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1071dPhil Steele

Steele: Picks for non-power conferences

Phil Steele offers up his picks to win the five non-power conferences, including the American Athletic, Mountain West, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt. staff

Weekly commitment roundup

American AthleticSouth FloridaMazzi Wilkins  CB  Tampa, Fla./PlantHT: 6-foot  WT: 158 poundsPositional Rank: #69 CBStars: 3ACCBoston CollegeSherman Alston  RB  Montvale, N.

1074dTom Luginbill and Craig Haubert

SEC leads latest recruiting rankings

The debate over top individual classes is a fierce and long standing one in the world of recruiting, but a look at how conferences stack up against each other on the recruiting trail can offer great insight as well.

1074dIvan Maisel

3-point stance: Savage's time to shine

1. Journalists aren’t supposed to root for anyone, but after all that Tom Savage has put himself through, it’s nice to see the fifth-year Pitt quarterback win the starting job.

1075dIvan Maisel

3-point stance: American's coaching chops

1. The American Athletic Conference has taken a lot of heat since its inception. The league is losing its automatic-qualifier status after this season.


2013 freshman All-American candidates

Projecting the eventual success level of high school prospects is difficult in its own right, but forecasting which ones will play right away and make a big splash in college can be even more difficult.


Weekly Commitment Roundup

American Athletic ConferenceRutgersSaeed Blacknall  WR  Manalapan, N.J./ManalapanHT: 6-3  WT: 205Positional Rank: #14 WRStars: 4ESPN 300 (#113)Jonathan Hilliman  RB  Jersey City, N.


Clowney will play opener vs. North Carolina

Get ready, North Carolina. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says a slightly banged-up Gamecocks All-American Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29.

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1085dPhil Steele

Steele: Projections for every bowl game

Phil Steele gives his projected participants for every bowl game for the 2013 season, from the BCS bowls to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.


Weekly Commitment Roundup

American AthleticCincinnatiHayden Moore  QB-PP  Pinson, Ala./Clay-ChalkvilleHT: 6-2  WT: 180Positional Ranking: N/AStars: Evaluation PendingAlex Thomas  WR  Hollywood, Fla.

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1088dSteve Wulf

NCF: Boise State builds on outsider status

In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, Steve Wulf writes that of all the schools snubbed by the BCS, Boise State has built an entire program around its outsider status. And the Broncos know the playoffs won't change that.

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1090dMorty Ain, Ben Arledge, Carl Carchia, Hallie Grossman and Anna Katherine Clemmons

NCF: College football confidential

In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview, 92 NCF players give answers to the Mag's toughest questions.


Scott: NCAA changes don't have to be ugly

Larry Scott of the Pac-12 joined the chorus of commissioners calling for sweeping change in the NCAA, and said it can happen without confrontation and with the five most powerful football conferences still competing on the field with the other five.


Music City, Gator partner with ACC, Big Ten

The Music City Bowl and Gator Bowl have joined up to pick a school from the Big Ten Conference or Atlantic Coast Conference as one team in their games in a six-year deal starting in 2014.

1115dMark Schlabach

American Athletic media days primer

We'll soon have the American Athletic Conference media days. Here's some info to get you started:When: July 29-30Where: Newport, R.I.Big names in attendance: QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville; QB Garrett Gilbert, SMU; WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers; LB Greg Blair, Cincinnati; LB Yawin Smallwood, UConn; S Hakeem Smith, Louisville; QB Gary Nova, Rutgers.