The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame highlighted today numerous powerful facts from the 2018 college football season that emphasize the strong popularity of college football among millions of fans across the country, including the 56 percent of U.S. adults who cited themselves in a Gallup Poll as college football fans, more than professional baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer. Additionally, excluding the combined numbers for Olympic Sports, college football ranks second in core fans behind only the NFL.
College sports are in many ways similar to a plant nursery - this is where the players who have shown promise in high school get to strengthen and grow before being thrown into the highly competitive world of professional athletes.
The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the names on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.
CFP founder Dave Congrove is a voting member in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame, Fred Biletnikoff Award, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, Ray Guy Award, plus Maxwell and Bednarik Awards.
He's also a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and the FWAA All-America Team
As the year rolls on, we all relax in the warmer weather to enjoy the summer sun and balmy nights. For many NFL fans though, this quieter time of the football season is also a chance to look ahead. The 100th NFL season in 2019/20 is due to kick-off at the start of September 2019 and then run all the way to Superbowl LIV in February 2020. This makes this the perfect time to begin looking at which players may make an impact for your team and also across the NFL in general.
College football is unique in the sports world, in that most major sports do not tell anyone where a player or team was ranked at the end of a season. The NFL, for example, doesn't release rankings of the rest of the teams in their league following the Super Bowl. But these rankings in college football aren't just interesting, they are also previews in a way of which teams are poised to get better from one year to the next. These two teams, in particular, appear poised to take their year-end rankings and improve on them in 2019.
In the spring Wisconsin coaches adjusted how they practiced certain game situations after struggling in 2018 with high expectations.
Pick-by-pick list of the 32 players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Nashville.
Clemson University defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, the recipient of the National Football Foundation (NFF)'s 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy as the country's top scholar-athlete, has been selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The three-time All-American and two-time national champion was among 23 prospects in attendance in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom Dundon was briefly viewed as the saving force of the fledgling Alliance of American Football League when he vowed to commit $250 million bucks to the cause after the second week of the season. But now, Dundon may have simply been the league's death knell.
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.
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.
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
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.