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Ranking the Big 12's all-time best QBs

The Big 12's recent history has been full of dynamic, record-setting quarterbacks. So who are the best in the league's history?

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Would Jimbo Fisher ever bolt Florida State?

The Seminoles might be lower on this list of ACC coaching stability than you'd expect, especially if the LSU job comes open at some point.

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18hAlex Scarborough

Alabama post-spring breakdown

Suddenly things are up in the air for Alabama after the arrest of offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones.

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21hErik McKinney

Sights and sounds: The Opening Oakland

Uncommitted QB Jack Sears took center stage in Northern California and nine earned invitations to The Opening Finals.

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Toughest stretch: Washington

The Huskies' hopes of being contenders in the Pac-12 North will be determined by games against Stanford and Oregon in consecutive weeks.

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Reporting sexual assault at Baylor (6:48)
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4dErik McKinney

Updating recruiting for No. 1 and available QBs

Nearly half, 131 of the ESPN 300 prospect have committed. With more than eight months to signing day many of these names will come off the board soon. Here's where they stand.

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College football roundtable: Coaches who need a fast start

Coaching a UT comes with a little more pressure this year. Tennessee's Butch Jones and Texas's Charlie Strong are among the coaches that need to avoid a cold start if they want to stay off the hot seat.

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Who'll win CFB's top 10 QB battles?

The DeShone Kizer-Malik Zaire duel at Notre Dame tops the list of top QB battles, but defending champ Alabama, USC and Michigan aren't far behind.

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5dAlex Scarborough

SEC coaching staffs finally seem set

The coaching carousel looks to have finally stopped in the SEC. So now is a good time to look back at all the new hires since the end of last season.

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5dAustin Ward

Toughest stretch: Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State's toughest four-game stetch -- note four-game stretch -- doesn't include Michigan State or Michigan.

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6dAdam Rittenberg

Big Ten officials downplay SEC rivalry

The Big Ten-SEC rivalry is real, but many Big Ten officials don't view the two leagues as diametrically opposed, even if it's how they're portrayed.

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Roundtable: Sleeper Heisman Trophy candidates

The hype train has been following Josh Rosen around since his high school days, and he has lived up to it so far. This season, he might be the Pac-12's Heisman sleeper, along with Seth Russell in the Big 12 and Jalen Hurd out of the SEC.

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How Stanford plans to bulk up Christian McCaffrey

Stanford's do-everything running back broke legendary records a year ago. But Christian McCaffrey also took a pounding during a 437-touch season. The Cardinal are starting from the ground up to remake, rebuild and make McCaffrey even better for 2016.

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It remains unclear whether Texas will support Big 12 expansion. But one Texas mega-booster apparently is. San Antonio billionaire Red McCombs told ESPN radio in San Antonio that he is in favor of the Big 12 expanding back to 12 teams, provided one of those teams is Houston. "I think we need to add two teams to the Big 12 and should have done it two years ago. The first one should be the University of Houston then it would be your choice of several others." The Big 12 presidents and athletic directors are scheduled to convene in Irving, Texas, next week to discuss, among other topics, expansion.

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Pittsburgh's James Conner announced he is cancer free. The RB was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma six months ago. (via @sportscenter)

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Maty Mauk, who went 17-5 as the starting QB for Missouri before being dismissed in January, has signed to play this season for Eastern Kentucky. 📷:GettyImages

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Arkansas RB Denzell Evans (217 lbs, PS#106) had 2 td's in the spring game but has graduate transferred to SMU and has 2 years eligibility.

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Arizona St adds Texas CB Bryson Echols and late JUCO signee OL Alex Losoya and late true frosh signee WR Frank Darby.

Cutcliffe experiences Yankees royalty

Duke coach David Cutcliffe threw the ceremonial first pitch before the start of a MLB game.

Ohio State not viewed highly by Vegas

Some Vegas sportsbooks released early win totals for the 2016 college football season, and one has the Buckeyes as a potential four-loss team. Team totals

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Is Christian McCaffrey a victim of his skin color?

Stephen A. Smith came to McCaffrey's defense after he admitted to feeling overlooked as a skill player because he is white: "He's actually being victimized by an overwhelmingly white press."

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What it was like to play at Penn State

Playing at Penn State in recent years was tough, due in large part to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. But former Nittany Lion and current Detroit Lion Anthony Zettel believes Penn State is the "best school out there." Love the place

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Coaches facing some pressure

Texas' Charlie Strong is among five college football coaches who need to get off to a fast start in 2016 ... or else. On the hot seat

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Paul Thurston's transfer from Nebraska is official. He is headed to Colorado State. Thurston played in every game for the Huskers last year as a reserve center. He is eligible right away at CSU.

Bo's message to today's young athletes

Bo Jackson joins the The Paul Finebaum Show to talk about the current trend of college athletes getting in trouble.

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OTL: More police cases for Baylor football

Outside the Lines has obtained police documents that detail largely unknown allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence and other acts of violence involving several Baylor football players. Story

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Will ESPN remain a TV partner for Big Ten in new deal? Northwestern AD Jim Phillips: "We're at a different place and they're at a different place in 2016 than we were in the last round. You'd love to stay married but ... ultimately you have to do what's in the best interests of the 14 institutions."

Sleeper Heisman Trophy candidates

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is one of five players we point to as sleeper Heisman Trophy candidates from the Power 5 conferences. See the list

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Jim Harbaugh plans to take the Wolverines to 21 states and two foreign countries on his satellite camp tour, a schedule Michigan AD Warde Manuel is comfortable with. 📷:GettyImages

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expects to announce a new media rights agreement this summer. Negotiations are ongoing. "I wouldn't talk about walking away from anybody or walking toward anybody," Delany said Wednesday. "We're interested in having great partners that have great platforms that are interested in marketing and promotion, and the market will decide what happens. ESPN's been a great partner. CBS has. Fox has. So it's a new day, and we approach it that way."

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke proposed this change to recruiting: allow for earlier official visits, and after a player has taken one, he can request to sign a letter of intent after Sept. 1 of his senior year of high school. "I don't need an early signing day, because it just creates an artificial date," Burke said.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez has "strong feelings" about the number of football-specific staff at some FBS programs. "Sometimes you can get too many guys involved," Alvarez said. "I don't know how you keep track of responsibilities and hold people accountable when you have so many of them around. I'd like to have that staff manageable, whether it's recruiting, whether it's quality control, I don't even know what some of the titles are anymore."