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The 10 toughest college football schedules in 2016

USC is No. 1 ... in schedule strength. But should the Trojans and the rest of the teams on this list consider their ranking a blessing or a curse?

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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?

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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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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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Study: Concussed youth players return sooner

A new study found that younger football players are more likely than those in high school and college to return less than a day after they suffer concussions.

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Which CFB team has the brightest QB future?

How well-stocked are programs at QB? Evaluating current depth charts and recruiting and development efforts, here are the teams with the strongest outlook over a three-year period.

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Does college football need a commissioner?

College football's efforts to tackle big issues have made Congress look cohesive. With frustration levels at new highs, we explore whether it's time for a commish and offer a list of candidates.

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Oregon to sport special unis for spring game

The Ducks will sport two different uniforms, both honoring the 100th anniversary of Oregon's first Rose Bowl team, in their spring scrimmage Saturday.

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Why Desmond King chose Iowa over the NFL

It took 15 minutes for Desmond King to decide he couldn't leave Iowa for the NFL. It's what his brother would have wanted, and family comes first. Plus, he promised his mom a yellow rose.

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The Could-Have-Beens

ESPN 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. Unfulfilled potential

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Undrafted player makes emotional speech

Former Oklahoma LB Eric Striker gave a heartfelt speech to his family and friends who came out to support him during the third day of the NFL draft. He signed a free-agent contract with the Bills following the draft.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby reiterated if the league does nothing this spring/summer, "we'll fall behind the SEC and the Big Ten. We still may be every bit as competitive as we are today, but we'll fall behind financially."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Bowlsby said that current TV agreements require the league play 9 conference games. However Bowlsby added that if the league expanded those requirements could be "renegotiated."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the data from the consulting firm the league hired shows that having 12 teams with an eight-game conference schedule and a championship game is the best league model for reaching the CFP. The Big 12 currently has 10 teams with a nine-game conference schedule and no championship game.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Here in Phoenix for the Big 12 spring meeting with athletic directors and football coaches. Topics of a champion game and expansion are sure to come up.