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FSU official: Special treatment for accused players

The Florida State University official once in charge of the office that counsels campus rape victims told lawyers suing the school that football players receive special treatment, and that most o

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The best of rivalry week

Rivalry week is here. Take a look back at the top moments from the best rivalries around the country.

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Jay Boice, Reuben Fischer-Baum and Andrew Flowers

FiveThirtyEight: Notre Dame is running out of time

The Irish's playoff odds took a noticeable hit, down to 21 percent. Both a strong one-loss Big 12 champ and an undefeated or one-loss Big Ten winner are better bets to make the playoff over Notre Dame.

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Moyer: Big Ten enjoying its impressive playoff rankings haul

Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan all featured in the top 10 of the latest rankings. The best news for the Big Ten is that the Hawkeyes and Spartans have a clear path to the playoff.

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Huard QB ratings: Chaos reigns at the top

Deshaun Watson still leads the QB pack, according to Insider Brock Huard. But after Clemson's star passer, it's another week of turbulence and overhaul, mostly due to a rash of QB injuries.


Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Weather could have an impact across the Big 12 this weekend including the highlight games at TCU and Oklahoma State. Cold rain is expected throughout the game on Friday night when No. 7 Baylor takes on No. 19 TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Meanwhile freezing rain is expected in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday night when No. 3 Oklahoma visits No. 11 Oklahoma State.

South Florida leading rival UCF on ESPN

South Florida took the lead with this TD pass from Quinton Flowers to Chris Barr. (Live on ESPN)


Watch: South Florida vs. UCF

A tale of two schools: South Florida can clinch a spot in the AAC championship game with a win and a Temple loss to UConn, while UCF is one loss away from its second winless season since 2004. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Texas looking to keep bowl hopes alive

The 4-6 Longhorns take on the 6-5 Texas Tech team with two games left in the seasons and two wins needed to becomes bowl eligible. The good sign for Texas? Texas Tech hasn't won in Austin since 1997. Follow live

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Happy Thanksgiving from Austin, TX, where Texas Tech-Texas will kick off in 90 minutes. Overcast weather here at DKR with rain expected soon. AccuWeather is projecting a 40% chance of thunderstorms tonight.

Harbaugh smashes buckeye at Bo's grave

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is getting ready for this week's game against rival Ohio State by smashing a buckeye at the grave of former Wolverines head coach Bo Schembechler.


Who should you cheer for?

It's time to extend your goodwill cheer to others. ESPN's Heather Dinich breaks down who you should cheer for if you want your team to make it to the College Football Playoff.


Biggest concerns with Buckeyes' offense?

Trevor Matich looked at Ohio State's loss to Michigan State and said, "Too often the stars take turns looking like they've never played football before in their lives."


First Take is thankful for sports

From the Mets making the World Series to the Clippers and Mavericks emoji drama to Michigan State defeating Michigan, First Take has a lot for which to be thankful.


Washington's Petersen gets extension

Washington coach Chris Petersen has been extended two years, through the 2020 season, the school announced today. Petersen has gone 13-12 with the Huskies since signing a five-year deal to succeed Steve Sarkisian prior to the 2014 season.

Illini consider hiring Cubit permanently

Illinois is exploring the idea of making interim football coach Bill Cubit the permanent coach and giving him a two-year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune. Interim athletic director Paul Kowalczyk said a decision would be announced Sunday.

Les Miles: 'No idea' where I stand as coach

The LSU football coach said at his weekly media briefing after today's practice that he has not spoken to AD Joe Alleva this week about whether he will return as the Tigers' coach. Said Miles: "I would love to think that there's another 11 years, I enjoyed them so much."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Matt Flynn, who won a national championship under Les Miles at LSU, said he thinks it would be a mistake to fire him. Just be careful what youre asking for. Flynn said he understands the frustration of unmet expectations but said Miles is a reason for those high expectations. And he said talk that Miles won with Nick Sabans players is quite a bit of ignorance. ... Its been 11 years since (Saban) has been there, and people are still talking about him. So I mean, get over it.

QB honors father with four-TD game

Just hours after attending his father's funeral, New Mexico State's Andrew Allen threw 4 TD passes in a 37-34 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. "Everything I did on Saturday, I did it for my father."


Playoff apocalypse: A CFP nightmare

Ready for more ultimate head-spinning, scenario-scrambling, conference-crushing playoff possibilities? It all starts with North Carolina beating Clemson to win the ACC title. Doomsday scenarios

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How does the committee justify Iowa at 4?

The College Football Live crew says both Iowa and Michigan State have a case for being in the top 4 -- but it will all sort itself out if they meet in the Big Ten title game.


Notre Dame needs help to get into Playoff

Brad Edwards says there are specific rules for the CFP committee that will make it very hard for No. 6 Notre Dame to reach the top four.


#StillwaterStrong remains a rallying cry

A month after the homecoming crash that killed four people, Oklahoma State is still healing and the Cowboys' community still gets a needed dose of perspective from the tragedy. A daily endeavor

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Smart emerges as Gamecocks candidate

Alabama DC Kirby Smart is one of the leading candidates for South Carolina's coaching job, although there is at least one other unknown finalist, sources told ESPN's Chris Low and Mark Schlabach. Houston's Tom Herman is no longer a candidate.

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SEC tumbles in Conference Power Rankings

Using a formula that equally weighs the rankings from the AP poll and ESPNs Football Power Index, the SEC is weaker than the Big 12 AND the Big Ten this season. Rivalry Week edition

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

A sampling of Notre Dame player reactions to dropping from 4 to 6 in the Playoff rankings: Will Fuller: "Sheesh." Joe Schmidt: (Blank stare) "This was my reaction." (Doesn't care) Sheldon Day: "Oh we are? I didn't watch it." (Gave a nice fib about a DL meeting last night.)

Best Week 13 college football bets

Neither Chris Fallica nor "Stanford Steve" Coughlin managed a winning record last week -- but both agree that Ohio State will end up on the right side of "The Game" on Saturday. Best bets

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Baylor turns to yet another starting QB

Chris Johnson will be Baylor's 3rd starting QB this season and -- as you might expect -- starting a lot of QBs has not translated to wins around the country. Entering this week, eight FBS teams have started three or more quarterbacks this season, and those teams have a combined record of 18-69 (.207 win pct) and none have more than 3 wins.