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Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is Athlon Sports' Week 12 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Saturday’s game between Wisconsin and Nebraska was billed as one of the best head-to-head running back matchups of the season. However, the highly anticipated duel between two Heisman candidates was a one-sided blowout in favor of Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon. Gordon earned Athlon Sports Week 12 Player of the Week honors by gashing the Cornhuskers for an FBS single-game rushing...

College Football's Coaches on the Rise

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Coaching is a hot topic in any sport, but college football seems to bring out the most discussion when it comes to hot seat chatter and finding the next wave of rising stars. With job vacancies and hot seat rumblings only going to increase over the next month, it’s time to take a look at some of the rising stars in the coaching ranks for 2014.Memphis’ Justin Fuente inherited a mess...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s playoff committee has released two 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...

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its third set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season. The new playoff format has added a new...

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is Athlon Sports' Week 11 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply flawless in Saturday’s win over Michigan State. The redshirt freshman finished with 300 passing yards and three scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a matchup against one of the nation’s best defenses.Barrett earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 11 due to his performance against the Spartans,...

10 Things That Will Shape College Football Playoff in Final Five Weeks of Season

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s new playoff format has added a layer of intrigue to the regular season. While finishing in the top two – just like the old BCS format – is important, two additional teams have a chance to win the national title in a four-team postseason format.The first release of the playoff committee's rankings provided some insight into the process, but with five weeks...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
With 10 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its second set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four...

College Football's Post-Week 10 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s playoff committee released its first set of rankings last Tuesday. 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 process. Each week, Athlon Sports hopes to replicate the playoff committee’s work by...

Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs is Athlon Sports' Week 10 Player of the Week

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs shined in the Volunteers’ 45-42 overtime win over South Carolina. Dobbs was the catalyst in a furious fourth-quarter rally, guiding Tennessee’s offense 21 points – including the game-tying touchdown with just 11 seconds remaining.Whether it was on the ground or through the air, South Carolina’s defense simply had no answer for the...

5 Must-See American Athletic Conference Games in November

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 weeks ago
We’ve hit Week 10 of the 2014 college football season and the best has yet to come for the American Athletic Conference.Though East Carolina sits atop the conference with a 6-1 record and the No. 21 ranking in the latest AP Top 25, there are several teams making moves and positioning themselves for a potential title run in the coming weeks.Central Florida undoubtedly possesses the top...