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College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 5 hours 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...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 39 min 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...

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 hours ago
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams, each season always brings a surprise or two in the top 25. 2015 will be no different, as there will be a handful of teams that jump into the top...

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level. Athlon Sports released its 2015 all-conference teams earlier this offseason, and now the focus shifts to the All-...

College Football's Top Transfers to Watch in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. Quarterbacks are always under the microscope in the transfer ranks, and there’s no shortage of intriguing moves for 2015. Everett Golson left...

MAC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The MAC should have plenty of offensive fireworks in 2015. There’s no shortage of talent at quarterback in this league, beginning with UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel, as the senior headlines Athlon’s 2015 All-MAC team. However, Bowling Green’s Matt Johnson, Western Michigan’s Zach Terrell, Buffalo’s Joe Licata, Northern Illinois’ Drew Hare and Central Michigan...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 hours ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

MAC Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The MAC is known for its high-scoring offenses and midweek games, but more attention should be paid to the depth of this league for 2015. Northern Illinois has dominated the MAC in recent years, claiming five consecutive appearances in the conference championship. The Huskies are once again among the league’s best, but Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan will push Rod Carey...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #81-100

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 6 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 81-100 rankings release features only three teams from the Power 5 leagues. The majority of the...

UMass Minutemen 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 9 hours ago
With just five wins in three seasons on the FBS level, could this be the year UMass takes a big step forward? The Minutemen return 18 starters, as Mark Whipple's team hopes to secure the program's first bowl appearance since 1972.Follow Athlon Sports on Twitter: @AthlonSportsPreviewing UMass’ Offense for 2015 Before coach Mark Whipple and quarterback Blake Frohnapfel...