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Utah student allegedly said she would blow up nuclear reactor if Utes football team lost

A University of Utah student was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor on campus if the Utes football team had lost to San Diego State over the weekend, according to university police. According to police, the 21-year-old student allegedly posted on social media that, if the Utes lost Saturday’s game, … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 1

11:30 PM ET ESPN staff The Week 1 college football slate was loaded with top-tier matchups to officially kick off the season while ushering fans back into stadiums and onto message boards. Some games lived up to the hype — No. 5 Notre Dame went toe-to-toe with No. 2 Ohio State for three quarters and … Read more

College football is back! So are Georgia and Bama, and maybe even USC

To endure an offseason as a college football fan is to live within an ecosystem of daily panic, nearly constant tumult and, on the plus side, the occasional heated debate over what to name a chicken. These are fraught times for the sport, when each day brings the possibility of a star player switching teams … Read more

How Week 1’s results will impact the College Football Playoff, according to the numbers

Notre Dame‘s tough season opener against Ohio State on Saturday is filled with upside. There is only one other scheduled contest all year that could raise a team’s chance to reach the College Football Playoff with a win more than the Fighting Irish’s trip to Columbus — only behind Michigan‘s own bout with the Buckeyes … Read more

College Football Playoff expansion — Answering the biggest lingering questions

6:30 PM ET ESPN staff Tired of waiting for the commissioners to make a decision about expanding the College Football Playoff, the 11 presidents and chancellors who comprise the CFP’s board of managers took control on Friday with a unanimous vote to expand the field to 12 teams in 2026. The presidents have strongly urged … Read more

College football Week 1 – Ohio State-Notre Dame, Georgia-Oregon highlight loaded Week 1

Sep 1, 2022 ESPN staff After an offseason filled with coaching feuds and conference realignment, the first full slate of college football is here. The Week 1 schedule is filled with top matchups, from the defending champions going against their former defensive coordinator to a top-five showdown in Columbus, Ohio. The Backyard Brawl is officially … Read more

Utah Utes honor deceased players Aaron Lowe and Ty Jordan with custom helmets

The Utah Utes are honoring late players Aaron Lowe and Ty Jordan with custom helmets this season. Lowe was a sophomore cornerback who was killed during a shooting at a Salt Lake City house party on Sept. 26, 2021. Jordan, a running back and 2020 Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, died on Christmas Day … Read more

Predicting every college football Power 5 conference for the 2022 season

As much as college football has changed over the past few seasons through the transfer portal, conference realignment and NIL money, the lopsided nature of the sport has largely remained unchanged. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State are still the most dominant teams in the FBS, and it’s difficult to find any other program that … Read more

Pac-12 college football preview – Breaking down the conference’s best storylines, games

9:00 AM ET Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Paolo Uggetti The demise of the Pac-12 has been greatly exaggerated. Well … at least for now. Even though the conference can barely be discussed without delving into the shocking departures of USC and UCLA … Read more

College football’s top 100 players for 2022

7:30 AM ET ESPN staff After an offseason spent constantly ranking and reranking college football players on NIL deals and transfer portal moves, the impending kickoff of actual football games means that the time has come to rank players on their actual football abilities. Not by unit, conference or where they might or might not … Read more