National college football writer for @USATODAYsports. Heart/kidney transplant kid's dad. Blessed. Romans 5:8. Email: gschroeder@usatoday.com.

Oregon, Ohio State each have something to prove

news-press.com — When Oregon wins football games - and here lately, that's been the default mode - the Ducks gather in the locker room and sing the school's fight song. It's not a unique tradition, by any stretch; many other teams do something similar. But it's meaningful, a shared moment of celebration.

Why Jets WR Percy Harvin is rooting for Seahawks in playoffs

thefieldsofgreen.com — It doesn't usually pay to be a New York Jet come playoff time, but for wide receiver Percy Harvin it might. The former Seattle Seahawk can still benefit financially from the Seahawks' success this postseason, despite being traded from the defending Super Bowl champions to the lowly Jets seven games into the 2014-15 season.

Michigan says no to student-athlete unions

thefieldsofgreen.com — In the frenzy of Jim Harbaugh's return to Michigan University, the Wolverine State made additional collegiate athletic news when Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law a ban on unionization by college athletes. Bill 6074, which was approved by the state legislature in early December along mostly party lines, covers a wide range of union-related issues for public employees.

Former Gator coach Will Muschamp hired at Auburn

news-press.com — Former Florida coach Will Muschamp has reportedly been hired as Auburn's defensive coordinator. Muschamp, 43, was 28-21 in four seasons at Florida, where his tenure was defined by offensive struggles but good defenses. Before that, he built a reputation as a strong defensive coordinator at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban, at Auburn and then at Texas.

Bob Bowlsby expects no immediate changes for Big 12 after Playoff snub

usatoday.com — NEW YORK - Not landing one of its co-champions in the College Football Playoff was a shock to the Big 12 Conference, but not so much that it will compel them to immediately seek expansion, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday.

Unbeaten FSU drops to fourth in playoff rankings

news-press.com — Florida State, the only unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the defending national champion, fell to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff Top 25 released Tuesday night. The Seminoles, No. 3 the past three weeks, fell behind TCU, which moved up from No. 5.

Florida State falls to No. 4 in College Football Playoff ranking

usatoday.com — Florida State, the only unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the defending national champion, fell to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff Top 25 released Tuesday night. The Seminoles, No. 3 the past three weeks, fell behind TCU, which moved up from No. 5. Missouri, at No.

Celebrating five blessed years

registerguard.com — Editor's note: It's been two years since former Register-Guard columnist George Schroeder left to join USA Today as a national college football writer. Today marks an important milestone for his family, which he wanted to share with our readers. NORMAN, Okla. - When he gets to the door, he does not walk.

With Egg Bowl loss, Mississippi State - and College Football Playoff - left to wonder what might have been

sports.usatoday.com — OXFORD, Miss. - Amid the chaos, he kept the prize tucked safely away. First in his left arm, and then, sensing potential danger, he shifted it to his right. The game was over -Ole Miss 31, Mississippi State 17 - but Bo Wallace was not letting go.

Ole Miss likely ends Mississippi State’s Playoff hopes in Egg Bowl

sports.usatoday.com — OXFORD, Miss. - Breaking down No. 19 Mississippi's 31-17 win Saturday against No. 4 Mississippi State. THE BIG PICTURE: Rivalries are a different animal - and Ole Miss' win against Mississippi State is only one example of many of why all the clichés about tossing out the records are ...
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Mar 28, 2015

Really good read here: RT @NicoleAuerbach: It's Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo's most wonderful time of the year: usat.ly/1bE4PJv

Mar 28, 2015

ICYMI: 16 years later, an elite program matches its Cinderella start; now Gonzaga expects more: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYsports

Mar 28, 2015

@dennisdoddcbs It got up into the low 80s today. Very very nice. Great run around the Rice campus. But an ocean would be nice.

Mar 27, 2015

Gonzaga routs UCLA, back in Elite 8 for first time since 1999. Quick thoughts from Houston via @USATODAYsports: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Mar 27, 2015

Oops. SIXTEEN years later, Gonzaga — once Cinderella, now a fixture — is back in the Elite Eight.

Mar 27, 2015

Final: Gonzaga 74, UCLA 62. The Zags are in the Elite Eight — and good enough to keep going.



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