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Previewing the Five Best College Football Games of Week 2

By Braden Gall, 11 months 5 days ago
Just when you think you've got it all figured out… the season starts. Texas A&M, Rutgers and Temple got things started on Thursday evening in shocking fashion by pulling off huge upsets. The madness continued on Saturday with a thriller in Dublin between Penn State and UCF before the top two teams in the nation struggled mightily with West Virginia (Alabama) and...

Pac-12 Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 11 months 1 week ago
Undefeated should be the Pac-12's goal in Week 1. Every team in the league is favored to win its season opener with the exception of Cal — an 11-point underdog on the road at Northwestern. So barring a Golden Bears’ road upset, the league should be hoping to avoid the upset bug in the first weekend of action. All of the league front-runners are huge...

USC's Shaw admits fabricating story

By Anonymous (not verified), 11 months 1 week ago
Los Angeles, CA ( - USC defensive back Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely after admitting he fabricated a story about saving his nephew from drowning.The university said in a news release that Shaw came clean Wednesday and has apologized.Shaw said through an attorney that he was injured in a fall and regrets not telling the truth.His story -- that he suffered two sprained...

USC investigating Shaw story claims

By Anonymous (not verified), 11 months 1 week ago
Los Angeles, CA ( - USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian admitted to reporters Tuesday that the school has begun examining claims made by defensive back Josh Shaw that he injured himself while saving a nephew from drowning over the weekend.Sarkisian confirmed media reports that the USC athletic department has received phone calls contradicting Shaw's story, which the Trojans...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: 2014 Week 1 Preview

By Braden Gall, 11 months 1 week 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 [email protected] or on Twitter at @AthlonSports, @BradenGall, @DavidFox615 and @AthlonSteven

NCAA Football Preview - USC Trojans

By Anonymous (not verified), 11 months 2 weeks 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...

USC RB Madden dealing with turf toe injury

By Anonymous (not verified), 11 months 2 weeks 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...

College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 2 weeks 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...