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Cost of attendance begins this summer, marking the start of a new era in college athletics. Questions remain to be answered.
Baylor just missed the first College Football Playoff last season, and the snub was 'brutal' for Art Briles. The usually soft-spoken coach was outspoken then and he's more committed than ever now.
Conference commissioners want to talk about freshman ineligibility, but unless they want to face another court case, it looks like nothing to see here.
Don't let the rules committee do anything to cut down on the length of games. Even as games approach four hours, there's nothing like the live action.
Undersized and overlooked by recruiters, Vernon Adams put up huge numbers at FCS power Eastern Washington. Soon to join Oregon, he might set an example for future FCS-to-FBS transfers.
Signing day is a farce, the letter of intent is a faulty contract and recruiting is making a mess of kids' lives. Roquan Smith could fix it all if he chose.
Blue-chip forward Ed O'Bannon came close to playing for Jerry Tarkanian who died Wednesday at age 84.
In 2010, South Florida fired Jim Leavitt for striking Joel Miller. Yet in 2015, Miller is paying a far bigger price for the incident.
A California court ruled against the NCAA which had sought to seal the investigative file in the USC case. Former USC coach Todd McNair is suing the NCAA for defamation.
One big reason Alabama keeps raking in the talent: Nick Saban can sell starting-caliber players on a real shot at the NFL.

Anyone in need of a credential from all the BCS title games? Dennis Dodd has them. In three decades in the business, he's covered everything from the Olympics to Stanley Cup to conference realignment. Just get him on campus in a press box in the fall. His heart lies with college football.
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