1. Winners and Losers of 2014 Big 12 Media Days

    DALLAS, Texas — The Big 12's media days are in the books. Besides preseason practice, the only thing left is to strap on the pads and play football. It's all happening faster than you think...

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  2. Big 12 Brass, Coaches Come out Firing at Media Days, Why It's a Good Thing

    Big 12 media days lacked the size of its SEC counterpart—no surprise there, right?—but it certainly wasn't without major storylines ...

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  3. Big 12 Media Days 2014: Noteworthy Quotes and Reactions from Day 1

    Big 12 media days didn't get off to an optimistic start. "The answers are sketchy," commissioner Bob Bowlsby said about the questions surrounding major college football...

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  4. Top 5 Storylines to Watch at Big 12 Media Days

    The college football offseason is slowly morphing into college football preseason. How do we know? Conference media days are underway...

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  5. Quarterback/Wide Receiver Combos That Are Bound to Break Out This Season

    With quarterbacks regularly eclipsing 5,000 passing yards, and with wide receivers inching toward 2,000 yards, quarterback/wide receiver combos are trending in college football...

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  6. The Opening Providing Proof Texas and Oklahoma Are in a Recruiting Slump

    The traditional top teams of the Big 12 should be worried. Recruiting may still be won and lost on national signing day, but it's a 24/7/365 event. Right now, Oklahoma and Texas are falling behind...

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  7. How Germany 7, Brazil 1 Compares to Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

    The first five goals in Germany's 7-1 slaughter of Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal came in a span of less than 20 minutes...

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  8. 5 Make-or-Break Games for College Football's Perennial Powers in 2014

    The college football season is a long one, but championships often come down to moments. Those moments add up to wins and losses, some of which weigh more heavily than others...

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  9. 3 Long-Shot National Title Contenders to Put Your Money on

    Last year, Auburn fan Mark Skiba asked his father to put $100 down on the Tigers' 500-1 odds to win the BCS National Championship. With Auburn coming off a 3-9 season with no SEC wins, 500-1 odds may have appeared generous...

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  10. Does the College Football Playoff Committee Have Too Much Power?

    If there's a constant in college football's changing postseason, it's that there's usually something to gripe about. The old bowl system didn't always put the top two teams against each other, so the BCS was created...

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  11. Maxwell Award Watch List 2014: Full List and Bleacher Report Favorites

    The start of the 2014 college football season is still nearly two months away, but the preseason watch list releases are in midseason form...

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  12. Can Bo Pelini Recruit Well Enough to Get Nebraska into College Football Playoff?

    Nebraska's last championship in football came in 1997—one year before the start of the BCS —when the Cornhuskers laid a whooping on Tennessee in the Orange Bowl, 42-17...

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  13. How Dorial Green-Beckham Impacts Oklahoma's Offense

    The " marginal interest " between Oklahoma and former standout Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham , as first reported by Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman , turned out to be far more than marginal after all...

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  14. Is 4-Star Tyler Petite's Verbal to Duke over USC Starting a Trend or Aberration?

    Stating the obvious is a good place to start because it is, if nothing else, a necessary reminder: Duke's David Cutcliffe is doing as good a job as any head coach in college football...

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  15. 10 College Football Players Who Can Best Help Their NFL Draft Status in 2014

    The 2015 NFL draft is nearly a year away. Naturally, now's the time to start talking about who could help their draft stock next spring. America's out of the World Cup. What else are we to do? These are indeed trying times...

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  16. What Programs Like USC and Texas Can Learn from Oklahoma's New Uniforms

    Safety isn't guaranteed for tradition. Not even a little bit. Oklahoma, one of college football's perennial powerhouses, has had a classic uniform that went hand-in-hand with those of Texas, USC, Penn State and Alabama...

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  17. What Jameis Winston's Reported Insurance Policy Means for His NFL Plans

    Whether Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declares for the NFL draft in about seven months remains to be seen. But the Heisman Trophy winner has shown he's at least thinking about the future...

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  18. Bleacher Report's Complete Guide to July 1 Conference Realignment

    Tuesday, July 1 marks another round of conference-realignment musical chairs. Maryland and Rutgers will head to the Big Ten, Louisville will go to the ACC and a swarm of other "Group of Five" schools will shuffle among conferences...

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  19. Why Devin Gardner Should Be Michigan's Starting Quarterback in 2014

    Michigan's critical 2014 season doesn't rest solely on its quarterback, but it's a major storyline nonetheless. That said, head coach Brady Hoke wants to eliminate that story as soon as possible...

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  20. USC Football: What Trojans Need from Freshman Adoree' Jackson in 2014

    One of the most versatile and touted recruits of 2014, Adoree' Jackson , made first-year USC coach Steve Sarkisian very happy...

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  21. 2014 Is Crucial Season for Kevin Sumlin to Further Seize the State of Texas

    Everything is coming up Milhouse for Texas A&M. It's head coach Kevin Sumlin 's job to make sure it doesn't go back down...

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  22. 10 Upcoming College Football Home-and-Home Series We Can't Wait to Watch

    In the end, all any fan really wants is something fun to watch. Georgia and Notre Dame put pen to paper on Wednesday, officially scheduling a home-and-home series in 2017 and '19...

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  23. Raise Puts Bob Stoops over $5 Million Mark, Why He Is Worth Every Penny

    While athletes are fighting just to get a piece of the revenue pie, coaching salaries in college football are only getting higher. The latest coach to land a raise is Oklahoma's Bob Stoops ...

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  24. 3 Things Standing Between Oklahoma and a Trip to College Football Playoff

    The Sugar high for Oklahoma hasn't worn off yet. Nearly six months after beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, the vibe around the Sooners is still College Football Playoff or bust...

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  25. 5 Nonconference Games That Will Make or Break College Football Playoff Chances

    Hopefully, strength of schedule will be a heavily weighted factor in determining which four teams are selected to the first College Football Playoff...

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