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College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The early entry deadline for the 2015 NFL Draft has passed, and while the overall number of players leaving for the next level won’t match the 98 that declared last season, there’s no shortage of talent departing the college scene.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a college football perspective.The early entry deadline is...

College Football's Early Projected Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The emergence and development of young talent can play a critical role in any team’s position in the race to win a college football national championship or conference title. And unpredictability of finding the next star or breakout player is also what makes preseason predictions difficult.   The 2014 college football season ended on Monday night with Ohio State’s 42-20 win...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title celebration won’t stop in Columbus anytime soon, there are a handful of teams examining what’s next after key personnel departures. Florida...

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason. And as expected, the 20 new coaches from the 2014 season had a mixed bag of success. Washington’s Chris Petersen and Penn State’s...

Who Will Replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon's Starting Quarterback in 2015?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is leaving Eugene for the NFL after three seasons as the Ducks’ starting signal-caller. The Heisman Trophy winner declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday and finished his career at Oregon as arguably the top player in school history. With Mariota moving onto the NFL, there are big shoes to fill under center for the Ducks in 2015. During his three-year...

Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The ink is barely dry on the 2014 season and Athlon Sports is continuing its too early look at what is assured to be another stellar season of upsets, broken records and historic storylines. Considering Marcus Mariota became the first preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in more than a decade, here is a quick look at the potential frontrunners for the stiff-armed trophy in 2015:...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the favorites to repeat next season, but winning back-to-back college football national championships isn’t easy. While kickoff for the 2015 season is...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Less than 48 hours after the crowning of the 2014 national champion — congrats to the Ohio State Buckeyes by the way — we are already looking ahead to 2015. Why not? After one of the most entertaining football seasons in history, why shouldn’t we be fired up about another year of upsets, records and overtime? Here is a really, really early look at the top 25...

Early College Football National Championship Odds Released for 2015-16

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season just ended, but the upcoming 2015 campaign isn’t that far off. Bovada is getting a start on 2015 by releasing early championship odds for next season. Ohio State is a favorite to repeat, with TCU and Alabama just behind the Buckeyes in the overall odds. Check out Bovada’s early national championship odds for 2015: Ohio State: 5/1TCU: 15...

Oregon's 2015 National Title Hopes Filled With Question Marks

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Oregon fell short of claiming its first national championship with a 42-20 loss to Ohio State on Monday night. The Ducks have played in college football’s title game in two out of the last five years but lost both matchups. The lack of a championship trophy shouldn’t minimize the run Oregon has been on in recent years. The Ducks have won at least 10 games in each of the last...