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By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
After East Carolina’s 42-28 victory over NC State, a billboard popped up in North Carolina celebrating the Pirates’ 2013 season.
East Carolina has bragging rights over its in-state foes, as the Pirates beat North Carolina and NC State this season.
The Pirates will have a chance to win Conference USA’s East Division next week against Marshall.
By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 3 hours ago
Marshall plays at Tulsa on Thursday night, which is the 33rd anniversary of the plane crash that killed 75 people returning from a game against East Carolina in 1970.
To honor the 75 victims, Marshall will wear a special “75” decal on its helmets for Thursday night's game against Tulsa:
By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
FAU coach Carl Pelini resigned on Wednesday, ending his tenure with the Owls. In two years with FAU, Pelini had a 5-15 record.
Considering he had no ties to the area, Pelini was a strange fit at FAU and never seemed to be a good fit for the program.
One possible name for FAU is former FIU coach Mario Cristobal, who is currently serving as Alabama's offensive line coach. Cincinnati assistant Eddie Gran is another possibility for the Owls.
Assistant coach/offensive coordinator Brian Wright is expected to serve as the interim coach.
By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
It’s the first week of the college football season, so coaches and players are bound to have some rust.
However, FAU committed a silly blunder against Miami on Friday night, which is simply the result of not paying attention to the down marker or scoreboard.
With the Owls trying to score late in the fourth quarter, quarterback Jaquez Johnson was tackled around the 26-yard line with 19 seconds left to play on third down. And instead of trying to get one more play, FAU forgets its fourth down and proceeds to spike the ball. The best part? Watching FAU coach Carl Pelini give the spike symbol to his quarterback.
By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
MTSU has worn a silver helmet since 1979, but the Blue Raiders introduced a black matte helmet last season and will break out a white alternate for 2013. These helmets could be worn in a few games this year and one variation will feature an American flag inside the team logo on Nov. 9.
Photo tweeted by (@UniWatch)
By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.
Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)
College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19th
The Big Ten Network continues its tour of all 12 teams for 2013. Here's a detailed look at Nebraska.
In case you missed the news on Sunday night, Auburn has named Nick Marshall as its starting quarterback.
Alabama cornerback Geno Smith was arrested for a DUI on Sunday morning.
Lost Lettermen ranks the best 25 names in college football.
Saturday Down South ranks the best position groups in the SEC.
Mr. SEC ranks the programs in the SEC.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be back for the season opener against Boise State.
Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby and running back Rod Hall are suspended for the season opener.
Two writers make the case for Syracuse's starting quarterback. Should it be Terrel Hunt or Drew Allen?
New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen learned a valuable lesson in 2010.
TCU receiver Brandon Carter had hand surgery last week.
Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal is no longer on the team.
Texas Tech's starting quarterback for its opener against SMU remains a mystery.
There's a new bowl game slated to start in 2014 in Montgomery, Ala.
Matt Brown of Sports on Earth previews the Pac-12 and the Mountain West.
A former TCU offensive lineman has resurfaced at BYU.
California has lost one linebacker to a transfer and one to a season-ending injury.
Notre Dame is dealing with a few injuries on defense.
Oregon State picked up a transfer from Miami.
Utah's new football facility is open in time for the 2013 season. Check out these photos from the impressive new building.
Not only is Tulsa the favorite to win the Conference USA title in 2013, but the Golden Hurricane clearly take home the offseason title for the best addition to a program.
John Hoover of the Tulsa World runs down Tulsa's plan to implement Goldie – a five-month-old golden retriever - to be the university's athletic ambassador. Goldie will be a bigger part of the football program in 2014, as she is set to retrieve the tee after kickoffs and lead the players onto the field before the game.
Needless to say, this is pretty cool.
Check out the full story here and watch this video of Goldie in action around the team:
Throwback uniforms can be hit or miss. Sometimes, the old looks just don’t translate well into 2013.
But let’s give some credit to North Texas. The Mean Green did an excellent job with this throwback uniform, which the team will wear in the season opener against Idaho.
Here's a photo of the helmet, along with a look at the jersey, tweeted by @MeanGreenSports
Old Dominion is set to transition to the FBS level this year and will play a full Conference USA schedule in 2014.
Under the direction of coach Bobby Wilder, the Monarchs are 38-10 over the last four years and have back-to-back appearances in the FCS playoffs.
Check out these new helmets (which are an excellent design by the way) tweeted by Old Dominion running back coach Zak Kuhr:
By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 days ago
Tulsa is the reigning Conference USA champions and enters 2013 as Athlon’s favorite to win the league title.
The Golden Hurricane unveiled a new helmet for the upcoming season this week, which takes the word “Golden” to a new level.
Tulsa’s helmet is not only gold, but also very shiny. And credit to the school for not changing the overall look of the helmet, as the script Tulsa and stripes are a solid appearance.
Thumbs up to Tulsa on this helmet.
So excited to show off our new helmet tomorrow at media day! pic.twitter.com/MXGvE7NBjB— TulsaEquipment (@TulsaEquipment) August 5, 2013
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