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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.
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.
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.
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.
Heisman Trophy Winners by School
Which schools can claim the most Heisman Trophy winners? Find out here.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tebow's 'Promise' Plaque
Tim Tebow plaque The Promise. College Football. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Tiger Walk
The Tiger Walk at Auburn University is one of the most imitated traditions in college sports.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Reveille
Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.
The Victors
The Big House. Bo Schembechler. Maize and blue. Winged helmets. And maybe most importantly, “The Victors.” That’s Michigan football.
Tebow Meets Obama
Tim Tebow Barack Obama. College Football. Page 11.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
College Football Sunday Morning Observations,...
Reaction to all of the weekend from college football 2014's Week 4.
Uga at the University of Georgia
Uga is the much-beloved bulldog mascot at the University of Georgia.
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.
Tebow Wins His Second National Championship
Tim Tebow Oklahoma. College Football. Page 9.
Program History: Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the South's most successful college football program. Find out why here.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gen. Robert R. Neyland
Tennessee football wouldn't be Tennessee football if not for Gen. Robert R. Neyland.
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.
Michigan Stadium: The Big House
College football boasts more than a few huge stadiums. But there is only one known as "The Big House."
2013 Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman...
Highlights from Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman's address at the 2013 Big Ten Media Days.
Touchdown Jesus
: "Touchdown Jesus" is the name given to the mural The Word of Life , which famously adorns the facade
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.
No. 4: Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 7.
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.
NCAA Statement on Johnny Manziel
The complete NCAA statement that brought the Johnny Manziel matter to a close.
College Football 2013: Games Worth Watching,...
Picks and predictions for college football 2013's Week 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tebow Wills Gators Past 'Bama for SEC...
Tim Tebow SEC Championship. College Football. Page 8.
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.
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.
Most Points Scored in a College Football Game
Illinois running back Howard Griffith scored eight touchdowns in a game in 1989, giving him 48 points in the game. It is the best single-game scoring performance in college football history.
Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne is the most famous coach from the most famous school in all of college football.
No. 8: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 3.
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.
Sugar Bowl - Winners of the Sugar Bowl
The Sugar Bowl has been played each year in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1935.
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.
No. 5: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 6.
2014 Oregon Football Preview
2014 Oregon football preview. College Football.
Highest Scoring Kickers in College Football...
A list of the top 10 highest scoring kickers in college football history.
Saban Revives Michigan State
Nick Saban Michigan State. College Football.
College Football 2013 Preview: The Award Winners
Who will win the Heisman Trophy in 2013? Who will be coach of the year?
1995 Citrus Bowl: Alabama 24, Ohio State 17
Ohio State versus Alabama - 1995 Citrus Bowl. Page 2.
Saban Wins His First National Title
LSU national championship. College Football. Page 4.
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.
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.
The BBVA Compass Bowl
The less-than-elegantly named BBVA Compass Bowl is played each year in Birmingham, Alabama.
Brady Hoke
After one season in Ann Arbor, he has taken on the reputation of a man who may well save Michigan football. But with that one impressive season in the books, it seemed in late November of 2011 as though Hoke's job at Michigan—already a tough one—had just gotten tougher.
2014 Penn State Football Preview
2014 Penn State football preview.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers: Who...
If Alabama doesn't win the college football national championship in 2013, who will?
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.
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.
2014 Michigan Football Preview
2014 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview
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.
The Notre Dame Victory March
In part because of Notre Dame’s long-standing success, in part because of the program’s massive exposure,
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.
2014 Michigan State Football Preview
2014 Michigan State football preview.
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.
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.
A Conversation With Temple Coach Steve Addazio
Steve Addazio has a fairly straightforward vision for Temple football: He wants to win championships. Multiple championships.
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?
No. 7: Auburn Tigers
Auburn football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 4.
Colleges That Dropped Major College Football
Big-time college football isn’t for everybody.
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.
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.
The Old Oaken Bucket
The Old Oaken Bucket, given each year to the winner of the Indiana-Purdue game, has origins dating all the way back to 1925.
John Gagliardi
The simplest way to describe John Gagliardi? Try this: He is the winningest coach in college football history.
No. 6: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 5.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers:...
In Part I of our 2013 season preview, we take a look at the Alabama Crimson Tide.
College Football 2014: Conference Predictions...
Predictions for the 2014 college football season.
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
2014 Ohio State Football Preview
Game of the Week: Georgia vs. Clemson
College Football 2013: Game of the Week -- Week 1: Georgia vs. Clemson
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.
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,
No. 1: Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 10.
Tebow, Gators Stunned by Ole Miss
Tim Tebow Ole Miss. College Football. Page 6.
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.
Michigan Frustrates Tebow, Upsets Gators in...
Tim Tebow Capital One Bowl. College Football. Page 5.
College Football In Focus 2013: Bill O'Brien
A look at how Bill O'Brien will fare in his second season at Penn State.
Tebow Gets Revenge Against Georgia
Tim Tebow Georgia. College Football. Page 7.
1993 Citrus Bowl: Georgia 21, Ohio State 14
Ohio State versus Georgia - 1993 Citrus Bowl
'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.
No. 3: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State - College Football's Best Uniforms. Page 8.
2013 College Football Questions & Answers: The...
These are dark times for the Big Ten. Are better days ahead?
2014 Wisconsin Football Preview
2014 Wisconsin Badgers Football Preview
Saban Hits the SEC—and Wins
Nick Saban LSU. College Football. Page 2.
ESPN College GameDay
For college football fans, no Saturday morning is complete with ESPN College GameDay.
No. 5: Texas Tech Red Raiders
Texas Tech College Football. Page 6.
The Orange Bowl-All-Time Scores
The Orange Bowl is college football's second-oldest bowl game.
Brutus Buckeye
Brutus Buckeye is the official mascot of Ohio State University athletics.
2013 South Carolina Football Preview
2013 South Carolina Football Preview
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.
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.
USC, 'Bama to Open 2016 Season
Alabama will play USC in the 2016 Cowboys Classic.
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.
2013 ACC Football Schedule
The complete ACC football schedule for the 2013 season.
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.
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