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Skydiver Misses Landing Prior to Penn State-UCF Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks 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...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 1 Preview

By Braden Gall, 4 months 22 hours 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 [email protected] or on Twitter at @AthlonSports, @BradenGall, @DavidFox615 and @AthlonSteven

American Athletic 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

American Athletic Conference Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 2 weeks ago
2014 American Athletic Predictions American AthleticOverall1. Cincinnati7-19-32. East Carolina7-18-43. UCF6-28-44. Houston5-38-45. South Florida5-36-66. UConn3-55-77. SMU3-54-88. Memphis3-55-79. Tulane2-63-910. Temple2-63-911. Tulsa1-72-10After a few years of instability and changes, the American Athletic Conference seems to be on solid footing entering the 2014 season. Although the league...

American Athletic Conference Announces Division Alignment for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 4 weeks ago
The American Athletic Conference has announced its new divisional alignment for the 2015 season. With Navy set to join the league in 2015, the American Athletic Conference will have 12 teams and will play a championship game on a campus site at the end of the year.Here are the divisional breakdowns for 2015 and beyond:EastWestCincinnatiHoustonEast CarolinaMemphisTempleNavyUCFSMUUConnTulaneSouth...

2014 College Football Rankings: #55 UCF

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 8 hours ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 55 UCF.Previewing UCF’s Offense for 2014:UCF brings back plenty of weapons on offense from a 12–1 Fiesta Bowl champion squad...

Consensus Quarterback Rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft

By Braden Gall, 8 months 4 days ago
To win a Super Bowl, a team must play defense, must be able to run the ball in short yardage situations but, above all else, must have a good quarterback.It’s why 13 of the last 16 NFL drafts have begun with a team selecting a signal-caller with the No. 1 overall pick. Some of those have been home runs (Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Eli Manning), some have been total busts (JaMarcus Russell...

Early American Athletic Conference Football Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The American Athletic Conference has experienced several changes over the last few years. Of course, the biggest is a name change. The Big East is only a basketball conference, with the football schools rebranded under the American Athletic Conference label.Outside of the name, the biggest change has been the programs in the conference. Louisville, Syracuse and Pittsburgh departed the old Big...

College Football's Top Five Teams on the Decline for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2013 season is officially in the books. While kickoff for the 2014 season is still months away, it’s never too early to start looking at rosters, depth charts and coaching changes for teams poised to make a jump in the rankings next year.Of course, with a few months to dissect rosters, opinions can change on teams. No matter the conference or school, there are...

UCF QB Bortles, RB Johnson leaving for NFL

By Evan Buhler, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Blake Bortles arrived at UCF as a virtual unknown quarterback with modest expectations. Running back Storm Johnson was a transfer looking for a new start.