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Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Preseason Playoff Preview

By Braden Gall, 4 days 21 hours ago
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and how the Athlon team settled on our College Football Playoff Projections. Why did we put two SEC teams into the Playoff? Why did we pick Baylor over TCU...

USC Lands Former Miami commitment in Lakeland, Florida, DT Keyshon Camp

By Ryan Wright, 5 days 3 hours ago
On Saturday, at the conclusion of several consecutive camps, USC landed prized Florida defensive tackle Keyshon Camp. Camp, a former Miami Hurricanes commitment, made his verbal commitment to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian and then took to Twitter to make the announcement official, posting, “I’m Announcing that Im Officially commiting to USC #FightOn #Trojans.” ...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 4 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...

Pac-12 WILL NOT Be the Best Conference in 2015

By Braden Gall, 5 days 4 hours 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 week 23 hours 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 week 1 day 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 week 2 days 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 week 2 days 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...

College Football 2015 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days 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-...

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....