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2014 College Football Preseason Top 25
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?
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.
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.
Heisman Trophy Winners by School
Which schools can claim the most Heisman Trophy winners? Find out here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tebow's 'Promise' Plaque
Tim Tebow plaque The Promise. College Football. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Preview
2014 Alabama football preview. College Football.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Michigan State Football Preview
2014 Michigan State football preview.
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.
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award
The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is given each year to the best coaches in each of college football's four divisions.
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.
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.
Seattle Isn't the Only Team With a 12th Man...
Origins: In January of 1922, Texas A&M took the field against mighty Centre College, the No. 1-ranked
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.
Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
2014 Wisconsin Football Preview
2014 Wisconsin Badgers Football Preview
The Orange Bowl-All-Time Scores
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
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.
Tebow Wills Gators Past 'Bama for SEC...
Tim Tebow SEC Championship. College Football. Page 8.
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.
Sugar Bowl - Winners of the Sugar Bowl
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
2014 SEC Football Preview, Part I
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.
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. 6: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 5.
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
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.
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.
Home Depot Coach of the Year Award
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award is given each year to the best coach in college football.
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.
No. 7: Auburn Tigers
Auburn football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 4.
The Victors
The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1993 Citrus Bowl: Georgia 21, Ohio State 14
Ohio State versus Georgia - 1993 Citrus Bowl
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.
Tebow Wins His Second National Championship
Tim Tebow Oklahoma. College Football. Page 9.
No. 4: Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 7.
Boomer Sooner
: "Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma. The song was written in 1905
From Happy Valley to Columbus: How Larry...
How Larry Johnson, longtime Penn State assistant, ended up coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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.
No. 3: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 8.
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?
2014 Auburn Football Preview
2014 Auburn Tigers Football Preview
Program History: Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
The Notre Dame Victory March
In part because of Notre Dame’s long-standing success, in part because of the program’s massive exposure,
Most Touchdown Passes in College Football History
Hawaii's Colt Brennan threw 131 touchdown passes in his college career. He is the game's all-time touchdown pass leader.
The O'Bannon Bombshell and the Future of...
To hear some tell it, the ruling issued in August of 2014 by Judge Claudia Wilken in the much-discussed O’Bannon case spells the end of college athletics as we know it.
No. 1: Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 10.
Highest Scoring Kickers in College Football...
A list of the top 10 highest scoring kickers in college football history.
Joe Paterno and the Jerry Sandusky Sex Scandal
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.
No. 2: Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State football. College Football. Page 9.
The Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award
The Bear Bryant Award. College Football.
2014 Oregon Football Preview
2014 Oregon football preview. College Football.
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.
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.
Reveille
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
No. 5: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 6.
2013 ACC Football Schedule
The complete ACC football schedule for the 2013 season.
Les Miles
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.
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.
1995 Citrus Bowl: Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
Ohio State versus Alabama - 1995 Citrus Bowl. Page 2.
The Cotton Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Cotton Bowl has been played each year in Dallas since 1937.
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.
Touchdown Jesus
: "Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural The Word of Life , which famously adorns the facade
2014 Penn State Football Preview
2014 Penn State football preview.
No. 8: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 3.
Tebow Gets Revenge Against Georgia
Tim Tebow Georgia. College Football. Page 7.
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.
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.
Uga at the University of Georgia
Uga is the much-beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.
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?
2014 Michigan Football Preview
2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview
Michigan Frustrates Tebow, Upsets Gators in...
Tim Tebow Capital One Bowl. College Football. Page 5.
No. 9: Army Black Knights
Army football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 2.
Michigan Stadium: The Big House
College football boasts more than a few huge stadiums. But there is only one known as "The Big House."
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.
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.
Northwestern Football Players Make Move to...
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.
2014 Stanford Football Preview
2014 Stanford football preview. College Football.
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.
No. 10: LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers Best Uniforms in College Football
The Gator Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Gator Bowl has been played each year in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1946.
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.
Nick Saban Through the Years
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.
College Football Questions & Answers: The...
This much seems certain: Very soon, college football will have a playoff system. But how that playoff will look, and how it will effect the game, remains unknown.
Pac-12 Looking To Add Four from Big 12?
Regardless of the fact that nobody seems to think it's actually a good idea, college football appears to be rumbling toward a new and potentially historic era-the era of the superconference. Whether that era proves to be productive or destructive, however, remains to be seen.
Colleges That Dropped Major College Football
Big-time college football isn’t for everybody.
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.
Tiger Walk
The Tiger Walk at Auburn University is one of the most imitated traditions in college sports.
Welcome to the New (and Confusing) College...
Details on how voting and rankings will work under the new College Football Playoff.
Checking In With Ken Niumatalolo
When Paul Johnson left Navy after the 2007 season to take over as head coach at Georgia Tech, many believed the Midshipmen—which had enjoyed such great success under Johnson—would return, quickly, to mediocrity. Well, it turns out the cynics were wrong--and Ken Niumatalolo is the reason why.
Kyle Field at Texas A&M
Kyle Field isn't among the nation's largest stadiums. But it is one of the loudest -- and winning there, visiting teams have found, it never easy.
Larry Scott: College Football Eyeing Playoff...
Well, playoff proponents. It appears your dream (potentially flawed though it may be) could soon become reality.
2014 Notre Dame Football Preview
2014 Notre Dame Football Preview.
Saban Revives Michigan State
Nick Saban Michigan State. College Football.
Tebow Meets Obama
Tim Tebow Barack Obama. College Football. Page 11.
All-Time Division II College Football Champions
A complete list of each of the champions of college football's Division II.
2014 Big Ten Preview, Part II
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 in Focus: Jadeveon Clowney
Just how good is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?
Saban Wins His First National Title
LSU national championship. College Football. Page 4.
Tebow, Gators Stunned by Ole Miss
Tim Tebow Ole Miss. College Football. Page 6.
Questions & Answers: The SEC Scheduling...
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.
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.
A Conversation with Pitt Tailback Dion Lewis
After a breakout freshman season in 2009, Pitt's Dion Lewis is a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2010.
Tech Tech Receiver Michael Crabtree
Micheal Crabtree led Texas Tech to a Top 25 finish in 2007 -- and set three NCAA freshman receiving records along the way.
John Cooper
John Cooper won a lot of games at Ohio State. He never truly won over the Buckeye fans, though.
Single-Season NCAA Receptions Leaders
In 1989, Houston's Manny Hazard caught a whopping 142 passes to set the all-time NCAA record for catches in a season.
Tiger Stadium at LSU
Tiger Stadium is the raucous, famous and much-celebrated home of the LSU Tigers football team.
College Football 2013 Preview: The Award Winners
Who will win the Heisman Trophy in 2013? Who will be coach of the year?
Most Played Division I College Footabll Rivalries
The old-school Big Ten football between Wisconsin and Minnesota is the longest-running rivalry in Division I college football history.
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.
NCAA Statement on Johnny Manziel
The complete NCAA statement that brought the Johnny Manziel matter to a close.
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.
Tebow Takes Home the Heisman
Tim Tebow Heisman. College Football. Page 4.
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.
Questions & Answers About the College...
Questions and Answers About the College Football Playoff System
2014 SEC Football Preview, Part II
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.
A Conversation with MAC Commissioner Jon...
Jon Steinbrecher’s vision for the Mid-American Conference includes more wins over BCS automatic-qualifier-level opponents, more conference teams in the Top 25—even the Top 15—and, of course, more bowl appearances (and yes, that includes BCS bowl appearances).
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