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HP’s Preseason Top 10 Teams

1. Texas 2. Miami 3. Alabama 4. Boise State 5. Ohio State 6. TCU 7. Arkansas 8. Florida 9. Oklahoma 10. Stanford Just missed the cut: Virginia Tech, Auburn, Oregon, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Florida State, Wisconsin, Georgia, Houston, Notre Dame Advertisements

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My 10 Favorite Players to Watch in College Football

This list isn’t necessarily made of up the best players in college football–though some are very good to great–but the ones that I get the most fun out of watching. I try to see 15-20 games every Saturday, but when these players flash on the screen, my eyes tend to linger a little longer. B.J. […]

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Top 10 Running Backs for 2010

HP’s preview of the 2010 season continues with a look at the top 10 running backs.  See the top 10 receivers here and the top 10 tight ends here. 1. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech–It looks to me like Williams is the complete package.  He’s got size, speed, vision, toughness and a nose for the end […]

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Ross-Kessy win third in row

For the third consecutive AVP beach volleyball tournament, former Trojan All-Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy came out victorious. On Sunday (June 27), top-seeded Ross/Kessy defeated Rachel Scott and Elaine Youngs, 21-16, 21-13, in the final of the AVP Belmar Open.  It was the pair’s third tournament win in June, coming on the heels of […]

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M. Tennis. No. 5 USC Men Bound For NCAA Title Match Again

he No. 5-seeded USC men’s tennis team outlasted top-seeded Virginia to stake the Trojans’ claim on a return trip to the NCAA title match for a shot at claiming back-to-back national championships. Up against the rolling Cavaliers in today’s NCAA Semifinals at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., the Trojans gutted out a […]

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Spring Reports

Our last report on spring scrimmages. Click here, here and here to view previous reports. Announced attendance included when available. Big East West Virginia: Running back Noel Devine played only a half, but rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown in 12 carries. Attendance: 21,029. Conference USA Southern Methodist: No spring game for the Mustangs. […]

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Spring Reports

Our first in a series of looks at spring scrimmages across the country. Atlantic Coast Clemson: There were 18 punts. One of them was fumbled. The number of standout plays could be counted on one hand, and the teams combined for 358 yards of offense. Reported attendance: 21,000. Duke: David Cutcliffe has emphasized improving team […]

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Vote for the Most Classless Act of the 2009 Season

The Wiz is back with the most classless acts of the 2009 season. What is a classless act, you ask? It's any attempt to degrade an opponent, player or the game. It's the stuff that isn't in the summary but often gets mentioned years later after somebody extracts retribution. As they say, what goes around […]

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What to watch in the Pac-10 this spring

Taking a look at what to watch for as teams head into spring practices, officially ringing the bell on preparations for the 2010 season. Arizona Spring practice starts: March 5 Spring game: April 10 What to watch: The new coordinators: The Wildcats lost two outstanding coordinators — Sonny Dykes on offense and Mark Stoops on […]

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A new front-runner leads the Pac-10 into spring

Spring is often cited as a time of renewal, and in recent years that has held true in Pac-10 football. USC would renew its lease atop the conference annually, no matter who had bolted for NFL riches. <!–photo1–>But this spring a different bird is chirping. It’s a Duck, er, quacking. After seven seasons of USC […]

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USC Football Recruiting UPDATE*(1/27/2010)

The linebacker and offensive line position is thin.  For the recruiting class of 2010, it is essential that coach Kiffin and staff try to replenish those two positions.  Unfortunately, the linebacker class this year is not strong.  It appears day by day that USC will not meet those standards of grabbing those linebackers to help […]

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