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Archive for September, 2010

Server Downtime – Wednesday Morning

28th September 2010

Just a quick note to let everyone know there will be a brief site downtime at 4AM EST tomorrow morning. As always, send us an e-mail if you have any questions or comments, and hopefully everything will go smoothly with minimal inconvenience to all.

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YouTube Finds: Tommie Frazier Highlight Reel

23rd September 2010

Yesterday, CFB @ SR user Peter emailed us and correctly pointed out that we do not currently have a player page for legendary Nebraska QB Tommie Frazier. This will be corrected in the future, and for now you can still look him up on the individual team pages:

Still, in response to that oversight, I thought it might be a good time to give Frazier some love in the form of his Nebraska highlight reel:

Needless to say, some of the plays he made in college are still as jaw-dropping as they were 15 years ago (witness the diving, sidearm pass vs. Iowa State 20 seconds into the video).

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Front Page Updates

23rd September 2010

Just a quick note to point out that we’ve made some front-page additions to better help you keep up with the 2010 college football action, including the current AP Top 10, upcoming Top AP 25 matchups, and a “Heisman Watch” section to highlight the award’s leading candidates. As always, send us your feedback via email or in the comments below, and we’ll keep trying to make the site an even better resource for you as the 2010 season goes on.

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Partial Rosters Back to 1953 For 70 Major Schools

15th September 2010

Thanks to a little lot of help from our friends — namely Doug Drinen and Neil Paine — we now have partial rosters (starters and key reserves) dating back to the 1953 season for 70 major schools. For example, check out the roster page for the 1971 Nebraska Cornhuskers. We also have partial statistics for the school’s primary passers, rushers, and receivers: completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns for quarterbacks; attempts and yards for running backs; and receptions and yards for wide receivers and tight ends. Special thanks go out to Bob Boyles and Paul Guido, authors of The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia, for providing the files necessary to produce these rosters.

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Weekly Updates

13th September 2010

Starting today, the site will be updated on a weekly basis with 2010 statistics and results. I meant to have this in place last week, but a few roadblocks prevented me from doing so. Please let us know if anything looks amiss by posting a comment here or by filling out our feedback form.

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CFB Checkdowns: Wall Street Journal’s 2010 College Football Database

7th September 2010

Here’s a link that should interest all of our readers: David Biderman and Darren Everson of the Wall Street Journal have put together a cool search tool for this year’s NCAA teams that lets you rank teams by experience, lineman height/weight, average recruiting ranking, returning starters, and a ton of other categories. Much like our tools at PFR, this WSJ finder looks to be something you can get lost in for huge amounts of time, so have at it!

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