right to...
This was inevitable. But even still, you can bet that Mark Emmert and the rest of the folks at NCAA headquarters still aren't very happy about it. On
Most Points in a College Football Career...
Travis Prentice scored more rushing touchdowns in his career at Miami of Ohio than any other player in college football history, so it’s really no surprise that Prentice is also the game’s all-time leading scorer, at least among non-kickers.
Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska
Nebraska Memorial Stadium. College Football. Page 2.
After Miami Debacle, the Media Hits Out at the...
In the wake of the NCAA's admission that it committed wrongdoing during its investigation into the University of Miami, columnists heavily criticized both the NCAA and its president, Mark Emmert.
Meet Jim Harbaugh, the Man Who Will Make...
Can Jim Harbaugh save Michigan football?

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