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What We Learned: The SEC in Week 6

Photo: AL.com With six conference games on tap, this weekend proved to be a busy one in the SEC. The night-time slate featured five different conference games. Would Georgia and LSU experience letdowns after their thriller in Athens last week? Who would survive the Auburn/Ole Miss showdown? Would Florida hold serve against Arkansas? Here's what […]

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SEC Key Learnings From Week Three

Photo: USA Today One again the SEC was the feature attraction in college football this weekend as the Texas A&M Aggies hosted the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide. In addition to that showdown, the slate also had Ole Miss/Texas, South Carolina/Vandy, Mississippi State/Auburn and Oregon/Tennessee. What did we learn in week three? ALABAMA LOOKS […]

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Detroit Lions welcome Big Ten to Ford Field for new bowl game

The Big Ten had eight wide receivers named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is awarded to the top wide receiver in college football this week and today the Detroit Lions officially confirmed and announced plans for a new bowl game involving the Big Ten as a partner. Insert your Matt Millen […]

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The Big Ten Preview: Preseason All-Conference Teams

  Will Allen Robinson have over 1,000 yards receiving again? (Photo courtesy: USA Today) What a week it’s been for Crystal Ball Run and the B1G Ten. We’ve had our conference picks, features on Wisconsin’s new defense and Urban’s sophomore-slump-busting qualities and much more. You should really read the site. After careful consideration, number crunching, […]

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John Harbaugh was nearly named UCLA’s coach in 2008

For those who follow college football (like we know all of you do), it’s no secret that this past season UCLA had quite a bit of success under a first-year, former NFL head coach in Jim Mora. Ironically however, had the sands of time shaken out a little differently, Mora might’ve never gotten the UCLA […]

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Robert Nkemdiche hangs out with Shaq on official visit to LSU

For months, it has been assumed by just about everyone in the recruiting world that the top high school football prospect in the country, Robert Nkemdiche will end up an Ole Miss Rebel. His brother Denzel plays for the team, he has been on the campus close to a dozen times in the last couple […]

Despite uphill battle, Bill O’Brien’s recruiting path is smooth

If there is one thing we have learned about Bill O'Brien over the course of the last calendar year, it may be that he is a relentless and fearless leader. Now, with days to go the Big Ten's coach of the year is working on putting together a surprisingly decent recruiting class in his first […]

Podcast: Bylaw Blog’s John Infante on NCAA Reform

Following the discovery of improprieties in its investigation of Miami's football program, reforming the NCAA has once again become a hot-button issue among the media and punditry. NCAA expert John Infante of the Bylaw Blog athleticscholarships.net joins CBR's Allen Kenney for a podcast to discuss some of the likely outcomes of the NCAA review and […]

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Obama calls on NCAA to examine football player safety

With legal challenges mounting to the football industry's regulation of player safety, a new figure who carries a big stick has weighed in on the issue: President Barack Obama. In an interview with The New Republic, Obama called on the NCAA to address the growing concerns over head injuries: "I tend to be more worried […]

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CBR’s ‘Way Too’ Early 2013 Top 10: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

After sorting through who we think will be the top teams in the country next college football season, was there any doubt who we are pegging as the team to beat? Really, this was one of the simplest decisions we have had to come together on since the launch of the site two years ago. […]

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A college football inauguration

President Barack Obama was sent through the inauguration promenade in the nation's capital Monday to officially kick off his second term in office. While this was going on it got us wondering who would be sworn in as President of College Football Nation, if such an utopia were to actually exist. We took the question […]

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Ole Miss turning heads, building momentum with recruiting efforts

When Hugh Freeze arrived at Ole Miss we expected to see new energy pumped in to the Rebels football program. A full year into his regime in Oxford and we are certainly seeing some results on the recruiting trails. Days after receiving a verbal commitment from Illinois five-star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss has […]

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