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An Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Tune in to the Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast as our staff talks college football every week leading up to the 2014 season.iTunes | Podcast ArchiveThe dust has barely settled on what was a truly magnificent ending to the BCS era. Not only in the national championship game performance by both Florida State and Auburn but also the rest of the BCS slate. BCS executive director Bill Hancock...

BCS Era: Ranking the 16 BCS National Champions

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The BCS is dead. After 16 years of picking a two-team tournament, the Bowl Championship Series took its final breath in the form of a second BCS championship for Florida State. The Noles won one of the greatest college games played in a 34-31 final version of the BCS title.It was easy to hate the BCS and much more difficult to sing its praises. However, the Bowl Championship Series was a huge...

The 25 Best Teams That Never Played for the BCS Championship

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 weeks ago
Just ask Auburn fans how much luck it takes to win a BCS National Championship? Certainly, the Tigers are a great team with a great coach and deserve to play in the title game. But the Fightin' War Eagles needed plenty of good fortune to land in Pasadena this season. Just like Alabama the two years prior where a missed field goal in Ames, Iowa and five yards in the Georgia Dome nearly...

USC's Lee declares for draft

By Anonymous (not verified), 9 months 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - USC star wide receiver Marqise Lee will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft."To all Trojan fans, I have decided to forego my senior season at USC and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. I want to thank my coaches, teammates, staff and the entire Trojan Family for all of the support over the last three seasons. I am a proud Trojan and will remain...

2014 Under Armour All-American Game Winners and Losers

By Braden Gall, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Seven of the nation's best prospects announced where they intend to play college football, at the seventh annual Under Armour game in Florida on Thursday.While a verbal commitment is literally worth nothing in the formal sense, many teams got a lot of good news yesterday. Until the paper work — i.e., the National Letter of Intent — is signed on the first Wednesday in February,...

The Best Pac-12 College Football Stats of 2013

By Braden Gall, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the...

Ranking Every Job in the 2014 College Football Coaching Carousel

By David Fox, 9 months 3 weeks ago
One of the defining moments of college football since the turn of the century was Vince Young leading Texas to a Rose Bowl victory and a national championship over USC following the 2005 season.In 2014, both teams involved in that legendary game will have new coaches.USC is already on its second full-time coach since then. After a dramatic back-and-forth with reports indicating Mack Brown had...

USC junior S Bailey leaving for NFL

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 months 3 days ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Junior USC safety Dion Bailey announced Monday he is leaving for the NFL.Bailey, 21, led the Trojans with five interceptions and ranked fourth with 61 tackles this season."I would like to thank the Trojan family for all the support throughout my time here at USC," Bailey tweeted. "Without the teammates, coaches, and administration I had here, this opportunity...

Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Fresno State vs. USC

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 1 week ago
Fresno State and USC are separated by less than 300 miles, but the two California programs have met only twice on the gridiron. That number will change on Saturday, as the Bulldogs and Trojans are set to kickoff the first weekend of bowl action with a matchup in the Las Vegas Bowl.Fresno State was on the doorstep of playing in a BCS bowl, but the Bulldogs lost a 62-52 shootout to San Jose State...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 months 1 week ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State Bulldogs:== Aug 29 - W vs. Rutgers, 52-51 OT== Sep 7 - W vs. Cal Poly, 41-25== Sep 14 - Cancelled at Colorado== Sep 20 - W vs. Boise State, 41-40== Sep 28 - W at Hawaii, 42-37== Oct 5 - W at Idaho, 61-14== Oct 12 - Open== Oct 19 - W...