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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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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FWAA announces Freshman All-America Team

Courtesy of the Football Writers Association of America TAMPA – Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence headlines the 2016 Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team presented by Sound Mind Sound Body Camps. Lawrence played in Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship Game helping to lead the Clemson Tigers to a 35-31 upset win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. “Dexter is obviously very gifted from the standpoint of the physicality it takes…

January 15, 2017
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January 10: This Date in American Football History

January 10, 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 5: This Date in American Football History

January 5, 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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February 10: Celebrating college football’s history

Former New York Giants head coach Allie Sherman was born on this date in 1923. Sherman played quarterback for the now-defunct team at Brooklyn College before heading to the pros as an undrafted player in 1943. He ended up with the NFL’s Phil-Pitt Combine – a combined war-time Philadelphia Eagles–Pittsburgh Steelers squad better remembered as the Steagles. When the dearth of players eased somewhat beginning in 1944 as the war began to…

February 10, 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 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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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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