Handicapping the major college football national championship

If you’re trying to figure out who will win major college football’s national championship, then there’s a list of 33 teams of which you should be aware. You see, since the Associated Press crowned a national champion via a poll of sportswriters for the first time in 1936, only 33 of the current NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs have ever won a national title. Stated another way, 97 of…

September 17, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 3

The biggest story in college football over the past couple of weeks has been Hurricanes Harvey and Irma which have collectively wiped out hundreds of college and high school football games. College Football America Editor-in-Chief Matthew Postins gives a great perspective, however, on where football ranks in the list of priorities, and we only bring it up because we are a college football website. We salute all the emergency officials…

September 16, 2017
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Oklahoma earns FWAA National Team of the Week honors

DALLAS (FWAA) – The Oklahoma Sooners scored the nation’s best road win of the young season, going to Columbus and upending Ohio State, 31-16. For giving first-year head coach Lincoln Riley a signature win, the Sooners have earned the Football Writers Association of America National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 9. The announcement came on “Off Campus with Mark Packer” on ESPNU Radio…

September 13, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 1

Postscripts is my weekly wrap of the week that was on the road and in college football. Look for my travel news and notes here each Thursday, along with some of my opinions about what’s happening in the college game we all love. – Matthew Postins I didn’t mean to do it, but I ended up seeing three Patriot League teams in Week 1. With that first trip of the…

September 7, 2017
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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 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 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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College Football Playoff announces new committee members

Courtesy of the College Football Playoff IRVING, Texas – Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), announced last week that Frank Beamer, Chris Howard and Eugene “Gene” Smith have been appointed to the selection committee by the CFP Management Committee. The new members will each begin a three-year term this spring. Hancock also announced extensions for two current members who had served incomplete terms.  The term for committee chair…

January 22, 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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