Favoritessettings

USA TODAY Sports, AP Photo
11hHeather Dinich

Playoff drives debate over the Big 12's future

Would adding a conference championship game or expanding help Big 12 teams reach the College Football Playoff? The league is looking at two years of CFP data to help determine its next move.

play
Ohio State recruit decommits for surprising reason (1:36)
AP Photo/John Raoux
10hSharon Katz, ESPN Stats & Information

New No. 1 in preseason FPI

Changes in returning starters for some teams contribute to some shuffling in the rankings. Check out what's new.

ESPN Illustration
1dTodd McShay

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.

play
Finebaum: I don't buy Moorehead's apology (1:42)
Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports
1dEdward Aschoff

Ole Miss Rebels: Where they were 10 years ago

Ten years ago, Ole Miss' program was in the doldrums as the team won just four games. Fast-forward to the present day and much has changed.

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
2d

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.

play2:14
2dESPN RecruitingNation

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.

Joe Robbins/Getty Images
3dESPN.com

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.

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
3dEdward Aschoff

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?

Now

Distance on this trick shot is outrageous

Kenny Potter, the MVP of the 2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl, tosses a football from the top of the stands into a trash can at Spartan Stadium.

play0:19

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott also discussed satellite camps and regional combines -- the hot button item of college football this offseason.

play1:09

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott discusses Dan Guerrero and says that everything has been cleared up and that he regrets that it became an issue about Guerrero's character. Wouldn't specify whether he apologized or not -- said he wanted to keep the details of their private conversation private.

play0:44

Harbaugh vs. Leach in home run derby

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took on former Wolverines QB Rick Leach in a softball home run derby.

play1:02

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma kick returner Alex Ross will graduate and transfer, meaning he'll be eligible for the 2016 season at his new school. Ross, also a running back, led the Big 12 in kick returns two seasons ago.

Unrecognized Ohio State recruit decommits

Bruce Judson said he decommitted from the Buckeyes after Urban Meyer didn't recognize him in a hallway.

play1:36

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley and AD Shawn Eichorst will travel the state for four days next week, concluding Friday with multiple stops in Omaha to meet with fans and media.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier this year, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on the University of Cincinnati's diligent campaign to join the Big 12, in the event the league voted to expand. ESPN.com has gained access to a series of documents showing that lobbying has continued. On Feb. 3, Cincinnati president Santa Ono sent a letter to Texas Tech interim president John Opperman highlighting a conversation the two had about Cincinnati's Big 12 candidacy. Enclosed with the letter was a brochure touting Cincinnati with the title "Onward."

ESPN @espn

A 4-star recruit says he decommitted from Ohio State because Urban Meyer didn't recognize him in a hallway. es.pn/1WeaYkI

Harbaugh goes yard, celebrates with dab

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh got some batting practice in with the Wolverines' softball team, celebrating his homer in a way that would make Jose Bautista jealous.

play0:28

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding a partner for the Pac-12 Networks, commissioner Larry Scott says that he likes their current model but that they've absolutely had conversations with suitors. But so far there have been "no more attractive option than the path were on." Says they will keep the regional networks/feeds.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott says he regrets that his comments called into question the integrity of UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero. Scott said there was "confusion about the Pac-12's position" but he did not intend to compromise Guerrero's integrity. "He's held in very high regard by me."

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is here chatting about the meetings he has had with the football/basketball coaches over the past few days. Says that the feeling in the room is "as positive as any" year since he became commissioner.

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)

ESPN Illustration

The QB train is leaving College Station

From Kyle Allen to Kyler Murray to Tate Martell, Texas A&M has seen an exodus of top-ranked QBs. Here's a look at how it's all gone down. Timeline

USA Today Sports, Getty Images