February 6: Celebrating Amherst’s Jack Hubbard

Former Amherst star halfback Jack Hubbard was born on this date in 1886. Hubbard played for the Lord Jeffs from 1903-1906 earning All-America honors in each of his final three seasons. He then took over as the team’s head coach from 1907-1909, but the team struggled to a 7-13-4 cumulative record during his years at the helm. After one year out of coaching, he took over as the head coach of…

February 6, 2016
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February 5: Celebrating college football’s history

William “Billy” Rhodes was a star player for Yale from 1887-1890 earning All-America honors during his final campaign. He later returned as the coach of the Elis in 1893-1894 compiling a 26-1 record while leading his alma mater. Rhodes was coached by the legendary Walter Camp in 1888 and he played alongside five players in addition to Camp who are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Rhodes, however, was never…

February 5, 2016
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February 4: Celebrating college football’s history

Former Georgia Tech standout Everett Strupper passed away on this date in 1950 at the age of 53. Strupper was a star for the Yellow Jackets from 1915-1917 when he and teammate Walker Carpenter became the first two players from a Southern team to be named to a major All-American team. Strupper was on the 1916 Tech squad that set the all-time scoring record for a single game when the Yellow…

February 4, 2016
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NFF Salutes the Black History Trailblazers

February is Black History Month, and there isn’t a sport where the contributions of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) are more evident than college football. To this day, black college classics are among the most well-attended games in college football’s lower divisions with crowds that would make an NCAA FBS program proud. It’s evident, too, in the proud tradition of marching bands at HBCU’s where the halftime shows…

February 4, 2016
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February 3: Celebrating college football’s past

Consensus All-American Jesse Riggs was born on this date in 1870. Riggs was a guard for the Princeton Tigers from 1888-1891 earning All-America status in 1890. He served as the team’s captain in 1891 as a senior, and earned brief consideration for the College Football Hall of Fame in 1965 but was ultimately passed over. Riggs passed away on March 9, 1945, at the age of 77. Former Rutgers star…

February 3, 2016
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The College Football America Yearbook Class of 2016

In each addition of the College Football America Yearbook, we select a class of incoming freshmen that is the equivalent of a preseason Freshman All-America team. Our first goal is to select a class of players that has an opportunity to play immediately and potentially be impact players for their respective teams as true freshmen. Of course, this being a freshman team composed of players largely from Power 5 conferences,…

February 3, 2016
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The Program makes four additional cuts

And finally, it’s decision time. With National Signing Day 2016 arriving tomorrow, it’s time to take a look at The Program and make a few more cuts to get down to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision limit of 85 scholarships. First of all, at the conclusion of the 2015 season, we still had 72 players on our roster. But with our first class dating back to 2013, we finally had…

February 3, 2016
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February 2: College Football Hall of Fame memories

Former Cornell player and coach Bill Warner passed away on this date in 1944, just nine days after his 63rd birthday. Warner was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. Warner was the brother of the legendary player and coach Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner who also played and coached at Cornell and was a charter member of the Hall of Fame in 1951. Bill Warner’s own coaching…

February 2, 2016
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The RoadTripSports.com MVP’s

With the college football all-star games mostly wrapped up after this past weekend’s Senior Bowl, and with National Signing Day bringing a new crop of players into the college game on Wednesday, we thought we’d take one last look at the season that was. College Football America Yearbook Publisher Kendall Webb has reviewed all 128 major college teams from the 2015 season and selected an MVP from each team. These…

February 1, 2016
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February 1: A day full of HOF memories

Albie Booth was born on this date in 1908. Booth was a star for Yale University from 1929-1931 when he played halfback for the Bulldogs. Standing just 5-foot-6 and weighing only 144 pounds, Booth nevertheless was one of the most dominant players in college football and earned All-America honors during his junior season in 1930. He was nicknamed “Little Boy Blue” or “The Mighty Atom” in a reference to his…

February 1, 2016
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