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Western Michigan Coach P.J. Fleck Walks on Fire

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
New Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck certainly isn’t short on energy or interesting ideas.The first-year coach revamped the Broncos’ uniforms for 2013 and recently walked on fire. No, really.And if that wasn’t enough, Fleck and his staff walked on broken glass this summer.Here’s a video and a photo showing Fleck’s offseason adventures. WMU Football staff gonna...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...

Western Michigan Unveils New Uniforms for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
New Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck has brought some much-needed energy into the program, and the Broncos are already off to a good start on the recruiting trail for the 2014 signing class. And Fleck's task is to get Western Michigan back into the MAC West title picture, which won't be easy in 2013 with Northern Illinois, Toledo and Ball State all coming off bowl appearances last year...

MAC Football 2013 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 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 and second All-MAC teams for this season. Related Content: MAC Predictions for 2013 2013 All-MAC Team First-Team Offense QB Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois RB Dri Archer, Kent State RB David Fluellen, Toledo WR Bernard Reedy, Toledo...

MAC Football 2013 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
2013 MAC Predictions     East Division   MAC Overall 1. Bowling Green 7-1 8-5 2. Ohio 6-2 9-3 3. Kent State 4-4 6-6 4. Buffalo 4-4 5-7 5. Miami (Ohio...

Ball State's Crazy Tip Drill Interception Highlights Win over WMU

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The MAC is a conference known for its offensive fireworks, but Ball State used a little creativity on defense to beat Western Michigan on Saturday. With Western Michigan ready to punch in a score to take a lead, the Cardinals tipped a pass intended for a receiver in the endzone. One tip is usually enough for a pass to be intercepted or caught, but this time, the ball was tipped twice and...

College Football's Top 20 Coaches on the Hot Seat: Post-Week 2 Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Week 2 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips and Boston College's Frank Spaziani won last Saturday, but both coaches rank as the top two on the hot seat going into Week 3. Auburn's Gene Chizik and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz are ranked for the first time in 2012, while Arkansas'...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
With the college football season right around the corner, it's time to countdown the best of the best. Athlon continues the countdown to kickoff with a look at the top quarterbacks in college football for 2012. It should be no surprise USC's Matt Barkley tops the rankings as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation. The senior is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and has the Trojans as one of...

MAC Football 2012 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-MAC teams for this season. Athlon's 2012 All-MAC Team First-Team Offense QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio RB Branden Oliver, Buffalo RB Anthon Samuel, Bowling Green WR Nick Harwell, Miami (Ohio) WR Bernard Reedy, Toledo TE Garrett Hoskins,...

MAC Football 2012 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Conference realignment finally reached the MAC, with Temple departing for its second stint in the Big East and UMass joining the league as it moves up from the FCS ranks. The MAC is coming off its most successful postseason in league history after recording a 4–1 record in bowl games. This year, there is no clear-cut league favorite, but the power still resides in the West Division. The West...