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Setting up your Saturday: Bedlam, the Big Ten’s de facto semifinals & more
4 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
Two Big Ten matchups carry immense weight in determining which teams will play for the championship and a likely playoff berth. Nicole Auerbach tracks those matchups, plus Bedlam and a full day of other college football matchups.
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Conspiracies, controversy and rancor: Nebraska’s bizarre 2010 visit to Kyle Field
6 days ago by Mitch Sherman
Ten years ago No. 9 Nebraska, already on its way out of the Big 12, lost a 9-6 contest to the Aggies at Kyle Field. But the game was only part of the story as raging Pelinis, penalties, and a TexAgs twist remain part of the lore of that November evening in Aggieland.
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Setting up your Saturday: What’s left as college football postponements pile up?
11 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
A spike in COVID-19 cases across college football has forced many postponements in this week's action. However, Saturday is still packed with intriguing matchups to watch when you eventually tire of coverage from The Masters.
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The Athletic: How ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ made its way to the Masters
12 days ago by Richard Deitsch
Augusta National Golf Club will host ESPN's 'College GameDay' for the first time as college football and The Masters collide on Saturday morning. The Athletic's Richard Deitsch explains how this once-in-a-lifetime pairing came to fruition.
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Setting up your Saturday: The Pac-12’s running start and ACC, SEC pivot points
18 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
The Pac-12 makes a November debut as other Power 5 leagues are in midseason form. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach guides you through a jam-packed college football Saturday in front of the TV.
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Setting up your Saturday: Can Ohio State and others enjoy a scare-free Halloween?
25 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach maps out another Saturday of college football, including detailed suggestions for your day in front of the TV.
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The 10-game SEC schedule at midseason: What works, what doesn’t and what’s next?
25 days ago by Nicole Auerbach
In a season dominated by frustrations and new challenges, the SEC's ten-game league schedule offers a potential upside, at least for fans and the media. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach talks to the league's coaches and takes stock of the scheduling rarity.
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Why the 2020 college football championship Saturday will be strikingly different
1 mo ago by Stewart Mandel
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing about this 2020 college football season will be normal, including conference championship Saturday. The Athletic's Stewart Mandel explains what changes to expect come December.
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Setting up your Saturday: The Big Ten’s big debut is finally here
1 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
Four of the five Power 5 leagues will be back in action on Saturday as the Big Ten makes its return to the gridiron this weekend. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach previews a nearly-full slate of college football action this weekend.
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Setting up your Saturday: Georgia-Alabama highlights 12 hours of top-5 action
1 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach details another round of big games and offers some possible roadmaps for a full day of watching college football.
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The pandemic-proof simplicity of Mike Leach’s Air Raid
1 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
With limited practice time and all the quirks of a pandemic, many speculated that Mike Leach might struggle to install his offense in Starkville. As it turns out, his system may be a cheat code to success in such an unusual season.
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Setting Up Your Saturday: The first top-10 matchup of the year is here
1 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
Georgia and Auburn will square off in an early top-ten matchup that will help shape the SEC race. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach details a big college football weekend to help you plan how to spend your Saturday on the couch.
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Setting Up Your Saturday: The SEC and all its Playoff hopefuls have arrived
2 mo ago by Nicole Auerbach
While the season is technically a few weeks old, the debut of SEC football makes this Saturday decidedly more exciting. Nicole Auerbach returns with her weekly roadmap for plotting your day in front of the TV.
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Dear Andy: Name 5 ideas to maximize my team’s competitive advantage these days
2 mo ago by Andy Staples
How would The Athletic's Andy Staples alter a college football program to be better safeguarded from a COVID-19 outbreak during the 2020 season? He answers that and much more in this edition of "Dear Andy."
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Feldman: The top 10* freshmen to watch in college football this season
2 mo ago by Bruce Feldman
As strange as this college football season could be, don't be surprised if young players make huge impacts in 2020. The Athletic's Bruce Feldman highlights 10* (yes, there's a tie) freshmen to keep an eye on this fall.
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Staples: The question coaches can’t tackle until their teams take the field
2 mo ago by Andy Staples
An offseason decimated by COVID-19 has left plenty of unanswered questions for college football coaches around the country. As The Athletic's Andy Staples explains, most of those questions can't be tackled (literally) until teams step on the field.
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Agents of Chaos: Wild-card teams with the potential to tear up 2020’s script
2 mo ago by Andy Staples
College football seasons usually get weird, but in a season impacted mightily by a global pandemic, it's bound to get a heck of a lot weirder. The Athletic's Andy Staples and Max Olson look at a few teams that could spark some chaos this fall.
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How ESPN, FOX fit four months of college football schedule work into a few days
2 mo ago by Stewart Mandel
With college football kickoff times and network schedules being announced, The Athletic's Stewart Mandel sheds some light on the process of dividing up the games, which - just like 2020 as a whole - was pretty wild.
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Blue-chippers turned breakout candidates: 10 players you shouldn’t forget about
2 mo ago by Max Olson
Some of the nation's top-tier high school talents take time to develop once they arrive on college campuses, and just because they don't burst onto the scene immediately doesn't mean they won't. The Athletic's Max Olson lists ten former blue-chip recruits to watch for in 2020.
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SEC task force member Q&A: ‘I think our teams can absolutely get through this’
3 mo ago by Seth Emerson
Dr. Catherine O'Neal is a member of the SEC's task force handling the conference's response to the coronavirus pandemic. O'Neal spoke with The Athletic to go in-depth about the conference's protocols and the likelihood of playing football this fall.
 
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