AAC Articles

No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid...
Kevin McGuire
1 week ago
The goody bags have been distributed to the thousands of college football players who participated in the 41 bowls this postseason. The trophies for the dozens of winners of glorified exhibition games have been awarded. The two-plus weeks of...
John La Fleur
1 week ago
Deshaun Watson
Putting together a list of Heisman Trophy candidates tends to be a dilemma for the conscience. History tells us that if you don’t play the offensive glamour positions, you’ve got no shot. So, why bother including anyone who’s...
Allen Kenney
2 weeks ago
Baker Mayfield
September seems pretty far away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the 2016 college football season. Especially when you take a gander at an opening weekend schedule that boasts perhaps some of the most enticing matchups fans have...
Elton Hayes
2 weeks ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers mascot
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’...
Kyle Kensing
3 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Keenan Reynolds
Some Pittsburgh fans and players viewed their invite to the Military Bowl to play Navy as something of a booby prize after an 8-4 season. They shouldn't. The Midshipmen are a formidable foe with a 10-2 record. On top of that, Navy and Pitt...
Marky Billson
1 month ago
Frank Beamer
The 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl will mark the end of Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer's legendary career. You'd think it would be safe to say he's seen it all, but Beamer has never coached against Tulsa. Speaking of legends,...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Maybe it's only fitting Connecticut and Marshall will play in this year’s St. Petersburg Bowl on a field normally used for baseball. This one could easily end in a baseball-type score. OK, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but...
Erik Stinnett
1 month ago
Connor Cook
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
In August, if I were to tell you that Temple and Toledo would win 10 games each during the regular season but neither would have a conference championship ring entering bowl festivities, you might have rolled your eyes in disbelief. But it...
Tyler Waddell
1 month ago
The college football regular season is all wrapped up and bowl season is upon us. That doesn't mean there isn't plenty of outrageousness that'll take place. If anything, bowl season opens up the door for even more crazy occurrences....
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
One of the greatest rivalries in college football will serve as the grand finale to college football’s regular season and transition us into bowl season. The Army-Navy Game is back in Philadelphia, and Navy is looking to make it 14 straight...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Conference champions have been decided, the College Football Playoff is set and the 2015 bowl season will kick off with five games on Dec. 19. So with the exception of Saturday's Army vs. Navy matchup, the regular season is over. So let's...
John La Fleur
2 months ago
Greg Ward Jr.
For the first time in its brief history, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) will hold its first conference championship game, and Houston will get to serve as host. The champions of the AAC's West Division, under the first-year guidance of...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
Lane Kiffin
There are numerous college football head coaching vacancies this season that are likely keeping their respective athletic directors up at night. Some, like Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock, have already filled their head coaching spot (Justin...
Aaron Tallent
2 months ago
Marlon Mack
South Florida has put together a bit of a quiet run in the American Athletic Conference and could play the role of spoiler with a little bit of help this weekend. In order for a conference championship opportunity to present itself to the...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
Tyler Matakevich
Everything was going so smoothly for Memphis but the Tigers have hit a snag in the carpet of the 2015 season. A two-game losing streak in conference play to division foes Navy and Houston has knocked Memphis out of the running for the division and...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
Marlon Mack
A week after scoring an upset at home against Temple, South Florida is making some noise in the American Athletic Conference, and that is good news for head coach Willie Taggart. After a 1-3 start to the season, with losses to...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
Isaiah Jones
East Carolina's postseason dreams hang from a loose limb with two games to play, but the Pirates look to have quite a favorable matchup at a good time. Needing to win both games to break even for the season and clinch bowl eligibility, East...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
Greg Ward Jr.
A week after suffering their first loss of the season, the Memphis Tigers have a chance to remain in the hunt for the AAC West Division title. It will not come easily though, as Memphis takes to the road to play an undefeated Houston team that...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
As it stood, Ole Miss and Michigan State both controlled their own destiny. All they had to do was win out and their regular season would end with trips in their respective conference championship games. Nothing anyone else did mattered....
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Keenan Reynolds
As the AAC season hits its final month, the clutter at the top of the West Division will begin to clear out Saturday evening when Memphis hosts Navy. The teams join Houston with 4-0 records in league play, so this game could be something of an...
Michael Bradley
3 months ago
Tyler Matakevich
Despite losing last week at home against Notre Dame, the Temple Owls are still out to prove they belong in the Top 25. Temple looks to get over its first loss of the season, and it probably could not have asked for a better opponent...
Kevin McGuire
3 months ago

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