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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Substance Over Hype: Ohio State Overpowers...
Ohio State was too strong, too powerful and too physical for the Oregon Ducks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Program History: Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Victors
The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.
Tebow's 'Promise' Plaque
Tim Tebow plaque The Promise. College Football. Page 10.
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.
The Sugar Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
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.
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.
No. 6: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 5.
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.
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.
No. 5: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 6.
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.
No. 7: Auburn Tigers
Auburn football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 4.
2014 Big Ten Preview
Just how good--or bad--will the Big Ten be in 2014? Can anybody challenge Ohio State for league supremacy? Can James Franklin get Penn State back into
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 2.
The Orange Bowl-All-Time Scores
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
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.
No. 2: Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State football. College Football. Page 9.
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.
Michigan Stadium: The Big House
College football boasts more than a few huge stadiums. But there is only one known as "The Big House."
No. 3: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 8.
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.
No. 8: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 3.
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.
From Happy Valley to Columbus: How Larry...
How Larry Johnson, longtime Penn State assistant, ended up coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Tebow Meets Obama
Tim Tebow Barack Obama. College Football. Page 11.
John Gagliardi
The simplest way to describe John Gagliardi? Try this: He is the winningest coach in college football history.
No. 1: Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 10.
College Football at the Crossroads: Would...
College football stands on the brink of revolution. Whether or not that revolution will be a good or bad thing remains to be seen. With the NCAA
No. 9: Army Black Knights
Army football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 2.
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.
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.
2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Preview
2014 Alabama football preview. College Football.
John Cooper
John Cooper won a lot of games at Ohio State. He never truly won over the Buckeye fans, though.
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.
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.
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.
Reveille
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
2014 SEC Preview
So now we know the SEC is, in fact, beatable. When the Florida State Seminoles knocked off the Auburn Tigers in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game,
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.
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.
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 Notre Dame Victory March
In part because of Notre Dame’s long-standing success, in part because of the program’s massive exposure,
Tebow Wills Gators Past 'Bama for SEC...
Tim Tebow SEC Championship. College Football. Page 8.
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part I: Stopping...
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part I: Stopping Ezekiel Elliott
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?
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.
Ohio State-Oregon Preview, Part 6: The Prediction
Ohio State-Oregon Preview, Part 6: The Prediction
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.
The Gator Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Gator Bowl has been played each year in Jacksonville, Florida, since 1946.
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part 2: Keeping...
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part 2: Keeping Up with the Ducks
Most Sacks Per Game
In the modern era, at least, no player has so mastered the quarterback sack quite like Dwight Freeney of Syracuse.
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.
Welcome to the New (and Confusing) College...
Details on how voting and rankings will work under the new College Football Playoff.
Colleges That Dropped Major College Football
Big-time college football isn’t for everybody.
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.
Saban Wins His First National Title
LSU national championship. College Football. Page 4.
Talking Points: Week 11
A complete recap of all the action from college football 2013's Week 11.
Touchdown Jesus
: "Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural The Word of Life , which famously adorns the facade
The Cotton Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Cotton Bowl has been played each year in Dallas since 1937.
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.
College Football Questions & Answers: The...
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.
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.
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.
Dabo Swinney
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
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.
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.
Saban Revives Michigan State
Nick Saban Michigan State. College Football.
Gen. Robert R. Neyland
Tennessee football wouldn't be Tennessee football if not for Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
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 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.
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.
No. 6: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State Cowboys. College Football. Page 5.
Tebow Gets Revenge Against Georgia
Tim Tebow Georgia. College Football. Page 7.
Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama
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.
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.
Talking Points: The Coaching Carousel, Part I
A look at the biggest coaching moves of the 2013-2014 season.
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.
2014 Michigan Football Preview
2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview
2013 ACC Football Schedule
The complete ACC football schedule for the 2013 season.
Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
Bret Bielema
Some considered it an impossible task: Succeeding the great Barry Alvarez at the University of Wisconsin. Bret Bielema has proven that it wasn't an impossible task at all.
The Walter Camp Award
The Walter Camp Award is given each year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation to the most outstanding player in college football.
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.
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.
No. 10: LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers Best Uniforms in College Football
Tebow, Gators Stunned by Ole Miss
Tim Tebow Ole Miss. College Football. Page 6.
Counting Down to Ohio State-Oregon
Counting down to Ohio State-Oregon 2015
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.
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part 4: The Ohio...
Ohio State vs. Oregon Preview, Part 4: The Ohio Factor
No. 5: Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech College Football. Page 6.
Talking Points: The Coaching Carousel, Part II
A look at the coaching situations at Texas, Penn State and more.
College Football In Focus 2013: Bill O'Brien
A look at how Bill O'Brien will fare in his second season at Penn State.
Boomer Sooner
: "Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma. The song was written in 1905
Saban Puts 'Bama Back on the Map
Nick Saban Utah. College Football. Page 7.
The BBVA Compass Bowl
The less-than-elegantly named BBVA Compass Bowl is played each year in Birmingham, Alabama.
No. 7: Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers. College Football. Page 4.
The Holiday Bowl
A look back on the history of the Holiday Bowl.
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.
A Conversation With Temple Coach Steve Addazio
Steve Addazio has a fairly straightforward vision for Temple football: He wants to win championships. Multiple championships. Page 2.
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.
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