1. 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. From there, it headed west—far, far west—and the theme picked up in earnest...

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  2. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 26 days ago 55,338 reads 0 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. '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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  9. 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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  10. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 2 months ago 151,963 reads 0 comments

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 8 months ago 132,935 reads 0 comments

  15. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 51,012 reads 77 comments

  16. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 21,436 reads 78 comments

  17. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 9 months ago 144,193 reads 348 comments

  18. 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 ...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 109,108 reads 79 comments

  19. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 86,378 reads 106 comments

  20. 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...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 211,505 reads 117 comments

  21. Alabama's Dynasty Igniters: Incredible 2008 Recruiting Class Sparked Turnaround

    At one end of the kitchen table sat Nick Saban , fresh off a failed cameo with the Miami Dolphins. At the other sat Flint Southwestern Academy senior running back Mark Ingram, his mother and his grandfather...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 123,379 reads 81 comments

  22. Alabama Is College Football's Monotonous Monster That Won't Stop

    ATLANTA — You don't have to like it. In fact, they probably prefer you don't. You don't have to like that your offense will, at some point, allow a touchdown to the Alabama Crimson Tide defense...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 76,056 reads 255 comments

  23. The Other Legion of Boom Is Washington's Key to Upsetting Alabama

    ATLANTA — Psalm Wooching searches for the appropriate words. They're in there somewhere, and he wants to get them right...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 59,088 reads 129 comments

  24. A 9,000-Mile Kick: The Journey of Houston's 27-Year-Old Freshman Punter

    From atop the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the largest sporting venues in the world, Melinda and Norman Roy could barely see their son...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 10 months ago 40,755 reads 4 comments

  25. Kramer's Playoff Notebook: Selection Committee Sets Best Final 4 to Date

    Selection committee members, I implore you not to check your Twitter mentions for the next few days. Don’t look at your text messages or emails. Heck, abandon all technology for a while...

    Adam Kramer Written by Adam Kramer about 11 months ago 176,363 reads 283 comments