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Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 14 Picks and Odds

By Matt Josephs, 2 days 20 hours ago
Now we are getting down to the end of the regular season in college football and different things are coming into play. Several teams are still trying to impress the College Football Playoff Selection Committee while others are trying to make last-minute pushes to better bowl games. Squads will be trying to run up the score when possible so beware of that when handicapping some of these games...

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

By John Gworek, 2 days 20 hours ago
It’s never too early for an NFL mock draft, right?   OK, so there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know the draft order, because the standings will see major changes over the next five weeks. We don’t know which coaches will be fired, changing the direction and priority of several franchises. And we don’t know which underclassmen will actually...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 14

By Bryan Fischer, 3 days 18 hours ago
The final week of the college football regular season is here and it’s one of the best around because these games matter just a little bit more with so many of them resulting in some impressive hardware for the winner’s trophy case. While there are a ton of interesting matchups from coast-to-coast between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the...

Pac-12 Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Colorado vs. Washington

By Kyle Kensing, 4 days 17 hours ago
Pac-12 Championship Game participants Colorado and Washington won their divisions with remarkably similar styles.   Both thrived defensively, holding opponents to 17.8 points per game in Washington's case, 10th best in the nation; and 18.8 points per for Colorado, 13th in the FBS. Two of the premier secondaries in all of college football helped power those stingy defensive yields....

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 14

By J.P. Scott, 4 days 19 hours ago
By this time next week, we'll know which four teams are headed to the College Football Playoff, as well as which teams are headed to New Year's Six bowls. This coming weekend — championship weekend — will be what decides all of that once and for all.   There are narratives and projections aplenty, and with them come discussions of chaos and controversy in anticipation...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 20 hours ago
College football’s 2016 regular season concludes with a small, but meaningful slate on Friday and Saturday for Week 14. The action begins on Friday night with the MAC Championship between Western Michigan and Ohio, with the Pac-12 title game between Washington and Colorado kicking off later that evening. With a win over Ohio, the Broncos likely ensure a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Mark Helfrich at Oregon

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 20 hours ago
Oregon fired coach Mark Helfrich on Tuesday night, ending a four-year run in charge of the program. Under Helfrich’s direction, the Ducks went 37-16 over the last four seasons. However, after winning 24 games from 2013-14, Oregon was just 13-12 over the last two years, including a 4-8 mark in 2016. Helfrich was promoted after Chip Kelly left for the NFL but was unable to maintain the...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 20 hours ago
College football’s 2016 regular season is down to its final weekend of action. And with just one week remaining, the bowl picture for every game and teams involved is starting to clear. A majority of the matchups won’t be announced until Sunday, Dec. 4 but some clarity about teams and destinations could pop up throughout the week. With that in mind, Athlon Sports will update its bowl...

Seven-Step Drop: Powerhouse Hires for Big Ten Paying Off, SEC Not So Much

By Bryan Fischer, 6 days 20 hours ago
The timing in college football during the rivalry week/Thanksgiving combination in late November always tends to throw things off but there was a moment this year that was a little more jarring than most.   In the middle of the biggest edition of “The Game” between Ohio State and Michigan in decades — one that could very well wind up being between two College Football...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
Week 13 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The Thanksgiving slate provided one of the best weeks of action of the year, starting with the Michigan-Ohio State showdown from Saturday. The Buckeyes edged the Wolverines in overtime to keep their playoff hopes alive and earn their fifth straight win in this rivalry. Alabama handled...