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With the top three teams playing non-conference opponents, it was a relatively quiet week in the ACC. NC State scored a key win at Connecticut, while Wake Forest opened conference play with a victory over North Carolina. Maryland matched its win...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The first week of the season vaulted Alabama to the No. 1 spot in the polls (much to Nick Saban’s disappointment) while at the same time knocking Michigan down a few pegs. Beyond those two teams, it was a relatively quiet first week of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Week 2 of the college football season doesn't feature many marquee matchups, but there's plenty of intrigue around the nation this Saturday. The SEC welcomes Texas A&M and Missouri, while a handful of non-conference games should help...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Why should the Heisman Trophy have all the fun? Unfair to award contenders or not, the Heisman Trophy is the only major sports award where the favorites are decided almost as soon as the previous winner is named. We think college football’s...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The ACC didn’t quite capitalize on its opportunity to earn national respect last week, but the conference did pickup a key victory with Clemson knocking off Auburn. Florida State easily handled Murray State, while Virginia Tech took an early lead...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Week 2 of the 2012 college football season doesn’t feature many marquee matchups and with a handful of BCS teams heavily favored, there are few opportunities for upset picks. Athlon’s editors hit on Ohio’s win over Penn State last week but missed...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only one week of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams. A team like...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches are feeling the pressure to win. Kentucky showed some progress in the season opener against Louisville, but Joker Phillips passes Boston College's Frank Spaziani as the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The first weekend of action in the ACC was a mixed bag of results. NC State missed an opportunity to earn the conference national respect in Friday night’s loss to Tennessee, but Clemson picked up a key win over Auburn on Saturday. Florida State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Florida State cruised to an easy 69-3 victory over Murray State in Week 1, but the win came at a heavy price. Senior defensive end Brandon Jenkins suffered a season-ending foot injury, which is a huge blow to one of the nation’s best defenses....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The names and faces change, but sometimes the results don’t. At least that’s what people in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Eugene, Ore., learned after the first weekend of college football. Alabama looked near-invincible in defending its national...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Week 1 of the college football season features several interesting matchups, storylines and new faces stepping into playing time. Athlon gets you ready for the opening Saturday of action with an in-depth look at Week 1. Top Storylines to Watch...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College football kicks of this weekend with a full slate of games. Here's a look at 10 of the top games on the Week 1 schedule. 10 Biggest Games of Week 1 Alabama (-13.5) vs. Michigan (at Arlington) Denard Robinson, one of the nation’s most...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
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Most of the 12 teams in the ACC will be playing easy non-conference openers, but two games stand out as marquee matchups. In Atlanta, NC State plays Tennessee, while Clemson matches up against Auburn on Saturday night. Although neither game means...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Most of the 12 teams in the ACC will be playing easy non-conference openers, but two games stand out as marquee matchups. In Atlanta, NC State plays Tennessee, while Clemson matches up against Auburn on Saturday night. Although neither game means...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Week 1 of the college football season officially kicks off on Thursday night, headlined by a SEC showdown between South Carolina and Vanderbilt, while BYU and Washington State close out the night with a shootout in Provo. The favorites can't win...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2012 college football season kicks off on Thursday night, and it's time to rank the top 50 players for the upcoming year. USC's Matt Barkley made a surprising decision to return to USC for his senior season and should be the nation's No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.  Defining what is a breakout...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Every college football team has personnel issues that will be a question mark going into the season, but some have national title implications. LSU fell short of winning a national title last year, largely due to the struggles of quarterbacks...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2012 college football season kicks off on Thursday night and the next 14 weeks are crucial to the job status of several coaches around the nation. Boston College's Frank Spaziani tops Athlon's post-fall practice hot seat rankings, while...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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In 2012, 30 of 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament field missed out a bid a season earlier. The tally included eight from the six major conferences, including returns to prominence for Indiana and NC State. A quarter of the Sweet 16 -- the...
David Fox
1 year ago
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It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Actual college football games are taking place this week! And while National Signing Day 2012 seems like ages ago, thousands of freshmen (and redshirt freshman) will take their first steps onto the hallowed grounds of stadiums all over the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Notre Dame's Manti Te'o was expected to be a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft but made a surprising decision to return back to South Bend for one more year. Te'o is one of college football's top players and should lead a tough Notre Dame...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Interception totals can be fluky, but even when you take away his 13 picks from last season, NC State's David Amerson is one of college football's top defenders. At 6-foot-3 Amerson has the size to match up against any receiver in the ACC or...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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