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Past articles by Eric:

Amid signing day chaos, SEC powers grab top recruits

Through all the changes to the college sports landscape with money-making opportunities for athletes and open transfers, one thing remains the same. → Read More

Championship Week Primer: CFP spots, bowl slots are at stake

Conference champions will be crowned, bowl selection pecking orders will be locked in and more clarity will emerge about which teams will and won’t be among the four picked for the College Fo… → Read More

Week 12 preview: Power 5 league title matchups taking shape

With two weeks left in the regular season, top-ranked Georgia is the only Power Five team to have clinched a spot in its conference championship game. → Read More

Big Ten preview: Spartans visit Ohio State for key East game

Things to watch during Week 12 of play in the Big Ten Conference: → Read More

Oregon, Iowa enter top 5; Arkansas has 1st ranking since '16

Oregon and Iowa are the big movers in The Associated Press college football poll after road wins over top-10 opponents → Read More

Stat Watch: Walker’s 264 yards most in an opener in 7 years

Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III turned in the best rushing performance in a season opener in seven years when he went for a career-high 264 yards against Northwestern. → Read More

Martinez leads Huskers past Fordham in 52-7 bounce-back win

Fordham hung tough with Nebraska for a while, but ultimately the Cornhuskers imposed their will on their overmatched visitor from New York City. → Read More

Fans to head back to stadiums, some with vax cards and masks

College football fans will head back into stadiums this weekend, some of them for the first time in two years. Along with binoculars, sunscreen and other essentials, some will pack → Read More

Mississippi St shuts down Vandy again for 1st national title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State’s first national championship had been building since 1985, when “Thunder and Lightning” — Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro — … → Read More

Mississippi St shuts down Vandy again for 1st national title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State's first national championship had been building since 1985, when “Thunder and Lightning” — Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro — were the stars on what's → Read More

Vandy unhappy how it made CWS finals but ready for Bulldogs

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Awkward is the only way to describe Vanderbilt’s appearance in the all-SEC College World Series finals beginning Monday night against Mississippi State. → Read More

NCAA declares NC State out of CWS because of COVID-19 issues

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt will advance to the College World Series finals after North Carolina State was forced to drop out because of COVID-19 protocols, the NCAA announced early Saturda… → Read More

NCAA declares NC State out of CWS because of COVID-19 issues

Vanderbilt will advance to the College World Series finals after North Carolina State was forced to drop out because of COVID-19 protocols, the NCAA announced early Saturday. → Read More

NCAA declares NC State out of CWS because of COVID-19 issues

NC State had only 13 players available during its 3-1 loss to the Commodores on Friday. The teams were scheduled to meet again Saturday afternoon in a winner-take-all Bracket 1 → Read More

Texas defeats Virginia 6-2 to reach bracket final at CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ivan Melendez and Zach Zubia finally broke out offensively, and just in time to keep Texas alive in the College World Series. → Read More

Virginia staves off elimination for 6th time to reach CWS

Virginia and Mississippi State won Game 3s in their super regionals Monday and became the last two teams to clinch spots in the College World Series. → Read More

Arkansas top seed in NCAA Tournament after dominant SEC run

OMAHA, Neb. — Arkansas was rewarded Monday for its dominant run through the Southeastern Conference, landing the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA baseball tournament. → Read More

NCAA reaches a key moment as transgender laws multiply

The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes by barring them from hosting its → Read More

Anxiety abounds in Big 12 towns with OU, Texas departures

The Big 12 is in transition and that's causing anxiety in the conference's cities and towns → Read More

14 Big Ten players poised to break out in 2021

A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall: → Read More