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Past articles by Matt:

College football scores: Live updates, TV schedule for top 25 teams including Cincinnati, Michigan, Oklahoma and Georgia

Week 11 of the college football season is underway and The Athletic has you covered from coast to coast for all the weekend's action. All but one of the 25 teams in this week's College Football Playoff rankings are in action including four ranked-vs.-ranked matchups. Check in throughout the weekend for updates, analysis and reaction from The Athletic's team of writers and insiders. --Required… → Read More

Georgia ranked No. 1 in initial CFP rankings; Cincinnati at No. 6

Cincinnati finished No. 8 in last year’s final CFP rankings despite going undefeated in the regular season, before losing to Georgia in the Peach Bowl. → Read More

Realignment reset: The Athletic writers draft new college football conferences from scratch

Eight writers from The Athletic sat down and drafted 10-team conferences from the current FBS and FCS schools. Which is your favorite? → Read More

Wisconsin to name Chris McIntosh as athletic director: Sources

McIntosh has worked at Wisconsin since 2014, serving as deputy athletic director since 2017. → Read More

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Operates in a Different Realm

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh operates differently than most coaches in college football - but it works well for him and for the Wolverines. → Read More

Mike Gundy: The Most Interesting Coach in College Football

An in-depth story on Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and why he might be the most interesting man in college football. → Read More

Notre Dame Wild Card Players in 2017

Notre Dame has plenty of familiar faces back from last season. But if the Fighting Irish hope to bounce back from a disappointing 4-8 campaign, they... → Read More

Ranking the Toughest Games on Auburn’s College Football Schedule in 2017

Gus Malzahns fifth Auburn team has high expectations, as the Tigers are coming off a Sugar Bowl appearance and have several proven offensive pieces... → Read More

SEC Wild Card Players in 2017

Its no secret that there are some pretty good football players in the SEC. The league had 21 players drafted across the first two rounds of this past... → Read More

10 Notre Dame Football Stats You Need to Know for 2017

Notre Dame enters 2017 looking to wash the bad taste out of its mouth after a disappointing 16. The Fighting Irish went 4-8 last season, prompting... → Read More

Ranking the Toughest Games on Alabama’s College Football Schedule in 2017

Alabamas two toughest games are, almost without question, its first and last of the regular season. None of us can wait any longer to finally see the... → Read More

14 SEC Stats You Need to Know for 2017

The SEC is in need of a bounce-back season in 2017, specificallythose of you located outside the state of Alabama, which appears to have two well-... → Read More

5 Things That Need to Happen for Nebraska to be a Top 25 Team in 2017

The Southpoint Sportsbook in Las Vegas has set the over/under for Nebraska at seven wins in 2017, which should be a relatively low bar to clear for a... → Read More

Ranking the Toughest Games on Notre Dame’s College Football Schedule in 2017

Notre Dames schedule is always a great source of intrigue, as the independent Fighting Irish play a national slate from coast to coast. That makes... → Read More

The Most Shameful College Football Games of 2017

FCS football is fun and features plenty of talent. Games against FBS opponents can serve purposes, as they are oftentimes displays of in-state... → Read More

Ranking the Toughest Games on Nebraska's College Football Schedule in 2017

Nebraska enters Year 3 of the Mike Riley era looking to contend for the Big Ten West title. But the Big Ten schedule makers did the Cornhuskers few... → Read More

Ranking the Toughest Games on Northwestern’s College Football Schedule in 2017

Northwestern has been in back-to-back bowl games, this coming after a two-year absence from postseason play. As Pat Fitzgerald looks to keep the... → Read More

Charlie Weis’ buyout ultimately cost Notre Dame nearly $19 million

Charlie Weis cashed in big upon his firing from Notre Dame, as tax records reveal that the former Irish coach received nearly $19 million to not coach at the school. → Read More

Ohio State AD Gene Smith explains opposition to early signing period

Legislation passed to allow high school football seniors to sign early. But some administrators — like Ohio State AD Gene Smith — fear the potential unintended consequences. → Read More

Notre Dame, ACC announce future matchups through 2037 (Yes, 2037)

Got plans for 20 years from now? Notre Dame and the ACC do, as the two announced on Thursday their list of five annual opponents all the way through 2037. → Read More