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College Football 2012 — Week Two Preview

Week One told us a few things. Like that Alabama is really, really good.

This week, we don’t have any matchups between ranked schools, but we do have some intriguing games that should tell us a bit more about some of these teams. Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Florida all have challenging road games against BCS-conference opponents. Oklahoma and Stanford, who struggled last week, will try to work out some kinks. Missouri and Texas A&M get their first tastes of life in the SEC. Poor Savannah State will be obliterated by another Top 25 team. And Alabama and Arkansas can set up the first top 10 matchup of the season.

Here is what to look for this week in college football:

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College Football 2012 – Week One Recap

After an off-season filled with scandal and controversy, seeing college football back on the field was a welcome sight. While early season games for Top 25 teams often feature blowouts of lesser opponents (and we certainly had several of those), this week we were also treated to a pair of matchups between Top 25 teams as well as some outstanding individual efforts. Some questions were answered, other teams now have even more. Here is a recap of all the action in the Top 25 this weekend.

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10 Burning Questions for the 2012 College Football Season

College football is finally (almost) back! This is that magical time of year when every college football fan dreams of crisp fall days and really believes that his team will be “better than expected” this year. At least up until kickoff. Here are 10 burning questions for college football fans as we enter the 2012 season.

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Barry Sanders, Jr. Chooses Stanford Over Dad’s Alma Mater, Oklahoma State

When you’re ranked as one of the top five running backs in the nation and you hold scholarship offers from most of college football’s top programs, your college commitment will be watched with interest.

But when your name is Barry Sanders, Jr. and your dad is arguably the greatest running back in history, the stakes are even higher. So it turned some heads on Saturday when Barry Sanders, Jr. announced his decision to attend Stanford instead of dad’s alma mater, Oklahoma State.

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Big Ten and Pac-12 Set to Kick Each Other’s Butts in All Sports Under New Agreement

After decades of playing each other in the Rose Bowl, the Big Ten and Pac-12 decided that wasn’t enough and announced Wednesday they would be taking their relationship to the next level by scheduling inter-conference games in all sports. The new agreement is expected to take effect for basketball and Olympic sports beginning with the 2012-13 school year and 2017 for football.

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Joe Paterno Afflicted with Lung Cancer After Firing From Penn State

Less than 10 days after being fired from a job he held for nearly 46 years, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno revealed Friday he has lung cancer. A statement delivered by son Scott Paterno said the cancer is treatable and doctors expect the coaching legend to make a full recovery.

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Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno Could Lose His Job in Wake of Sex Scandal

Legendary coach Joe Paterno may be in his final days on the sidelines at Penn State, according to The New York Times.

The report cites two unnamed sources close to the PSU Board of Trustees who say that, while the exact timing and manner of his exit is still being discussed, it is clear that Paterno will not be back to coach the Nittany Lions next season.

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