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What will Year 2 bring for Virginia's Quin Blanding?

The dynamic safety, who earned ACC defensive rookie of the year honors in 2014, was proactive this offseason to ensure he avoids the dreaded sophomore slump.

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16mHeather Dinich

CFP increases stipend for players' family travel

The College Football Playoff has increased its stipend to $2,500 to help players' families with travel costs to the semifinals and national championship game this year.

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1dGerry Hamilton

Moses, No. 1 in 2017 class, decommits from LSU

Dylan Moses has a number of strong relationships with the LSU staff, which will help the Tigers stay at the top of his list as he goes through the remainder of the recruiting process.

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FPI previews the Big 12 season

Here are the top stats behind what FPI projects to be the closest title race among Power 5 conferences.

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Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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Ohio State's 'Got Em Part II'

After the team scared Cardale Jones with a person posing as a mannequin, the team was at it again this week with some help from a trash can. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy.

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1dTed Miller

Even with Cody Kessler, USC is run first

While Kessler is a legit Heisman hopeful, Steve Sarkisian is quick to point he has had a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his six seasons as a head coach.

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Why Miami's future rests with Brad Kaaya

The sophomore signal-caller has taken command of the rebuilding Hurricanes, who hope to contend in the ACC in 2015 -- and beyond.

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Former Utah CB Hatfield charged with assault

Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been charged with misdemeanor assault in a fight during a party last month, his second recent run-in with police.

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1dCraig Haubert and Tom Luginbill

Meet the new entries to the 2016 ESPN 300

The latest update of the 2016 ESPN 300 sees a few new names. Here's a look at the players debuting in the rankings.


Huard: Baylor will be in the Playoff

The College Football Live crew reviews the top teams' title odds and breaks down their favorite long shot picks. Plus, Pat Fitzgerald joins to discuss Northwestern's upcoming season.

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FPI previews the ACC season

Check out why FPI projects Clemson as more likely than defending ACC champion Florida State to win this season's conference title.

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1dMatt Fortuna

Take 2: Who has the best QB group in the ACC?

North Carolina has dynamic dual threats in Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky; Florida State counters with Everett Golson and Sean Maguire.

1dTed Miller

Yes, the Pac-12 is doing great, but ...

Much as the league praises its accomplishments -- and rightfully so -- the lack of a national championship still defines its national perception.

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1dJake Trotter

Joe Mixon impressing Sooner coaches

Joe Mixon, the supposed gem of Oklahoma's 2014 signing class, was in fact a running back. But it wasn't Samaje Perine.


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Brian Johnson was placed on the 7-day DL by PawSox on Monday, and John Farrell said there is ulnar nerve involvement

Players impersonating their coaches

Players for Urban Meyer, James Franklin and Jim Harbaugh had a little fun at their coaches' expense.


Buckeyes scared silly in prank

A week after someone posed as a mannequin and scared QB Cardale Jones, the team was at it again with another straight-to-YouTube release. And, like all sequels, things get a little more racy. Locker room antics 2.0

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Quick take from Auburn's first day of camp: Byron Cowart looks like a No. 1-ranked player should. He's physically impressive even w/o pads.