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Breaking the Pro Football Color Barrier

While the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s long established color barrier in 1947 is well known, few recall that professional football broke the same barrier a year earlier. The…Read More

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Walter Payton

WALTER PAYTON RB Jackson State 1971-1974 Walter Payton was born on July 25, 1953 in Columbia, Mississippi. He agreed to play high school football only if also allowed to play…Read More

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William Lewis

WILLIAM LEWIS Amherst 1889-1891Harvard 1892-18931892 & 1893 All-America William Henry Lewis was the first African-American to be named an All-America player (the first team was selected in 1889). The son…Read More

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Christmas Day Football

Christmas Day Football While New Year’s Day is a holiday most associated with college football, there have been a number of college football games played on Christmas Day as well. …Read More

It’s Bowl Season!

After a long and exciting season Saturday brings us a day of bowl games! This weekend’s six-pack of games will be the first of a record 41 bowls followed by…Read More

Army-Navy Game

Army Navy 1950 Over recent years Navy has dominated the series with Army winning the last 13 games in a row.  This year’s game has the Midshipmen (9-2) listed as…Read More

Conference Championships

While last weekend’s results may have cleared up the College Football Playoff picture, an old fashioned upset or two in this weekend’s conference championship games might confuse what is now…Read More

The Great December Meltdowns

Until the advent of the conference championship games in 1992, the number of games played in December prior to the bowl season were few.  Yet throughout history there have been…Read More

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Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Thanksgiving Day has been associated with college football since the game’s earliest days.  Starting in 1876, Yale began playing a near annual Thanksgiving Day game in the New York City…Read More

We Are Thankful for Football!

Thanksgiving weekend football is the best type of football! Why? Because the final regular season weekend is always the most anticipated weekend of the season. A small number of teams…Read More

So Much Football. So Little Time!

This weekend features six matchups of teams in the Associated Press top 25.  Of those six games, three will certainly impact the National Championship Playoff race. #2 Ohio State hosts…Read More

OSU vs. MSU

Ohio State vs. Michigan State While the Ohio State – Michigan rivalry is well known for outcomes that ruin undefeated seasons and national championship aspirations for the vanquished, the Buckeyes…Read More

Veteran’s Day

VETERAN’S DAY and the University of Iowa’s Nile Kinnick On November 11th we will remember and honor the millions of men and women throughout our nation’s history who have sacrificed and protected…Read More

November 6th

Nov 6, 1869 On November 6, college football will celebrate its 146th birthday!  That first game was held in New Brunswick, New Jersey on the campus of Rutgers University. The…Read More

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CFP Playoff Committee Rankings

In two weeks, the College Football Playoff committee will meet for the first time and will issue their first official rankings on November 3rd. While only four teams will enter…Read More

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Miami vs Florida State

This weekend Florida State will host Miami in one of college football’s greatest intrastate rivalries with “The U” holding a slight 31-28 edge. Coming into this matchup, the Seminoles, ranked…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – UGA vs Bama

This weekend’s contest between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs could play a large part in determining the SEC Eastern and Western Division champions. Alabama ( 3 –…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – Shoulder Pads

Football equipment innovation set the bar high for many other sports. While the most notable and original piece of football equipment is the helmet, the football shoulder pad has also…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – Facemasks

Facial protection in football dates as far back as 1890. That year, Princeton’s Edgar Allan Poe (a descendant of the famous writer) and Lafayette All-America David Balliet were reported to…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – Jerseys

The most recognizable piece of football equipment is the jersey. Historically, it may also be the most important as the jersey became the means of team identification to the spectator,…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – Shoes

Just a few days ago, the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened a new exhibit on the latest trend in football equipment – alternate helmets. The…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – Greasy Neale

The College Football Hall of Fame contains numerous members who also played Major League Baseball. such figure was Earle “Greasy” Neale. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1967, Neale…Read More

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Throwback Thursday – Joe Gagliardi

On Saturday March, 7, the son and 4 grandchildren of John Gagliardi (the winningest coach in College Football history) visited The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience….Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Jackie Robinson

