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Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 3 weeks 2 days ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 6 days ago
One of the greatest opening weekends in college football history is thankfully not limited to the traditional Saturday action this year. In a bid to give us all a little more football — and importantly pay proper respect to two of the sport’s most famous blue bloods — the powers that be moved Notre Dame’s first trip to Austin in two decades to Sunday for some...

5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. Texas College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
It is hard to believe that Texas is hoping to beat Notre Dame this Sunday for the first time since 1970. The Fighting Irish have a 9-2 lead in what has proven to be a very one-sided series between college football’s two most storied programs. Look no further than last year’s meeting, a 38-3 season-opening rout by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.   Still, there have been...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The first week of the 2016 college football season is finally here and it certainly delivers when it comes to some incredible matchups to open the year. With a non-conference slate that might be the best of all-time when you factor in some of the brand names and Top 25 teams facing off against each other, it’s pretty easy to understand why there’s so much hype for Week 1 around the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 4 weeks 1 day ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jeremy Simon, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Last season. the West Virginia Mountaineers posted their best record since joining the Big 12 Conference, going 8-5.   As optimism grows surrounding what may be the most potent offense head coach Dana Holgorsen has had in Morgantown the schedule also is much friendlier than it was in 2015.   Related: West Virginia Mountaineers 2016 Spring Football Preview   While the...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. 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 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Texas Longhorns 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 4 weeks 1 day ago
After playing for the national championship at the end of the 2009 season, the Texas football program has slogged through six years that have ranged from putrid to decent. Even if third-year head coach Charlie Strong has the Longhorns back on the path to respectability, it might be tough to tell this year.   Related: Texas Longhorns 2016 Spring Football Preview   Texas’...