Kiper big on South Carolina's Cooper
If there's one player to keep an eye on between the Gamecocks and the Tar Heels, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says it's SC's Pharoh Cooper.
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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.
Rutgers statement on arrested players
Rutgers AD Julie Hermann released a statement about the five players who were charged with assault, saying: "The students involved are currently suspended from our program. We continue to monitor the situation. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter."
Minnesota game a must-win for TCU?
No. 2 TCU opens its season tonight at Minnesota. Would a loss end the Horned Frogs' College Football Playoff hopes? Paul Finebaum says: "If they lose tonight, forget about them."
Five Rutgers players arrested
The players were charged Thursday with assaulting a group of individuals, including one student whose jaw was broken during an unprovoked attack, the New Brunswick PD announced.
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
On his radio show, Urban Meyer said a decision about who will take Ohio State's first snap at QB is coming in the next couple days. But when he tells Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett the plan, he isn't revealing it to anybody else -- including the rest of the Buckeyes. The suspense continues until kickoff on Monday night at Virginia Tech.
Players love FSU's Jimbo
In a players' poll conducted by ESPN, Jimbo Fisher was named as one of the coaches they would most like to play for. How did he stack up against rival coaches? Poll
ESPN on Snapchat Discover live
With college football's long-awaited kickoff upon us, it's never too early to make playoff picks. Choose your top four contenders in Thursday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.
Is Steve Spurrier too old?
The College Football Live crew goes back and forth whether the South Carolina has any gas left in the thank. Says Paul Finebaum: "I think tonight is one of the most important games in Steve Spurrier's career."
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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.
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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
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)
Associate AD takes leave from Minnesota
Mike Ellis has taken voluntary leave after five anonymous complaints against him were uncovered during an independent investigation of former athletic director Norwood Teague. Story
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
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)
Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer
You really have to wonder about Rutgers' leadership right now. The tenure of athletic director Julie Hermann has been a comedy of errors, and coach Kyle Flood reportedly didn't listen to the academic staff when directly contacting a professor. If this investigation takes loo long, it's just another strike against RU and its leadership.
Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood told reporters he expects to coach the Scarlet Knights' game this weekend. "I have no reason to believe I will not be coaching on Saturday," Flood said, according to NJ.com. Rutgers is currently investigating an email Flood allegedly sent to a university professor regarding one of his player's grades to see if the football coach broke any school or NCAA rules by attempting to influence the professor in any way.