Sports Editors:
College Football Editors:

Digest of college football preview stories for the weekend of Aug. 18-19. Photos will move with each story. Questions should be directed to Ralph D. Russo (212) 621-1630. For repeats, call the service desk: 1-800-838-4616.
The AP Preseason Top 25 will be released Aug. 18.
expectations and don't necessarily bring in big money that those $13 million BCS price tags seem to suggest. By National Writer Eddie Pells.
LOS ANGELES - When Pac-10 football coaches gathered here for media day, their whimpering drowned out the jet engines at nearby LAX. How, they cried, are we supposed to beat Southern California? You'd think the Pac-10 had decreed that USC would be given five downs this season. Or that the Trojans' field goals - not that they'll have to settle for field goals, mind you - would be worth four points. ``When you watch SC play, it's a horror film if you're an opponent,'' Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson said. Every horror film needs a monster. And so does college football. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Trojans are hoping to become the latest in a long line of monster teams. By College Football Writer Andrew Bagnato.
With FBC-Heisman Hopefuls
UNDATED - With a hook-n-lateral, a Statue of Liberty and a postgame proposal, Boise State pulled off one of the most wildly entraining upsets in college football history and helped clear the way for the next upstart to break through the Bowl Championship Series' glass ceiling. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo.
With FBC--BCS Busters
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - New Miami coach Randy Shannon has a simple philosophy about how the Hurricanes coexist in the South Florida football landscape with the Miami Dolphins. ``Football fans are football fans,'' he says. There's plenty of cities in America where college teams compete with NFL clubs for attention, but largely, like Shannon says, there's enough fans to appease everyone. By Tim Reynolds.
DENTON, Texas - Ever since Notre Dame's high-profile experiment with Gerry Faust fizzled after the 1985 season, college programs haven't risked hiring high school coaches as head coaches. Until now. Of 119 Division I-A head coaches, Todd Dodge of North Texas is the only one to come straight from the high school ranks. By Jeff Carlton.
FBC--Making the Leap, Glance
FBC--Coaching Changes, Glance.

NCAAF Headlines

  • A few things to watch in Week 9 of the Southeastern Conference football season:
    GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 14 Florida vs. Georgia at Jacksonville, Florida: Florida still controls its destiny in the...
  • Here are some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference in Week 9:
    No. 10 West Virginia at Oklahoma State. The Mountaineers (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), trying to stay undefeated be...
  • The Big Sky is routinely considered one of the stronger conferences in the FCS, and this year is no exception.
    It has four programs in the STATS FCS Top 25, with No. 17 North Dakota rounding o...
  • (STATS) - Picked to finish in first place in the Pioneer Football League for the sixth straight season, San Diego is right where it should be with November approaching. The same can't be said for t...
  • (STATS) - The 2015 STATS FCS Freshman of the Year won't appear in another game in 2016.
    Case Cookus is done for the season as a result of a shoulder injury suffered Sept. 24. His return had be...
More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Baylor vs. Texas Pick Will quarterbacks Seth Russell and Shane Buechele light up the scoreboard so bettors can cash the over in Baylor vs. Texas this Saturday?
Thumbnail Florida vs. Georgia Pick Should bettors expect a defensive struggle between Florida and Georgia when the SEC rivals clash at 3:30PM ET in Jacksonville on Saturday?
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. Ok State Pick Will Saturday in Stillwater be a defensive struggle when Oklahoma State hosts West Virginia at 12:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Miami vs. Notre Dame Pick Two struggling programs meet up this Saturday when Notre Dame hosts Miami at 3:30PM ET. Will the two have an...
Thumbnail Penn State vs. Purdue Pick After a huge upset win last week, is No. 24 Penn Statelooking at a possible letdown performance when it goes on the road to face Purdue...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages