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NCAA Division I Council rejects proposed June signing period

A proposed June signing period for college football recruits has been rejected by the NCAA's Division I Council, but a possible December signing period remains very much in play. The council modified a wide-ranging reforms proposal for flexibility in the recruiting calendar at the NCAA's annual...

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  • TV ratings dip for college football championship on ESPN; streaming up

    TV ratings dip for college football championship on ESPN; streaming up

    The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year's game, though combined viewership for all the New Year's Six bowls and title game was up 15 percent, ESPN said Tuesday. Clemson's 35-31 victory against Alabama on Monday...

  • Alabama grad Dabo Swinney is turning the Tide at Clemson

    Alabama grad Dabo Swinney is turning the Tide at Clemson

    Alabama was taken down by one of its own. The new king of college football was born and reared in Alabama. He dreamed of playing for Alabama. He lived out that dream with Alabama. Alabama was where Dabo Swinney developed his character, fortified his resolve and figured out how to win as an underdog....

  • Clemson rallies to beat Alabama, win national title

    Clemson rallies to beat Alabama, win national title

    All week, Clemson players spoke about the pain of last year’s loss. This time would be all business, they said. There was a score to even, and they wanted to make history. No. 2 Clemson (14-1) stood by those words Monday night, returning to the national championship stage for a rematch against...

  • National champion Clemson confident it can build on success

    National champion Clemson confident it can build on success

    The message was scrawled on the piece of paper and the words – while seeming somewhat outrageous at the time – would turn out to be prophetic. “CU in Tampa next year,” Dabo Swinney recalled writing. The note, inscribed on a gift certificate to a local restaurant, was Swinney’s way of jabbing his...

  • Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster makes presence felt right away in national championship game

    Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster makes presence felt right away in national championship game

    It’s hard to single out any one player on Alabama’s defense, which went into the national championship game ranked first in a slew of statistical categories, but Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott pointed at All-American linebacker Reuben Foster. “He’s totally transformed from last year,”...

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