Northwestern’s Fisher earns Nagurski Player of the Week honor

DALLAS (FWAA) – Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher recorded 17 tackles and forced two fumbles in the Wildcats’ wild 39-31 overtime win against No. 16 Michigan State. Fisher’s 14 solo tackles are the most by any player in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season and his performance has earned him the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 28. The 14 solo tackles were a…

November 1, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 10

Half of 78 postseason spots accounted for with 39 teams at six or more wins After a topsy-turvy week that included several upsets, 11 more teams reached six victories to increase the total number of bowl-eligible teams to 39, exactly half of the 78 available spots in bowl games, including the four College Football Playoff teams. Twenty-five more teams are one win away from bowl eligibility heading into this week’s…

October 31, 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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NFF reveals list of 181 semifinalists for Campbell Trophy

IRVING, Texas – Recognizing one of the most impressive groups of scholar-athletes in the history of college football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) proudly announced today the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy®, presented by Fidelity Investments®. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Nov. 1, and each of them will receive an…

September 28, 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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USF overcomes slow start to win big at San Jose State

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: USF Bulls 42, San Jose State Spartans 22 SAN JOSE, Calif. – Twelve minutes into Charlie Strong’s tenure as the USF Bulls head coach, things weren’t looking good at all for the former Texas and Louisville head coach. Forty-eight minutes later, however, everything looked a whole lot better as the Bulls avoided being bit by the upset bug right out of the gate returning to Florida instead…

August 30, 2017
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January 24: 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 24, 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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