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At long last, it’s football time in Tennessee. The Volunteer football program has surely undergone its share of changes over the past year, from the departure of former coach Jeremy Pruitt … more
Kirby Smart has been building the Georgia Bulldogs into a perennial power for years now. Since he was hired as the Bulldogs' head coach in 2016, Georgia has dominated the SEC East and in addition to winning an SEC title in 2017, Georgia went on to face Alabama in the national championship later that season. Smart has built a winning pedigree, having posted 10-plus win seasons in three of his five seasons at the helm for Georgia... more
Maxwell Football Club Executive Director Mark Wolpert announced today that University of Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith has been selected as the winner of the 84th Maxwell Award as the Collegiate Player of the Year, and that University of Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins is the winner of the 26th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Collegiate Defensive Player of the Year... more
Tallahassee, FL - The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the prestigious Biletnikoff Award, announces that unanimous 1st team All-America receiver DeVonta Smith of Alabama is the 2020 winner of the Biletnikoff Award. ... more
Who’s Hot QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss Corral + Lane Kiffin sure was a blast in 2020. And the QB-coach combo will be together again in 2021. Good for the game, bad for opposing defenses. Corral engineered an upset of No. 7 Indiana, 26-20, capturing the game MVP honors in the process. Without the support of his best weapons, he completed 30-of-44 for 342 yards and two TDs, while rushing for 37 yards and earning one of Pro Football Focus’ highest postseason passing grades... more
IRVING, Texas (Dec. 29, 2020) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame remembered today those who passed away since December 2019 and played a role in improving the game of college football for future generations. “It is always important at this time of year to reflect on those who have left us,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. ... more
Who’s Hot RB Michael Carter, North Carolina Or Javonte Williams for that matter. Carolina did unspeakable things on the ground against Miami. In fact, Williams and Carter set an NCAA record on Saturday for the most combined rushing yards in a single game by a pair of teammates. Both Tar Heels were spectacularly explosive, with Carter erupting for a personal-best 308 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries... more
CINCINNATI (AP) — After four previous attempts, Cincinnati and Tulsa are finally going to play each other, and this time it’s for the American Athletic Conference championship. No. 6 Cincinnati (8-0, 6-0 AAC, CFP No. 9) will make its second straight appearance in the conference championship game on Saturday night at Nippert Stadium, while it will be the first time ever for No. 20 Tulsa (6-1, 6-0, CFP No. 23)... more
Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists... more
Syracuse (1-9, 1-8 ACC) at No. 2 Notre Dame (9-0, 8-0, No. 2 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (NBC). Line: Notre Dame by 33 1/2. Series record: Notre Dame leads 6-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Notre Dame's final tune-up for the ACC title game on Dec. 19 against either No. ... more
No. 6 Florida (7-1 SEC, No. 6 CFP) at Tennessee (2-5), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Florida by 17 1/2. Series record: Florida leads 29-20. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Florida can clinch the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division along with a spot in the league championship game Dec. 19. They also need a strong finish to move up in the College Football Playoff rankings. Tennessee is trying to avoid the program's longest skid since 1988 when the Vols lost the first six games to start that season... more
Alabama-LSU has in 13 months gone from Game of the Century to not even as interesting as BYU at Coastal Carolina. The top-ranked Crimson Tide visit the defending national champion Tigers on Saturday for a game that is likely to be a name-the-score blowout for Alabama, which is favored by more than four touchdowns... more
Big things were expected out of former Marshall County athlete Jay Howard when the star receiver chose The Citadel over the Air Force Academy among other offers. Fast forward four years later and the Lewisburg native has met those expectations and more, both on the field by earning a starting position midway through his sophomore season and in the classroom with a projected graduation date this spring. more
Highlights of notable Maxwell Award candidates for the week ending Nov. Who’s Hot RB Jarek Broussard, Colorado It was a heckuva night for debuts in Boulder as the Pac-12 kicked off its 2020 campaign. New Buffs head coach Karl Dorrell defeated his alma mater, QB Sam Noyer won in his first start and Broussard was special in the first action of his career. Filling in for the injured Alex Fontenot, Broussard rushed for 187 yards and three scores on 31 carries, as Colorado upended UCLA, 48-42... more
Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists... more
Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists... more
Each week during the 2020 season the Maxwell Football Club will recognize outstanding performances with two weekly awards. The Maxwell Award Player of the Week will be recognized for overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, and the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week will be honored for outstanding defensive play. Players selected do not have to be represented on the Maxwell or Bednarik Award watch lists... more
Highlights of notable Maxwell Award candidates for the week ending Oct. 17 Who’s Hot QB Jason Bean, North Texas Bean amassed 350 total yards and accounted for five touchdowns… in less than three quarters of action Saturday evening. The dual-threat replaced ineffective starter Austin Aune and lit up the Middle Tennessee defense with his run-pass ability. ... more
Here are things to watch in Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Apologies to the purists: the "Third Saturday in October" rivalry between No. 2 Alabama and Tennessee actually falls on the fourth weekend of the month. But it's one of the few games that remained in its original spot when the Southeastern Conference ripped up schedules and switched to a 10-game, league-only setup because of COVID-19 concerns. ... more
PITTSBURGH (5-0) at TENNESSEE (5-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Steelers 3-1; Titans 2-3 SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 46-32 LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Titans 40-17 on Nov. 16, 2017 at Pittsburgh LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Browns 38-7; Titans beat Texans 42-36, OT... more
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