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Braves' Jones, Steelers' Ward into Georgia HOF

Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones and four-time Pro Bowler Hines Ward are among eight who will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame this month.

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Report: Ramsey is No. 1 on Cowboys' board

According to TFY Draft Insider, Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey is the top prospect on Dallas' draft board. But will he still be available at No. 4 overall? NFL rumors roundup

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Wooden Award: Late season Top 20 (0:40)
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Alabama tops Way-Too-Early Top 25

In case you missed it on Tuesday, Alabama is No. 1 in Mark Schlabach's early ranking. Florida State is second and Michigan is third.

Heels' hopes high for next season

North Carolina signed 26 players, filling holes in a defense that sorely needed it. But is backup Mitch Trubisky a worthy replacement at quarterback? Updated too-early Top 25

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke starting quarterback Thomas Sirk tore his Achilles' tendon during a team conditioning session Tuesday, putting his 2016 season in jeopardy. Sirk led the team in rushing last season and had 3,428 yards of offense -- the second-highest total in school history. Backup Parker Boehme, who has one career start, moves to the top of the depth chart headed into spring practice next month.

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Duke QB Sirk ruptures Achilles, to have surgery

Duke senior QB Thomas Sirk will have surgery after rupturing his left Achilles tendon. He suffered the same injury to his right Achilles in 2013.

Can Clemson do it again?

For the second year in a row, early losses to the NFL will force Clemson to play some freshmen early. Luckily for the Tigers, those new faces come in the form of five-star recruits. They'll be just fine heading into next season. Updated too-early Top 25

Seminoles check in second

A No. 1 recruiting class will do wonders when revising an opinion about what FSU will be heading into next season. The schedule's tough, but you can't ignore the talent on the roster. Updated too-early Top 25

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The easiest out of conference schedules (1:27)

Seminoles slate not soft

Opening the season against Ole Miss is one thing, and the Thanksgiving weekend tilt against blood-rival Florida is another. But for FSU, a potentially tricky road game at USF is what ices the cake that is a tricky 2015 nonconference schedule. Toughest noncon schedules

Can Duke get it done?

At Northwestern and at Notre Dame is a tough back-to-back on Duke's nonconference schedule. The Blue Devils shouldn't sleep on the matchup against Army two weeks later, either. Toughest noncon schedules

Can Panthers prevail over tough slate?

Pitt's season may start out easy against Villanova, then it ramps up with a charged in-state tilt against Penn State and a road game against Oklahoma State. A game against Marshall two weeks later looks tricky as well. Toughest noncon schedules

Hokies have hard schedule

The tilt against Tennessee will be an absolute spectacle at Bristol Motor Speedway for Virginia Tech. The Hokies' nonconference schedule really shows its teeth when you factor in matchups against East Carolina and Notre Dame. Toughest noncon schedules

Heels trending down after signing day

After an 11-win season, you'd think North Carolina would have hauled in a great 2016 recruiting class. How did the Tar Heels only end up with ESPN's No. 32 class? Five teams reeling after NSD (Insider)

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Neutral site clashes highlight Week 1

Jerry's World, the Georgia Dome and Lambeau Field are hosts of three of college football's biggest Week 1 games.

FPI projects 2016 top 10

Five SEC teams in FPI preseason top 10

FPI projects LSU as preseason No. 1 followed by Florida State, Oklahoma and Clemson. Four more SEC teams round out the top 10.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt RB James Conner is "really doing well," coach Pat Narduzzi said. Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma on Thanksgiving and just had his fifth round of treatment. The former ACC player of the year has kept working out with the team and Narduzzi said it doesn't look as if Conner's lost weight. "He will [beat cancer]. He'll be playing for the Panthers next fall. I can guarantee that."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College finished the season No. 1 in total defense, but the Eagles lost all but one defensive assistant this offseason. Line coach Ben Albert left for Duke on Friday. The Blue Devils' defense lacked a strong D-line in 2015, but Albert's history of turning mid-level prospects into all-conference performers bodes well for Duke.