In what could wind up being a College Football Playoff elimination game, No. 1 Clemson will visit No. 4 Notre Dame on Saturday with the lead in the ACC standings hanging in the balance. The Tigers won’t have junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence available because of a positive COVID-19 test two weeks ago. Freshman D.J. Uiagalelei will have his work cut out against Notre Dame’s vaunted defense. However, the nation’s top-ranked
The Week 9 college football odds from have shifted throughout the week as Saturday’s kickoffs approach. The most drastic example comes in No. 1 Clemson vs. Boston College. The Tigers opened -32 at William Hill but are down to -25 after news broke that quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be held out following a positive COVID-19 test. Freshman D.J. Uiagalelei will get the start in his place.
In the Big Ten,
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For the first time in the 2020 college football season, the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll changed hands.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are now on top after the Clemson Tigers’ Week 10 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and it may be a while before the SEC West side relinquishes that title, if it does at all.
Teams looking to make some noise in the Mid-American Conference East Division clash when the Bowling Green Falcons host the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday. It has been eight years since Kent State last won the division title, while Bowling Green’s drought has reached five years. The Falcons last won the division in 2015, when they were 7-1. It was the last of three straight division championships for Bowling
You didn’t need to be a world-renowned epidemiologist to see Notre Dame’s debacle coming.
Despite a surge in COVID-19 cases — the seven-day rate on campus alone soared from 18.9 cases to 30.7 cases in one week — Notre Dame treated its Saturday night showdown against top-ranked Clemson as if it was a run-of-the-mill game against
What a difference one week can make.
The ACC race seemed fairly clear-cut with Clemson expected to run the table and leave one College Football Playoff spot open for other conferences to fill. That place was projected to go to Oregon last week with the Ducks and the Pac-12 getting their season started.
To say this has been an unusual year for college coaches would be an understatement. From canceling the NCAA basketball tournament in March to navigating a now-seven-month-long dead period in recruiting, it
The schedule for this year’s college football season will look different in the COVID-19 era. Instead of the normal Labor Day Weekend start, three Power Five conferences didn’t kick off until later in September. The Big Ten and Pac-12 started even later.
The regular season almost reaches the holidays with the end of year holidays with the conference championship games planned for the second and
SportsPulse: USA TODAY’s Steve Berkowitz says that if there’s one key takeaway from this year’s College Football Coaches Compensation Survey, it’s that the price tag for NCAAF head coaches keep going up.
There has been no better example of a professional stereotype come to life than four years ago when Alabama coach Nick Saban famously said the day after the 2016 election that he didn’t even realize it had
If you looked closely during the University of Michigan’s football season opener on Saturday, you may have noticed a special detail on the Wolverines’ helmets.
They’ve been marked with a decal that reads “EQUALITY” and depicts six
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There’s a whole lot of college football left to be played this fall, but the College Football Playoff picture is beginning to take shape.
Right now, there are well over a dozen viable candidates to reach the playoff. It’s probably closer to three dozen if you’re of the belief that 1-0 Rutgers, 1-0 Northwestern, 1-0 Purdue and all 12
The Colorado State Rams open their regular season when they face the host Fresno State Bulldogs in Mountain West Conference action on Thursday. The regular season had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Colorado State leads the all-time series 10-5, including a 5-2 edge in games played in Fresno, Calif. The Bulldogs (0-1) opened their season last weekend, losing to Hawaii, 34-19. Kickoff from Bulldog Stadium in Fresno is
The No. 9 Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 16 SMU Mustangs will face off in an important American Athletic Conference clash at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. SMU is 5-0 overall and 2-0 at home, while the Bearcats are 3-0 and are on the road for the first time. These are two of the five remaining unbeaten teams in the AAC.
The Mustangs are favored
We’re here in Week 8 and making college football history.
Can you ever remember a season when there were so many undefeated teams this late in the year? Simply unprecedented.
That’s some of that classic football humor.
The Big Ten is back! Welcome, friends.
There’s going to be more football to keep track of, so we’re here to find the best of the day, from uniforms to highlights to a
The North Carolina vs. North Carolina State rivalry has been running since 1894, and while the programs have both had their successes at times, it’s rare that both football teams are on the upswing when they play each other. But on Saturday, North Carolina enters the game ranked No. 14 in the AP Top 25 and NC State is ranked No. 23. The game kicks off at noon ET on
The No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers will face the Syracuse Orange on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.
Clemson is coming off one of the most impressive wins in college football history after beating Georgia Tech by the score of 73-7 last week, and it didn’t even look like they were trying that hard. Syracuse
College football’s national picture will start to gain even more clarity on Saturday as the Big Ten makes its debut in the 2020 season. It’s assumed that No. 5 Ohio State will compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but what about No. 8 Penn State? The Nittany Lions face a worthy opponent in their opener as they travel to face an Indiana team coming off an 8-5