Archive for the ‘NCAAF’ Category

Kentucky Football: The three best Wildcats of the 2010’s

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

It's a perfect time to recap some of the bests of Kentucky sports over the last decade, especially since John Calipari has completed 10 full seasons with the Wildcats and Mark Stoops has been in Lexington for the better part of a decade now as well. The Cats Illustrated staff will be tackling several list concepts between now and the end of the year to commemorate the last 10 years of Kentucky football and basketball. Who are the three best Kentucky football players of the last decade?

Ravens weigh-in on NCAA’s new name, image and likeness ruling

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - It's not hard to find players in the Ravens' locker room that are in favor of paying college athletes in some way, shape or form. With a handful of players who were once big time stars in college, news that student-athletes could be getting closer to benefitting from their collegiate career is certainly welcome for players who were once unpaid college athletes. "I think everybody here thinks they should've benefitted from playing in college," wide receiver Miles Boykin said.

Ricky Williams’ Heisman sells for auction-record $504,000

Friday, October 18th, 2019

The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous auction record for a Heisman set when Tim Brown's 1987 trophy garnered $435,763 last December. Williams earned the Heisman for the season he set the then-NCAA career record with 6,592 yards rushing.

Browns P Jamie Gillan was drinking in a bar with his dad when he learned he made team

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Jamie Gillan was sitting at The Flying Monkey bar in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday afternoon, drinking and watching college football with his dad. It was Browns general manager John Dorsey. “As soon as I got off the phone, everybody was kind of looking at me like, 'What was that?'” Gillan said, via the Associated Press. “And I just kind of said, 'It looks like I'm playing Tennessee next week,' and everybody just started going crazy, so it was really cool.

Duke-Alabama Preview

Friday, August 30th, 2019

To everyone declaring Clemson the new kingpin of college football, don't forget that team from Tuscaloosa. Alabama is determined to reclaim its crown. The second-ranked Crimson Tide opens another season with championship aspirations as a huge favorite to beat Duke in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which just happens to be the place where Alabama captured its most recent national title less than 20 months ago.

Bama faces Duke to open another season of high expectations

Friday, August 30th, 2019

To everyone declaring Clemson the new kingpin of college football, don't forget that team from Tuscaloosa. Alabama is determined to reclaim its crown. The second-ranked Crimson Tide opens another season with championship aspirations as a huge favorite to beat Duke in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which just happens to be the place where Alabama captured its most recent national title less than 20 months ago.

Robert Griffin III: ‘I completely understand’ Andrew Luck’s decision

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

At their homes, offensive coordinator Greg Roman and quarterback Robert Griffin III - both of whom knew Luck personally - called his retirement shocking. "I had the opportunity to work with Andrew Luck at Stanford University and it was a great experience working with him," Roman said. In 2010, Luck finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Cam Newton in an offense that was designed by Roman.

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa coming off the sideline to rally the Crimson Tide to an overtime victory over Georgia.