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  1. Buckeyes rise to No. 1 in updated Top 25

    Mark Schlabach

    With spring practices in the rearview mirror, it's time for another look at the early preseason Top 25 for 2008.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2008
  2. New coaches, systems, addresses among top spring stories

    Mark Schlabach

    With spring practice about to kick off, Mark Schlabach breaks down the stories worth tracking.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2008
  3. Buckeyes, Trojans, Vols on the rise in updated Top 25

    Mark Schlabach

    With underclassmen declared for the NFL draft and signing day in the books, it's time for a revised look at the Top 25 for 2008.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2008
  4. Georgia takes top spot in early look at 2008's Top 25

    Mark Schlabach

    Georgia loses less talent than USC, LSU and Ohio State, so the Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the way-too-early 2008 preseason college football poll.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2008
  5. Trojans look like nation's best with no one left to play

    Mark Schlabach

    USC peaked at the right time in a 49-17 Rose Bowl rout of Illinois, but it was too late to do anything about the dream of playing for a BCS title, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2008
  6. Instant analysis: 2008 Rose Bowl -- Illinois vs. USC

    Mark Schlabach

    ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach provides instant analysis from the 2008 Rose Bowl game.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2008
  7. Illini retain Locksley, Trojans struggle with injuries

    Mark Schlabach

    From consistency on the Illini coaching staff to USC's injury woes, Mark Schlabach dishes his Rose Bowl notes.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2007
  8. Illinois' offensive approach as easy as 1-2-3

    Mark Schlabach

    USC comes into Tuesday's Rose Bowl as a two-TD favorite, but Illinois' many offensive options suggest the spread might be closer than the experts predict, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2007
  9. Zook, Carroll looking a lot alike these days

    Mark Schlabach

    With similar personalities and career paths, Illinois coach Ron Zook and USC coach Pete Carroll have a lot in common, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2007
  10. Rose Bowl appearance caps dramatic turnaround for Illini

    Mark Schlabach

    In Ron Zook's third year, he expected Illinois to be bowl eligible. After finishing with just four wins in his first two years, a Rose Bowl invite is the surest sign of the Illini's improvement, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2007
  11. Sorting through the season's surprises, disappointments

    Mark Schlabach

    With one week left in the regular season, On the Mark sorts through the surprises and disappointments of the most unpredictable college football season on record.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2007
  12. Zook recruits spark Fighting Illini revival

    Mark Schlabach

    Ron Zook has been tirelessly selling his dream of Illinois as an up-and-coming program. After beating No. 5 Wisconsin, Zook and the Illini are making the dream a reality.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2007
  13. Insanity Saturday now leads to Survival Saturday

    Mark Schlabach

    After a tumultuous weekend of college football, plenty of also-rans are now BCS contenders. Defensive difference makers were on the mark. West Virginia's and Texas' offenses were not, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2007
  14. Illinois' Benn, ND's Clausen impact newcomers for 2007

    Mark Schlabach

    Arrelious Benn should make an immediate impact at Illinois, but will Jimmy Clausen live up to the hype at Notre Dame? Check out Mark Schlabach's list of the freshmen you should be watching this fall.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2007