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Expert Poll: Week 1 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

Big Ten Takeaways: Ohio State Offense Settles In, Michigan State Ready for Oregon

By David Fox, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The Big Ten will have to wait another week to have a good grip on its College Football Playoff hopes.Perhaps that seems an obvious statement considering it’s Week 2. But imagine if Wisconsin hadn’t collapsed in the second half against LSU. The narrative, heading into a week in which Michigan State faces Oregon, would be that the Big Ten could have multiple Playoff contenders.Instead...

James Franklin Shows Joe Paterno-Style Football Never Coming Back to Penn State

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 4 days ago
What does new Penn State coach James Franklin have in common with Joe Paterno? Well, they both won their first game as head coach of the Nittany Lions. But the comparisons stop there...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Skydiver Misses Landing Prior to Penn State-UCF Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of the stadium with a UCF flag. Instead, the skydiver completely missed the stadium and landed outside of Croke Park.  Check out the video of the...

Read and React: Christian Hackenberg, Sam Ficken Save the Day for Penn State in Dublin

By David Fox, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Jet lag will be much easier to bear for James Franklin, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken when Penn State returns from Dublin.The Nittany Lions won Franklin’s debut in dramatic fashion, getting the first college football Saturday to a thrilling start with a 26-23 win over UCF.As many openers, the game wasn’t always pretty as UCF staged a second-half comeback with a backup...

Christian Hackenberg Sets Penn State Passing Record in Epic Victory vs. UCF

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Four thousand miles from home, under intense pressure, Penn State sophomore Christian Hackenberg showed why he should be considered one of college football’s elite young quarterbacks...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Penn State vs. UCF: Game Grades, Analysis for the Nittany Lions

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 4 days ago
The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the Central Florida Knights 26-24 after Sam Ficken drilled a 36-yard field goal as time expired...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 1 Picks

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Each week, Athlon Sports brings the fans a taste of Las Vegas with our panel picks against the spread for every top 25 game and Braden Gall’s top individual games of the week. Here are his Week 1 picks: Boise St (-10) vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta)Normally the Broncos are excellent in season openers against high-level competition. Normally Ole Miss isn’t considered high-level...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 1 Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football season is finally here and the guys preview the opening weekend of the season. Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan make picks, talk upsets, discuss Braxton Miller's injury and argue about fall weddings. Have a question or comment? Contact us at or on Twitter at @AthlonSports, @BradenGall, @DavidFox615 and @AthlonSteven

Penn State Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions

By Evan Buhler, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The first offseason of the James Franklin era has been loud. Penn State's new head coach has never been shy, but he's never been more not shy than he has been the past eight months...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...