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College Football 2012 — Week Six Preview

While last week gave us a number of exciting games (West Virginia/Baylor shootout, Texas’ controversial last-minute touchdown to beat Oklahoma State, Nebraska’s comeback win over Wisconsin, etc.), it was lacking in marquee games between ranked teams or conference rivals. But this week will make up for it in a big way with five games between ranked teams, including not one but two Top Ten matchups in the SEC.

Here are all the highlights from this week in the Top 25.

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Pee Wee Football Coach Accused of Paying Players to Injure Opponents

Kids wanting to be just like their athletic heroes is nothing new, but a Pop Warner football coach emulating the New Orleans Saints' "Bountygate" program, where players were paid extra to injure members of the other team? That's a twist. A very upsetting twist, if you ask the parents of the 10- and 11-year-olds who got the short end of this deal.

Reports made earlier last week allege that Darren Crawford, head coach of the Tustin Pee Wee Red Cobras, offered his players cash bonuses up to $50 for the "hit of the game," sometimes awarding even more if the opposing team's best player was hit so hard he had to leave the game.

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Texas Tech Football Gets Top 25 Ranking After 4-0 Start

The Texas Tech football team earned a spot in the USA Today poll after starting this season 4-0. Its the first time the Red Raiders been ranked since October 23, 2011 when Texas Tech was ranked No. 19 after upsetting then No. 1 Oklahoma.

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College Football 2012 – Week Five Preview

After a Saturday full of big games and big upsets last weekend, things look to be a little calmer this week with a handful of ranked teams on byes and only two games between ranked teams. However, for most schools, this week marks the first games of conference play so there is still a lot on the line.

Here is what to watch for in college football this week.

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Hall of Fame Coach Tom Osborne Retiring as Nebraska Athletic Director

University of Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced Wednesday that he will be retiring effective January 1, 2013. Let's take a look at some highlights from his Hall of Fame career:

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Brian Duncan, Lyle Leong and More Former Red Raiders Share Football Memories on Sportsline [AUDIO]

On this week's "Sit and Listen" Thursday on Sportsline, we rounded up and caught up with Texas Tech Red Raider football players from the past and not-so-far-into the past.

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Elijah Earnheart, a 12 Year Old 300 Pound Boy Ruled Too Big to Play Pee Wee Football [VIDEO]

Elijah Earnheart, a 12 year old, 6 foot tall, 300 pound player has been ruled ineligible to play pee-wee football because of his size.

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LSU Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu aka The Honey Badger has Been Dismissed From the Tigers Football Team.

Star Louisiana State University cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has been dismissed from the Tigers football team for repeated failure to comply with LSU drug policies.

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Washington State is Set to Give Away 10,000 Mike Leach Bobble Heads Begging the Question What Would You Do With One?

What would you do if you had a Mike Leach bobble head? If you can make it to Pullman, Washington on October 13th for the Washington State vs. California game, you could be the proud owner of one.

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Joe Barnes and More Former Texas Tech Quarterbacks Share Memories of Their Playing Days on Sportsline [AUDIO]

It was back-to-back quarterbacks on this week's "Sit and Listen Thursday" on Jack Dale's Sportsline, as Steve Dale and Coach Rodney Allison chatted with Texas Tech quarterbacks spanning the 1950s to the 1990s.

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