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Examining the Pac-12's loaded running back depth

Led by UCLA's Paul Perkins, Utah's Devontae Booker and Oregon's Royce Freeman, 2015 could be the "Year of the Running Back" in the Pac-12.

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1dTom VanHaaren

VanHaaren: 5 who could rise at The Opening

Nike's The Opening will have 162 of the top high school prospects from across the country participating in athletic testing, drills and 7-on-7 play.

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2hAlex Scarborough

Alabama breakout candidate: LB Reuben Foster

Linebacker Reuben Foster is entering his junior season in Tuscaloosa after two years where his biggest impact has come on special teams.

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Why Miami's offense could actually be improved

Yes, the Hurricanes lost three playmakers to the NFL. But with Brad Kaaya entrenched as the starting quarterback and several receivers returning, they could take a step forward.

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1dChantel Jennings

Oregon football budget getting some Eugene heat

Former business school dean Dennis Howard and economics professor Bill Harbaugh critical of how school makes use of its funds from athletics.

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1dDan Murphy

Michigan working to strengthen New Jersey ties

The roots that Michigan has tried to plant in New Jersey the past six months show the priority they intend to place on getting talent from the state.

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We needed more SEC vs. Pac-12 matchups, and we're getting them. A&M vs. UCLA in 16 and 17, Bama vs. USC in 16, Auburn vs. Oregon in 19.

Auburn-Oregon to open 2019 season

The two powerhouse programs will play each other at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys, as part of the AdvoCare Classic. It's a rematch of the 2011 BCS title game when Auburn won with a late field goal.

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Maryland announces 3-year contract extension for Randy Edsall. Few would have pegged it after rough opening year. Consecutive 7-win seasons.

Edward Aschoff @AschoffESPN

The SEC has really stepped up its nonconference scheduling of late. Now if college football could just get Texas and Texas A&M to play again

Edward Aschoff @AschoffESPN

This future Auburn-Oregon game could last 10 hours, but I'll watch the whole thing from start to finish and love every moment of it