1. Meet Larry Prout, the Teenager Who's Become the Heartbeat of Michigan Football

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Larry eases himself out of his father's black Saturn Astra and into his red wheelchair. He throws on his blue Michigan beanie and blue-and-maize wide receiver gloves...

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  2. All Talent, No Nonsense: OK St.'s James Washington Breaks the Star WR Diva Mold

    STAMFORD, Texas — His jersey hangs on the wall inside the Kinney-Underwood Funeral Home, just off Ferguson Street. It is all white, although the collar shows signs of wear. The No...

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  3. Last Chance High

    Inside the military boarding school that transforms boys into men, a new generation of would-be NFL stars is learning to live by the rules of Heismans and Hall of Famers before them. Except, these days at Fork Union, there’s no Instagram allowed either.

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  4. Dear J.T. Barrett, Sorry for Ever Doubting That You're an Elite Quarterback

    Dear J.T. Barrett, I have a confession to make. I doubt you care or will ever read this after what transpired Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, but this feels like the appropriate moment to get this off my chest...

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  5. How Adam Breneman Went from Retired PSU Savior to Politics to UMass All-American

    AMHERST, Mass. — The NFL scouts have come to see Adam Breneman up close. To inspect the left knee that once forced him to give up football—and determine for themselves if he's truly repaired...

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  6. Sifting Through the Turmoil of College Football's Most Unpredictable Weekend Yet

    It started early, on a Friday night inside a stadium with peculiar lighting, in a game we didn’t make a whole lot of from the onset, if we’re being honest...

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  7. Saquon Barkley Shows Why He's CFB's Premier Showstopper in Historic Win vs. Iowa

    On the final play, a play that kept Penn State's championship aspirations upright, the most exciting player in college football, a real-life video game cheat code, threw his 230-pound body into a blitzing linebacker...

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  8. The Unforgettable, Inspirational CFB Gameday Inside Iowa's Children's Hospital

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — It's the smell that hits you first. The aroma of fresh popcorn overpowers the senses the moment the door opens, producing a welcoming tailgating fragrance in one of the most sterile environments you can imagine...

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  9. Ed Oliver Is the Best Player in CFB, and He's Not the Only One Who Thinks So

    HOUSTON — Ed Oliver , the most disruptive defensive player in college football, a young man who is deeply aware of how gifted he is, fidgets in a chair that can barely hold his 290-pound frame...

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  10. Brilliant and Polarizing, Baker Mayfield Shows Why He's One of a Kind vs. OSU

    As Ohio Stadium emptied and the dazed home crowd poured into the Columbus night, there was Baker Mayfield at the center of it all, wielding an Oklahoma flag and that wild look in his eyes...

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  11. How Caylin Newton Stepped Out of Cam's Shadow to Engineer CFB's Greatest Upset

    His name is Caylin. Not "Cam Newton's younger brother." Not "Cecil Newton's youngest son." Just Caylin . Prior to last Saturday, though, you can understand why for most of his 18 years he had been known mostly for those who share his surname...

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  12. Take a Moment to Appreciate Alabama's Brilliance After Florida State Rout

    In many ways, this outcome was preordained. Another installment of Alabama football, another roster overflowing with players who will eventually star on Sundays, fresh off another ...

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  13. 'There's No Comparison for Him': FSU's Derwin James Is the New Prototype

    BEAVERTON, Ore. — The best high school football players in the country have come here to The Opening, Nike's mega-summit for college football's stars of the future, and they can't take their eyes off of him...

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  14. Meet Taven Bryan, the Florida DL Drawing Comparisons to J.J. Watt

    Taven Bryan considers the question. How high can you jump? Wearing a blue cutoff shirt, bright orange shorts and a baby face, the Florida Gators defensive lineman takes a moment to consider his ability to conquer gravity...

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  15. Les Miles Is Enjoying Life Post-LSU—and Preparing for the Next Run

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Les Miles is wearing boat shoes and clutching his hands around an imaginary baseball bat on a sultry Saturday afternoon in July with thunder rumbling in the distance...

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  16. Do You Believe 5-Star WR Devonta Jason Is Kansas-Bound? LSU and Alabama Don't

    The notion that one of the nation's most gifted high school football players would willingly forego an opportunity to play at Alabama, Florida State or LSU for a program with two wins across the past two seasons seems implausible...

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  17. Experts, Friends Call PSU Kicker's Openness on Eating Disorder 'Groundbreaking'

    To those who have dedicated their lives to studying the minds and mental well-being of elite athletes, this feels like a moment. At least they hope it is. They hope Penn State kicker Joey Julius will no longer serve as an outlier...

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  18. Josh Allen May Be a No. 1 NFL Draft Pick—and the Franchise QB Your Team Needs

    Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson are lucky Wyoming QB Josh Allen pulled out of the draft at the last minute—Allen could have been the No. 1 pick.

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  19. Life as a 2-Star: What It's Like to Get Your Offer Yanked, and What Happens Next

    The school D.J. Charles was committed to play for had just hired one of the biggest names and brightest minds in all of football. Lane Kiffin — the Lane Kiffin—had agreed to become the next head coach of Florida Atlantic University...

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  20. Adam Kramer's College Football Notebook: Complete 2017 Offseason Preview

    It comes quickly, doesn't it? The end doesn't just slosh along. It sneaks up on us as we're fully immersed in those final, tense moments. Then, suddenly, it appears...

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  21. Welcome to the New Golden Age of College Football

    Let's address the obvious while we're all still floating on this weightless football high. It is a convenient time to heap enormous praise on the sport. This much is certain and undeniable...

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  22. Introducing CFB's New Superpower: Clemson a Force to Stay After Downing Alabama

    TAMPA, Fla. — It will never be the same, you know. It can't be after that. Not after they conquered the unconquerable. Not after writing a defining final chapter in a dazzling two-year epic...

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  23. The Most Feared Backup Punter in the Country: Alabama's Hard-Hitting Mack Wilson

    TAMPA, Fla. — He weighs 244 spectacular pounds. He last ran the 40 somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.6 seconds, by his best estimate. Earlier this year, he hit a player so hard that he apparently knocked out a tooth ...

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  24. Even Alabama Haters Should Root for the Rejuvenated Steve Sarkisian

    The red, white and blue confetti rained down from the Georgia Dome on New Year's Eve. Down below, lost in the latest chapter of Alabama's College Football Playoff triumph, a once-broken man celebrated with a smile that never wavered...

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  25. Alabama's Beast-in-Waiting: 2014 No. 1 Recruit Da'Shawn Hand Still Biding Time

    Three years ago, he was the No. 1 football recruit in the country . He held more than 90 scholarship offers...

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