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James Madison Dukes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 5 months 1 week ago
For North Carolina, it’s home sweet home. Finally.   After opening the season against Georgia in Atlanta and then heading to Champaign, Illinois, to face the Fighting Illini, the Tar Heels will kickoff their home schedule with James Madison this Saturday. UNC is now 1-1 after downing the Illini 48-23.   James Madison comes in at 2-0 and is currently ranked No. 8 in the FCS...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 3 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 3 slate features four games matching top 25 teams and several other intriguing matchups. The weekend slate starts on Thursday night with Houston traveling to Cincinnati, followed by three games on Friday night, including Baylor at Rice and Arizona State at UTSA. On Saturday, Florida State-Louisville, Ole Miss-Alabama, Nebraska-Oregon, Oklahoma-Ohio State and...

10 Under-the-Radar College Football Players to Watch in Week's 3 Biggest Games

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
College football’s Week 3 slate is filled with marquee matchups and games that will have a significant impact on rankings or playoff positioning later in the season. While there are more than just five meaningful games, Athlon Sports is highlighting five games – Alabama vs. Ole Miss, Louisville vs. Florida State, Ohio State vs. Oklahoma, Oregon vs. Nebraska and Notre Dame vs....

College Football's Top 25 Logos in 2016

By Jim Weber, 5 months 1 week ago
Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the Chicago Bulls.   With that in mind, we rank the Top 25 FBS logos (in descending order) based on aesthetics, color combination and creativity....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Last year, North Carolina suffered a tough loss to an SEC team in its season opener. After playing an FCS opponent in week two, the Tar Heels feasted on an Illinois squad in turmoil, winning 48-14.   This time around, immediately after a 33-24 loss to SEC power Georgia, the Tar Heels again face Illinois. The difference this year is that the Illini are on much more solid ground...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 2

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 2 weeks ago
After the best opening week ever in college football and some of the most anticipated position battles of the season, week 2 pumps the brakes a little when it comes to the product on the field. The non-conference slate is a little bare when it comes to power teams taking on other worthy challengers but there are still plenty of one-on-one battles that will be worth tuning in for.  ...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 5 months 2 weeks ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...