| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

College Football Forges Ahead

USC quarterback Sam Darnold is considered an early Heisman Trophy candidate as he leads the Trojans in his sophomore year. Photo courtesy of KIRBY LEE/USA TODAY SPORTS

By Greg Echlin

From season openers to the climactic games of the College Football Playoff, college football always generates plenty of interest. And this season, several new venues and a new site for the national championship game stand to create even more buzz around the sport.

The excitement around the 2017-2018 season starts in Atlanta in early September with the marquee matchups of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That venue will also close out the season, serving as the host of the national championship at season’s end. Also new to kick off the season, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will fulfill his desire to market college football beyond the United States when Stanford plays Rice on August 26 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

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