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  1. Sean Maguire steps into spotlight for FSU

    David M. Hale

    A year ago, Jameis Winston marched his offense onto the field in Death Valley, cracked a few jokes in the huddle to lighten the mood, then proceeded to dismantle the Clemson defense for 60 minutes straight. He threw for 444 yards and three touch...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Big 12 players in the Week 3 spotlight

    Max Olson

    Our weekly effort to identify one player poised for a breakout on each Big 12 team hit on a couple nice performances last week, most notably Kansas' DeAndre Mann, Baylor's Davion Hall and Oklahoma's Blake Bell. We will give it another try this week. ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Hokies dance back into national spotlight

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The program has been there before, and Frank Beamer still expects his Virginia Tech team to act like it. But after a couple years out of the spotlight, maybe the Hokies deserve a little bit of slack when their exuberance spills o...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  4. Big 12 players in Week 2 spotlight

    Max Olson

    Last week, we took a shot in the dark and identified one player for each Big 12 team that might be poised for a breakout week. And we hit on a few of those picks, most notably Tyreek Hill, DeAndre Washington, Dravon Henry and Dylan Haines. So let's g...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. Big 12 players in Week 1 spotlight

    Max Olson

    Are you guys ready? We're less than 48 hours away from the first kickoff of the Big 12 season. (There are some good games tonight, too, if you can't wait that long.) Once we finally get rolling, the guys worth watching closely won't just be the All-A...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. B1G players in Week 1 spotlight

    Brian Bennett

    Just a little more than 24 hours now before the first Big Ten team kicks off the season. We've waited so long for football to return that we'll even eagerly gobble up games against FCS opponents this weekend. There's so much to look forward to, in...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  7. Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota has little to say but ple...

    Ryan McGee

    ESPN The Magazine's Ryan McGee writes that while Marcus Mariota is trying desperately to avoid the spotlight, there is nowhere for the Oregon quarterback to hide from his critics.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2014
  8. Nick Marshall not your typical SEC star

    Greg Ostendorf

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Who will the SEC's next star be? It was the underlying theme at SEC media days as the coaches stole the spotlight, rather than the players, and there's no doubt the conference lost some serious star power after last year, in...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  9. Clemson O-line, run game in spotlight

    Andrea Adelson

    On first glance, the announcement that backup offensive tackle Shaq Anthony has decided to transfer from Clemson may not seem like much. But when you combine it with the news that running back Zac Brooks is lost for the season, the Clemson run gam...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. ACC's margin of error slim for CFB playoff

    David M. Hale

    The politicking for the College Football Playoff has already begun, and our Mark Schlabach dug into the sales pitches for each conference to separate fact from fiction. Of course, Schlabach's insight only shines a spotlight on the fact that every ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  11. Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota learns from Manziel, Newton's PR m...

    Ryan McGee

    In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that amid Heisman hype, athletic departments are supporting elite players like Oregon QB Marcus Mariota as together they learn the art of the stiff-arm.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  12. Coker, Fournette top breakout list

    ESPN.com staff

    Who could make a Jameis Winston-like jump from relative obscurity into the national spotlight this college football season? Travis Haney's list of 50 breakout candidates has a strong SEC flavor with 18 players from the conference making the cut....

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  13. Jameis Winston of Florida State Seminoles speaks at ACC's preseas...

    David M. Hale

    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Sunday at the ACC's preseason kickoff that he'd learned some valuable lessons about the glare of the spotlight he's endured -- and in some cases, created -- during the past year.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2014
  14. Winston has earned media days spotlight

    Jared Shanker

    Jameis Winston stole the show at Florida State's media day a year ago as the charismatic freshman quarterback and instant media darling. He is the show Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the ACC media days begin with Winston talking to repor...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  15. Lunch links: Tasty changes at Oregon State

    Kevin Gemmell

    My name is John Johnson. But everyone here calls me Vicki. An early look at the Arizona-Colorado matchup. The spotlight is on ASU's Marcus Hardison. The Pac-12 blog has filled out its preseason media ballot. The Golden Blogs folks are giving ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  16. Ranking the SEC cornerbacks

    Chris Low

    Picking the top cornerback in the SEC was an easy call. But after that, it gets tricky. Here's how we would rank the top-10 cornerbacks in the league for the 2014 season: 1. Vernon Hargreaves III, So., Florida: Much of the spotlight heading int...

    Blog | June 19, 2014