College football is a sport filled with long-standing traditions, but there’s always room for a new weekly ritual, especially if it’s as good-hearted as what Iowa Hawkeye fans debuted on Saturday. The university’s new Stead Family Children’s Hospital was built overlooking the stadium, offering patients views of the game below.
Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald: On a nervous first night, Tre’ Bryant is Nebraska’s #1 weapon The good news is Nebraska won its opener, 43-36, over Arkansas State. But it was a good showing in many other ways on a wild and crazy night at Memorial Stadium.
USC long snapper Jake Olson made it into a game in Week 1. After the Trojans scored to go up three touchdowns late in the fourth quarter against Western Michigan, USC coach Clay Helton called timeout to get Olson, who is blind, into the game.
CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg provides his top national championship contenders heading into the new college football season. USA TODAY Sports This file photo from 2015 shows Lee Corso, left, with ‘College GameDay’ partner Kirk Herbstreit, right, and Herbstreit’s son, Chase, at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Raymond Carlin III, USA TODAY Sports) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Lee Corso looks down at his notes and asks: “How do you say this guy’s name?” “Stid-um,” Kirk Herbstreit responds and then begins to spell Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s last name for his longtime ESPN “College GameDay” partner.
Nothing beats a “Game of the Century” in the regular season.Alabama vs. LSU in 2011, Ohio State vs. Michigan in 2006 — those are rare moments when No. 1 and No. 2 meet in the regular season. The buildup alone is worth what we see on the field.MORE: 10
It’s true, the SEC got knocked down a peg in 2016. And for good reason. All but one team in the conference lost at least four games for the first time in history, and Alabama lost to a better team in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
It’s never too early to look ahead to the college football season, especially when it offers such a fantastic slate of games. It will be a winding road to the College Football Playoff, and every single one of these games will have an impact on which four teams vie for the national championship.