We are now just days away from the 2019 NFL Combine, which will once again be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. As April’s NFL Draft draws closer, the Combine gives the 32 competing teams a chance to look at specific skills – ranging from the 40-yard dash to the vertical jump. Let’s take a look at some of the standout names attending this year’s event.
The Clemson Tigers were the best team in college football last year, putting the Alabama Crimson Tide to the sword in the National Championship game. Heading into the contest as slight favorites, Clemson produced a dominant performance against Nick Saban’s men – eventually running out 44-16 winners in front of a jubilant Levi’s Stadium crowd.
Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading for the Memphis Express after reaching an agreement to join the Alliance of American Football.
Trent Richardson has scored all 6 Birmingham Iron touchdowns on the season and the club improved to 3-0 with a 28-12 win over win-less Atlanta.
In 2019, the Congrove Computer Rankings will celebrate its' 27th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and will be celebrating its' 21st anniversary.
After the furor of the Super Bowl, American football usually takes a well-earned and much-needed seven-month break. However, in 2019, this hiatus only lasted around a week due to the advent of the Alliance of American Football league.
It's just football, and that's a great start.
Congrats North Dakota State! 38-24 win over Eastern Washington delivers 7th FCS Championship in 8 seasons. HC Chris Klieman ties Jim Tressel for most FCS title with 4 as he leaves for Kansas State. #CFP
Former Texas wide receiver and track standout Johnny "Lam" Jones, who won an Olympic relay gold medal in 1976, dies at 60
Seven Athletes Set to Announce College Decisions Live on ESPN Networks
Every year, college football fans are eager to discover how well, or how badly, their team is expected to perform in the upcoming season. Magazines such as Phil Steele, Athlon's and Lindy's hit the newsstands as early as Memorial Day weekend, and a few of the top college football websites also offer their predictions. A ton of research and effort goes into the mix.
Blame the calendar, but virtually everything in college football in 2019 will run a week behind.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
Maxwell Football Club President, Mark Dianno, announced that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has been selected as the winner of the 60th Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year Award, and that the Chiefs Andy Reid has been chosen as the winner of the 30th Greasy Neale Professional Coach of the Year Award.
Revised Nielsen Ratings show the 2019 Alabama-Clemson College Football Playoff National Championship was the most watched of their three head-to-head title contests with a final Total Live Audience topping out at nearly 27 million viewers. Out-of-Home and Additional Streaming Reporting added 1.7 million viewers to the previously reported championship game audience. Meanwhile, the New Year’s Six games were the most-watched among non-New Year’s Day semifinal seasons.