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2012 College Football Non-Conference Match-ups to Watch

By Braden Gall, 2 years 11 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) The ink is barely dry on the 2011 college football season and Athlon Sports is already fired up about 2012. The Sears Crystal Ball parade still has plenty of K-Marts to visit before the defending champion Crimson Tide will open practice at the Capstone next summer in an effort to win three titles in four years. But fans can bet Nick Saban is already...

Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Arizona State vs. Boise State

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 1 day ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Las Vegas Bowl Arizona State (6-6) vs. Boise State (11-1) Date: Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET Location: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev. Another season, another near miss for Boise State. The Broncos will be making their second consecutive bowl trip to Las Vegas, while certainly wondering what might have been. A missed game-winning field goal...

The Greatest Non-BCS Offenses

By Braden Gall, 3 years 2 days ago
The BCS is wrapping up its 14th season of action and Athlon Sports is continuing its series of BCS rankings. We ranked the best performances of each BCS bowl game and we ranked the best teams of each BCS conference. Now, we break down the top offensive units of the BCS era (1998-present). Statistics, awards, championships and NFL talent were all considered and evaluated in order to label the...

Boise State, Kellen Moore finale Highlight Early Bowl Matchups

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 1 week ago
Bowl season is upon us, and there are several quality storylines in the early matchups. Some college football stars to look for in the pre-Christmas slate are Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict, San Diego State tailback Ronnie Hillman, Utah State runner Robert Turbin, Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Ladarius Green and TCU linebacker Tank Carder....

Snyder, Miles and Hoke lead Coach of the Year Candidates

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 1 week ago
There were many great coaching jobs around college football this season, and the Coach of the Year selection is always a tough decision. Les Miles of LSU was the only coach in the country to go undefeated, and he did it against a tough schedule. Kansas State’s Bill Snyder and Michigan’s Brady Hoke led their respective teams from 7-6 records in 2010 to 10-2 this season. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney...

Big East Gets Bigger: Adds Boise State and Four Others

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 2 weeks ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Finally. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC in September and West Virginia to the Big 12 in late October, the Big East is ready to expand. According to CBSSports.com, the conference will formally add Boise State, Houston, San Diego State, SMU and UCF. The Big East is expected to announce the additions on Wednesday. Houston, SMU...

BCS Got It Right with Alabama over Oklahoma State

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The BCS Championship Game always brings much debate and consternation when its two participants are selected. Even though the BCS has allowed the college football world to see title games that were not contractually possible before 1998, fans and media seem to feel a need to scream and protest throughout the process. This season is no different, with LSU finishing as the only team in the...

UCLA Coaching Candidates: Who’s the Leader?

By Patrick Snow, 3 years 2 weeks ago
UCLA has a proud tradition in football, but the last two decades have been very mediocre outside of three or four special seasons. The Bruins’ last Rose Bowl win? That would be a victory over Iowa at the end of the 1985 season. UCLA has been to two Rose Bowls since then but lost both to Wisconsin, concluding the 1993 and 1998 seasons. With Rick Neuhesiel leaving, the Bruins need to hit a home...

Boise's Kellen Moore Eyes End of Brilliant Career

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Kellen Moore, Boise State Kellen Moore is one of the Top 5 finalists for the 2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, a distinction awarded to the nation's top senior quarterback and one that rewards character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game. Please click here for a full list of the 2011 Golden Arm Award nominees. The Boise State senior signal-caller is finishing off...

Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Championship Saturday

By Braden Gall, 3 years 3 weeks ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...