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Breaking down Big Ten recruiting

Ohio State and Penn State have top-10 classes in 2016, but it's new Michigan man Jim Harbaugh who has dominated spring recruiting headlines in the Big Ten.

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6hBrandon Chatmon

Parity reigns in Big 12

Baylor and TCU can stay atop the Big 12 as long as Art Briles and Gary Patterson are running the shows, but Oklahoma and Texas are coming.

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Why the SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Some might say the SEC West was down in 2014 because it failed to put a team in the national title game. But that doesn't mean the sentiment around the division has changed. "You're going to have the national champ come out of the SEC West. It's as simple as that," one player says.

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Strong and weak: TCU Horned Frogs

TCU enters the 2015 season boasting an experienced quarterback, but in need of depth at linebacker. Check out the strong and weak series.

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The college coaches' guide to rebuilding an offensive line

Attrition and graduation in college football makes it tough to maintain consistently great offensive lines. Grantland's Matt Hinton talks to coaches to help provide a step-by-step guide on how to deal with the constant turnover.

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Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

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1dGreg Ostendorf

Potential 2015 sleeper: Alabama

Alabama sophomore receiver Robert Foster could be in line for a breakout season in 2015.


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Slive says no real talks about increasing fines for field/court storming but when asked if $50k was accurate he said it was in that range

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MIke Slive: “$50,000 is in the range” of amount for fine for SEC schools whose fans rushing field/court. “That’s real money” Slive said

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Mike Slive says if satellite camp proposal from the SEC isn’t made national the SEC coaches will join in and hit the road

SEC may increase fines for rushing field

The conference could raise the initial fine to a school whose fans rush the field or storm the court from $5K to $50K. Only 5 of the league's 14 schools (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Texas A&M) have not been fined since the policy went into effect in Dec. 2004.

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