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A whole new ballgame

As college football enters the first season of the 21st century, CNNSI.com examines how a seemingly timeless sport changed both its style and its scope over the last 100 years, and explores what direction it may head in the 100 years to come.

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Interactive Timeline: The 20th century
Ivan Maisel's players of the century
Photo Essay: Evolution of the mobile QB
Nothing but trouble: Colleges and scandals


Mtn. West: Playing with the big boys
The young league's eight teams will play 20 games this season against the six BCS conferences.
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C-USA: League gains respect, lacks rivalries
Cincinnati's upset of Wisconsin last year overshadows any possible in-conference wins.
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Player Spotlights
Big West: Dempsey Dees, Boise State
MAC: Nate Poole, Marshall
Ind.: Vic Penn, UCF
WAC: Casey Printers, TCU
MWC: Jason Thomas, UNLV
C-USA: Deontey Kenner, Cincinnati
SEC: Jasper Sanks, Georgia
Pac-10: Maurice Morris, Oregon
Big 12: Sage Rosenfels, Iowa State
Big Ten: Michael Bennett, Wisconsin
Big East: Ken Dorsey, Miami
ACC: Keith Adams, Clemson

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WAC: Texas-sized turnaround in Fort Worth
SEC: The Deuce is loose
Pac-10: L.A. Story seeks better ending
Big 12: The Heartland goes high-tech
Big Ten: A tale of two Drews
Big East: Opposing coaches fret over Vick
ACC: Clemson fans seek return to dominance

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Nebraska coach Frank Solich


 

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