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College Football's Top 10 Players Returning From Injury for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 days ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Just ask the coaching staffs at Maryland, Missouri or USC.The Terrapins lost four quarterbacks to season-ending injuries last year, while the Tigers played 2012 without the services of standout running back Henry Josey. USC lost defensive end Devon Kennard in the preseason, which played a role in the Trojans’ defense finishing seventh...

College Football: The Pac-12's Best Traditions

By Braden Gall, 9 months 1 week ago
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has bigger stadiums filled with more dedicated fans, historic bands and student sections. The offenses are more innovative and the rivalries are drenched in...

The Pac-12's Top Heisman Contenders in 2013

By Braden Gall, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 Conference doesn’t win a lot of Heisman Trophies, but when it does, it dominates.Over the last 30 years, the league has just three such stiff-armed awards, but USC won those three Heisman in a four-year span from 2002-05: Carson Palmer (2002), Matt Leinart (’04) and Reggie Bush (’05). That said, the Pac-12 has been close recently with Heisman finalists LaMichael...

5 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
When predicting college football’s national champion, experience at quarterback is usually one of the most important factors to consider. However, is it time to reconsider how important experience is under center? Four of the last six teams to play in the title game had a first-year starter at quarterback. Alabama’s Greg McElroy took home the title in 2009, while Auburn’s Cam Newton won the...

College Football's Best Coaches Under 40

By David Fox, 9 months 3 weeks ago
Thirty is the new 40. At least in coaching.During the last run through the coaching carousel, five schools hired coaches who had yet to reach their 40th birthday. That included the nation’s youngest coach, P.J. Fleck, who took the Western Michigan job at age 32 with neither head coaching nor coordinator experience.Meanwhile, one 30-something coach, Willie Taggart, took his second head...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Uniforms

By Braden Gall, 9 months 4 weeks ago
It's impossible to rank Oregon. Here is a shot of their 2011 wardrobe produced by OregonLive.com. Some are awesome and extremely stylish: ones worn vs. Missouri State, Arizona, Colorado, Stanford and Wisconsin. Some are too much and way over the top: LSU, Nevada, Arizona State, USC and Washington State. And some aren't bad or good: Washington, Cal, Oregon State or UCLA. When they are...

Ranking the Pac-12's 2013 Football Uniforms

By Braden Gall, 9 months 4 weeks ago
Who will be the best dressed football team in the Pac-12 this fall?

College Football's Top 10 Most-Improved Teams for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 21 hours ago
Every college football season brings a few surprises. Whether it’s a team finishing in the top 10 that no one expected in the preseason or another program struggling to reach .500 after a successful stretch, each year presents many different case studies when trying to project teams for the upcoming season. And some teams are quick to rebound after a disappointing year to contend for a...

Pac-12 Football 2013 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 days ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Pac-12 teams for this season.Related Content: Pac-12 Predictions for 2013 2013 All-Pac-12 TeamFirst-Team OffenseQB Marcus Mariota, OregonRB Ka’Deem Carey, ArizonaRB Bishop Sankey, WashingtonWR Brandin Cooks, Oregon StateWR...

9 Acts of College Football Pranks, Vandalism and Kidnapping

By David Fox, 10 months 5 days ago
Clemson officials acknowledged this week that Howard’s Rock, the iconic touchstone Clemson players rub before running onto the field at home games, was damaged by vandals around June 2 or 3. The perpetrators allegedly broke into the stadium, removed the glass casing and broke a piece of the rock, which has been a staple of Clemson games since 1966. Definitely broken #HowardsRock #...