Cancer and coaching: A day in the life
John Bonamego is a longtime NFL assistant who finally landed his dream job at his alma mater, Central Michigan. But in mid-June, a little more than four months after being hired, the 52-year-old Bonamego was diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Eyes on the prize
Urban Meyer gets QB clue from practice
The Ohio State coach has yet to name a starter for Monday's opener, but got a good gauge from Wednesday's practice: "I have an idea who's gonna take the first snap. The favorite? I'm not sure I like that word, but I have a feeling on who's gonna take the first snap."
Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer
What is the county-wide economic impact of the Iowa Hawkeyes? Well, according to a 2014 study by the convention and visitors bureau, Johnson County brings in about $16 million for every Iowa home game. The findings were echoed by the Hawkeyes on Thursday through a news release.
Think TCU will roll against Minnesota?
Not so fast, or at least that's what ESPN Chalk's Will Harris believes. Among his best ATS bets in Week 1, he's got the Golden Gophers covering against the Big 12 powerhouse. Your best bets (Insider)
You think you know Jim Harbaugh ...
But ... did you know Harbaugh was hit by a mail truck at age 7 in Iowa? Or that he has the most Twitter followers among college football coaches? Offbeat facts
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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
A study by the Iowa City Convention and Visitors Bureau finds the economic impact of seven home football games at $110M. Average travel party of 2.4 people spends $706 for a weekend game trip. Hawkeyes open Saturday at home against Illinois State.
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The time has come. 2015 college football season kicks off today. #GameDay
Make your picks with College Pick 'em
Alabama has a tough matchup with Big Ten power Wisconsin to open the 2015 season. How confident are you in the Crimson Tide this week? Play for free
Golic's Pac-12 pick? Stanford
Mike & Mike co-host Mike Golic picked a bit of a shocker in the Pac-12, where most favor Oregon or USC this season.
Upsets on the horizon on opening week?
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg examines a slate of football games on opening weekend and narrows down his three biggest games for the first week in college football.
Kiper's big board: Lots of Ohio State
First comes Buckeyes DE Joey Bosa at No. 1 and four more OSU players also show up on Mel Kiper Jr.'s big board. Defense-heavy group (Insider)
Harbaugh in for long haul at Michigan?
Mike & Mike didn't expect Jim Harbaugh to eschew the NFL for Michigan, but since he did, they expect him to stick around.
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Betting preview: TCU
The No. 2 Horned Frogs, who open their season tonight, are returning 15 starters -- but have to travel outside the state more than twice as much as last year. What sort of expectations do they face for 2015? How to bet (Insider)
TBT: The hit that put Clowney on the map
Forgot about this helmet-popper from the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2013? Allow former Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney to remind you.
ACC, Big Ten have most to gain
It may be only Week 1 of college football season, but the CFP selection committee is always watching. With strength of schedule a key factor in their decisions, a few of the Power 5 conferences have some golden opportunities ahead of them this week. Getting the memo
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
The big storyline in the SEC this weekend continues to revolve around QBs. A few "starters" have been named -- Treon Harris and Chad Kelly -- but snaps will be shared in Gainesville and Oxford. Coaches want to see these guys play live and against real teams. Kelly has the edge at Ole Miss but I still think Will Grier emerges at Florida
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Wake up, #Gamecocks! It's game day!! #UNCvsSC #HereSC