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Setting up your Saturday: Bedlam, the Big Ten’s de facto semifinals & more
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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Setting up your Saturday: What’s left as college football postponements pile up?
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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Setting up your Saturday: The Pac-12’s running start and ACC, SEC pivot points
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?
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?
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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Setting up your Saturday: The Big Ten’s big debut is finally here
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 yr 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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Setting up your Saturday: A Clemson-Miami prizefight and rare Red River stakes
Nicole Auerbach breaks down a big college football Saturday and provides a few potential gameplans for your day in front of the TV.
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The pandemic-proof simplicity of Mike Leach’s Air Raid
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
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
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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Return-to-play (and two-a-days?) on the minds of leaders before a new CFB season
Before a 2020 college football season can be played, the teams must get back into shape. How that looks after the coronavirus pandemic canceled spring football remains up in the air, but it is of the utmost importance to coaches and athletic administrators around the nation.
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The Athletic: We tried the workouts CFB strength coaches create for quarantine
With self-isolation and quarantining continuing for the foreseeable future, how are college football players going to stay in shape for the upcoming season? Around the country, coaches are devising unique at-home workouts in order to keep student-athletes fit.
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What college football teams lose when spring football is lost
It's adjustment season in college football as coaches face the unfamiliar challenge of losing spring practices. Both long-tenured staffs and new hires eager to install new systems are making contingency plans with no idea whether they'll get the practice time back.
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The Athletic: Beset on all sides by NIL reform, the NCAA has begun to understand its fight
1 yr ago by Nicole Auerbach
The biggest test facing the NCAA today is whether or not student-athletes should be able to profit off their name, image and likeness. With more and more states passing legislation, the NCAA is finally starting to understand the fight that they're in.
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For commissioners, Playoff expansion has become an open conversation
The playoff debate is a popular topic in college football, and fans aren't the only ones calling for an expanded eight-team field. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach provides the latest surrounding Playoff discussions among conference commissioners.
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I Was There: The Athletic’s writers relive the most memorable games of the 2010s
College football fans have been treated to many incredible moments and games over the last decade. From the "Kick Six" to Johnny Football and many overtimes and Hail Marys in between, The Athletic's staff compiles the most memorable games they've covered.
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‘What just happened?’ An oral history of LSU and Texas A&M’s history-making 7-OT marathon
The 2018 Texas A&M-LSU seven overtime game will always be remembered as one of the greatest college football games ever played. Now, as the Aggies and Tigers prepare to meet again, The Athletic offers an oral history of the wildest night in Kyle Field history.
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Setting Up Your Thanksgiving Weekend: How to navigate a loaded rivalry week
The final weekend viewing guide of the year is a super-sized one, with a fascinating Friday in-store before high-stakes rivalries are renewed. Nicole Auerbach provides a guide for you to maximize your Thanksgiving weekend.
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Setting up Your Saturday: Viewing plans for 2019’s penultimate full weekend
2 yr ago by Nicole Auerbach
The end of the 2019 regular season is fast approaching, and several teams are looking to lock-in their spots at the top of their respective divisions. The Athletic's Nicole Auerbach analyzes the slate for Week 13.
 
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