Heisman Update: Penn State’s Barkley on top after one month

In the College Football America Yearbook I pointed out 25 candidates for the Heisman Trophy. To me, the list I provided was one of legitimate contenders going into the season. Naturally, a month into the season, things have changed. Some have lived up to that status. Some have not. And, as is always the case, people none of us considered to be contenders have stepped forward. So, now a month…

October 5, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 5

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. Week 4 had the potential to turn out a lot crazier than it did. Just consider the potential…

September 28, 2017
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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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Oklahoma surges to No. 2 in latest FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll

The latest FWAA–NFF Super 16 Poll has been released, and, to nobody’s surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide are still in the No. 1 spot. The bigger questions were how far No. 5 Oklahoma would jump after upsetting No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus Saturday night? And how far would the Buckeyes fall? Well, the questions have been answered with the Sooners jumping all the way to No. 2 this week…

September 10, 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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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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