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Alabama Crimson Tide Football

The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in the sport of American football. The Crimson Tide competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the Western Division of th... e Southeastern Conference. The Crimson Tide is among the most storied and decorated programs in NCAA history. Since beginning play in 1892, the program has accepted 15 of the national championships awarded to the team, including 10 wire-service national titles in the poll-era, the most of any current FBS program and third overall behind Princeton and Yale. From 1958 to 1982, the team was led by Hall of Fame coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, who won six national championships with the program. Despite numerous national and conference championships, it was not until 2009 that an Alabama player received a Heisman Trophy, when running back Mark Ingram became the university's first winner.As of the completion of the 2012 season, Alabama has 827 official victories in NCAA Division I, has won 27 conference championships and has made an NCAA-record 59 postseason bowl appearances. Other NCAA records include 23 10-game+ win streaks, and 18 seasons with a 10–0 start. The program has 31 10–win seasons, and has 34 bowl victories, both NCAA records. Alabama has completed 10 undefeated seasons, 9 of which were perfect seasons. The Crimson Tide leads the SEC West Division with eight division titles and eight appearances in the SEC Championship Game. Alabama holds a winning record against every current and former SEC school, except for SEC newcomer Missouri. The Associated Press ranks Alabama 4th in all-time final AP Poll appearances, with 50 through the 2012 season   more
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South Carolina Gamecocks

The University of South Carolina's 19 varsity sports teams are known as the "Gamecocks". The unique moniker is held in honor of Thomas Sumter, a South Carolina war hero who was given the name "The Carolina Gamecock" during the American Revolution fo... r his fierce fighting tactics, regardless of his physical stature or the size of his regiment. A British General commented that Sumter "fought like a gamecock." While the men have traditionally been the Fighting Gamecocks and the women were previously the Lady Gamecocks, this distinction was discontinued in part to help eliminate gender bias in their athletic department, and to discount the oft-held misconception that their mascot is meant to honor/promote animal bloodsport in any way.All of the University's varsity teams compete at the Division I level of the NCAA, and all but men's soccer compete in Southeastern Conference. Men's soccer competes in Conference USA because the SEC does not sponsor men's soccer. Although the University's varsity teams have won only a few national titles, many league championships and tournament titles have been won over the years.The athletics department is supported with private money from the Gamecock Club. It was originally formed as the B.A.M. Club in 1939 and 1940 to benefit the athletics programs from privately raised funds. Tim Brando of CBS Sports has said, "You won't find any more loyal fans in the country than those who follow the South Carolina Gamecocks.   more
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Miami Hurricanes football

The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football. The Hurricanes compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic...  Coast Conference. The program began in 1926 and has won five AP national championships. Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and behind Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Alabama.Two Hurricanes have won the Heisman Trophy and six have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. Miami also holds a number of NFL Draft records, including most first round selections in a single draft and most consecutive drafts with at least one first round selection. As of the 2011 National Football League season, UM had the most players active in the NFL of any university in the nation, with 42. The team is coached by Al Golden and plays its home games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida   more
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Oregon Ducks football

The Oregon Ducks football program is the intercollegiate football team for the University of Oregon located in the U.S. State of Oregon. The team is currently coached by Mark Helfrich and competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Football Bowl Su... bdivision and is a member of the Pacific-12 Conference. Known as the Ducks, the team was commonly called the Webfoots until the mid-1960s, and the first football team was fielded in 1894. Oregon plays its home games at the 54,000 seat Autzen Stadium in Eugene, and its main rivals are the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies. The Ducks and Beavers historically end each regular season with the Civil War rivalry game   more
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Clemson Tigers football

The Clemson Tigers football team, known traditionally as the "Clemson University Fighting Tigers", represents Clemson University in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athlet... ic Association and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Formed in 1896, the program has achieved a Consensus Division I Football National Championship, 18 conference championships, 5 undefeated seasons and 2 divisional titles, and has produced 68 All-Americans, 15 Academic All-Americans, and 169 NFL players. Clemson has had six members inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.With 18 total conference titles, Clemson is one of the founding members of the ACC and holds the most conference titles of any school at 14. The Tigers' most recent ACC championship came in 2011 with a 38–10 win over 5th-ranked Virginia Tech.Among its five undefeated seasons, Clemson won their first and only poll-era national football championship in 1981 with a 22–15 win over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers have 34 total bowl appearances. Former players Terry Kinard, Jeff Davis, and Banks McFadden have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Former coaches Frank Howard, Jess Neely, and John Heisman are also inductees into the Hall. The Tigers have finished in the Final Top 25 rankings 25 times in the program's history   more
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Texas A&M Aggies football

The Texas A&M Aggies football team represents Texas A&M University in the sport of American football. The Aggies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the Western Division of the Southeastern C... onference. Texas A&M football claims three national titles and eighteen conference titles since becoming a charter member in the Southwest Conference in December 1914. The team plays all home games at Kyle Field, an 82,589-person capacity outdoor stadium on the university campus. Kevin Sumlin is the current head coach of the Aggies   more
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LSU Tigers football

