With 10 retired jerseys, 105 men on the team and only 99 options, there's bound to be some duplicate numbers on the Pitt sideline every year. As the Panthers wrap up their 2016 training camp, over two dozen numbers are worn by both and offensive and a defensive player.
It was more than two hours before the start of Saturday's U.S. college season opener between California and Hawaii, and Anthony Goodluck and his son were already milling outside Sydney's Olympic stadium, soaking up the early atmosphere.
Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny.
With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of "The Edge," the program's latest motivational mantra.
Clemson and Florida State have done what was once thought impossible. They have turned the ACC into a football conference, enough to have its own network with ESPN. This is monumental, generational change.
There's a popular thought in college sports that those who run major programs should always be prepared with a list - one tucked deep inside a drawer, a password-protected file or in the recesses of their mind - with the names of the five coaches they would pursue if they ever had to make a change in their program.
With the clock ticking on Notre Dame's college football opener at Texas, Irish coach Brian Kelly recently addressed the question that had been hanging over his team for months: Who will play quarterback, incumbent junior DeShone Kizer or now-healthy senior Malik Zaire?
Like all of the great painters, inventors and adventurers before them, they came here in search of something new - a new world, a new challenge and a new landscape in which to create their eternal masterpieces.
Merced College head coach Bob Casey was pleased with the Blue Devils’ showing as they more than held their own with top-tiered Modesto Junior College in a scrimmage Thursday night. MC showed steady progress from its intrasquad scrimmage the week before and everyone came away from the encounter without a serious injury.