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Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Suffers Ankle Injury Against Virginia

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire suffered a significant ankle injury during Saturday’s game against Virginia. Zaire was injured during the third quarter on a rush attempt for the Fighting Irish and was replaced by DeShone Kizer. Prior to the injury, Zaire completed 7 of 18 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 87 yards and one score. The sophomore was carted to the...

Major Position Changes in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to another position in his senior year to make his team — the defending national champion — stronger. Most importantly, he looked pretty...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 11 months 2 weeks ago
When Notre Dame travels to Charlottesville, Va., to play Virginia on Saturday, it will be the program’s first game played in the Old Dominion State. Both teams met at Giants Stadium in New Rutherford, N.J., in 1989 to start the season, with Notre Dame beating Virginia 36-13. Notre Dame’s opening victory over Texas was overshadowed by a season-ending ACL injury to top running...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Debuts of 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback in Week 1. But the success of new signal-callers wasn’t limited to true freshman, as transfers Vernon Adams (Oregon), Everett Golson (Florida...

5 College Football Teams That Quietly Impressed in Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if a team wins in an upset or is more impressive than the preseason projections expected, the reaction is this team should be better than we thought....

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami traveling to FAU. On Saturday, Michigan State-Oregon, Oklahoma-Tennessee and LSU-Mississippi State round out the key games for Week 2.   ...

How Will The Tarean Folston Injury Affect Notre Dame?

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Saturday was nearly perfect for the Notre Dame football team. From beginning to end, the Irish throttled the Texas offense and their offense scored at will in a 38-3 victory. It was a night for Notre Dame fans to celebrate.   Except that running back Tarean Folston went down with a knee injury six minutes in to the contest and will be lost for the season.  Notre Dame now...

Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After Week One

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Notre Dame opened the 2015 with an extremely easy 38-3 victory over Texas. The Irish jumped to an early lead and never were threatened. The expectations for the Irish coming in were extremely high. Now they are even loftier. Notre Dame dominated both offensively and defensively and head into week two with tons of positive momentum. Picking just five things to takeaway...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 1

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the most...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...