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  1. The 10 toughest calls in The Season project

    Mark Schlabach

    Picking the best individual season in your school's history can be like picking your favorite child, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  2. Crossover scheduling hurt by expansion

    Mark Schlabach

    Along with the elimination of longtime rivalries like Texas vs. Texas A&M, Missouri vs. Kansas and Notre Dame vs. Michigan, one of the most negative effects of recent conference expansion is the proliferation of permanent crossover opponents in l...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. College football -- Oregon Ducks, USC Trojans, Alabama Crimson Ti...

    Mark Schlabach

    Debating the merits of Oregon-USC vs. Alabama-LSU is the subject of this week's On The Mark mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  4. College football -- The most underrated coaching jobs in the nati...

    Mark Schlabach

    Some of the most underrated jobs in the nation are launching pads to more high-profile positions, or they're programs that haven't traditionally won big but have everything at their disposal to do it.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  5. What we learned in the ACC this spring

    Mark Schlabach

    Here are the five things we learned in the ACC this spring. 1. We've been saying this for the last couple of seasons, but it might finally ring true in 2012: Florida State has enough talent to return to the upper echelon of college football. The S...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  6. North Carolina spring wrap

    Mark Schlabach

    2011 overall record: 7-6 2011 conference record: 3-5 (T-8th) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 5; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Bryn Renner, RB Giovani Bernard, G Jonathan Cooper, G James Hurst, K Casey Barth, KR T.J. Thorpe, DT Sy...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  7. Fedora was using up-tempo attack in 1990s

    Mark Schlabach

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- When Andy McCollum was hired to guide Middle Tennessee State from a fledgling Division I-AA program to Division I-A in 1999, he knew the Blue Raiders had to find some sort of an advantage to compete with the sport's heavyweights....

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  8. Tar Heels aim to pick up the pace

    Mark Schlabach

    Larry Fedora has used his fast-paced spread offense to set a myriad school records at previous college football stops. Now he's ready to pick up the pace at North Carolina. Fedora was hired at North Carolina on Dec. 8, replacing interim coach Ever...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  9. Previewing Greensboro: Creighton-UNC

    Mark Schlabach

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Previewing the round of 32 games at Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday: No. 1 seed North Carolina (30-5) vs. No. 8 seed Creighton (29-5), 5:15 p.m. ET Greg McDermott knows he made mistakes as Iowa State's coach. After leading ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  10. Previewing Greensboro: Afternoon games

    Mark Schlabach

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Breaking down the Friday afternoon games in Greensboro: No. 9 seed Alabama (21-11) vs. No. 8 Creighton (28-5), 1:40 p.m. ET Creighton loves to score in a hurry; the Bluejays averaged 80 points per game and scored 90 or more ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  11. Mark Schlabach: Interim coaches work with no guarantees

    Mark Schlabach

    Bowl season is a balancing act for coaches without a full-time job. They want to end the year with a win but can't help planning for their future.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2011
  12. What's hot and what's not during bowl season?

    Mark Schlabach

    What's hot and what's not during college football bowl season?

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  13. Ranking all the bowl games -- college football

    Mark Schlabach

    How do the 35 bowl matchups stack up? On The Mark ranks the games.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  14. Dynamic duo: Smith, Curry lead Duke

    Mark Schlabach

    DURHAM, N.C. -- What did Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski learn about sophomore guard Seth Curry in Wednesday night's 79-73 victory over North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium? "That he's pretty damn good," Krzyzewski said. Just a week ago, Krzyzew...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  15. Rapid reaction: Duke 79, UNC 73

    Mark Schlabach

    DURHAM, N.C. -- After trailing North Carolina by 16 points going into the final minute of the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium, No. 5 Duke rallied to defeat the No. 21 Tar Heels 79-73 on Wednesday night. Duke extended its 33-game home winning ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  16. Ranking the bowls, from best to worst

    Mark Schlabach

    Ranking the best and worst bowl games? Those decisions were no-brainers. The games in between were the fun part.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010