Purdue’s Moore steals the show, but Northwestern steals a Big Ten opener

August 31, 2018

Northwestern at Purdue Photo Gallery Purdue’s Rondale Moore stole the show. The Northwestern Wildcats stole the game. While Moore spent his true freshman debut setting a new Boilermaker record for all-purpose yards, the Wildcats managed to eke out a 31-27 season-opening win at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Northwestern (1-0, 1-0 in Big Ten action) won its ninth straight game (the longest active streak among Power 5 schools), dating…

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2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 30 update

Welp, here we go. Chip Kelly is a UCLA Bruin, Dan Mullen is a Florida Gator and there is so much more. In fact, 14 FBS jobs have turned over so far. The first real dominoes in the 2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel fell on Thanksgiving weekend. I’m here to break down and analyze all of the moves and the remaining openings since our last update on Nov. 30 (updated as…

December 1, 2017
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Postscripts: Week 8

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 This is that time of year when I wish there was three of me. We have college and pro football well into their seasons….

October 26, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 7

Seven Teams Reach Six Victories, Clinch Bowl Eligibility All seven teams that had a chance to reach the six-win mark last weekend came through with flying colors. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) all rolled to wins to become the first teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. There are now 71 more…

October 12, 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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The Road Report: College Football America Week 4

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 3 of the major college season turned out to be a remarkable week with several unexpected surprises –…

September 21, 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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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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Illinois fires Cubit, delays spring football practice

Major college football unexpectedly has another opening. Just a couple of months after removing the ‘interim’ tag from Bill Cubit’s title, University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman fired the coach on his first full day as the program’s new AD. Whitman was effusive in his praise for Cubit, but cited the need for stability in his decision to fire the coach. Cubit initially assumed the head coaching role just prior to last…

March 5, 2016
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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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