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College football weekend seems primed to put pressure on the selection committee

College football weekend seems primed to put pressure on the selection committee

By Dan Escalona

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Here it is, folks: the impending arrival of possibly the most important weekend in the uneasy sprint to the College Football Playoff.This weekend will either serve to slightly clarify the top four contenders or blur the race even further.Not only will Nov. 21 be a season-defining week for many playoff hop...

Bright NFL futures await Big Ten's premier 2015 season talent

Bright NFL futures await Big Ten's premier 2015 season talent

By Dan Escalona

September 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

In many ways, college football is a glorified farm system for the NFL.Outside of the common college football debates — which team should be ranked where, who should win the Heisman Trophy and which conference reigns supreme — a typical theme each season involves the status of the next NF...