The LSU Tigers football team, also known as the Fighting Tigers or Bayou Bengals, represents Louisiana State University in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletics Assoc... iation and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. LSU enters the 2013 season with 743 victories, the 11th most in NCAA history, and the 4th most of any SEC team, behind only Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. The Tigers also have the 11th highest winning percentage among teams with at least 1,000 games played.LSU has won three National Championships in 1958, 2003 and 2007. LSU won the BCS National Championship in 2004 with a 21–14 win over Oklahoma in the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and victory in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game versus the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 38–24 score, thus becoming the first team since the advent of the BCS to win multiple BCS national titles.LSU has been featured in a game with ESPN College GameDay on location a total of 20 times, and the show has aired from Baton Rouge a total of 9 times. The Tigers have now made at least one appearance on the show in each of the past 10 seasons   more
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Florida State Seminoles football

The Florida State Seminoles football team represents Florida State University in the sport of American football. The Florida State Seminoles compete in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the ... Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team is known for its storied history, distinctive helmet, fight song and colors as well as the many traditions associated with the school.Florida State officially began competing in intercollegiate football in 1947. The sport was introduced to the university by Ed Williamson, the school's athletic director. After middling success throughout the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s as well as sparse success on the football field with previous coaches, they achieved national prominence in the 1980s and 1990s under the guidance of Bobby Bowden. Florida State joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1992 after competing for many years years as an independent program aside from a short membership in the Dixie Conference during the early years of the program. Florida State has won two national championships, including one BCS National Championship, along with sixteen conference titles and four division titles. The Seminoles have achieved two undefeated seasons and finished ranked in the top five of the AP Poll for 14 straight years from 1987 through 2000. The team has produced two Heisman Trophy winners: quarterback Charlie Ward in 1993 and quarterback Chris Weinke in 2000. Other awards presented to Florida State players include the Walter Camp Award, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O'Brien Award, the Lombardi Award, the Dick Butkus Award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Lou Groza Award, and the Bobby Bowden Award. Florida State coaches have been honored with the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award, the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, the Broyles Award, and the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award. The Florida State Seminoles have featured 29 players that have garnered consensus selection to the College Football All-America Team. Multiple players and coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and former Seminoles have gone on to have successful careers in the NFL. Longtime head coach Bobby Bowden, who has recorded more wins than any coach in Division I-A college football, retired following the Seminoles' win in the 2010 Gator Bowl after several mediocre seasons   more
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Louisville Cardinals football

The Louisville Cardinals football team represents the University of Louisville in the sport of American football. The Cardinals compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the American Athletic Confer... ence.Howard Schnellenberger started the program's rise to relevancy after winning the Miami Hurricanes' first national championship. After winning only eight games in his first three years at Louisville, Schnellenberger won 32 over his last five, including a 10–1–1 season in 1990. Under the guidance of coaches John L. Smith and Bobby Petrino, the Cards made nine straight bowl game appearances from 1998 to 2006 and earned national rankings as high as sixth in 2004 and 2006. Louisville won 41 games in Petrino's four years as head coach, going 13–3 in Conference USA, 11–3 in the Big East, and 2–2 in bowl games.Louisville went 12–1 in 2006, winning the Big East championship and the Orange Bowl, the school's first appearance in a Bowl Championship Series bowl game. The Cardinals had hopes of playing in the BCS National Championship Game before losing at Rutgers in November. After winning the Orange Bowl, Petrino left for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. Less than 48 hours after Petrino's resignation, Steve Kragthorpe was hired from the University of Tulsa, where he had gone 29–22 in four years as a head coach. Kragthorpe had unforeseen problems at Louisville however and the Cardinals' fortunes went steadily downhill. After finishing the 2009 season 4–8, another coaching change was made   more
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Stanford Cardinal football

The Stanford Cardinal football program represents Stanford University in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Stanford, the top-ranked academic institution with an FBS program, ... has a highly successful football tradition. The team is known as the Cardinal, referring to the color, not the bird. The team was known as the Indians from 1930 to 1972 and Cardinals from 1972 to 1981.Stanford has fielded football teams every year since 1892 with a few exceptions. Like a number of other teams from the era concerned with violence in the sport, the school dropped football in favor of rugby from 1906 to 1917. The school also did not field a team in 1918 or in 1943, 1944, and 1945.The school participated in the first-ever Rose Bowl against Michigan in 1902. Its annual Big Game against California is the oldest and most storied rivalry in the Pac-12 and western United States. The Cardinal also compete for the Legends Trophy against independent rival Notre Dame.The program has an all-time record of 688–457–52 for a winning percentage of .596 and has winning series records against all of its Pac-12 North rivals, except for the Washington Huskies, against whom they are 38–41–4. Led by legendary coach Glenn "Pop" Warner, who still has the most wins in Cardinal history, Stanford claimed a National Championship in 1926. The 1940 team went unbeaten and untied after defeating Nebraska 21–13 in the 1941 Rose Bowl, but the team ranked #2 in the final AP poll released before the game was played   more
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South Carolina Gamecocks football

