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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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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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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January 8: This Date in American Football History

January 8, 2017

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…

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January 4: This Date in American Football History

January 4, 2017

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…

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January 1: This Date in American Football History

January 1, 2017

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…

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The Heisman Top 25: November 3

Back to our College Football America Heisman Top 25 and we have clear separation as we enter November. I believe we have a dozen legitimate candidates for the award with a half-dozen weeks remaining. But let’s talk about the Top 2 for a bit. I still have Louisville’s Lamar Jackson as my No. 1 candidate, and statistically speaking he’s done nothing to really dissuade me from voting his way —…

November 3, 2016
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February 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…

February 26, 2016
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Heisman winner Lattner passes away

Former Notre Dame halfback Johnny Lattner, the 1953 winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016, after a long battle with lung cancer. Lattner was 83 years old. Lattner hailed from Chicago, and he first made a name for himself on the gridiron at the Catholic Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois. He held top offers from across the country and considered Michigan before settling…

February 14, 2016
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