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College Football's Post-Week 9 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
College football’s playoff committee will release its first set of rankings on Tuesday, Oct. 28. After months of intrigue and waiting, this release should give the college football world some insight into what the committee values in its first season. Each week, Athlon Sports hopes to replicate the playoff committee’s work by asking some of college football’s top media...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
With nine weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its first projection on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the final full month of the season. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four...

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 day ago
Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah continued his attack on the Nebraska record books with a huge performance in the 42-24 win over Rutgers. The senior – and a leading candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner – earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 9 by gashing the Scarlet Knights for a school-record 341 all-purpose yards.Abdullah recorded 225 of his...

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat After Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
College football’s coach carousel has been active this season, as four FBS programs have already announced their intentions to have a new coach in place for 2015.And that list is expected to grow over the next few weeks, as a handful of coaches will be under pressure to win in November.Florida coach Will Muschamp is on shaky ground after an awful showing against Missouri, while Michigan...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
With eight weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December. While only eight weeks are in the books, it’s never too...

College Football's Post-Week 8 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format. To help select the four playoff teams, a 13-person committee was picked, which includes names like Barry Alvarez, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden and Jeff...

Tulane QB Nick Montana Mistakenly Spikes Ball on Fourth Down

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Quarterback Nick Montana and the Tulane coaching staff had a massive fail in the first half of Saturday’s game against UCF.The Green Wave were attempting to get a field goal before the end of the quarter, and with time winding down, Montana spiked the ball to give his team a chance for points. However, there's just one problem: Montana spiked the ball on fourth down, ending any hope...

20 Predictions for the Second Half of College Football's 2014 Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The first half of the 2014 college football season is in the books, and it’s time to revisit the preseason predictions and make a few changes for the next eight weeks.No conference, team or player performs exactly how most expect from the preseason, so it’s only natural to have changes of opinion in several different areas by the midpoint of the season.That’s the case in 2014,...

College Football 2014 Midseason Awards and Recap

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The first half of the 2014 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2014, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, examine preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer.With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected this year.Mississippi State...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format. To help select the four playoff teams, a 13-person committee was picked, which includes names like Barry Alvarez, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden and Jeff...