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College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 6 min ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

Ranking the ACC's 2016 Football Uniforms

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 4 days ago
There are few conferences in college football that have an interesting blend of some of the best uniforms college football has to offer and some of the worst the way the ACC serves them up. On one hand you have some great classic looks throughout the conference. On the other, you have some of the worst that should have been left in the trash bin of the uniform designer's office. The good...

College Football's All-Star Baseball Team

By Lance Dozier, 1 week 5 days ago
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to show that only the best of the best make it professionaly - especially with only 1.6% of student-athletes playing on Sundays.   Out of...

What if ACC College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level. What if each Power 5 league had an all-star game during the offseason...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to project how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by December. The top four teams for year three of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from 2015. Clemson and Alabama are among the favorites to win it all in 2016, with Florida State, Ohio State...

The ACC's 15 Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 15 names, we tried to stick...

College Football's Top 15 QB Matchups for Friday Games in 2016

By Lance Dozier, 3 weeks 2 days ago
As we all know, a majority of college football games are played on Saturday. But there are quite a few games this year that fall on Friday - 56 to be exact. That is the most ever, and hey, maybe that’s not a bad thing. A matchup on Friday (or a midweek game) provides Group of 5 teams more publicity. But these matchups also take away from high school games and...

College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the ACC Coastal Division

By Matt Josephs, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The ACC Coastal should provide the most intrigue with so many teams that could win the division. North Carolina should mount a stiff defense of its division title, Miami is on its way back and Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech could both enter the mix as well. Virginia won’t be an easy win anymore while Duke will have to adjust as the Blue Devils continue to lose talent.  ...

ACC Wild Card Players in 2016

By Adam Kurkjian, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The ACC is loaded with players who are already high on NFL teams’ draft boards and are household names for their respective fan bases. But while those players, like Clemson’s DeShaun Watson or Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, will certainly hold a big key to how their respective teams finish so will the valuable complementary players.   Related: ACC Football 2016...