Talent Tracker: Ohio State’s WR dilemma amid strong recruiting push, SEC QB shuffle and Rutgers’ torrid pace | College Football

Your weekly serving of college football roster acquisition thoughts — recruiting, transfer portal, you name it — from 247Sports Director of Scouting Andrew Ivins.  Will Ohio State sign a WR…  read more www.cbssports.com

College football’s powers flex their muscles on recruiting trail this weekend: Texas, Michigan host five-stars | College Football

The month of June has been a blast, albeit an exhausting one, on the college football recruiting calendar. Last weekend the nation’s top players did their thing at Overtime OT7 Finals in Florida. Next week, the Class of 2025’s top quarterbacks trek to Los Angeles for the 2024 Elite 11 Finals.  In between all of that, major visits are popping off…

Wisconsin football recruiting: Eugene Hilton Jr., son of Pro Bowler T.Y. Hilton, commits to Badgers | College Football

247Sports Wide receiver Eugene Hilton Jr., the son of former Pro Bowl wideout T.Y. Hilton, committed to Wisconsin as the first 247Sports Composite four-star wide receiver for the Badgers since 2017.  The younger Hilton chose Wisconsin over offers from Georgia,  read more www.cbssports.com

Ohio State, Notre Dame among blue-blood programs vying for best college football DB room entering 2024 season | College Football

Between rule changes that have benefitted the other side of the ball and the emergence of spread offenses that force players to cover and tackle in space, playing in a college football secondary has become much more difficult over the past 10-15 years. For a while, this resulted in higher scores across the country as offenses pressed their advantage to…

McIlroy, Cantlay lead U.S. Open after Round 1; Panthers push Oilers to the brink with Game 3 win | College Football

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How Iowa’s new-look offense draws inspiration from Green Bay Packers: ‘We’re running the Shanahan system’ | College Football

The 2024 season is one of big, exciting changes in the Big Ten. The conference will add a western wing this summer, with USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington growing the number of schools in the league to 18. Everywhere I go — around family, friends, or strangers who find out what I do for a living — I get asked…

Big 12 considering private equity investment of up to $1 billion for as much as 20% of conference | College Football

Big 12 members are considering a first-of-its kind private equity investment to ensure the league’s long-term financial and competitive security, multiple sources tell CBS Sports. On the table is a possible cash infusion of $800 million to $1 billion from Luxembourg-based CVC Capital Partners in exchange for a 15% to 20% stake in the league, those sources said. A portion…

Big 12 mulls selling naming rights, opening door for conference to be rebranded with corporate sponsor | College Football

The Big 12 is exploring the possibility of selling its naming rights to a corporate sponsor that could drive hundreds of millions of dollars into the conference, sources confirmed to CBS Sports. The deal would be the first of its kind in collegiate athletics, sparked by the growing need for new revenue streams as the industry prepares to share with…

Northwestern reassigns athletic director Derrick Gragg to administrative role as search begins for replacement | College Football

USATSI Northwestern is reassigning athletic director Derrick Gragg to a new position that will oversee the athletic department’s strategy in the ever-shifting collegiate landscape, the university announced Thursday. Northwestern is actively searching for a new…  read more www.cbssports.com

Georgia tops Ohio State, Michigan for best college football front-seven room entering 2024 season | College Football

It wasn’t long ago that Joe Burrow (LSU, 2019) and Mac Jones (Alabama, 2020) were torching everyone in their paths with high-flying offensive attacks that were seemingly ushering in a new era in college football. Over the past three seasons, however, defense has made a comeback. Georgia won national championships in 2021 and 2022 with a stifling defense, and Michigan…

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Texas, Georgia headline five best college football QB rooms entering the 2024 season | College Football

The college football teams with the best quarterbacks will enter any season ranked among best in the country. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to ranking the best quarterback rooms, the collection includes many of the teams expected to contend for championships in 2024.  Quarterback remains the most important position on the field, but the ability to remain…

Charlie Baker brings fiery presence NCAA has long needed as president aims to keep organization relevant | College Football

LAS VEGAS — If the NCAA is evaporating into irrelevance, it is not going away quietly. Not with Charlie Baker, the association’s 67-year-old president, who for a brief moment Monday took the “pulpit” out of bully pulpit.  “I was certainly trying to be calm and have a discussion [with Baker],” Collin Sherwin, college sports editor at DraftKings Network, told CBS…

Southern Miss DB MJ Daniels dies at 21: Ex-Ole Miss player killed in shooting at apartment complex | College Football

USATSI Southern Miss defensive back MJ Daniels died Tuesday night as the result of an off-campus shooting, the university announced. The school released a statement on social media expressing “sincere condolences to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.” The…  read more www.cbssports.com

Shilo Sanders bankruptcy case: Attorney says Colorado DB ‘cannot wait’ to share his side in civil proceeding | College Football

USATSI As Shilo Sanders navigates a bankruptcy filing, the Colorado defensive back and son of Deion Sanders “cannot wait for trial to share his side of story,” his attorney, Victor Vital, told 247Sports’ Carl Reed. The impetus for the filing is that Sanders owes…  read more www.cbssports.com

College football rankings: Ohio State must buck College Football Playoff trend in pursuit of national title | College Football

Ohio State is No. 2 in Dennis Dodd’s post-spring top 25 and widely expected to compete for a national championship during a critical seventh season for coach Ryan Day. The Buckeyes loaded up on transfer talent and made a splashy offensive coordinator hire in Chip Kelly to bolster a program that is 129-16 over the past 12 seasons. But if…

Mike Leach’s legacy endures through his family as College Football Hall of Fame nod remains out of reach | College Football

Sharon Leach blames herself. College football coaches’ wives are sainted about the time they say, “I do.” Family duties that normally would be shared by a couple quickly tilt to one side of the marital dynamic as the husband/coach logs countless hours away from home. Sharon Leach is one of those saints, in part because she still blames herself for…

Threat from gambler spurred police protection for 2023 College World Series team | College Football

Police were sent to protect one of the eight teams that competed in the 2023 College World Series after a threat from a gambler, CBS Sports has learned. The team wasn’t identified by NCAA president Charlie Baker, but the situation highlights his ongoing concerns about gambling in the new legal sports betting landscape. Baker made several references to gambling during his…

Rethinking the turnover battle in college football: Why winning is more than just taking the ball away | College Football

It’s time to rethink what it means to win the turnover battle. It’s a cliche uttered by everybody in football — coaches, players and media alike. Early in every television broadcast, an analyst presents the “keys to the game,” and almost without fail, one of them is to “win the turnover battle.” It isn’t a brilliant observation to say taking…

Oregon edges Ohio State for best college football receiver room entering 2024 season | College Football

College football’s offseason has transformed into a veritable arms race with the advent of the transfer portal and recent legislation that essentially bars the NCAA from enforcing its own transfer regulations. Chief among the most coveted acquisitions, given the proliferation of pass-heavy offenses on a national scale, are players to catch those passes.  Wide receivers and tight ends have seen…

NCAA president committed to challenges ahead as pending antitrust settlement paves way for player compensation | College Football

LAS VEGAS — When Charlie Baker was named NCAA president in December 2022, the message directed toward him from membership was clear.  “Just do something,” Baker said Monday during remarks at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.  Baker did more than that, taking a victory lap of sorts before approximately 3,000 attendees in a packed ballroom at…

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