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College Basketball: Ranking the American Coaches for 2014-15

By David Fox, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The top of the American Athletic Conference coaches brings two coaches who reached the pinnacle of the college game 26 years apart.One is in the twilight of a 35-year career that has included titles in the NBA and college. The other is just getting started.Oddly enough, Larry Brown and Kevin Ollie also coach at two programs that couldn’t differ more in status, though Brown is coaching the...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 3 Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews all of the big action from Week 3 including Georgia-South Carolina, UCLA-Texas, an underrated Big 12 slate and plenty of conference games. The guys also give their locks of the week against the spread as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email podcast@athlonsports.com. The podcast can be found on...

SMU Coach June Jones Resigns After 0-2 Start in 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
SMU coach June Jones has resigned after an 0-2 start this year. Jones is the first coach of the season to be fired or resign.Defensive coordinator Tom Mason will be promoted to interim coach, with Dan Morrison and Jason Phillips sharing play-calling duties on offense.Jones was a key hire for SMU, as he arrived in Dallas after recording a 76-41 record during his nine-year tenure at Hawaii. The...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 hours ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

Skydiver Misses Landing Prior to Penn State-UCF Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of the stadium with a UCF flag. Instead, the skydiver completely missed the stadium and landed outside of Croke Park.  Check out the video of the...

Gunner Kiel Steps Into Spotlight With High Expectations at Cincinnati

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
We all know the Gunner Kiel story — he was a high-profile recruit that led a short, yet illustrious career at Columbus East High School (IN), verbally committed and de-commited to both Indiana and LSU, signed with Notre Dame and then transferred to Cincinnati. Now a redshirt sophomore, Kiel has finally found stable ground with the Bearcats. Nevertheless, having never taken a college...

College Football 2014 Conference and National Title Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2014 season is slated to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the first playoff format of the FBS concludes on Jan. 12 with the national championship game. And with kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to finalize predictions, picks and rankings for the upcoming year.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions...

Ranking College Football's Top 50 Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes the No. 1 spot in the player rankings, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota a close No. 2. Winston and Mariota headline a deep group of quarterbacks in...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. ...