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Arizona Wildcats vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

By Josh Webb, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The Arizona Wildcats and USC Trojans were expected to enter Saturday's game with the Pac-12 South on the line and a chance at a New Year's Day bowl. With the College Football Playoff well out of reach for both teams, Saturday's game becomes more about survival and bowl eligibility than anything else. With five wins apiece and some tough games remaining for both teams, Saturday is a...

15 Best College Football Players No One is Taking About in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
With 128 FBS teams and over 85 players on every college football roster, it’s easy for some talented prospects to slip through the cracks nationally. There’s no doubt about the talent or the amount of spotlight on LSU’s Leonard Fournette, TCU’s Trevone Boykin, Baylor’s Corey Coleman or Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, but there other plenty of under-the-radar...

15 Potential Upsets That Could Shake Up the College Football Playoff

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, creating a firestorm of criticism on social media and around the internet this week. Clemson topped the rankings at No. 1, followed by LSU, Ohio State and Alabama to round out the top four. The Crimson Tide at No. 4 was easily one of the biggest points of contention by many fans and media...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 10

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Week 10 of the 2015 college football season starts with six games on Thursday night, including Baylor visiting Kansas State. The Bears lost starting quarterback Seth Russell to a season-ending neck injury against Iowa State, and Thursday’s game will be the first start for true freshman Jarrett Stidham under center. Three matchups are slated for Friday, including Temple visiting SMU....

USC Running Backs Prove the Value of Sharing

By Kyle Kensing, 8 months 3 weeks ago
In just a matter of weeks, USC went from a football team not running enough, to one interim head coach Clay Helton must map out how carries will be distributed. Trojan running backs Tre Madden, Justin Davis and Ronald Jones II rushed 14, 15 and 11 times in USC's 27-21 win at Cal Saturday. In total, the Trojans ran 50 times, while quarterback Cody Kessler passed just 23. Helton said...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

Your Guide to Rooting for an SEC-Free College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 3 weeks ago
If you're like me, you're a bald white guy in his late 30s who writes about college football for beer money. Additionally, unless you are a fan of an SEC football team, you smile like you just got away with something every time something bad happens to the SEC. How big would that smile be if the SEC was shut out of the College Football Playoff this season? That's what I thought...

College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings Revealed

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama at No. 4. The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last top 25 and playoff announcements. ...

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Renovation Plans Mean an Even Brighter Future for USC

By Josh Webb, 8 months 4 weeks ago
The University of Southern California unveiled plans last week to remodel the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and reduce the overall capacity of the stadium to 77,500 overall, a sizeable decrease from the previous capacity of 93,607. The detailed plans also include restoring the iconic Peristyle, improvements to luxury and press boxes, better Wi-Fi throughout the stadium, and enhanced amenities to...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 8 hours ago
Week 9 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 9. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator,...