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Archived Since:November 20, 2008

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Snapshots of Week 1

A look at the week that was, thanks to 30fps. Click an image to enlarge.

A Look at Baylor's New $266 Million McLane Stadium

Baylor played its first game at McLane Stadium on Sunday night and routed Southern Methodist, 45-0. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin made the trip to Waco and checked out the 45,140-seat facility, which is built on the banks of the Brazos...

Texas Christian Brushes Aside Samford

The Horned Frogs of Texas Christian opened their season in style on Saturday with a paycheck game against something called Samford and as expected, TCU cruised to a 48-14 victory. Greg Laughlin was among the announced 40,094 at Amon Carter...

Dallas Is First Stop for 'College GameDay'

ESPN's "College GameDay" kicked off its season Saturday with a stop in Dallas. The event brought out the usual zaniness and Greg Laughlin was there to chronicle it all.

Six Turnovers Spoil Houston's Opener in New Stadium

Houston played its first game in the 40,000-seat TDECU Stadium on Friday night, but the Cougars turned the ball over six times and lost to Texas San Antonio, 27-7. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin was in attendance and sent along several...

Crystal Ball

Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Hlastradamus has returned to save the world. It starts with Ohio State playing Navy in Baltimore, the heart of Big Ten Country. No Braxton Miller, no problem for the Buckeyes. Howie Kussay, New York Post:...

Tulane-Tulsa Opener Is a Double Overtime Thriller

Greg Laughlin started his 2014 tour in Tulsa, where the Golden Hurricane were playing host to the Green Wave of Tulane. He picked a good opener because the game went into double overtime with Tulsa prevailing, 38-31, before 19,032 fans....

Kansas State

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 18. That's the evening Kansas State plays host to Auburn. Bill Snyder and the Wildcats will be waiting for the Tigers.

Missouri

Missouri's schedule poster cames with an extra. The defending Southeastern Conference East Division champions included a behind-the-scenes video of the poster's photo shoot.

Florida State

What does the schedule poster of a defending national champion look like? Here is what Florida State, the current holders of the title belt, produced. The Seminoles are atop nearly every preseason poll and why not, with Heisman Trophy quarterback...

Cincinnati

Nearly every team will have played two games by the time Cincinnati takes on Toledo in its opener. The The Bearcats play host to the Rockets on Sept. 12, a Friday night. Cincinnati plays only three games in September, including...

Colorado

Colorado, a once-proud program that reached new lows in recent seasons, appears to have made the right hire in Mike MacIntyre, who guided the team to four victories in 2013. OK, that's not a big number, but given how low...

Alabama

That's right, Alabama has lost two games in a row, and the Crimson Tide failed to reach last season's BCS title game, but there's no other way to put it: Alabama is the gold standard of the college game. The...

Oregon

Any talk of national title contenders has to include Oregon, which returns 12 starters, including quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Ducks are coming off an 11-2 season, but lost two or their last four regular-season games after Mariota was hobbled because...

Stanford

Stanford was supposed to slide back to being, well, Stanford after Jim Harbaugh left. It didn't happen. David Shaw kept the momentum rolling and the Cardinal is regularly mentioned among elite teams. Beating Oregon twice in a row certainly helps...

Utah

The Pacific 12 has not been kind to Utah, and if the recent trend of losing continues, the Utes could have a coaching vacancy at season's end. Kyle Whittingham is 76-39 since taking over late in 2004, but only 18-19...

Michigan State

Michigan State was arguably the nation's best team at the end of last season, but when it came time to select participants in the BCS title game, there wasn't a word mentioned about the Spartans. Yes, politics and reputation play...

South Carolina

A former coach who shall go unnamed once said, "Show me a coach who plays golf and I'll show you a loser." Steve Spurrier, of course, loves golf, and the first five years of his South Carolina tenure resulted in...

Ohio State

The man in the middle of Ohio State's schedule poster is quarterback Braxton Miller, but as you probably know, Miller won't be playing this season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder. Buckeye officials decided to go forward with...

UCLA

UCLA could be the best young team in college football. The Bruins return 16 starters, but only five are seniors. However, the reality is that UCLA's hopes center around one player. Quarterback Brett Hundley, featured in the poster, is being...

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