Putting A Bow On Spring

Matt Stafford and Rusty Smith
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Matt Stafford and Rusty Smith lead the way for UGA and FAU.
Georgia and Florida Atlantic return most of their starters while Arkansas and North Texas rebuild. The SEC and Sun Belt wrap up the spring.

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SMU

SMU has a rich history, but a two-decade run of futility meant a Mustang makeover was needed. Enter June Jones.
Watch: Rebuilding SMU | Run-and-shoot
Maisel: Jones planning SMU renovation

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Is Notre Dame ready for fun? Why is Tennessee happy? And how did USC's new QB look? The answers from Saturday's spring games are here. Spring GameDay Final
Season starts in spring | Podcast: Maisel

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George Smith's will to survive and desire to fulfill his dreams carried him back to the gridiron. His journey inspires his Vanderbilt teammates -- and others fighting a more comprehensive battle off the field. Chris Low

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Joe Paterno's age fuels the debate about Penn State's football future. As the angst in Nittany Lion country over how long he coaches grows, Paterno wants them to trust his judgement -- even at 81. Ivan Maisel

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Coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher will eventually inherit the Florida State throne from Bobby Bowden. But in the meantime, the Seminoles hope the Bowden and Fisher duo is best of both worlds. Heather Dinich

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From coaches in new places to position battles to installing new schemes, spring practice is when the 2008 race begins. Mark Schlabach breaks down the keys. Story
Schlabach: Revised early Top 25 for 2008

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The season doesn't kick off until August, but Georgia, Missouri and Wisconsin are among the teams already dealing with growing expectations. Mark Schlabach

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Spring Practice: Around The Conferences

Atlantic Coast Conference
ACC Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch this fall
Dinich: Terps hoping they have RB duo
Dinich: Hokies feeling Macho
Dinich: Fisher waits on Bowden
Dinich: Proving ground for UNC QBs
Schlabach: Clemson's burden of proof
Dinich: Canes' early enrollees adjusting
Spring practice primer
ACC Atlantic: Spring breakdown
ACC Coastal: Spring breakdown
Dinich: ACC notebook (05/01)
Dinich: ACC notebook (04/24)
Dinich: ACC notebook (04/11)
Dinich: ACC notebook (04/02)
Dinich: ACC notebook (03/10)
Pre-spring power rankings
Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch this fall
Griffin: Ags' Sherman exacts timely changes
Griffin: Tigers ready for the Chase
Griffin: Freeman's clean state at Baylor
Griffin: Ganz ready to lead Huskers
Griffin: Robinson comfortable running OSU
Griffin: Sooners hit the practice field hungry
Griffin: UT's no country for old men
Spring practice primer
Big 12 North: Spring breakdown
Big 12 South: Spring breakdown
Griffin: Big 12 notebook (04/29)
Griffin: Big 12 notebook (04/18)
Griffin: Big 12 notebook (04/10)
Griffin: Big 12 notebook (03/28)
Griffin: Big 12 notebook (03/18)
Griffin: Non-BCS notebook (03/03)
Pre-spring power rankings
Big East Conference
Big East Conference Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch this fall
Rittenberg: Jones starts over at Cincinnati
Maisel: Secret to WVU's success
Schlabach: Group effort for Rutgers' RBs
Schlabach: Kragthorpe renovating Louisville
Maisel: Tackling second nature for McKillop
Spring practice primer
Big East: Spring breakdown
Rittenberg: Big East notebook (04/30)
Schlabach: Big East notebook (04/17)
Schlabach: Big East notebook (03/26)
Pre-spring power rankings
Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch this fall
Rittenberg: Mature Juice ready to lead Illini
Lloyd: Buckeyes reloading for another run
Maisel: Paterno, PSU in age of uncertainty
Rittenberg: Hope energizes Boilermakers
Maisel: Michigan's extreme makeover
Rittenberg: Doeren upgrading Wisconsin D
Spring practice primer
Big Ten: Spring breakdown
Rittenberg: Big Ten notebook (04/22)
Rittenberg: Big Ten notebook (04/14)
Rittenberg: Big Ten notebook (04/01)
Rittenberg: Big Ten notebook (03/12)
Pre-spring power rankings
Pac-10 Conference
Pac-10 Conference Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch this fall
Miller: Griffen the next big thing at USC
Miller: Stroughter survives at Oregon State
Miller: Desert dustup blazing Arizona
Miller: Wulff shepherding Cougars' recovery
Miller: Cal, Boateng seeking redemption
Miller: Stanford QB competition heating up
Spring practice primer
Pac-10: Spring breakdown
Miller: Pac-10 notebook (04/28)
Miller: Pac-10 notebook (04/15)
Miller: Pac-10 notebook (04/03)
Miller: Pac-10 notebook (03/19)
Miller: Pac-10 notebook (03/11)
Pre-spring power rankings
Southeastern Conference
SEC Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch this fall
Low: Clawson adding twists to Vols' O
Low: Vanderbilt's captain courageous
Schlabach: Moody struggling at Florida
Low: Spurrier's new South Carolina script?
Low: No time like the future at Bama
Schlabach: Auburn getting into the fast lane
Low: Generation next ready to lead LSU
Spring practice primer
SEC East: Spring breakdown
SEC West: Spring breakdown
Low: SEC notebook (04/25)
Low: SEC notebook (04/16)
Low: SEC notebook (04/04)
Low: SEC notebook (03/27)
Low: SEC notebook (03/05)
Pre-spring power rankings
Non-BCS
NCAA Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch in Sun Belt
Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch in WAC
Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch in C-USA
Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch in MWC
Maisel/Schlabach: Watch list (Independents)
Maisel/Schlabach: What to watch in MAC
Rittenberg: No rebuilding for Hawaii
Rittenberg: BYU courting perfection in 2008
Rittenberg: Subtle but telling ND changes
Griffin: Sum of the parts at Houston
Spring practice primer
Sun Belt: Spring breakdown
WAC: Spring breakdown
C-USA East: Spring breakdown
C-USA West: Spring breakdown
Mountain West: Spring breakdown
Independents: Spring breakdown
MAC East: Spring breakdown
MAC West: Spring breakdown
Rittenberg: Non-BCS notebook (05/02)
Rittenberg: Non-BCS notebook (04/07)
Rittenberg: Non-BCS notebook (03/24)
Rittenberg: Non-BCS notebook (03/17)
Rittenberg: Non-BCS notebook (03/05)
Pre-spring power rankings
Complete spring practice schedules

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2008-09 TV Schedule

ESPN Tennessee will host Stanford on ESPN2 on Dec. 21 in a rematch of the 2008 national championship.

Including all 63 games of the NCAA tournament, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN360.com will air 148 games this season. Schedule

Travel: Spring's Got Game

Spring Travel From Gainesville to L.A., universities all over the country are using spring games as the perfect interlude between bowl games and fall practice to feed the appetites of ravenous fans. Story

Recruiting

ESPN 150 Signing day marks the end of the recruiting process for one class of prospects, but the chase for the next group of Saturday stars continues. Check out the latest recruiting information from Scouts.

Briefing room | ESPN 150 | Recruit tracker

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