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College Football Post-Week 9 Award Watch

By David Fox, 1 year 5 months ago
The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only award worth watching on a weekly basis. The Lombardi, Outland, Davey O’Brien and Biletnikoff races are all worth watching and debating as the season goes along. Throughout the season, we’ll keep an eye on all the prominent position trophies through college football in addition to the Heisman. If you’re looking for our thoughts on that other trophy, check...

College Football Award Watch: Post-Week 8

By David Fox, 1 year 5 months ago
The Heisman Trophy isn’t the only award worth watching on a weekly basis. The Lombardi, Outland, Davey O’Brien and Biletnikoff races are all worth watching and debating as the season goes along. Throughout the season, we’ll keep an eye on all the prominent position trophies through college football in addition to the Heisman. If you’re looking for our thoughts on that other trophy, check...

College Football: BCS Crasher Stock Report

By David Fox, 1 year 7 months ago
Last week’s BCS crashers probably won’t make a run at a major bowl game this season, but two of them crashed the expectations for power-conference teams. Louisiana-Monroe scored a rare Sun Belt win over an SEC team, and not just a rebuilding SEC program, as happens every now and then. The Warhawks overwhelmed, at least on offense, an SEC team that fancied itself a West Division and BCS...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Coaching Hires for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–23 record as a head coach in stops at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. His teams are 60–18 in conference play, and he has led two teams to a national...

MAC Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-MAC teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-MAC Team First-Team Offense QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio RB Branden Oliver, Buffalo RB Anthon Samuel, Bowling Green WR Nick Harwell, Miami (Ohio) WR Bernard Reedy, Toledo TE Garrett Hoskins,...

MAC Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Conference realignment finally reached the MAC, with Temple departing for its second stint in the Big East and UMass joining the league as it moves up from the FCS ranks. The MAC is coming off its most successful postseason in league history after recording a 4–1 record in bowl games. This year, there is no clear-cut league favorite, but the power still resides in the West Division. The West...

College Football Preseason 2012 Rankings: No. 61-80

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 61-80.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 61. Oregon State Riley’s 12th season in Corvallis isn’t make or break, but his seat definitely gets warm if Oregon State follows disappointing 5–7...

Military Bowl Preview: Air Force vs. Toledo

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 3 months ago
by Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch on Twitter) Military Bowl Toledo (8–4) vs. Air Force (7–5) Date: Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET Location: RFK Stadium, Washington D.C. High-flying Toledo heads to the nation’s capital with one of the most explosive offenses in college football. The Rockets, however, will not have their (former) coach, Tim Beckman, who was hired last week to replace Ron Zook at...

Who Wins the ‘Lack of Institutional Control’ Bowl?

By Patrick Snow, 2 years 7 months ago
The Miami and Ohio State programs were both rocked earlier this year with major cheating scandals. The Buckeyes lost ultra-successful coach Jim Tressel and talented quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the process and still have key players suspended. The Hurricanes are still being investigated after the report surfaced of former booster Nevin Shapiro’s funding of many impermissible activities...