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2hJake Trotter

What the Big 12's expansion wish list should look like

Houston is an up-and-coming Texas-based option. USF-UCF deliver a foothold in Florida. Memphis and BYU have some upside. So if the Big 12 is serious about adding two teams, who's in play?

Finebaum: I don't buy Moorehead's apology (1:42)
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9hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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13hEdward Aschoff

Ole Miss Rebels: Where they were 10 years ago

Ten years ago, Ole Miss' program was in the doldrums as the team won just four games. Fast-forward to the present day and much has changed.

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Stanford's decade-long transformation from Pac-12 doormat to dominance

Stanford coach David Shaw likes to say "greatness never arrives." Maybe not. But considering that 10 years ago the Cardinal were a Pac-12 laughingstock and now are among the nation's best programs, greatness might be closer to Palo Alto than he wants to admit.

2dESPN RecruitingNation

ESPN 300: How each conference is doing

With the release of the 2017 ESPN 300, Ohio State and Alabama have the top two classes. Here's an inside look at each Power 5 league's ESPN 300 recruiting.

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Coach 'em up: The future head coach on each top 25 team

Many players are described as coaches on the field. The players on our top 25 teams have the leadership skills, mental makeup and some even have the bloodlines to one day be head coaches.

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3dEdward Aschoff

2016 NFL draft superlatives in the SEC

The SEC was one of the biggest winners of the NFL draft, but who were some of the winning draft picks? Who surprised, who went too high or too low?


We expected better: Top 25 of unfulfilled potential

ESPN.com presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more.

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End game for satellite camps? Look to Jim Delany for insight

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany generally stays out of the spotlight, but that doesn't mean he didn't have a big impact on the satellite camps ruling. In fact, if you want to know what might happen next, just listen to what Delany's preached in the past.


Harbaugh vs. Leach in home run derby

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took on former Wolverines QB Rick Leach in a softball home run derby.


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Jim Harbaugh played in a softball home run derby while wearing khakis, because of course he did.


Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding a partner for the Pac-12 Networks, commissioner Larry Scott says that he likes their current model but that they've absolutely had conversations with suitors. But so far there have been "no more attractive option than the path were on." Says they will keep the regional networks/feeds.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott says he regrets that his comments called into question the integrity of UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero. Scott said there was "confusion about the Pac-12's position" but he did not intend to compromise Guerrero's integrity. "He's held in very high regard by me."

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is here chatting about the meetings he has had with the football/basketball coaches over the past few days. Says that the feeling in the room is "as positive as any" year since he became commissioner.

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Your Jack Adams Award finalists: Barry Trotz, Gerard Gallant and Lindy Ruff. All three praying they don't win it and get fired within a year

Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early. Who goes No. 1? (Insider)

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The QB train is leaving College Station

From Kyle Allen to Kyler Murray to Tate Martell, Texas A&M has seen an exodus of top-ranked QBs. Here's a look at how it's all gone down. Timeline

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American football is growing worldwide

American football has gone global, with the sport growing one big dude at a time in some markets. What does that mean for the league? Worldwide reach

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Texas A&M assistant's tweets cause uproar

Soon after ESPN 300 quarterback Tate Martell decommitted from Texas A&M via Twitter, Aggies receivers coach Aaron Moorehead tweeted about "loyalty." Then came the fallout. Another recruit gone

Eric Dickerson's crazy recruiting offers

The Hall of Fame RB said he was offered a new house and $50,000 while being recruited by colleges.


Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, on the Big 12 and potential expansion: "Conference expansion is always on a conference's mind. It's just, is it a front-burner issue or is it a back-burner issue? I think right now, obviously, (it's) a front-burner issue (in the Big 12). So we have to make a decision one way or another, then move on. To keep meeting and talking about it and meeting and talking about it is not really doing any of us any good. Once we get all the information, let's make a decision and go with the decision."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on models presented to ADs/coaches today: "They looked at 14-team scenarios, they looked at a few 16-team scenarios. They looked at 12 teams, they looked at 10 teams, they looked at with a playoff, without a playoff. They looked at an 8-game schedule with a strong opponent, an 8-game schedule with a medium opponent. You name a scenario, they've looked at it."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione: "Philosophically, we haven't ever been a conference that sits still. I don't mean that in a backhanded way referring to any of the realignment experiences. Going back to the beginning, we've always been a league that tries to think proactively."

Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on conference's discussion about expanding to 12 teams. "If we do nothing, we will be substantially behind a decade from now," he said, adding there have been "frank discussions" about falling behind Big Ten and SEC financially, noting "trend lines start to diverge." Doesn't mean expansion is imminent, but it must be seriously considered. "You only do nothing if you have your eyes open to what implications are," he said.