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Ranking the Pac-12 Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 10 Pac-12 experts like Rick Neuheisel, Dan Hawkins, Chris Huston, Ryan Nece and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Pac-12. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all...

Bovada Releases 2015 College Football Over/Under Win Totals

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On Thursday, Bovada jumped into the mix with their win total projections for the coming year. Needless to say, a few things jump out about the odds...

College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success of the secondary doesn’t necessarily depend on the two starting cornerbacks for any team, having a standout tandem helps to defend the prolific...

College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was. Looking ahead to 2015, college football isn’t hurting for talent in...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Pac-12 WILL NOT Be the Best Conference in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 6 days ago
The Pac-12 is stacked with quality football teams and elite coaches. The rise of the Pac-12 began with the hiring of Larry Scott as conference commissioner. It continued by bringing in great coaches like Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham, Chris Petersen, Mike Leach, Sonny Dykes and Jim Mora. Facilities upgrades, television networks and elite quarterback play followed close behind. The rise...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves.com, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and USC are favored in nine of the games listed by the Golden Nugget. Check out the full list of first odds for the...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the Pac-12 South Division

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 1 week ago
Unlike the Pac-12 North, the conference's southern division will be a lot tighter. USC has the pieces to make it to the College Football Playoff while Arizona State, UCLA and Arizona all could make some noise of their own. Outside of Colorado, we could potentially make a case for the other schools going bowling as well.  Related: 2015 Pac-12 Predictions, Projected Records...

12 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Pac-12 for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...

College Football's Two-Way Players of 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
Texas A&M legend and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, who passed away earlier this month, carved a niche in college football history with his outstanding play at both linebacker and running back. Crow played in the era from 1954 to 1965 in which college football rules banned specializing, thus all players participated on both sides of the ball in a “one-platoon” system...