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Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 14 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 day 18 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview another historic week of Thanksgiving football. The Big Ten West, SEC West and East and Pac-12 South division championships hang in the balance. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread and breakdown Turkey Day menus and traditions.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email podcast@...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 2 hours ago
College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 14

By Braden Gall, 2 days 3 hours ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 14. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Ranking the Jobs in the 2014-15 College Football Coaching Carousel

By David Fox, 2 days 5 hours ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant, Vince Dooley, Bo Schembechler or Hayden Fry.Those days are more or less over. In the last four seasons alone, Texas, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Tennessee...

Previewing the Top College Football Games of the Thanksgiving Weekend

By David Fox, 2 days 21 hours ago
Thanksgiving is a great time to get gorged on turkey, pie and college football rivalry games.The traditional fare of the Iron Bowl, Florida-Florida State and Ohio State-Michigan is worth watching, but this week is also time for some surprising traditional and non-traditional matchups.Even if the Egg Bowl isn’t the SEC West play-in game that seemed a possibility a month ago, Mississippi...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 13 Recap

By Braden Gall, 2 days 23 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdowns all of the action from Week 13. The Big Ten West is down to two teams, the ACC title game is set, UCLA takes the lead in the Pac-12 South, more Jameis Winston discussion and Samaje Perine's record-setting performance highlight this week's edition. We debate it all and offer our playoff predictions on this week's edition...

Virginia Tech and Virginia Searching for Answers in Critical Rivalry Matchup

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 3 hours ago
Virginia and Virginia Tech entered 2014 with different expectations. Thanks to a favorable schedule and a talented defense, the Hokies were pegged by some as the frontrunner in an unpredictable Coastal Division. The Cavaliers had low expectations and were pegged by most preseason prognosticators for the cellar in the Coastal after a 2-10 mark in 2013.Despite the different preseason expectations...

The Top 25 Greatest Rivalries In College Football History

By Braden Gall, 3 days 6 hours ago
When tasked with deciding the best rivalries in college football there will be no avoiding offending someone. So in an effort to avoid any hurt feelings, I need to say something to everyone out there who believes that their beloved rivalry is underrated, getting no respect or ranked way too low. You're right. College football is built on a foundation of tradition, history,...

Oklahoma's Samaje Perine is Athlon Sports' Week 13 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 3 hours ago
Melvin Gordon’s single-game FBS rushing record lasted only a week. After the Wisconsin running back gashed Nebraska for 408 yards to pass former TCU running back LaDainian Tomlinson’s record (406) set in 1999, Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine added his name to the top of the record books with a huge performance against Kansas. Perine earned Athlon Sports Week 13 Player of the Week...