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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 3 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. ...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has decided to retire after the 2015 season. Beamer is college football’s longest tenured coach, spending 29 years in Blacksburg. Under Beamer’s direction, the Hokies are 235-120-2 and won at least 10 games in every season from 2004-11. Additionally, Virginia Tech finished No. 2 nationally in 1999. While this job isn’t as good as ACC...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks 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,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 9 Games

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 weeks ago
Week 9 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 9 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes and outstanding plays. Miss anything from Week 9? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action: 20 Must-See Moments from College Football...

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Boston College Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 9 months 1 day ago
In a weekend filled with crazy games, one of the wildest took place at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer returned to his starting role and threw for 270 yards with three touchdowns and Travon McMillian ran for 142 yards and two scores. But Duke’s quarterback Thomas Sirk threw for 270 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 109 yards. When...

College Football's Top 10 Scariest Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 day ago
College football’s Week 9 Saturday slate just happens to fall on Halloween this year. Strange plays, weird outcomes and nightmares for coaching staffs are normal on any weekend during the year, but things may get a little strange on Oct. 31. With the Halloween theme in mind, Athlon Sports has picked the 10 scariest players in college football this season. To most fans, goblins,...

Ranking the Watchability of Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 days ago
College football’s Week 9 slate features 53 games, starting with six matchups on Thursday night. With over 40 games on Saturday, it’s not easy being a college football fan. At times, there’s simply too much going on to stay on top of all of the action. Some time slots are often overloaded with too many good games, which creates dilemmas for fans or just casual viewers. To...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 days ago
Week 9 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with a busy Thursday slate. Six games dot the schedule, including North Carolina traveling to Pittsburgh for a key ACC Coastal Division showdown, while TCU hosts West Virginia and Oregon plays at Arizona State. The action continues on Friday night with four games, including Wake Forest hosting Louisville. Saturday’s schedule isn’t...