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SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top football conference in the land on the preseason list for this prestigious award the prevailing question is, has the SEC lost its way? The Jim Thorpe Award has been around since 1986 honoring the top defensive back in the nation. Over the past six...

Tennessee Volunteers Secure Commitment From 2018 Legacy Cade Mays

By Rob McVey, 2 weeks 18 hours ago
Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones and his staff got a head start on its 2018 class on Monday when local (Knoxville Catholic High School) offensive lineman and Tennessee Volunteer legacy, Cade Mays, pledged a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Tennessee. Mays made the news public via his Twitter account yesterday afternoon.   So proud to say...

Breakdown of the Arkansas Razorbacks Wide Receivers Entering the 2015 Season

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 19 hours ago
Arkansas enters the 2015 college football season with high expectations, coming off a 7-6 showing in 2014 that concluded with a 31-7 bowl win over old Southwest Conference rival Texas. The Razorbacks' offense should be the strength of the team with four offensive linemen returning, along with a pair of 1,100-yard rushers in Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, and a third-year starting...

SEC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 20 hours ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Related: SEC Predictions for 2015 Players with a...

SEC Dominates Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List with 15 Nominees

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The preseason Outland Trophy award watch list was announced on Friday with 81 of the top interior linemen in the nation receiving recognition from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). The watch list included players from all Power 5 Conferences with the SEC leading the pack with 15 nominees. The Pac-12 had 13 players on the list, followed by 11 each from the Big 12 and Big Ten,...

5 Tennessee Volunteers Named to 2015 Maxwell and Bednarik Award Watch Lists

By Rob McVey, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Tennessee's season opener is still nearly two months away, but the Volunteers are already making national headlines, placing five players on the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards. The five representatives on the two watch lists is two more than other team in the SEC. Related: Tennessee Volunteers 2015 Preview and Prediction For the Robert W. Maxwell Award,...

College Football's Top 25 Most Crowded Stadiums

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Attendance is a function of many things. Renovations, scheduling, prices, realignment and weather can impact attendance numbers. Even how a school reports its given numbers can vary from program to program (unfortunately). Most notably, however, is the quality of the team. The easiest solution to "fixing" dropping attendance numbers is to win more games. In 2014, Texas A...

Marcus Lattimore Explains Pain in the NFL

By Josh Hamburger, 2 weeks 4 days ago
There was a time when many considered South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore as one of the best college running backs. However, after two knee injuries in consecutive years, including one of the most gruesome ever seen, his future quickly looked bleak. The San Francisco drafted him with a 4th round pick in 2013, but he never recovered fully from the injury, retiring late in 2014. Reflecting...

LSU Center Ethan Pocic Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The preseason Rimington Award watch list was released on Wednesday with the SEC placing eight players on the list of the top centers in college football. One of the eight is LSU junior offensive lineman Ethan Pocic. Listing Pocic on the preseason Rimington Trophy watch list is more of a "just in case" type of recognition. Pocic, when playing center, is one of the bigger snappers...

SEC Announces Players Who Will Attend 2015 Football Media Days

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The 2015 SEC Football Media Days will be held July 13-16 in Hoover, Ala. The always anticipated event kicks off on Monday with Auburn, Florida, and Vanderbilt taking center stage. On Tuesday, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Tennessee will answer questions about the upcoming season followed by Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas on Wednesday. LSU, Georgia,...
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