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College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With media days underway and players reporting to camps in August, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 50 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the...

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 2 weeks 5 days ago
In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top football conference in the land on the preseason list for this prestigious award the prevailing question is, has the SEC lost its way? The Jim Thorpe Award has been around since 1986 honoring the top defensive back in the nation. Over the past six...

SEC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Related: SEC Predictions for 2015 Players with a...

SEC Announces Players Who Will Attend 2015 Football Media Days

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The 2015 SEC Football Media Days will be held July 13-16 in Hoover, Ala. The always anticipated event kicks off on Monday with Auburn, Florida, and Vanderbilt taking center stage. On Tuesday, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Tennessee will answer questions about the upcoming season followed by Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas on Wednesday. LSU, Georgia,...

Retrial Date Set for Vanderbilt Rape Case

By Josh Hamburger, 3 weeks 4 days ago
After the conviction then mistrial in the Vanderbilt rape case that exposed some major problems between sports and college, the judge has set a new trial date for November 30. Former Commodores Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were convicted on January 27 for their role in a rape of an unconscious woman in June 2013 at a campus dorm. However, it was declared a mistrial after a juror did not...

Ranking the SEC Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 12 SEC experts like Tim Brando, Dan Wolken, Steven Godfrey and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the SEC. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all athletic directors...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the SEC East

By Matt Josephs, 3 weeks 5 days ago
When it comes to the SEC, much of the focus on the nation's best college football conference is directed towards the West. That doesn't mean the East should be completely overlooked, however, as those teams went 5-0 in bowls last season compared to the West's not-so-impressive 2-5 showing. This season, Georgia has its sights set on dethroning defending division champion Missouri...

SEC Wild Card Players in 2015

By Jason Hall, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The SEC features many of college football's biggest names. These players are expected to lead their teams to victory each week through strong individual performances. Then there's the "wild cards" which includes several different categories. Sometimes it's a do-everything, x-factor player. In other cases it may be a player flying under the radar who is poised...