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College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 15 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day 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. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

College Football's Top 15 Coaches on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. The pressure to win and produce at a high level is higher than ever before. And as a result of the pressure, programs can’t wait for five seasons to give a coach time to produce a winning record. Getting the hire right is critical to any college football program. Change in any college football offseason is inevitable. There will...

MAC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The MAC should have plenty of offensive fireworks in 2015. There’s no shortage of talent at quarterback in this league, beginning with UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel, as the senior headlines Athlon’s 2015 All-MAC team. However, Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson, Western Michigan’s Zach Terrell, Buffalo’s Joe Licata, Northern Illinois’ Drew Hare and Central Michigan...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

MAC Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The MAC is known for its high-scoring offenses and midweek games, but more attention should be paid to the depth of this league for 2015. Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, claiming five consecutive appearances in the conference championship. The Huskies are once again among the league’s best, but Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan will push Rod Carey...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #61-80

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 days ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 61-80 rankings release features more teams from the Power 5 leagues, as well as some predicted...

Northern Illinois Huskies 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 days ago
Northern Illinois reigned supreme in the MAC in 2014, although a blowout loss to Marshall in the Boca Raton Bowl ended last season on a disappointing note. The path to the MAC West division crown figures to go through the Huskies once again this fall, as Rod Carey's team returns 14 starters from a team that is used to winning. Northern Illinois is in search of its sixth straight division...

Herd set sights on Huskies in bowl action

By The Sports Network, 6 months 1 week ago
Boca Raton, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Two conference champions will clash head to head in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl as the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Northern Illinois Huskies converge on FAU Stadium on Dec. 23. Marshall nearly made it through an unbeaten season in 2014, but dropped a regular-season finale to Western Kentucky, 67-66, in overtime that served as the team's lone loss....

Boca Raton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
Marshall and Northern Illinois were each on the cusp of an appearance in a bigger bowl game, but the two programs meet for the first time since 2001 in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl. The Thundering Herd and Huskies were two of the nation’s top teams from the Group of 5 conferences and were in contention for a spot in one of college football’s top bowl games until Boise State was...