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Pete Thamel

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Recent articles by Pete:

With blue bloods looking mortal, is this the year for college football chaos?

Saturday offered a reminder of all the equalizers that this season offers. And while it wasn’t a day of chaos, the confluence of close games made the favorites look fallible. → Read More

With epic upset of Ohio State, Oregon announces itself as a contender

No. 12 Oregon ran right past No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday to put the rest of college football on notice — even without two defensive stars, this Ducks team is legit. → Read More

McKenzie Milton's family, supporters had best view of QB's miracle return – 'I was really happy for him, but I was scared'

“I was really happy for him, but I was scared,” said his mother Teresa Milton. “His surgeon, his physical therapist, everyone, his trainers, were all in the aisles right here crying. We missed the next play.” → Read More

Once dead, UAB’s football future sparkles as 'one of the greatest stories' sprouting in football obsessed Alabama

Less than a decade after the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football program disbanded and returned, the program is improbably positioning itself to elevate further into college football’s mainstream. → Read More

With College Football Playoff change looming, a 12-team model leads the way

While popular sentiment has the College Football Playoff expanding to an eight-team tournament, that isn't the focus of the sport's power brokers. → Read More

Gonzaga's nightmare title game shows difficulty in going undefeated

The NCAA tournament is determined by matchups, but Gonzaga wasn't up for this one. “Being undefeated or us having lost eight games, it wouldn't have mattered.” → Read More

Baylor flips script, disrupts perfection with amazing run to NCAA title

Baylor captured history by completely dismantling Gonzaga, both delivering and erasing history with a devastating blow. → Read More

Tennessee's embarrassing fall capped with inevitable failure of Jeremy Pruitt and Phil Fulmer

Perhaps the saddest part of everything that’s happened at Tennessee is that it was completely predictable, as it tried to microwave the school’s glory years by bringing back Fulmer. → Read More

Everything's bigger ... including the risks? Texas opts for $24 million gamble on future

Weeks after getting a vote of confidence from athletic director Chris Del Conte, Tom Herman has been fired at Texas. Who's up next? And who's to blame if it doesn't work out? → Read More

Will Ohio State get revenge on Clemson? Opposing coaches break down College Football Playoff semifinal

What can Ohio State do this year to pull the upset? We spoke to 10 coaches and scouts familiar with Ohio State and Clemson to see how the teams stack up this season. → Read More

Northwestern CB Greg Newsome declaring for NFL draft

Newsome projects as a top-100 prospect in the 2021 NFL draft, the type of lanky and physical corner that scouts covet. → Read More

Notre Dame or Texas A&M? College Football Playoff committee facing critical decision

The Irish's playoff inclusion is in jeopardy after a blowout loss to Clemson. Meanwhile, Texas A&M rolled against a weak opponent. Which team has the better argument to make the four-team field? → Read More

Sarah Fuller's football career comes to an end as Vanderbilt-Georgia is canceled due to COVID-19

Vanderbilt has been dealing with COVID-19 issues, and the game is the last one on its schedule. → Read More

Could Donald Trump's appearance at Army-Navy be his final sporting event as president?

While he's been roundly booed at most other sporting events during his time in office, President Trump has been welcomed with cheers at college football games. Was Saturday's game his last appearance in the sports realm while president? → Read More

Florida coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19 days after pleas for fans to 'Pack The Swamp'

Mullen’s positive test comes amid an outbreak of staff and players that’s amounted to more than 20 positive tests. Florida’s game against LSU scheduled for Saturday had already been postponed. → Read More

College football takeaways: Oklahoma falls again as Big 12 suffers another brutal day

Oklahoma has lost back-to-back weeks to a short-handed Kansas State team and a pedestrian Iowa State team. Fourth-year coach Lincoln Riley's sun-kissed tenure has hit its first major crossroads. → Read More

Source: Texas RB Bijan Robinson will play against TCU after suffering scary hit last week

Robinson went viral last week when he tried to hurdle a Texas Tech defender and instead got flipped over and landed on his head. → Read More

Sources: Sun Belt showcase game postponed due to COVID-19

The reason for the postponement is positive tests and contact tracing at Appalachian State, according to sources. → Read More

All eyes on Fargo: How NDSU's Trey Lance became a top NFL prospect

North Dakota State doesn't normally get much attention, but that changes Saturday when top QB prospect Trey Lance gets his chance to show off for NFL scouts and the college football world. → Read More

Mississippi State's Mike Leach sends warning shot to rest of SEC in debut

Mike Leach turbo-charged the wizardry that’s made him this generation’s best bad-job coach with a debut win over defending champ LSU. The question is whether he can sustain it. → Read More