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Ranking the toughest three-game stretches in CFB in 2018

Oftentimes that brutal stretch in the middle can be the difference between a successful or disappointing season.

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College football's toughest nonconference schedules

Good luck, Pitt. The Panthers' out-of-conference schedule this year includes Penn State, UCF and Notre Dame. Who else has their work cut out for them?

Ranking CFB's easiest nonconference schedules

Three Big Ten teams and three SEC teams -- including Alabama and Georgia -- are in the top 10 when it comes to cupcakes, but Oregon is No. 1.

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Football recruiting

Everything you need to know about spring recruiting

Commitments have been coming fast and furious all spring. Here's a breakdown of where the top players went, which schools cleaned up and what's to come.

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Top three classes continue torrid pace

Maryland

NCAAF

Maryland head coach fights back tears discussing McNair

DJ Durkin is clearly emotional talking about Jordan McNair after the offensive lineman's death.

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Nebraska

NCAAF

Marty climbs Grand Canyon with Scott Frost

New Nebraska coach Scott Frost takes Marty Smith on an a epic climb of the Grand Canyon.

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NCAAF

Finebaum criticizes NCAA's treatment of athletes

Paul Finebaum joins OTL to break down the new NCAA rules for transfers.

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Texas A&M

NCAAF

Marty rides the ranch with Jimbo Fisher

New Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher talks to Marty Smith about leaving Florida State and his high expectations in College Station. Catch "Marty Smith's America" Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Way-Too-Early Top 25

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  • Alabama upends Clemson in post-spring Top 25

    The Crimson Tide and Tigers have quarterback battles brewing that will last into the summer. But the defending national champions will do what Nick Saban has always done: reload and aim to repeat.