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2015 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
EMBRACE THE CRAZY
It's hard to remember a season that started with so much uncertainty: From quarterback quandaries to chaotic conference races, almost everything is up in the air for 2015. As if trying to make sense of the sport wasn't insane enough...
CF15
BEING DAK
After a breakout season in which he led Mississippi State on a wild run to No. 1, quarterback Dak Prescott found himself badly beaten on spring break and shadowed on social media. There's a high price for being a star in the SEC
The Trigonometry Of Trickery
They call to mind school-yard stunts and video-game gadgetry, but trick plays hark back to the roots of the game, summoning the genius of Pop Warner and John Heisman—even if sometimes they're more fun than effective. Bring forth the Fainting Goat!
Tackle This
A one-off play designed for a mammoth guard with good hands and a quick burst has turned into a full-time experiment in the lab of a mad scientist. Only Baylor coach Art Briles could dream up a tight end like 6'7", 392-pound LaQuan McGowan, who rumbles through the nightmares of safeties across the nation
UNREAL
Virtual reality is growing by leaps and bounds, and sports are proving to be especially fertile ground for the new technology. Now several companies are using it to push the limits of practice, analysis, the fan experience and, especially, recruiting. And this is only the beginning
RACE TO NEW YORK
Winning the Heisman takes more than good stats—you also need to play great on big stages. These are the 15 to watch in '15
GROUP OF FIVE
They play FBS football outside the Power Five, a lot of it very well. Here are the teams, players and games to watch from the five conferences looking to crash the New Year's party
POINT AFTER
Departments
Logo Math
The pluses and minuses of the new NBA logos