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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

College Football

N.C.A.A. Fan Map: How the Country Roots for College Football

We’ve published maps showing where fan support for one team begins and another ends for baseball and basketball. Now we’re pleased to offer another one: the United States according to college football fans.

The Upshot

The Places in America Where College Football Means the Most

Data from Facebook provides insight into where the sport’s biggest fans live.

In Death, as in Life, It’s Royal Treatment for Animal Mascots

Some colleges, such as Butler and Georgia with their bulldogs, have decided to treat their live animal mascots the way they treat other beloved figures who have passed on, with elaborate resting places.

Playoff Panel Wants Same Routine This Season

The College Football Playoff selection committee chairman, Jeff Long, said the panel would recommend to the conference commissioners that there should be no changes to the rankings routine.

Florida State Football Player Charged After Traffic Stop

P. J. Williams, 21, a former Florida State defensive back who was cited after an automobile crash in October, was arrested again after a university police officer observed him having difficulty driving a sport utility vehicle.

A Spotlight on the College Football Season

Now that the final College Football Playoff rankings have been released, setting the stage for the postseason, let’s take a look back at the regular season.

Editors' Picks
Sports of The Times

Homeless Former U.N.C. Player Balks at Efforts to Help Him

Ryan Hoffman, 40, who is homeless in Florida and difficult to find, has not embraced offers from old friends, his former university and the football community, frustrating his sister.

Sports of The Times

A Former College Lineman Now on the Streets, Looking for Answers, and Help

Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, Ryan Hoffman was a hulking offensive lineman for North Carolina. Now he is a panhandler plagued with short-term memory problems and other troubles.

Interactive Graphic: Tracing the History of N.C.A.A. Conferences

A frenzy of realignment has transformed college athletics: about one in four schools has switched conferences since 2010.

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