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20 Predictions for the Second Half of College Football's 2014 Season

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 17 hours ago
The first half of the 2014 college football season is in the books, and it’s time to revisit the preseason predictions and make a few changes for the next eight weeks.No conference, team or player performs exactly how most expect from the preseason, so it’s only natural to have changes of opinion in several different areas by the midpoint of the season.That’s the case in 2014,...

Expert Poll: Week 7 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 6 days 18 hours 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 8

By Braden Gall, 6 days 18 hours 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 7. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Shaq Thompson vs. Marcus Mariota Matchup has Heisman Potential

By David Fox, 6 days 20 hours ago
The two most impossible jobs in college football this week will belong to two anonymous players in Eugene and Seattle. One of their tasks this week will be to imitate a linebacker who can play running back and has more touchdowns than one entire FBCS team. The other will be to play the role of a dual threat quarterback who hasn’t thrown a pick since last season. These are players...

College Football 2014 Midseason Awards and Recap

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 11 hours ago
The first half of the 2014 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2014, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, examine preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer.With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected this year.Mississippi State...

Oregon Unveils Throwback Uniforms Saturday's Game Against Washington

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 13 hours ago
The Oregon-Washington matchup on Saturday is one of the top games for Week 8. The Northwest rivalry has plenty of intrigue, and the Ducks plan to go retro with their uniforms on Saturday.Oregon is wearing throwback uniforms from 1994, which mark a critical moment in the program’s history. In 1994, cornerback Kenny Wheaton intercepted a pass from Washington quarterback Damon Huard and...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 17 hours ago
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format. To help select the four playoff teams, a 13-person committee was picked, which includes names like Barry Alvarez, Oliver Luck, Pat Haden and Jeff...

College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 17 hours ago
With seven weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December. While only seven weeks are in the books, it’s never too...

Pac-12 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
There are 11 Big 5 teams left in college football that have yet to lose a conference game and none of them reside in the Pac-12. The talk in the preseason was that the Pac-12 could be the league that was deep enough to challenge the SEC for national conference supremacy. It certainly doesn’t appear that like that talk was accurate, as the SEC is head and shoulders above the rest of...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Week 7 Recap

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 7's action in college football. The state of Mississippi once again dominated, Oregon made a huge statement in the Pac-12 and the wide open and wacky Big 12 highlight this week's conversation. The fellas also give you their playoff teams as well.Send any ideas, questions or comments to @BradenGall or @DavidFox615 or email...