The College Football Hall of Fame has nearly two dozen members who played major league baseball. But what about the reverse? What Baseball Hall of Famers played college football? With…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Terry Baker

The Oregon State Beavers have a fine basketball history and tradition. Despite the dominance of UCLA, the school has won 12 conference titles, saw the team receive a #1 seed…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Hardwood Stars

Like nature, sports is very much an evolutionary entity. As sports has evolved, the multi-sport star athlete has become nearly as extinct as the dinosaur. To excel, today’s athlete can…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Ben Stevenson

Here is a bit of trivia sure to stump your friends and co-workers: What college football player has had more All-America seasons than any other Hall of Famer? The answer…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Jake Gaither

“I want my players to be mo-bile, ag-ile and hos-tile” was the mantra of Florida A&M Hall of Fame coach Jake Gaither. From 1945-1969 he was the head coach at…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: William Lewis

The son of former slaves, William Lewis became one of the game’s greatest centers of during the sport’s formative years. But his greatest achievements came off the field in coaching,…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Ernie Davis

As the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, Syracuse halfback Ernie Davis earned a place in history. But his courage and dignity make his Heisman win seem like a…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Chris Spielman

For most of its history great running backs are thought as part of the Ohio State lore, but the number of great Buckeye linebackers are now rivaling their offensive counterparts. …Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Bobby Layne

As one of the greatest bowl players of all time, Hall of Famer Bobby Layne was no stranger to the New Year’s Six. A four-time All Southwestern Conference quarterback for…Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Sid Gillman

  Coach Sid Gillman can be credited as the “father of modern football”. Raised Jewish in the anti-Semitic neighborhoods of Minneapolis, Gillman played for Ohio State University from 1931 to…Read More

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Kent’s Corner: America’s Game

While college football has numerous traditional rivalries that attract nationwide attention, only the Army-Navy game can truly be called “America’s Game.”  The game is unique due to its long history,…Read More

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Hall of Fame Holiday Gifts

  Still searching for the perfect gift for the ultimate college football fan in your life?  The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience has your answer. Just…Read More

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#TBT: Jackie Parker, Mississippi State

The resurgence of Mississippi State football has been fueled largely by the stellar play of quarterback Dak Prescott. Before Dak, however, there was “Jack” … as in Jackie Parker. Parker,…Read More

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Kent’s Corner: Governor Games

As numerous rivalries are played between schools within the same state, there are several rivalry trophy games that are noted as Governor games. These include contests between Brown and Rhode…Read More

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Kent’s Corner: The Egg Bowl

One of the stranger college football rivalry names is the annual Egg Bowl, played between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.  The unusual name comes not from some…Read More

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Kent’s Corner: The Ten Year War

When college football experts and historians list the game’s most intense rivalries, Ohio State vs. Michigan is definitely near the top of anyone’s list. The neighboring states have had a…Read More

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Iron Bowl full of fantastic finishes

It’ll go down as one of the most dramatic finishes in college football history. One second. Just a couple of feet. That’s all that stood between Alabama knocking off Auburn…Read More

HOF Performer Week 12

Big numbers dominate top performers

Records came crashing down this week in college football, and these players turned in showings that are worthy enough to be considered as Hall of Fame Performers of the Week….Read More

Throwback Thursday: Gene Stallings

Regarded as the “Heir to Bear” by many in Alabama football, Gene Stallings returned the Crimson Tide to the top of the college football world during his seven-year run. Stallings…Read More

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Top tilts produce terrific performances

Ranked matchups dominated last week’s slate of college football action, and the biggest stars shined under the brightest lights. These players turned in showings worthy enough to be considered as…Read More

Fumbles’ Birthday

Saturday at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience fans celebrated our beloved mascot, Fumbles’, birthday and we welcomed “Social Media Mom” bloggers and their families from across…Read More

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Enshrinement Ceremony

The 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class was officially enshrined on October 7, 2014 at the new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-a Fan Experience in Atlanta. Attending…Read More