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College Football 2014 Midseason Awards and Recap

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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...

Washington's Offense Shows Progress With Critical Showdown Against Oregon Up Next

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Washington’s Pac-12 North title hopes took a hit after the 20-13 loss to Stanford on Sept. 27, but there’s renewed optimism about Chris Petersen’s team after a 31-7 win over California.The 31-7 victory over the Golden Bears could be Washington’s best all-around performance from 2014. Sure, California is still progressing under second-year coach Sonny Dykes and finished 1-...

Oregon Left Tackle Jake Fisher is the Pac-12's Most Valuable Player

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Oregon has a Heisman frontrunner in quarterback Marcus Mariota, but left tackle Jake Fisher might be the team’s most valuable player. That’s right, an offensive lineman might be the key to the Ducks’ playoff hopes and position in the national title picture over the next two months. As an offensive lineman, Fisher doesn’t get much recognition playing a less-than-...

College Football's Most Viral Moments from Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Week 7 of college football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. And as expected with every Saturday, there was plenty of excitement, big plays and last-minute wins among the FBS action. In case you missed any action, we tried to capture the big moments of Saturday in one article. The viral wrap-up features key plays, interesting quotes/comments in tweets, uniform unveilings and...

UCLA Coach Jim Mora and Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich Argue on Sidelines Against Oregon

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 hours ago
UCLA coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich had a bit of a disagreement during the first half of Saturday’s game against Oregon, and the two coaches got into a heated discussion after a touchdown by the Ducks.Mora appeared to be upset with the defensive playcalling after an Oregon touchdown. And Ulbrich was not happy with the criticism, handing Mora the playsheet and taking...