College Football America announces its freshman Class of 2017

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 5, 2017
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The Program loses 10 early entrants to NFL Draft

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 4, 2017
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The Program bids farewell to first senior class

In each edition of the College Football America Yearbook, Publisher Kendall Webb selects a team of the nation’s top incoming freshmen designated by their signing year — e.g., the Class of 2017. The team is the equivalent of a Freshman All-America team for the upcoming season, but we also continue to track their progress throughout their collegiate careers as the goal is to find players that can make an impact early…

February 2, 2017
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January 31: This Date in American Football History

Former Washington State center Mel Hein passed away on this date in 1992 at the age of 82. Nicknamed “Old Indestructible,” Hein was born on August 22, 1909, and entered Washington State in the fall of 1927. He starred at center for the Cougars from 1928-1930, but was also a standout at linebacker. During his senior season, he intercepted eight passes in a single game against Idaho, and eventually earned All-America…

January 31, 2017
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January 29: This Date in American Football History

Edwin Hale was born in 1896 and went on to become a star halfback for Mississippi College in 1915-1916 and from 1920-1921. In the interim between his two stints as a college football player, he served in World War I. At one point, he was wounded and then reported missing, but he later was found at a hospital in France. Hale’s 1921 season was one of the greatest seasons in Mississippi…

January 29, 2017
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January 27: This Date in American Football History

Fritz Pollard was born on this date in 1894 eventually becoming a star halfback for Brown in 1915-1916. He was just the second African-American player to earn All-American honors in 1916. He was teammates with future Alabama and Duke coaching legend Wallace Wade at Brown. Pollard wasn’t just a pioneer in college football, however. He was also the first African-American coach in the history of the NFL coaching the Hammond Pros…

January 27, 2017
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January 26: This Date in American Football History

Everyday RoadTripSports.com celebrates the past, present and future of American football including birthdays, deaths, and important games and events that have occurred in the past through our daily feature This Date in American Football History. Get to know the legends of American football – the sport’s greatest heroes including players and coaches, and relive some of the greatest plays and moments in the game’s history. Then be sure to check out our Legends Library for historical profiles on…

January 26, 2017
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2017 Head-Coaching Hire Analysis: First-Year Head Coaches

So the head-coaching openings for the 2017 season are filled. There were 21 job changes in all, though we should acknowledge that in the past few years there have been changes well outside the traditional window for hiring and firing (Bobby Petrino at Arkansas, Tim Beckman at Illinois and Art Briles at Baylor, just to name a few). So we can’t rule out a job change before the season starts…

January 21, 2017
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NFF salutes the College Football Playoff

IRVING, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame salutes the College Football Playoff (CFP) and its staff for their exceptional efforts in staging the Third Annual CFP National Championship along with the Tampa Bay Organizing Committee for their hospitality in hosting multiple first-class events. “The College Football Playoff continues to exceed everybody’s expectations,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. “Executive Director Bill Hancock and his outstanding staff have…

January 21, 2017
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Clemson recognized as 2016 MacArthur Bowl recipient

IRVING, Texas – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame recognized Clemson (14-1) last Tuesday as the recipient of the 2016 NFF MacArthur Bowl Championship Trophy following its 35-31 victory over Alabama (14-1) yesterday in the College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship before a sold-out crowd of 74,512 fans, a record for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Clemson’s name will be etched alongside the greatest teams in…

January 16, 2017
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