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The Right Thing to Do vs. The State of Florida

After Devaughn Darling died during a workout with the Florida State football team, his family was awarded a payout of $2 million. That was 13 years ago. Only $200,000 has come.

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Meet The Bag Man

How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money.

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Medora Goes To The Game

A father and his 9-year-old daughter watch Harvard play Yale in football.

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The Long Con: How The Manziels Conquered America

The family history behind college football’s most talked-about player.

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Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, the Most Heartbreaking and Inspirational Story of the College Football Season, Is a Hoax

The story was told by Sports Illustrated, CBS News, and countless others: linbeacker Manti Te’o, Heisman trophy candidate and the face of Notre Dame football, was playing brilliantly despite the tragic loss of his girlfriend to leukemia early in the season. The reporters missed one key element of Te’o’s story, however: the girl hadn’t died. She couldn’t have. She didn’t exist.

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The Hard Life of an NFL Long Shot

The story of a rookie clinging to his dream, as told by his uncle.

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The Last Time They Met

The night his Alabama Crimson Tide beat the LSU Tigers for the national championship, Brian Downing put his balls on the face of a passed out LSU fan named Garrison Stamp. The act was caught on video, the video went viral, and their lives were never the same.

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Let It Fly

A profile of Mo Isom, a former goalie on the LSU women’s soccer team now trying to kick for the football team.

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Urban Meyer will be home for dinner

A new chapter for Ohio State’s football coach.

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The Toughest Coach There Ever Was

“Robert Victor Sullivan, whom you’ve surely never heard of, was the toughest coach of them all. He was so tough he had to have two tough nicknames, Bull and Cyclone, and his name was usually recorded this way: coach Bob “Bull” “Cyclone” Sullivan or coach Bob (Bull) (Cyclone) Sullivan. Also, at times he was known as Big Bob or Shotgun. He was the most unique of men, and yet he remains utterly representative of a time that has vanished, from the gridiron and from these United States.”

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A profile of Joe Paterno.

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Renegade Miami Football Booster Spells Out Illicit Benefits to Players

An 11-month investigation ends with a booster, now in prison for a Ponzi scheme, going public with details of how he spent millions on college athletes from 2002 to 2010.

[Shapiro] said his benefits to athletes included but were not limited to cash, prostitutes, entertainment in his multimillion-dollar homes and yacht, paid trips to high-end restaurants and nightclubs, jewelry, bounties for on-field play including bounties for injuring opposing players, travel and, on one occasion, an abortion.

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Terror, Tragedy and Hope in Tuscaloosa

The story of a college town and the most devastating tornado in Alabama history.

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Catch Cam If You Can (You Can't)

A profile of Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton, junior college transfer and Heisman Trophy frontrunner.

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The Boy Who Cried Cal

Kevin Hart wanted a scholarship to play Division I college football. It didn’t come. So he made one up–and called a press conference.