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TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field to face the Chattanooga Mocs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Iron Bowl Stakes Rarely This High For ‘Bama, Auburn

It is fitting that the Iron Bowl finally gets to play this kind of role in the SEC, and it is a shock it has not happened like this before. Since the addition of a conference championship game in the SEC in 1992, Alabama and Auburn have never been quite this good in the same season.

11/26/2013

DEKALB, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Jordan Lynch #6 of the Northern Illinois Huskies shakes hands with Ball State Cardinals players at Huskie Stadium on November 13, 2013 in DeKalb, Illinois. Northern Illinois defeated Ball State 48-27. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jordan Lynch Looking To Push Northern Illinois Back To BCS Stage

If Kellen Moore and Colt Brennan could do it, then why not Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch? Lynch received three first-place votes for the Heisman Trophy in 2012, so he is certainly on the radar for some voters out there.

11/21/2013

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks for help during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Biggest Question Now Is Michigan State Or Oklahoma State?

The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.

11/18/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Fans Throw A Better Tailgate? College Football Vs. Pro Football

Tailgate Fan correspondents Nick Stevens and Jerry Miller roam the entire countryside searching for the wildest and most epic tailgates in all of football.

11/14/2013

WACO, TX - OCTOBER 19: Bryce Petty #14 of the Baylor Bears drops back to throw a pass against the Iowa State Cyclones on October 19, 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Baylor’s Bryce Petty Keeps Bears In BCS Hunt

Baylor’s Bryce Petty is probably on the outside looking in on the Heisman Trophy, but a trip to New York for the ceremony is well within reach.

11/14/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.

11/12/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers passes against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: LSU’s Mettenberger Looks To Make Dent In Race Vs. Alabama

By now, we have taken a glance at some of the SEC’s Heisman hopefuls like Manziel, McCarron and Murray. But what about the league’s second highest-rated passer, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger?

11/07/2013

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 26: Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks runs against Tyler Foreman #23 of the UCLA Bruins on October 26, 2013 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Week We Have All Been Waiting For

This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.

11/05/2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 24: AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide calls out the Auburn Tigers defense at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Alabama’s AJ McCarron Has Little More To Prove

If there is one quarterback in the country you might want leading your offense down field with the game on the line, it may be Alabama’s AJ McCarron.

10/31/2013

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A view of the BCS National Championship Trophy during their game at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Which BCS Buster Has Inside Track To The Bowl Championship Series?

Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?

10/29/2013

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Sean Mannion #4 of the Oregon State Beavers throws a pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Beavers defeated the Wildcats 38-35. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Get To Know That Other Quarterback In Oregon, Sean Mannion

The Pac 12 has a few quarterbacks being talked about when discussing the Heisman Trophy this season. While Oregon’s Marcus Mariota may be considered the Heisman favorite at this point in the season, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion has been doing more than enough to stay in the running, and may be the ultimate sleeper pick this season.

10/24/2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 22: The Alabama Crimson Tide enter the field to face the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Will Alabama, Florida State Reach The BCS Finish Line?

Will Alabama be the next and most significant victim of the SEC’s internal battle royal? Can Florida State avoid a letdown and represent the ACC in the biggest game of the year? This is what makes college football so interesting.

10/22/2013

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Eastern Michigan University Football Player Found Dead, Played For Simeon Academy

A former Chicago high school football star was fatally shot in a robbery near the campus of Eastern Michigan University.

10/18/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 02: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles rushes in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on September 2, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: FSU’s Jameis Winston Not A Victim Of Freshman Mistakes

It takes a truly special year by a freshman to deserve the kind of Heisman respect that leads to an invite to New York. Fortunately for Florida State, freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is having just that kind of season so far.

10/17/2013

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: Roderick McDowell #25 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 38-35 at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Image

College Football Spotlight: Clemson, FSU Ready To Showcase The ACC’s Best

This weekend, college football will shift its attention to the ACC. Playing in the shadows of the SEC the last few years, the ACC will offer this week’s game of the week when Clemson hosts Florida State.

10/14/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Georgia’s Aaron Murray Coming Through In The Clutch

One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.

10/10/2013

Tony Jones  is congratulated by teammates including Geoff Mogus #53 after scoring a touchdown on the Maine Black Bears. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Silverman: Northwestern Ready To Stand Up To Ohio State Bullies

Even the most devout pro football fans should pay attention to what’s going to happen in Evanston tonight when Ohio State comes calling on Northwestern.

670 The Score–10/05/2013

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 03: Teddy Bridgewater #7 of the Louisville Cardinals throws a pass during the game against the Temple Owls at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater Looks For Big Day At Temple

Teddy Bridgewater may be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his best bet to become Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy winner in school history will come from putting up huge numbers and seeing other candidates take a stumble.

10/03/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks carries the ball against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Flying To Head Of The Flock

Marcus Mariota has become one of the emerging top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. The hype is warranted, as NFL fans hoping for a new franchise quarterback are also checking out Mariota as a potential draft pick.

09/25/2013

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 7: Tajh Boyd #10 of the Clemson Tigers drops back for a pass during the game against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Clemson’s Tajh Boyd Takes Center Stage Vs NC State

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more in a season-opening victory over Georgia, confirming Boyd as one of the top Heisman contenders this season.

09/19/2013

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