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Rittenberg: Why the SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Some might say the SEC West was down in 2014 because it failed to put a team in the national title game. But that doesn't mean the sentiment around the division has changed.

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14hBrandon Chatmon

Parity reigns in Big 12

Baylor and TCU can stay atop the Big 12 as long as Art Briles and Gary Patterson are running the shows, but Oklahoma and Texas are coming.

Saban wants 'level playing field' (2:19)
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16hJake Trotter

Strong and weak: TCU Horned Frogs

TCU enters the 2015 season boasting an experienced quarterback, but in need of depth at linebacker. Check out the strong and weak series.

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The college coaches' guide to rebuilding an offensive line

Attrition and graduation in college football makes it tough to maintain consistently great offensive lines. Grantland's Matt Hinton talks to coaches to help provide a step-by-step guide on how to deal with the constant turnover.

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2dDavid Purdum

Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.


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Hansen was a former ESPN 300 QB recruit. Actually played pretty well in the spring game. Someone could be getting themselves a player

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Slive says no real talks about increasing fines for field/court storming but when asked if $50k was accurate he said it was in that range

Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

MIke Slive: “$50,000 is in the range” of amount for fine for SEC schools whose fans rushing field/court. “That’s real money” Slive said