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USC Receiver Makes Crazy Catch in Scrimmage

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 days ago
USC receiver Aaron Minor is trying to earn a spot on the team as a walk-on. And the true freshman certainly opened some eyes with a crazy catch in Saturday’s scrimmage.Check out this crazy catch from USC’s scrimmage, with Minor catching a pass off the back of a defensive back: 

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

By Braden Gall, 8 months 5 days ago
When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don't necessarily think Louisville or Boise State is the 9th- or 11th-best team in the nation as they sit in our rankings, but rather, they will finish...

College Football's Top 30 Impact Freshmen for 2013

By Braden Gall, 8 months 5 days ago
Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Miami's Duke Johnson, Penn State's Deion Barnes and TCU's Devonte Fields changed the landscape of their respective...

Critical games for 2013: Key stretches in the Pac-12

By David Fox, 8 months 5 days ago
As Oregon and Stanford have taken over the post-Pete Carroll Pac-12, so have the Ducks’ and Cardinal’s divergent styles. Facing Oregon’s track meet offense and Stanford grinding, physical attack means headaches for coordinators and strength coaches alike.Schools like Washington and UCLA must wonder what they’ve done wrong to deserve playing both Oregon and Stanford in...

College Football's Top 25 Wide Receiving Corps for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 6 days ago
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for a breakout year. But Alabama isn't too far behind USC, especially with the emergence of Amari Cooper last season.Ranking the receiving corps in...

College Football's Top 25 Running Back Units for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running back in 2013, with Georgia and Alabama taking the top two spots in Athlon’s top 25 backfields. But the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs aren't the...

Pac-12's Impact Freshmen To Watch in 2013

By Braden Gall, 8 months 1 week ago
The Pac-12 might have the coolest awards in college football. The Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year might be the best-named trophy in sports. The Morris Trophy is given to the best offensive and defensive lineman in the league — as voted on BY THE PLAYERS (OL and DL).But the Freshman of the Year award is the new guy on the Pac-12 awards block. The Defensive Rookie of the Year has...

2013 Athlon Sports High School Football Preseason Top 25

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 1 week ago
The Athlon Sports High School Football Preseason Top 25, just in time for the Friday night lights across the country. As usual, Florida, Texas and California are well-represented, but there's plenty of talent from coast-to-coast and more teams playing national schedules than ever before.1. Miami Central (Fla.) RocketsMiami Central is Athlon Sports’ preseason No. 1 high school football...

Pac-12 Football Breakout Players for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The Pac-12 is filled with talent on both sides of the ball. But there's always room for another superstar or two from each team to emerge. USC receiver Nelson Agholor is off to a good start this...