There was little debate about the top four teams, and the playoff matchups are intriguing, but an eight-team playoff would double the fun and drama.
Bill Connelly breaks down the most exciting quarterbacks, pass catchers and defenders you'll see take the college football field in 2021.
- Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in '21
- Sources: Cincy to hire MSU's Mike Tressel as DC
- QB Lombardi transfers to N. Illinois from MSU
- QB Lombardi opts to transfer out of Michigan St.
With the NCAA tournament finally here, we take our yearly look at how a 64-team college football tournament would play out.
The 2021 Big Ten college football schedule is out. Here's a complete look at each team's slate.
The Big Ten Conference released its revised football schedule for the 2021 season, and it will return its traditional rivalry games -- including Ohio State-Michigan -- to the final week of the regular season.
We will keep you updated with news, analysis, highlights, updated class rankings and more during national signing day.
Cincinnati is set to hire Michigan State assistant Mike Tressel as defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Where do this year's College Football Playoff teams stand in comparison with the other 24 teams in the CFP era? And which are the 10 best teams to miss the playoff in the past seven years?
QB Rocky Lombardi, who started six games for Michigan State this season, is transferring to Northern Illinois, he announced Sunday.
Quarterback Rocky Lombardi will have two seasons of eligibility left after transferring out of Michigan State.
The Michigan State-Maryland game scheduled for Saturday in College Park has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues with Maryland.
Michigan State is adding quarterback Anthony Russo, a record-setting passer at Temple, as a transfer. Russo will employ the NCAA's COVID-19 waiver that grants an extra year of eligibility to all fall-sport athletes.
The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack look at the CFBP rankings; Finebaum previews the SEC championship; Adelson previews the ACC championship; Luginbill on National Signing Day
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the latest head-scratching College Football Playoff rankings, no one mentioning Texas A&M, David’s Dude and their conference championship picks. Then, Paul Finebaum hops on to discuss Alabama-Florida, if this is Nick Saban’s best team, the favorite to land the Auburn job and if Hugh Freeze will return to the SEC (29:04). Next, Andrea Adelson stops by to talk about Clemson-Notre Dame, why this game will be very different from the first and the improvement the Irish have shown throughout the season (44:16). Finally Tom Luginbill talks National Signing Day, hitting on the toughest recruiting cycle ever in college football, Maryland and Ole Miss trending upward, Michigan and Texas trending downward, and the role the transfer portal will play this offseason (54:28).
The last regular-season week is here -- kind of -- and many of the country's best teams are off or saw games canceled. Still, there is plenty to keep track of as conference championships approach, including icy handshakes, judicial orders and more.
— Sean Clifford completed 17 of 27 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns to lead Penn State to a 39-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday.
BYU and Costal Carolina finally found high quality opponents ... each other ... while three of the teams fighting for the fourth playoff spot all hit the road on Saturday. All that plus taco orders, high quality photo editing and more ahead of Week 14.
Ohio State says it plans to play Saturday's game at Michigan State one week after having to cancel its game against Illinois due to COVID-19 issues within the Buckeyes program.
Clemson, Notre Dame and North Carolina all moved up in the top 10, while Tennessee, Auburn, USC and Florida State were notable fallers.
Vanderbilt's kicker and Buffalo's running back left their marks on an untraditional rivalry weekend in which Trevor Lawrence also played his final home game.
After LSU and Georgia made big splashes in recruiting, the SEC owns three of the top four 2021 recruiting classes.
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With his team's 17-7 win vs Wisconsin Sat., Pat Fitzgerald has his first 5-0 Big Ten start & fifth 5-0 overall start as Northwestern head coach. Going into a game vs. Michigan State, its next opponent, NU has had a 5-0 or better record one previous time (5-0, 1-0) — a 2008 loss. NU will be seeking its third 6-0 Big Ten record (1936 & ‘95 - the latter with Fitzgerald at linebacker) & 5th overall 6-0 start (1930, ‘36, ‘59 & ‘62).
With COVID-19 concerns at Maryland and coach Mike Locksley testing positive, the Michigan State-Maryland football game has been canceled and will be declared a no contest.
A big welcome to the State of Michigan to the lineup, and are we seeing the makings of a new bowl game?