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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?
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.
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 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.
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.
A Decade-By-Decade Breakdown: College...
Here, we take a look at the ebbs and flows of college football's elite teams through the decades.
Heisman Trophy Winners by School
Which schools can claim the most Heisman Trophy winners? Find out 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.
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.
Alabama vs. Auburn: The Iron Bowl
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Tebow's 'Promise' Plaque
Tim Tebow plaque The Promise. College Football. Page 10.
No. 6: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 5.
Florida vs. Georgia: The World's Largest...
Nicknamed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” the century-old competition is one of the SEC’s most bitter rivalries.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program History: Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Preview
2014 Alabama football preview. College Football.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
Sugar Bowl - Winners of the Sugar Bowl
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
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.
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.
Reveille
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
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.
Boomer Sooner
: "Boomer Sooner" is the official fight song of the University of Oklahoma. The song was written in 1905
The Notre Dame Victory March
is college football"> The "Notre Dame Victory March” is probably one of the most recognizable songs
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. 4: Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 7.
Mario Cristobal
Mario Cristobal is considered to be one of the most promising young coaches in all of college football.
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.
College Football in Focus: Jadeveon Clowney
Just how good is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?
No. 5: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 6.
Highest Scoring Kickers in College Football...
A list of the top 10 highest scoring kickers in college football history.
No. 2: Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State football. College Football. Page 9.
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.
No. 8: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 3.
No. 9: Army Black Knights
Army football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 2.
No. 1: Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 10.
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.
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.
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?
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.
No. 3: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 8.
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.
Tebow Wins His Second National Championship
Tim Tebow Oklahoma. College Football. Page 9.
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.
Talking Points: Week 1
A look back at all the action from college football 2013's Week 1.
2014 Wisconsin Football Preview
2014 Wisconsin Badgers Football Preview
John McKay
John McKay was one of the most colorful and quotable coaches in football history.
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.
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.
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.
No. 10: LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers Best Uniforms in College Football
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike The Tiger
Mike the Tiger is the official mascot of LSU athletics. He's a full-grown tiger. So yeah, it's safe to say that he's not quite as cuddly as Uga.
2014 Michigan State Football Preview
2014 Michigan State football preview.
The Orange Bowl-All-Time Scores
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
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.
From Happy Valley to Columbus: How Larry...
How Larry Johnson, longtime Penn State assistant, ended up coaching for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
2014 Notre Dame Football Preview
2014 Notre Dame Football Preview.
College Football 2013: The Award Winners, Part II
Who will be the surprise team of the 2013 season? Who will play for the national title?
2014 Oregon Football Preview
2014 Oregon football preview. College Football.
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.
Tournament of Roses President: 'We're Proud of...
Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins talks about the college playoff and more at 2013 Big Ten media days.
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.
Gen. Robert R. Neyland
Tennessee football wouldn't be Tennessee football if not for Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
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.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers: The...
These are dark times for the Big Ten. Are better days ahead?
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.
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
2014 Auburn Football Preview
2014 Auburn Tigers Football Preview
Game of the Week: Georgia vs. Clemson
College Football 2013: Game of the Week -- Week 1: Georgia vs. Clemson
Touchdown Jesus
: "Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural The Word of Life , which famously adorns the facade
2013 ACC Football Schedule
The complete ACC football schedule for the 2013 season.
Brutus Buckeye
Brutus Buckeye is the official mascot of Ohio State University athletics.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Apple Cup
The Apple Cup is the name given to the annual football rivalry between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.
Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Checking In With Larry Coker
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.
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.
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.
NCAA Statement on Johnny Manziel
The complete NCAA statement that brought the Johnny Manziel matter to a close.
2013 Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman...
Highlights from Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman's address at the 2013 Big Ten Media Days.
The Yale Bowl
The Yale Bowl may no longer host big-time college football—Yale hasn’t competed in college football’s top division in years—but the venue remains one of the most historic, beloved and important in all of college football.
The Ted Hendricks Award
The Ted Hendricks Award is given each year to the best defensive end in college football.
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.
All-Time Division II College Football Champions
A complete list of each of the champions of college football's Division II.
2014 Michigan Football Preview
2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview
Tom Osborne
How popular was Tom Osborne during his stint as Nebraska’s head football coach? Well, popular enough to get elected to Congress after his coaching days were over.
The Humanitarian Bowl
It's got a goofy name. It's played played on a blue field. And more often than not, the weather on gameday is cold and miserable. But more than a decade after its founding, and against all odds, the Humanitarian Bowl is still alive and kicking.
Ohio Stadium at Ohio State University
Ohio Stadium. College Football. Page 10.
Tebow Meets Obama
Tim Tebow Barack Obama. College Football. Page 11.
Uga at the University of Georgia
Uga is the much-beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.
Memorial Stadium at Oklahoma University
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. 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.
The St. Petersburg Bowl
The good folks in St. Petersburg apparently decided that the state of Florida didn’t have enough bowl games. As a result, we have the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.
Talking Points: Week 11
A complete recap of all the action from college football 2013's Week 11.
The Cotton Bowl - All-Time Scores
The Cotton Bowl has been played each year in Dallas since 1937.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers: Who...
If Alabama doesn't win the college football national championship in 2013, who will?
2013 Kirk Ferentz Preseason Media Address
During Big Ten media days, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz discussed a variety of topics in advance of the season to come.
Tebow Wills Gators Past 'Bama for SEC...
Tim Tebow SEC Championship. College Football. Page 8.
Tiger Stadium at LSU
Tiger Stadium is the raucous, famous and much-celebrated home of the LSU Tigers football team.
All-Time Division III College Football Champions
A list of each of college football's Division III national champions.
Craig Thompson
Craig Thompson is the only commissioner the Mountain West Conference has ever had.
The John Mackey Award
The John Mackey Award is presented each year to the most outstanding tight end in college football.
College Football 2013: Games Worth Watching,...
Picks and predictions for college football 2013's Week 1.
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy
The Commander-in-Chief's Trophy is the trophy given each year to the winner of the three-way rivalry series between college football's three service academy programs--Army, Navy and Air Force.

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