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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles passes against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half of the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston’s Repeat Bid Against History

As long as Florida State remains in the College Football Playoff conversation, Jameis Winston will be given plenty of opportunities to create his next Heisman moment.

09/19/2014

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Justin Worley #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks to throw under pressure from linebacker Eric Striker #19 of the Oklahoma Sooners September 13, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Conference Perception Key As Big 12 Makes Statement

Conference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Quarterback Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes against the Washington Huskies on September 13, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Huskies Rout Illini, 44-19

Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.

09/13/2014

Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

Penn State football coach James Franklin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban

The Nittany Lions were halfway through a four-year postseason ban stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Will Fuller #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish breaks away from Blake Countess #2 of the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 6, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Says Goodbye To Michigan With Shutout

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish’s most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that’s now about to take a hiatus.

09/06/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, eft, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Baffoe: End Of Notre Dame-Michigan Rivalry A Perfect NCAA Metaphor

Saturday’s game is the last on the docket between the Wolverines and Irish.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

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Heisman Watch: Kenny Hill Thrilled But It Is A Long Season

If you did not know his name before Thursday, you undoubtedly know it now. Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill put on quite the show in his debut as the starting quarterback in the post-Johnny Manziel […]

09/04/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

08/31/2014

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5 Most Outrageous Lies In College Sports

A major in athletics, with a minor in acting.

08/29/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 12: Jameis Winston #5 of the Garnet team reacts to a pass against the Gold team during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Heisman Watch: College Football’s Top Contenders And Sleepers

College football’s top players compete for the Heisman Trophy. Here are the contenders as well as a few sleepers.

08/28/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Running back Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles runs with the ball against the Auburn Tigers during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

College Football Spotlight: 10 Thoughts For The 2014 College Football Season

Forget much of what you know about college football. The chase for one of the four playoff spots begins this weekend with a handful of high-profile games.

08/26/2014

Gordon Beckham. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Beckham Story A Baseball Lesson

It has been a slow, steady realization that it just wasn’t happening for Gordon Beckham.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Real Offense In The Notre Dame Cheating Scandal

Curiously, the Irish get worked up about academic fraud but not death or sexual assault.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

(Photo Credit: Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

7 New College Football Uniforms: Who Will Wear It Best?

Tackling a six foot linebacker is best done in style.

08/12/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

The power conferences will now have the ability to create their own rules.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

NCAA president Mark Emmert. (Getty Images)

NCAA Settles Concussion Suit With $70M Fund

“I wouldn’t say these changes solve the safety problems, but they do reduce the risks,” a lead attorney said.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big 12 Commissioner: ‘Cheating Pays’

“There’s a lot of change coming,” Bob Bowlsby says.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Penn State coach James Franklin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Notre Dame, Penn State Taking Recruiting Fight To The SEC

SEC coaches are crying foul as coaches from the North help coach (recruit) at camps down South.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Obama Calls For More Research Into Youth Concussions

“We have to change a culture that says, ‘suck it up,'” President Obama said.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2014

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