The South Carolina Gamecocks football team represents the University of South Carolina in the sport of American football. The Gamecocks compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the Eastern Divisio... n of the Southeastern Conference. Steve Spurrier is the current head coach, and the team plays its home games at Williams-Brice Stadium, also known as "The Cock Pit". Currently, it is the 20th largest stadium in college football.South Carolina's SEC tenure has been highlighted by an SEC East title in 2010, Final Top-25 rankings in 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and three wins over Top-5 SEC opponents.From 1953 through 1970, the Gamecocks played in the Atlantic Coast Conference, winning the 1969 ACC championship and finishing No. 15 in the 1958 final AP poll. From 1971 through 1991, they competed as a major independent, producing 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, six bowl appearances, and Final Top-25 rankings in 1984 and 1987.The Gamecocks have produced a National Coach of the Year in Joe Morrison, three SEC coaches of the year in Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier, and one ACC coach of the year in Paul Dietzel. They also have three members of the College Football Hall of Fame in Rogers, Holtz and Spurrier. Carolina has 18 bowl appearances, with a 6-12 record   more
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Ohio State Buckeyes football

The Ohio State Buckeyes football team is a collegiate football team that competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing The Ohio State University in the Leaders Division of the Big...  Ten Conference. Ohio State has played their home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio since 1922.The Buckeyes claim seven national championships along with 36 conference championships and ten undefeated seasons. Ohio State is second among all Big Ten programs in terms of conference championships and has an overall record of 460-195-28 in conference play. With 837 wins in over 123 seasons of football, Ohio State ranks fifth among all programs in terms of total wins and is fifth all-time in win–loss records in the NCAA. In 2009, ESPN ranked Ohio State as the third most prestigious college football program in history behind only Southern California, and Oklahoma.Football was introduced to the university by George Cole and Alexander S. Lilley in 1890. Lilley led the Buckeyes to a record of three wins and five losses over his two seasons as head coach. Ohio State was a football independent from 1890 to 1901 before joining the Ohio Athletic Conference as a charter member in 1902. The Buckeyes won two conference championships while members of the OAC and in 1912 became members of the Big Ten Conference. The school saw its first real success in football and in the Big Ten under head coach John Wilce, who spent sixteen years at the university and won three conference championships, with a Rose Bowl appearance in 1928. Ohio State won two more Big Ten titles under head coach Francis Schmidt and would win their first national championship in 1942 under legendary head coach Paul Brown   more
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Michigan Wolverines football

The Michigan Wolverines football program represents the University of Michigan in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. Michigan has the most all-time wins and the highest winning percentage in college football his... tory. The team is known for its distinctive winged helmet, its fight song, its record-breaking attendance figures at Michigan Stadium, and its many rivalries, particularly its annual season-ending game against Ohio State, once voted as ESPN's best sports rivalry.Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1879. The Wolverines joined the Big Ten Conference at its inception in 1896, when the conference was commonly known as the Western Conference, and have been members since with the exception of a hiatus from 1907 to 1916. Michigan has won or shared 42 league titles; only Oklahoma and Nebraska have more conference championships in college football. Since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936, Michigan has finished in the top 10 a record 37 times. The Wolverines claim 11 national championships, most recently that of the 1997 squad voted atop the final AP Poll.From 1900 to 1989, Michigan was led by a series of nine head coaches, each of whom have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame either as a player or as a coach. Fielding H. Yost became Michigan's head coach in 1901 and guided his "Point-a-Minute" squads to a streak of 56 games without a defeat spanning from his arrival until the season finale in 1905, including a victory in the 1902 Rose Bowl, the first college football bowl game ever played. Fritz Crisler brought his winged helmet from Princeton University in 1938 and led the 1947 Wolverines to a national title and Michigan's second Rose Bowl win. Bo Schembechler coached the team for 21 seasons in which he won 13 Big Ten titles and a program-record 194 games. The first decade of his tenure was underscored by a fierce competition with his former mentor, Woody Hayes, whose Ohio State Buckeyes squared off against Schembechler's Wolverines in a stretch of the Michigan–Ohio State rivalry dubbed the "Ten-Year War"   more
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Florida State Seminoles

The Florida State Seminoles are the athletic teams representing Florida State University. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports ... since the 1991-92 season; within the Atlantic Division in any sports split into a divisional format since the 2005-06 season.The Seminoles have previously competed in the Metro Conference from 1976-77 to 1990-91. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming & diving, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The sand volleyball team is non-ACC/NCAA.The current athletic director is Stan Wilcox.The Seminoles field 18 teams, 8 men and 10 women and have won 12 team National Titles, over 100 team Conference Titles as well as numerous individual national and conference titles. In 1999, the Seminoles football team became the first national champion to begin the season as the top-ranked team without losing that position for the entire season. Recently, the men's outdoor track and field team has won three consecutive NCAA national titles   more
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