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Ranking the Pac-12's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 15 hours ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Pac-12's...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 17 hours ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Oregon's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
Defending Pac-12 champion Oregon may not be part of the five-team, mish-mash that is the Pac-12 South race, but head coach Mark Helfrich and the Ducks are not completely free from the fray.  Oregon draws USC and Arizona State in cross-divisional play, both of which appear on the back half of the Ducks' 2015 schedule. The Trojans and Sun Devils were picked No. 1 and 2 by the...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Pac-12 for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The Pac-12 is generally known for its high-scoring offenses. While there’s plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball in 2015, the Pac-12 returns two of the nation’s top defenders in UCLA’s Myles Jack and Arizona’s Scooby Wright. This linebacker duo earned the top two spots in Athlon’s Pac-12 media expert poll, but the offense playmakers and top ...

Vernon Adams vs. Jeff Lockie: Breaking Down Oregon's Quarterback Battle

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The battle to replace Marcus Mariota as Oregon’s starting quarterback is officially underway. Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams passed a math test on Thursday, allowing the senior quarterback to receive his undergraduate degree and join the Ducks in time for fall practice. Adams announced his intentions to transfer to Oregon prior to spring practice but was unable to officially...

Examining the Biggest Concerns for College Football's 2015 Playoff Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have question marks that must be answered in order to win the college football playoff. Ohio State is the overwhelming favorite to repeat as the national...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 17 hours ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

Oregon's Offense Suffers Setback With RB Thomas Tyner's Injury

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Oregon has yet to open fall camp, but the offense has already suffered a big loss. According to a report from CSNNW.com, running back Thomas Tyner will miss all of 2015 with a shoulder injury. Tyner missed part of 2014 due to a shoulder injury but was a key cog in the Ducks’ run to the national championship game. The report indicates Tyner continued to have pain in his shoulder and...

Oregon 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Fall camp marks an official beginning of the A.M. era for Oregon football: After Marcus. The absence of three-year starter and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota looms over the opening of the reigning Pac-12 champion and national runner-up Ducks’ new season. But don’t expect too much of a regression from Oregon in 2015.Related: Why Oregon Will or Won't Make the...