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Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Clemson's Dabo Swinney named AP Coach of the Year

Clemson's Swinney wins AP Coach of Year after perfect season Clemson's Dabo Swinney is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Tigers to an unbeaten regular ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Clemson's Watson is All-America QB

Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry of Alabama and finalists Deshaun Watson of Clemson and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford highlight The Associated Press All-America team.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Alabama's bruising running back wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK - Derrick Henry has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the second Alabama player to receive college football's most prestigious player of the year award.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

'Monster class' expected to vie for 2016 Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK - Even before the Heisman Trophy is handed out tonight, it is tempting to look ahead to 2016 and what could be a doozy of a race for college football's most famous bronze statue.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Bosworth finally goes into College Football Hall of Fame

Brian Bosworth is among 15 players and two coaches into the College Football Hall of Fame.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Henry, Watson, McCaffrey named Heisman finalists

NEW YORK - Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Clemson takes top playoff seed

Top-seeded Clemson will play No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl in the first College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year's Eve.
By Ralph D. Russo

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Swinney has exceeded expectations throughout his life

CLEMSON, S.C. - An unexpected call changed Dabo Swinney's life. Swinney was an out-of-work assistant coach at the time – a long way from being the coach of No. 1 Clemson.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Teams with 5-7 records will play in bowl games

After a bad season on the field for Mike Riley's first Nebraska team, some good work in the classroom by the Huskers when Bo Pelini was coach will keep Big Red playing football this season.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Sooners, Hawkeyes move into top four

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

No change in top four of playoff rankings

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame remained at the top of the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings Monday night, marking the first time in two seasons the top four was ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Tigers' Watson making case in Heisman race

CLEMSON, S.C. - In the year of the running back, Clemson's Deshaun Watson is making a late push to keep the Heisman Trophy in a quarterback's hands.
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Atlanta gets 2018 college football championship

Atlanta will be the site of the championship game scheduled for January 2018.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Who will replace Spurrier at South Carolina?

There are numerous possible candidates to replace Steve Spurrier at South Carolina.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Texas springs upset on Oklahoma

DALLAS - Texas' 24-17 win against the 10th-ranked Sooners on Saturday was no ordinary victory for the Longhorns.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Own worst enemy: Mistakes making it hard on No. 1 Ohio State

Turnovers and penalties. Bad throws and blown assignments. Third-down dysfunction and red-zone malfunctions. Ohio State is making life very difficult on itself.
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Court strikes down decision to pay college athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Baylor coach's disciples are spreading his word

Baylor's spread offense is spreading and making opposing defenses sick.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Weekend tarnishes SEC rankings

Three Southeastern Conference teams fell out of the AP Top 25 and Auburn dropped 12 spots Sunday after the league that set a record for most teams in the college football rankings last week had a ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Jones starts at QB, leads Buckeyes past Hokies

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Cardale Jones was yucking it up on the sideline, mimicking Braxton Miller’s spin move and celebrating an Ohio State touchdown.
By Ralph D. Russo
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