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August 2, 2021

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Ranking the stability of all 130 FBS college football programs for the 2021 season

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The words “college football” and “stability” don’t go together all that well. Such is life when your livelihood is based on the whims of a pointy ball, eccentric boosters and a bunch of 18- to 22-year-old players. In this sport, drama is never far from the surface and a conference......

Former Nebraska LB Alberts tabbed as new AD

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Nebraska has hired Trev Alberts, a former All-American linebacker for the Cornhuskers, as athletic director, the school announced Wednesday. “It is such a tremendous honor to have this opportunity to lead Husker athletics,” Alberts said in a statement. “UNL has incredibly talented coaches and student-athletes, and a fan base like......

Nebraska AD Moos retiring after 40 years in field

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Bill Moos will retire as Nebraska’s athletic director at the end of the month, the school announced Friday. “I step away completely content, knowing that our athletic program is reborn and rebuilt and that it has a solid, stable foundation,” Moos said in a statement. Moos, 70, had led Nebraska’s......

OU AD ‘disappointed’ over early kickoff vs. Neb.

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Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said Thursday that the school is unhappy with Fox’s decision to show this season’s football game against Nebraska in Norman as the network’s early kickoff on Sept. 18. “We are bitterly disappointed that the great Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry, on the 50th anniversary of the Game of......

Ex-Nebraska player not guilty of sexual assault

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Jurors in a Lancaster County, Nebraska, court found former Nebraska football player Katerian LeGrone not guilty of sexually assaulting a female student in 2019 after about a week of testimony. LeGrone, 21, and his former teammate Andre Hunt were charged with first-degree sexual assault after the woman reported the alleged......

ESPN now will call entire NCAA volleyball tourney

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ESPN on Friday said all 47 matches in the Division 1 NCAA volleyball tournament will be live on one of its platforms and will include commentators. The company previously had planned to stream the first two rounds of the event on its digital platforms without play-by-play announcers or analysts, a......

Coaches critical of NCAA volleyball tourney setup

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OMAHA, Neb. — Coaches of two of the top teams in the NCAA Division I volleyball tournament complained Thursday about the setup for the event next week, with Wisconsin’s Kelly Sheffield saying it could continue shining an unfavorable light on the treatment of female athletes by college sports’ governing body.......

AD: Sooners still up for Huskers despite reports

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Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione on Friday reiterated that the Sooners intend to face Nebraska this season, despite reports that Nebraska is trying to get out of the Sept. 18 game in Norman. Castiglione, responding to media inquiries, tweeted that the Nebraska-Oklahoma game is set to commemorate the 50th anniversary......

Andy Hoffman, father of Huskers fan Jack, dies

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Andy Hoffman, the father of Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman, died Monday at his home in Atkinson, Nebraska. He was 42. The Team Jack Foundation announced his death. Andy Hoffman, an attorney, spent the last decade of his life raising more than $8 million for Team......

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in ’21

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The Ohio State–Michigan matchup, as well as the rest of the Big Ten’s traditional rivalry games, will return to the final week of the regular season in 2021, it was announced Friday as the conference released its revised 2021 football schedule. The schedule has some differences from the one originally......

Big Ten football schedule 2021: Dates and key matchups

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The Big Ten has released its schedule for the 2021 college football season, so it’s time to start breaking down your team’s slate and projecting wins and losses. Can Ohio State reach the College Football Playoff again? And, after extending coach Jim Harbaugh’s contract, what’s Michigan going to be up......

HOFers Shields, Taylor among new CFP members

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Former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman and Pro Football Hall of Famer Will Shields, who also won the Outland Trophy while at Nebraska, and Virginia Union athletic director Joe Taylor, one of the winningest coaches in HBCU history, headline five new College Football Playoff selection committee members announced Tuesday. Kentucky......

When teams’ social media feeds got real, made friends and started beefing

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Dec 28, 2020 Kelly CohenESPN What’s snarky, self-deprecating and smack-talking all at once? Well, your favorite team’s social media accounts, of course. It’s a fine line that accounts have to walk, especially in 2020, but when they do it correctly, it makes internet magic. And in a year when sports......

From Lane to Dabo to Tom Herman’s favorite app: College football’s quotes of the year

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It began with Joe Burrow, Coach O and an unprecedented LSU run that made college football history, and 2020 ended on an even more unprecedented historical note. In between, a global pandemic threatened the entire sport and exposed rifts and power imbalances across its landscape. This was a year of......

Why Cardinals’ Prince Amukamara made more than 300 deliveries working for DoorDash

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PHOENIX — Back in the spring, when Arizona was in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Prince Amukamara was looking for something to pass the time. He was isolating with his wife, two children and five sisters in his home on the west side of greater Phoenix,......

Cancellations, upsets and the Pillow Fight of the Week make The Bottom 10 all about the Big Ten

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[Editor’s note: Some Bottom 10 teams have wrapped up their seasons, while others still have a month to play. Meanwhile, the Big Ten is somewhere in between, thanks to everyone from Ohio State and Northwestern to Michigan and Penn State.] Inspirational thought of the week: Hey Spike, you’re scarin’ my......

Ferentz scoffs at Huskers’ gripe over Iowa claps

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Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz took issue with Nebraska attributing center Cameron Jurgens‘ snapping issues during Friday’s game to clapping from the Hawkeyes’ sideline. After the Cornhuskers’ 26-20 road loss on Saturday, Nebraska coach Scott Frost was asked about Jurgens, who had five snaps go awry in the first half.......

Northwestern in the playoff? Michigan-Rutgers in 3OT? Week 12 brings the chaos

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This year has been so filled with chaos, it’s hard to notice each new twist or turn. Our collective lack of surprise is actually the one thing that has kept us bonded throughout a year in which our connections have been stretched and tested like no other time in recent......

Can Indiana really be a football school, big tests for mid-majors and more to watch in Week 12

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7:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. We’re entering our fifth week of Big Ten football for the 2020 season, and the biggest game to date is Saturday’s top-10 matchup between No.......

A mind-boggling Big Ten, QB drama and fake spikes are all we needed in Week 11

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There have been Saturdays with more drama. Look no further than last week’s Clemson-Notre Dame thriller. There have been Saturdays with bigger games. This week lacked a single matchup between top-25 teams, with four of the top five squads sitting out. With 15 games postponed or canceled because of the......

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