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UNC Takes a Cheap Shot at Jadeveon Clowney

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney didn’t make a huge impact on the stat sheet on Thursday night (three tackles), but the junior was around the line of scrimmage most of the night. Clowney’s presence altered North Carolina’s gameplan from the first snap, as the Tar Heels did their best to avoid No. 7.North Carolina’s offensive line did a decent job of keeping...

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s 2013 season kicks off with an ACC-SEC matchup between North Carolina and South Carolina. The Tar Heels were ineligible to play in the postseason last year but compiled an impressive 8-4 record in coach Larry Fedora’s first year. The Gamecocks went 11-2 in 2012, defeating Georgia and rival Clemson in impressive fashion.Even though both teams are coming off a good...

SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Mitch Light, 1 year 4 months ago
The showdown at the Georgia Dome Saturday night between Georgia and Clemson highlights the Week 1 action in the SEC. The only league game, Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, takes place Thursday night in Nashville. SEC Week 1 Game Power Rankings1. Georgia (-2) at Clemson (8 ET, ABC)The marquee matchup of Week 1 pits two teams with legitimate national title aspirations. Clemson is known for its...

College Football 2013 Conference and National Title Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
With kickoff for the 2013 college football season just around the corner, there’s just enough time for one more set of predictions.Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was released to iron out the predictions after spring practice was completed. But there wasn’t a consensus on every conference title race or the top 25 rankings.Louisville, Ohio State and Tulsa were...

Ranking All 125 College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Coaches are always a hot topic during any college football season. And once the calendar turns to late October, replacements and potential firings will dominate the headlines even more.There’s a difference between a coach on the hot seat and the overall pressure surrounding a coach. And it’s not always easy to tell the difference between the two categories. But Athlon Sports has...

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2013 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Every college football team has personnel issues that will be a question mark going into the 2013 season. But some have national title implications.Alabama has the nation’s best roster, but the Crimson Tide is replacing a couple of key starters on the offensive line. Ohio State’s defensive line lost all four starters from last season and will be relying on two sophomores to start at...

Redrafting the SEC Rosters for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Fantasy drafts are a popular part of any offseason, but Athlon Sports (with a little bit of help from a few friends) took it to the next level when it came to the SEC.College football’s premier conference is loaded with talent, so we thought it would be interesting to erase the rosters and conduct a redraft with 14 managers serving as the coaches of SEC programs.The rules for the draft...

Meyer began SEC title run, now wants to end it

By Evan Buhler, 1 year 4 months ago
Urban Meyer had officially been the head coach at Ohio State for maybe 10 minutes when he was hit with his first question about his old conference.

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
Kansas State and Baylor was the most important game in the Big 12 last year. It was Texas A&M that upset Alabama last fall, not LSU. Stanford surprised the nation by knocking off Oregon in Eugene. And Florida State battled Clemson for the right to play (and win) the ACC championship. It goes to show that anything can happen on any weekend and it's why college football is the...

12 Overlooked Trends in College Football for 2013

By David Fox, 1 year 4 months ago
The 2013 season is upon us, but there’s still plenty to dissect from recent seasons that may give us a hint of what’s to come after the first kickoff Thursday.Returning starters, points per game, yards per play and recruiting rankings give us a slice of what’s going on in the college football landscape, but there are a few others numbers that deserve attention.We’ve been...