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Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boise State vs. Washington

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 12 months ago
With Boise State and Washington returning most of its starting core for 2013, the Las Vegas Bowl is a chance for both teams to establish momentum and use the postseason as a springboard for an improvement in the win column next year. The Broncos have played in the Las Vegas Bowl in each of the last two seasons, beating Utah and Arizona State by a combined score of 82-27. By reaching 10...

Bowl Predictions: New Mexico, Holiday, Las Vegas and more

By Mitch Light, 2 years 3 days ago
College football's bowl season begins on Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Here are predictions on the first 14 bowl games.  New Mexico Bowl – Arizona vs. Nevada Defensive stops will be at a premium in Albuquerque, which plays host to one of only two bowls in which both teams are averaging over 500 yards of offense. Nevada won seven of its first eight...

Big East Split: What the Basketball Breakup Means for Football

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 days ago
The Big East suffered another setback in realignment, as seven basketball schools – Providence, DePaul, Marquette, Georgetown, St. John’s, Villanova and Seton Hall have decided to break away from the conference. While this is a much bigger problem for the Big East’s basketball product, it could also present some issues for the football side. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC and...

15 BCS Championship Match-ups that should have happened

By Braden Gall, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Argument reigned supreme last season when one-loss Alabama got the nod to rematch with LSU over Oklahoma State in the BCS Championship game. Had the Cowboys simply beaten Iowa State two weeks earlier, there would have been no room for discussion. Since there is no playoff (yet) and a hodge-podge of very qualified one-loss teams — Oregon, Florida, Kansas State namely — are looking up at Alabama...

Ranking All 35 College Football Bowls for 2012: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other quality pairings to watch this postseason. Ranking the 35 Bowl Games: Must-Watch to Must-Miss 1. BCS National Title – Alabama (12-1) vs. Notre Dame (12...

Rutgers Joins Big Ten; What's Next for the Big East?

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 4 weeks ago
College football has been on a wave of non-stop realignment over the last two years, and the dominoes continued to fall with the Big Ten’s addition of Rutgers. Maryland was announced as the Big Ten’s 13th team on Monday, while the Scarlet Knights will join as team No. 14 in 2014. Just as the Big Ten did with Maryland, picking up Rutgers adds another team in a valuable television market. The...

College Football: BCS Analysis Post-Week 9

By David Fox, 2 years 1 month ago
Even as four BCS top-10 teams lost Saturday, the national championship rankings became no less clear. Except, perhaps, Alabama’s status at No. 1. With former No. 2 Florida losing to No. 10 Georgia on Saturday, the coveted second spot for the national title was up for grabs. Even if Notre Dame had the more impressive win last week by defeating then-No. 8 Oklahoma 30-13 in Norman, Kansas...

College Football: BCS Analysis Post-Week 8

By David Fox, 2 years 1 month ago
Shades of 2008 and 2009 continue to play out in the BCS standings as Alabama and Florida remain on top in the second release of the rankings. The two teams met in the SEC championship game in those two seasons for a winner-take-all trip to the national championship game and may again if both teams remain undefeated. However, the action in the second week of the BCS rankings was outside...

College Football's Second-Half Predictions for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 2 months ago
The first half of the college football season provided plenty of twists and turns, but the second half is really when the national championship and the conference title races will be decided. With most teams finished with their non-conference games, the focus shifts to conference play, which is arguably the best stretch of the season. And the best news for college football fans? None of the...

College Football's Top 10 Surprises After Two Weeks

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
Only two weeks of the 2012 college football season are in the books, but there has been plenty of action so far. After two weeks, Athlon runs down 10 surprises, including Pac-12 teams UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State. There's still plenty of time for our opinion to change on these teams/players/units over the next few weeks, but here are 10 things that caught our attention through two games....