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  • Barry Switzer's plan to take over college football Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Former University of Oklahoma head football coach Barry Switzer, circa 1988.

    Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for a webcast he calls Coaches' Cabana.

  • Barry Switzer's master plan to take over college football

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks to legendary coach Barry Switzer about his new venture, CoachesCabana.com.

  • Covering college football from a second screen Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    Covering college football from a second screen

    Barry Switzer covers Oklahoma games from his "coaches cabana," reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Since Switzer never shows the games, they don't have to pay rights to the NCAA.

  • Watch college football without seeing it Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Watching college football without seeing it

    Broadcasting live from Barry Switzer's man cave? CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the legendary coach's webcast of himself and his friends watching and commenting on college games. The service is spreading to other schools with other coaches.

  • Options Action: Time to drop EA? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    Options Action: Time to drop EA?

    Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, looks at how options traders are betting on Electronic Arts after dropping production of their NCAA college football game for 2014.

  • Alabama rematch with Manziel scores record price Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies is tackled by defensive back Vinny Sunseri #3 and defensive back Dee Milliner #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    Saturday's rematch between Alabama and Texas A&M is one of the most anticipated games in college football—and one of the most expensive.

  • The big business of professional football Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    The big business of professional football

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes football is made to be played in the elements, so he's excited about having the Super Bowl in the Northeast. He also addresses the NFL's concussion settlement with the Players Association.

  • Oregon's secret weapon Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:52 PM ET
    Oregon's secret weapon

    CNBC's Jane Wells offers a look inside Eugene, Oregon's brand new state of the art football facility at the University of Oregon.

  • $68 million football facility at U of Oregon Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 2:52 PM ET
    $68 million football facility at U of Oregon

    CNBC's Jane Wells is live in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon discussing the new $68 million football facility, with University of Oregon's starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, and head coach Mark Helfrich.

  • University of Nike: One football team's lush digs Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    The players' lounge at the University of Oregon's football practice facility. Some of the furnishings feature Italian leather.

    If money can buy championships, then the pressure is on the University of Oregon, where money is no object inside its new Football Performance Center.

  • Duck, duck, money? Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    Duck, duck, money?

    CNBC's Jane Wells is live at the mulitmillion-dollar football complex at the University of Oregon with Rob Mullens, athletic director, to discuss the department's $95 million budget.

  • Big bucks behind college football Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    Big bucks behind college football

    CNBC's Jane Wells is live at the mulit-million dollar football complex at the University of Oregon reporting why college football is one of the most lucrative sports out there.

  • University of Nike: Inside college football's lush digs

    CNBC's Jane Wells visits the University of Oregon's $68 million football performance center, paid for by alum and Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny.

  • Big 12 Changes the Rules & Gets Tech Upgrade Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    Big 12 Changes the Rules & Gets Tech Upgrade

    Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner, talks about the new playoff system coming to college football and the demand by fans.

  • Draft Dark Horse Alfred Morris Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Dark Horse Alfred Morris

    Washington Redskin's running back Alfred Morris went from a 6th round draft pick to one of the leading rushers in the NFL.

  • No Hoax: Manti Te'o Loses Out on Millions at NFL Draft Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Manti T'eo #5 of Notre Dame moves against Wake Forest on November 17, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana.

    From college football superstar to hoax-embroiled NFL prospect, the cost to Manti Te'o came home Thursday night when he was passed over in the first-round of the NFL draft.

  • Lance Armstrong's Mea Culpa Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    Lance Armstrong's Mea Culpa

    After more than a decade of denials, disgraced U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong is coming clean, with NBC's Jay Gray. Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated, and Andrew Stoltmann, attorney, weigh in.

  • Who Is Katherine Webb? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Who Is Katherine Webb?

    Ratings for last night's college football championship were higher than the year before. CNBC's Brian Shactman and Kayla Tausche discuss what has everyone talking about a woman named Katherine Webb.

  • Squawk Takes a Stand on Crimson Tide's Title Win Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 6:51 AM ET
    Squawk Takes a Stand on Crimson Tide's Title Win

    The "Squawk Box" news team and CNBC's Brian Shactman weigh in on Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame in last night's 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

  • Luck of the Irish On & Off the Field Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:49 PM ET
    Luck of the Irish On & Off the Field

    CNBC's Brian Shactman and Mary Thompson report on tonight's BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame; and Tony Fratto, CNBC Contributor and Chris Lehane, former President Clinton Special Assistant Council, discuss who they'd like to see win.