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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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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.

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Dickerson was offered a new home, $50,000 during recruitment (1:22)
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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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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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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.

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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

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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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.

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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.

May the No. 4s be with you

Many of college football's best, including Deshaun Watson, Eddie Jackson and Luke Falk, will wear the No. 4. So for Star Wars Day, and the 2016 season, May the fours be with you. Happy Star Wars Day

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Sumlin unable to get in touch with Manziel

"We've reached out to him and I haven't gotten a response yet," said Kevin Sumlin, who coached Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. "What we want is for him to be at peace and be safe. That has nothing to do with football and has everything to do with his life."

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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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