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Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 1 Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 days 8 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 or on Twitter at @AthlonSports, @BradenGall, @DavidFox615 and @AthlonSteven

USC RB Madden dealing with turf toe injury

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 1 hour ago
Los Angeles, CA ( - USC Trojans running back Tre Madden is going to be a game-time decision because of a turf toe injury for the school's season opener against Fresno State on August 30Head coach Steve Sarkisian made the announcement on Friday.Madden, a junior, ran for 703 yards and three touchdowns last season. He was expected to share running back duties with Javorius Allen...

NCAA Football Preview - USC Trojans

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 1 hour ago
After besting Hawaii, 30-13, in the opener, the Trojans failed to get anything going on offense in a 10-7 loss to Washington State. Then, following wins over Boston College and Utah State, they fell yet again in an embarrassing 62-41 final at Arizona State.That was the final straw for the Lane Kiffin era, as the highly publicized head coach was finally let go after failing to live up to the...

College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 16 hours ago
You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now. 1. Auburn at Alabama (Nov. 29)Not only are in-state and conference bragging rights on the line for 364 days in the nation’s biggest event this year, but the winner of this one game also played in each of the final five...

Pac-12 Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 1 day ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

Ranking College Football's Top 50 Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes the No. 1 spot in the player rankings, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota a close No. 2. Winston and Mariota headline a deep group of quarterbacks in...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Pac-12 for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The SEC is college football’s No. 1 conference, but the Pac-12 isn’t far behind. With playoff contenders in Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, and USC, the league has a deep group of teams pushing for a spot among the top 10 this year. And the depth of the Pac-12 is strong, highlighted by Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Arizona. Strong quarterback play highlights...

The Pac-12's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
Good luck figuring out the Pac-12 this fall. At the top, many believe this league is college football’s best. And what separates it from every other league in the nation — including the mighty SEC — isn’t just the fact that two teams will play 10 conference games but that all of the preseason powers will face each other this fall. While other...

10 College Football Teams That Need to Lower Expectations

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
Rankings are a big part of any college football season, and even in the playoff format, the polls and projections are still an interesting exercise. For example: The AP Poll came out over the weekend, while the USA Today Coaches Poll came out a few weeks ago. And the Athlon Sports Top 25 has been out since May. With a few small exceptions — Florida ranked in Athlon...

College Football's Top 30 RB Units for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 16 hours ago
The running back position is full of talent for 2014, headlined by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Georgia’s Todd Gurley and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah. And talented rushers like South Carolina’s Mike Davis, Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon and Miami’s Duke Johnson aren’t far behind. While the individual talent is important, depth and the No. 2 option –...