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Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 13 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview an interesting weekend of games in college football. USC visits UCLA, two potential SEC title contenders are on the road, some Big Ten games with coaching implications and much more on this Week 13 podcast. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or...

Big 12 Week 13 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 hours ago
TCU is still ahead of Baylor in the playoff rankings (for better or for worse) and will sit at home and watch this weekend. But Baylor still controls its own destiny and has a chance to earn some style points against Oklahoma State. Not to be left out, Kansas State is still in the Big 12 title mix but has to win in Morgantown. And when Kliff Kingsbury and Paul Rhoads get together in...

Expert Poll: Week 12 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Week 13

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day 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 13. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days 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 fourth 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...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 12 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown how a wild Week 12 in college football. Alabama takes control of the West, Mizzou and Georgia battle for the East and Florida is looking for a new coach. Melvin Gordon and JT Barrett star in the Big Ten, TCU struggles in the Big 12 and Arizona State opens up the Pac-12 South race. And Florida State survives yet another halftime deficit. We...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days 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...

Kansas WR Nigel King Catches Tipped Pass for Crazy TD Reception Against TCU

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Kansas receiver Nigel King provided one of the top catches of the year in Saturday’s game against TCU.With Kansas leading 20-17 in the third quarter, King caught a pass off a deflection and tipped it back to himself for a touchdown.Check out King’s crazy tipped pass and reception for a score against TCU:  WOW! Is this the catch of the year? Kansas leads #4 TCU, 27-17! @...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 12 Picks

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
There is no way to sugar coat it. In the big games last weekend, I didn’t perform well, going 2-4 outright and 2-4 against the spread. My top picks didn’t perform much better, going 1-2 in the “real-er” picks. It pushed my season record to 38-38-1. Needless to say, it’s been a down year. My only saving grace is another winning record in the Top 25 (8-6) and a...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 12 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 hours ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview a huge slate of action in the SEC, including a playoff showdown between Mississippi State and Alababam. The guys break down the marquee showdown in the Big Ten and ACC as well. We also offer up some locks of the week against the spread.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @AthlonSteven or email podcast@athlonsports.com....