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College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 1 week 1 day ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed...

American Athletic 2016 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Houston, USF and Temple are considered the top three teams and favorites to win the American Athletic Conference in 2016, so it should be no surprise these programs dominate the projected all-conference team by Athlon Sports. The Cougars and the Bulls are tied with 14 selections on Athlon Sports’ 2016 American Athletic all-conference team, with the Owls checking in at No. 3 with...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

American Athletic Conference 2016 Football Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The American Athletic Conference was college football’s top Group of 5 league in 2015 and retains that spot once again in 2016. Eight teams from this conference earned bowl eligibility last season and a similar total should be expected this fall. Additionally, the bottom of the league should improve with new coaches at UCF (Scott Frost) and Tulane (Willie Fritz).   Houston capped a...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

Cincinnati Bearcats 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Cincinnati was projected to be among the American Athletic Conference's top teams last fall but slipped to 7-6 overall. While last year was a disappointment, the Bearcats could be poised for a turnaround in 2016. The offense remains explosive with quarterback Gunner Kiel at the helm, and Cincinnati had its share of bad luck with turnovers last season. If the Bearcats eliminate some of the...

Tulsa Golden Hurricane 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The American Athletic Conference was one of the nation’s major success stories last season as team’s like Memphis, Houston, Temple and Navy all spent time in the top 25 at one time or another. Look a little deeper, and you’ll see Tulsa’s rebound year. The Golden Hurricane won more games in the first season under Philip Montgomery (six) than they did in the last two under...

Memphis Tigers 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Justin Fuente pulled off one of the best rebuilds in recent college football history, taking over a program that went 5-31 in a three-year span before he arrived. By his third season, Memphis won 10 games and then nine games in his fourth. With Fuente gone to Virginia Tech, Memphis faces a task perhaps as tough as the one Fuente inherited back in 2012 — sustaining the program without him....

UConn Huskies 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
UConn exceeded even modest expectations in Bob Diaco’s second season. Coming off a 2-10 season in 2014, UConn cobbled together a 4-4 record in the American Athletic Conference, including an upset of league champion Houston in November. The expectations have changed for the Huskies, who will look to take a standout defense to a second consecutive bowl game. Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter...