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Reviewing the Most Important College Football News of the Summer

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football has made plenty of news this summer, and some of it hasn’t involved attorneys or conference realignment.The summer — officially — has recently begun, but it’s starting to feel like the season is just around the corner. Part of that is because we’re less than 50 days away from the first day of the season. And SEC media days, the unofficial...

Q&A with Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
You can call Shilique Calhoun whatever you want — he has at least three nicknames so far — but be sure to call him one of the best defensive ends in the nation. Calhoun, a 6'4", 257-pound fourth-year junior from Middletown, N.J., shunned early entry into the NFL, despite a first-round draft grade, to return to Michigan State with the intent of earning his degree and...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason, and several big names switched addresses. And whether it was coaching moves in the SEC or the Sun Belt, this offseason wasn’t short on impact additions or subtractions among teams. Several of these coordinator hires could help a team win a couple of extra games in 2014. Utah and Rutgers were two of the biggest...

College Football's Best Coaches Under 40 For 2014

By David Fox, 2 weeks 3 days ago
As Steve Sarkisian packed up his boxes in Seattle to take the USC job, the former Washington coach closed the door on another part of his life — his 30s.Sarkisian attained one of the best positions in college football before his 40th birthday, but just barely. Sarkisian turned 40 three months after taking the USC job, taking him off our annual list of college football coaches under...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
 College football’s postseason format has changed significantly last year, with 2014 the first season of a four-team playoff.As a result of the new playoff format, the changes in the postseason extended to the bowl games.Whether it was a change in date or conference affiliation, nearly every bowl game was impacted by the new format.While there will be an adjustment period on...

The Best Stadiums in College Football (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It’s a cliché for a reason and it’s survived more than 2,000 years for a reason. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” — which some say first originated in 3rd century B.C. — applies to most subjective arguments hundreds of years later. Especially, when it comes to ranking things in the college football world. Ranking past teams,...

11 Big Ten Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big Ten statistics you need to know about in 2014: 0-0: Big Ten teams in the BCS title game not named Ohio StateNebraska's 2001 national championship game appearance doesn't count for the Big Ten (although, the Big Ten would probably be fine with the Big 12 keeping that one). So other than Ohio State...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Coaching Extravaganza

By David Fox, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
  After last week's league-by-league look at quarterbacks, the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Team did the same examination of coaches through each of the five major conferences. We picked coaches on the hot seat for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC and pinpointed the assistants you need to watch and the impact coordinators in each league. Questions, comments or concerns? Email...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The Big Ten is well-stocked with talent at running back for 2014. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is a projected first-team All-American, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah isn’t far behind. Gordon and Abdullah each averaged over six yards per carry in Big Ten games last year.The depth at running back extends beyond Gordon and Abdullah with Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford,...

The Complete History of Big Ten Realignment

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few years following the turn of the century, however, teams shifting leagues for greener pastures isn’t a new phenomenon. The Big Ten was...