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Are you ready for some football brain damage? – USA TODAY

Are you ready for some football brain damage? – USA TODAY

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Nancy Armour details the disturbing findings from the latest study linking CTE to playing football and what it means for the NFL. USA TODAY Sports Parents and players, balance the uncertain research and ask yourselves this hard question: Our view Virginia Tech beats West Virginia 31-24 on Sept. 3, 2017, in […]

Message sent: Alabama still the king of college football – SECcountry.com

Message sent: Alabama still the king of college football – SECcountry.com

ATLANTA — The chants were subdued, mostly out of respect for the opponent and the gutsy performance by its quarterback, but they were still heard late Saturday night. “S-E-C, S-E-C.” It was as if the Alabama fans were openly asking: “When will they learn?” After an offseason of hearing ACC coaches crow on how they’re […]

Underdogs? Gamecocks hold off NC State – The State

Underdogs? Gamecocks hold off NC State – The State

The State’s favorite 10 images from the South Carolina football team’s win over NC State. Meredith Sheffer South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel (1) catches a touchdown pass over North Carolina State cornerback Johnathan Alston (5) during of the first half of their game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com […]

Football's enjoyment is on a fade pattern – Washington Post

Football's enjoyment is on a fade pattern – Washington Post

This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (Ann Mckee, Md/ASSOCIATED PRESS) Autumn, which is bearing down upon us like a menacing linebacker, is, as John Keats […]

Fantasy football 2017: PPR tiers for RB, WR, QB and TE – Washington Post

Fantasy football 2017: PPR tiers for RB, WR, QB and TE – Washington Post

Christian McCaffrey should have an instant impact for the Panthers. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press) We are in the midst of the peak time for fantasy drafts, and there’s all sorts of advice out there about how to go about them. One of the oldest, simplest strategies is still arguably the most effective: divide players into tiers. […]

What to watch Thursday as college football kicks off big weekend – USA TODAY

What to watch Thursday as college football kicks off big weekend – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: No more practices. No more scrimmages. Football is finally here. Trysta Krick looks at how kickoff weekend in college football became the spectacle it is today. USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) Last Saturday’s soft launch to the college football season at least allowed fans […]

Pac-12 football coaches again face strength-of-schedule issue – Los Angeles Times

Pac-12 football coaches again face strength-of-schedule issue – Los Angeles Times

It didn’t take long for the new college football season to revive a classic debate over strength of schedule and marquee programs padding their nonconference record with underdogs. Nick Saban — whose top-ranked Alabama team has taken the opposite tack, starting against third-ranked Florida State — suggested this week that schools from the Power Five […]

Football vs. BYU Moved to Superdome; Ticket Info – LSUSports.net

Football vs. BYU Moved to Superdome; Ticket Info – LSUSports.net

Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID BATON ROUGE — ESPN today announced the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff between LSU and BYU will be relocated to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans from its original location at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will be played at 8:30 CDT and televised live on ESPN. “Efforts are underway […]

Penn State has a plan to return to college football relevance – New York Post

Penn State has a plan to return to college football relevance – New York Post

Trace McSorley can’t go anywhere without hearing about last year. Fans, classmates and everyone around State College approach the senior quarterback to talk about Indianapolis — the site of last year’s Big Ten title game — and the possibilities this fall. The buzz is back. Penn State has sky-high expectations — national championship expectations — […]

Fantasy football WR strategy: Patience is rewarded with value – New York Post

Fantasy football WR strategy: Patience is rewarded with value – New York Post

In the fifth of a six-part fantasy football draft preview series, The Post breaks down wide receivers. Next week: which players are rising and falling on draft boards. Wide receiver has become the most impactful position in fantasy football. A higher percentage of draftable WRs routinely score higher than those at running back, but not […]