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Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Razorbacks' '15 football schedule.
Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

The first offseason for Bret Bielema was dramatically different than his second in Fayetteville.

 

Arkansas got back to a bowl game after a winless SEC campaign and fans and prognosticators alike are excited about the Hogs' potential in 2015. The roster is in great shape and the Razorbacks' identity makes them tough to face every weekend.

 

Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked experts to rank their favorite towns in the SEC.
Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.

 

Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.

 

Ohio State Takes No. 1 Spot for Spring Game Attendance Record

This image wasn't from Ohio State's spring game, but attendance wasn't much different
Ohio State Takes No. 1 Spot for Spring Game Attendance Record

Some day a college football program is going to hit six figures in attendance — for a spring game.

 

Ohio State came 609 fans short of the 100,000 mark Saturday when it drew what is presumed to be a record for spring game attendance.

 

Texas A&M Aggies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Aggies' '15 football schedule.
Texas A&M Aggies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Kevin Sumlin enters his fourth season at Texas A&M with a rising collection of elite recruits and a brand-new defensive coordinator to go with his brand-new stadium.

 

The Aggies may be ready to compete for a SEC West Division crown with John Chavis manning the defense. But to reach Atlanta, this squad will have to navigate one of the more difficult schedules in the nation — even with two “easier” crossover opponents.

Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Crimson Tide's '15 football schedule.
Alabama Crimson Tide 2015 Schedule and Analysis

The last two seasons haven't ended the way Nick Saban would like. Two poor showings in the Superdome in New Orleans have left a bad taste in the Crimson Tide's mouth.

 

So as if Alabama needed any extra motivation, this group should be extra focused this fall. The Tide will have one of the best collections of players in the nation and Saban is still the best coach in the land. 

 

10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

Please, please, please bring back these classic rivalries
10 college rivalries ended by conference realignment

Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively.

 

Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships.

 

In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more Backyard Brawl. No more Border War.

 

Ranking the SEC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

Athlon asked SEC experts to rank the best jobs in the league.
Expert Poll: Ranking the SEC's Football Jobs in 2015

Is it easier to win at Alabama or LSU? Georgia or Florida?

 

Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win?

 

These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not.

 

Ole Miss Rebels 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Rebels '15 football schedule.
Ole Miss Rebels 2015 Schedule and Analysis

There is some serious excitement in Oxford entering 2015. And for good reason.

 

Hugh Freeze has built this Rebels roster to a point where it can compete against the best in the country. It’s in better shape than it’s been in decades.

 

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

Which players are poised for a breakout year?
College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason.

 

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