Dennis Dodd

CBS Sports Senior Writer /

Loyalty once questioned, Brent Venables out to prove patience pays off in heralded return to Oklahoma

Venables has only made two career changes over his last 23 seasons as a coach

Boosters, collectives in NCAA's crosshairs, but will new NIL policy be able to navigate choppy waters?

The NCAA wants to ensure inducements are not part of NIL, but do they have any shot at succeeding?

College coaches, leaders share candid thoughts on future of NIL: 'We all feel like there's no rules'

The NCAA is expected to step in with an actual NIL policy, but is it too late?

NCAA to soon pass name, image and likeness rules targeting boosters offering inducements to athletes

The NCAA is prepared for lawsuits stemming from forthcoming legislation

NCAA unlikely to meet constitution deadline as hot-button NIL issue disrupts college athletics

Some work may be completed, but the constitution as a whole will not be ready entering the 2022-23 athletic season

College football rankings: Alabama, Ohio State lead post-spring top 25 ahead of 2022 season

Reigning champion Georgia will remain a top-five team coming off a solid spring

NCAA aims to crack down on boosters disguising 'pay for play' as name, image and likeness payments

Officials hope guidelines can be put in place to curb clear policy violations from collectives

Big Ten aims to have new media rights deal, worth up to $1 billion, in place around Memorial Day

The Big Ten has not yet decided whether to have one, two or more partners

Big 12's split into divisions on hold as NCAA proposal aims to remove conference title game restrictions

The Big 12 planned a temporary split along divisional lines for the 2023-24 seasons

Dan Gavitt, Condoleezza Rice among top candidates for NCAA president after Mark Emmert's departure

There are plenty of qualified options to step in and lead the NCAA

Inside the surging value of receivers: Has wideout become football's second-most important position?

Behind quarterbacks, perhaps no other player on the field can change a game quicker

Mark Emmert's ouster was long overdue with NCAA's relevance eroding, president's power fading

More surprising was Emmert being given a contract extension just 364 days ago

2022 NFL Draft: Legend of Georgia's dominant defense will keep growing if unit smothers first round

The Bulldogs could see five defenders picked in the first round on Thursday

College football coaches eager to catch breath as transfer portal's May 1 deadline pauses roster churn

The game has changed significantly with roster management becoming more difficult than ever

Mixing hard work and perfect timing, Oregon coach Dan Lanning's humble beginnings aided his quick rise

Lanning, 36, is the youngest of the 65 Power Five head football coaches

Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment as well as the start of the College Football Playoff. He's dabbled in NFL, MLB and NHL and believes the College World Series is severely underappreciated. A Missouri grad and former award-winning FWAA president, he previously worked for numerous outlets including The National and the Kansas City Star.

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