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CFB Storylines of the Week

Friday, March 13th, 2020

With all winter/spring sports cancelled along with their championships, several big name schools including Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC and Penn State suspended all team activities. Baylor also suspended their activities until March 23. We also saw several schools cancel their spring game, and the ACC, Big Ten, SEC -- along with UNLV and Notre Dame -- placed recruiting limitation.

Bengals sign Tony Brown to one-year extension

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

The Bengals claimed cornerback Tony Brown off waivers from the Packers at the end of last season, and although he didn't play in any games in Cincinnati, they liked what they saw enough to keep him around. Cincinnati announced today that Brown has signed a one-year contract extension. Brown played his college football at Alabama and originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chargers in 2018 before getting picked up by the Packers later that year.

Hanson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Former Washington State Football All-American kicker Jason Hanson was named to the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday. Hanson becomes the second kicker inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, joining Georgia's Kevin Butler, who was named in 2001. The 17 First Team All-America players and two standout coaches in the 2020 Class were selected from the national ballot of 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision, the 101 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks and the NFF Veterans Committee candidates.

“Blind Side” fans rejoice: Liberty hires Michael Oher’s brother Sean Tuohy Jr. to football staff

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Hugh Freeze and the Liberty Football program made a splash hire Tuesday when they announced the addition of Sean "SJ" Tuohy Jr. as their new assistant athletic director of football operations. Tuohy, the younger brother of former Ravens tackle Michael Oher, was portrayed in the popular movie "The Blind Side" as a young football savant and big personality. "Even as a young kid, people were drawn to him, and he had the kind of personality that you knew he was going to be successful at whatever he did," Freeze said to ESPN's Dave Wilson.

Will star LSU assistant become college football’s highest-paid offensive coordinator?

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The future of football wore horn-rimmed glasses, an Apple Watch and an easy smile on Saturday morning. LSU pass-game coordinator Joe Brady, 30, looked the part of precocious prodigy as reporters beehived around him at the media day for the College Football Playoff title game. Brady also played the part of conscientious deflector.

4 non-quarterbacks to know ahead of college football’s semi-finals

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

The College Football Playoff is about to kick off Saturday with a semi-final matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 4 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. E.T. on ESPN followed by No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson at 8 p.m. E.T. The day is filled with four big-time quarterbacks, including Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow (LSU), two other Heisman finalists in Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma) and Justin Fields (Ohio State), and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence who guided the Tigers to the 2018 national title.

No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma: Peach Bowl preview and picks against the spread

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

LSU: The Tigers got here with a Heisman-winning quarterback and a high-flying offense like we've never seen in Baton Rouge. All offseason we heard about the offensive changes promised with the arrival of former New Orleans Saints assistant Joe Brady as the team's passing game coordinator. LSU averaged 48 points per game and scored over 40 points in each of its first six games of the season.

Boston College hires Ohio St assistant Jeff Hafley as coach

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley is the new Boston College football coach. Jeff's shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching," BC athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement Saturday. "His passion, leadership and ability to recruit and develop student-athletes make him the right fit to lead Boston College to greater heights on and off the field.

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.