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6hJake Trotter

Biggest questions to answer now in Big 12 expansion

Is Houston a favorite to join the Big 12? What about UConn, Memphis or UCF as candidates? What are the motives of league heavyweights Oklahoma and Texas? Big expansion questions need answers.

Uni Watch: Notre Dame's Shamrock Series

Catch your first glimpse of the helmets, jerseys and pants the Fighting Irish will wear on Nov. 12 vs. Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio. See the uniforms

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3dJake Trotter

Holmoe: BYU open to football-only to join Big 12

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the school would be open to a football-only option to join the Big 12, though full membership with the conference would be its goal.

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Can Mendenhall turn around the Cavs?

Under Bronco Mendenhall, BYU went to 11 bowl games and enjoyed five 10-win seasons. Virginia hasn't won 10 games in that span (since 2005).

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

John Swofford says "phone lines are always open" if Notre Dame wants to come aboard the ACC full time in football, but said he's happy with the current relationship, and new ACC Network deal has strengthened that.

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5dBrett McMurphy

ESPN poll: Big 12 coaches favor Houston, BYU

Big 12 coaches voted under the condition of anonymity when polled by ESPN's Brett McMurphy on their preferred expansion candidates. Houston and BYU led the way with five votes each.

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Big 12 set to get bigger

The Big 12 Conference announced on Tuesday that it will begin the process of reviewing expansion candidates. Multiple American Athletic Conference schools, along with BYU and Colorado State, have expressed interest in joining the conference so far. Expansion details

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said new teams could be added to league by 2017. Welcome to the next wave of conference realignment

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The Big 12 (really 10) announced it's going to explore adding as many as four teams through expansion. The league's board of directors has authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to solicit interest from potential candidates. Among the schools that might be considered potential candidates: Boise State, BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Houston, Memphis, UCF and USF. Bowlsby said the Big 12 board "saw the path forward clearly and has taken steps. We need to look at it logistically and put a plan together."

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How will Notre Dame choose starting QB? (1:02)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the latest from Notre Dame's Campus Crossroads Project, with the outside design noticeably different. The Irish will play here this year, although the complete construction won't be done until the 2017 season.

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10dJake Trotter

Future Big 12: The contenders, wild cards and ... UCLA?

The Big 12 is on the hunt for new members. There are legitimate contenders, such as BYU and Cincinnati, and there are hopefuls, wild cards and even a potential Power 5 defector.

50 years since 'The Game of the Century'

With 50 days left until the college football season, we're taking a look at some notable 50s. And that includes a look back 50 years to one of the greatest games in sports history: No. 1 Notre Dame vs No. 2 Michigan St, 1966. Countdown to kickoff: 50 days

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12dPhil Steele

Report card: CFP teams lead list of most dominant wins

Not all blowouts and big wins are created equally. Phil Steele's game grades takes into account a variety of factors and names the truly dominating performances over the past three years.

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12dAdam Rittenberg

CFB schedules: Good, bad and say what?!?

From crazy road trips to pillow-soft starts to the season to games that leave you wondering how they ever got scheduled in the first place, a look through the 2016 schedule is eye-opening.

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13dJohn Wilmhoff

Three Alabama linebackers make Butkus Award watch list

Alabama linebackers Reuben Foster, Ryan Anderson and Tim Williams made the Dick Butkus watch list. Ohio State and Penn State were among the teams with two players named to the preseason list.

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14dRyan McGee

The questions that must be asked at media days

Conference media days are here, which means questions for coaches (some good, some bad) are coming. There are a few that need to be asked before the season arrives. Will they be answered?

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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The top six schools for ESPN 300 No. 1 ranked prospect Trey Smith. He trimmed his list, but won't be making his commitment until after his season.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Offensive lineman Tre Smith continues to put on a show during one-on-ones at The Opening. The top-ranked player in the country just crushed ESPN 300 defensive end and UCLA pledge Hunter Echols during a rep. Smith let Echols know after it was over that he got beat badly.

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Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Tre Smith, the No. 1 ranked player in the country, was one of the top five offensive linemen after day one at The Opening. He's off to a good start on day two. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame and Ohio State are some of his top teams.