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The Fifth Quarter: Week 1 Rewind

As is the case each and every season, each and every week, any omission below is not on purpose, it’s merely intentional. THUMBS UP Shaky title defense begins Last year, Florida State rolled over, through and around its regular season opponents by an average score of 53-10, with their “closest” call being a 48-34 win over Boston College…

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Looks like Penn State may be keeping names on jerseys

With volcanic eruptions not appearing to cause much panic this week, Penn State is loading up an estimated 20,000 pounds of equipment to ship over to Ireland for this weekend’s season opener against defending AAC champion UCF. The game takes place on Saturday, and if a photo snapshot of some road jerseys is any indication it appears the…

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CFT Preseason Top 25: No. 4 Ohio State

(It should be noted this preseason ranking was determined before news of Braxton Miller being lost for the season.) 2013 Record: 12-2 overall, 8-1 in Big Ten (lost to Michigan State in championship game) 2013 postseason: Orange Bowl (40-35 loss to Clemson) 2013 final AP/coaches ranking: No. 12/No. 10 Head coach: Urban Meyer (128-25 overall,…

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CFT 2014 Preseason Preview: Big Ten Predictions

As the 2014 season draws near, we peek into our crystal ball and guess project how each of the five major conferences will play out. Today, we will be examining the Big Ten.  And while we’re at it, check out our CFT 2014 Preseason Preview Repository for our team’s looks at the upcoming season. BIG TEN EAST 1. Michigan…

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CFT 2014 Preseason Preview: SEC Predictions

As the 2014 season draws near, we peek into our crystal ball and guess project how each of the five major conferences will play out. Today, we will be examining the SEC.  And while we’re at it, check out our CFT 2014 Preseason Preview Repository for our team’s looks at the upcoming season. SEC EAST…

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Penn State receives $1 million gift for football facility upgrades

Penn State head coach James Franklin has been vocal about the need to improve the football facilities at Pen State, just as his predecessor Bill O’Brien did in his short stint in Happy Valley. With a recent donation from a notable alum, those plans for upgrades were given a bit of a financial boost. On Wednesday…

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Penn State TE Breneman out indefinitely with injury

One of the top talented players brought in by Penn State’s Class of 2013, tight end Adam Breneman, has been sidelined in fall camp with an undisclosed injury. Penn State head coach James Franklin confirmed Monday morning through a released statement Breneman is out indefinitely, sparking some concern for a player who came to Penn…

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CFT 2014 Preseason Preview: Heisman Watch List

And now we come to one of the most fruitless and frustrating portions of preview season: the preseason Heisman watch list. Last year around this time, Johnny Manziel, fresh off becoming the first freshman to ever claim the Heisman, was being viewed as the co-favorite to become just the second-ever to stake his claim to a…

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Coaches at Penn State and Pitt trying to reignite the rivalry

Penn State and Pittsburgh used to play every season, but once the two programs went their separate ways by joining the Big East (Pitt) and Big Ten (Penn State), it has been a struggle to get the two programs to see eye-to-eye when it came to scheduling any future games. Much of the tension stemmed from…

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Report: Penn State tabs Sandy Barbour as new AD

After two and half years of turmoil in the school’s leadership, Penn State University has finally found the person it wants to lead its athletic programs. Sandy Barbour, who previously served as Cal’s athletic director, will take over the same role at Penn State, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy. Barbour fills the role vacated by…

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Penn State may have a new AD ready to introduce

Now that we have reached into Friday afternoon, it seems as though news is starting to slow down. That is not quite the case in State College, Pennsylvania, where it appears Penn State is ready to introduce to the world its new athletics director. A media memo sent out Friday afternoon confirmed there will be…

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James Franklin opens up about daughter’s sickle-cell

Since taking over at Penn State, and even dating back to his time at Vanderbilt, James Franklin may have ruffled a feather or two or 50.  The following story, however, might soften some of those rough edges. Wednesday, the new Nittany Lions head coach and some of his players visited a children’s hospital in Hershey,…

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PSU’s Franklin a psycho ready to bring the community back together

The community surrounding Penn State football continues to be a divided one, to an extent. It is a community still largely searching for answers and truth from the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and you can still find factions demanding for the return of a statue of Joe Paterno and others demanding for complete changes…

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Missouri’s Mauk wants to emulate Johnny Manziel’s game

Time will evaluate just what kind of legendary status Johnny Manziel left behind at the collegiate level, but the player that appears ready to step into the spotlight this fall, at least within the SEC, just might be Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk. “He’s somebody that I want to — not necessarily be like — but I can…

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Minor league team to offer James Franklin bobblehead

James Franklin has yet to win a game at Penn State, nevermind coach a single game, but the new head coach of the Nittany Lions is getting a bobblehead later this summer. The State College Spikes, a Class A affiliate of the St. Louis  Cardinals, will hand out the bobblehead likeness of Franklin to the…

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