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College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 19 hours 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. ...

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Will Miss 2014 Due to Shoulder Injury

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 21 hours ago
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury suffered in practice on Monday. The news of Miller’s injury was reported by the Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May.Eleven Warriors has more details on Miller’s injury, which will keep the senior out for the 2014 season. Miller is eligible for a redshirt season and could return in 2015.Miller...

Minnesota Unveils Alternate Helmet for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Minnesota became the latest team to unveil an alternate helmet for the 2014 season, as the school released photos of a gold design slated to appear a few games this year.The traditional “M” logo appears on the sides, and there’s a stripe down the middle featuring the Ski-U-Mah slogan.Check out a full gallery of Minnesota’s new helmets for 2014:New helmets (for a few games...

College Football's Top 30 RB Units for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The running back position is full of talent for 2014, headlined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. And talented rushers like South Carolina’s Mike Davis, Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon and Miami’s Duke Johnson aren’t far behind. While the individual talent is important, depth and the No. 2 option –...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Official 2014 Predictions

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days ago
The 2014 season is upon us and the guys make all of their official predictions for each of the Big 5 conferences as well as who will win the first College Football Playoff. Managing Editor Mitch Light joins Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan to make picks, conduct a Coaching Hot Seat fantasy draft, discuss bathroom etiquette and remember a legendary comedian. Have a...

Northwestern's Offense Suffers Setback With Transfer of RB Venric Mark

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Northwestern’s offense suffered a major setback on Wednesday, as running back Venric Mark decided he would transfer from the program, and receiver Christian Jones was ruled out for the year due to a knee injury.Mark was one of the Big Ten’s most explosive playmakers in 2012, rushing for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns and was a key weapon on special teams.The senior plans to transfer...

How James Franklin is Rebuilding Penn State Football

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
Players weren’t quite ready for James Franklin when he took over Penn State’s football program in January, fresh off a remarkable three-season run at Vanderbilt. It was nothing personal. Truth is, they might not have been ready for anybody. Everything had changed at Penn State during the previous two years. Its reputation as one of the NCAA’s upstanding citizens had been...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 5 days ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

The Top 10 Most Underrated College Football QBs in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
Do most SEC fans know who Taylor Kelly is? That he is the only other player in the nation other than the great Johnny Manziel to throw for at least 3,000 yards and rush for at least 500 in each of the last two seasons? Because if not, they should. Which is why Kelly is ranked by Athlon Sports as the No. 8 quarterback in college football heading into the 2014 campaign. So using that...

Ranking College Football's Top 35 Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
The quarterback position is stocked with talent in the college football ranks for 2014. Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the defending Heisman winner and should be the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft.Winston is closely followed by Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, who suffered a late-season knee injury in 2013. Mariota’s injury hindered the Ducks’ offense late in...