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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......

The Pac-12’s playoff chances, Indiana’s surprising start and more to watch in Week 11

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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. Back in August, the college football world wondered if a season would be played at all, and the resounding chorus from fans was simple: Any......

Welcoming MACtion and Santa Claus to the Bottom 10

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[Editor’s note: The MAC is back and playing midweek, some very big brands of the Big Ten are playing poorly and a chunk of the SEC isn’t playing at all. So what does that mean for the Bottom 10?] Inspirational thought of the week: I want to be knownI want......

‘Why is this happening again?’ Jack Hoffman’s family faces another cancer fight

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The leaves have yet to turn near the Nebraska sandhills, and Andy and Brianna Hoffman settle into rocking chairs on a white wraparound porch. “Can I hold your hand?” Andy asks Bri, and they clasp fingers. They’re waiting for their son to come home. It’s a good day. Crickets are......

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