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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) When the 2012 season kicks off, 27 teams will have a new coach roaming the sidelines. Athlon examines each hire and grades the moves by each school. Grading new hires is never an exact science,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The calendar has turned to February, so college basketball teams are currently fighting for seeding or just to get in the NCAA Tournament. Missouri had a huge comeback win over Kansas in this weekend’s best game, while Duke suffered its second...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Which team had the best weekend, as far as improving its NCAA profile? Nathan Rush: Notre Dame’s 50–48 victory at Connecticut on Saturday was another impressive win for the Fighting Irish’s NCAA Tournament résumé. Coach Mike Brey’s club also...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) No school wants to conduct a coaching search just a week before National Signing Day. However, that’s the predicament Rutgers finds itself in, as Greg Schiano decided to leave to become the next...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) It's never too early to start thinking about next season. Spring practice will kick off for some teams in late February and before we know it, the 2012 Athlon Sports' preseason college football...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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It was a wild weekend around college basketball, with several upsets and plenty of last drama. Some of the most notable results were Florida State winning at Duke, Syracuse tasting its first defeat, Baylor losing at home to Missouri,...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) (Published January 16th, 2012) Very Early 2012 Big East Predictions 1. West Virginia Key Returnees: QB Geno Smith, RB Dustin Garrison, WR Tavon Austin, WR Stedman Bailey, C Joe Madsen, NT...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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It's never too early to start thinking about 2012. Alabama claimed its second national title in three years by dominating LSU 21-0 on Monday night, and both teams are expected to be back in the national title mix next season.  Athlon's...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Josh Kipnis Michigan players were rocking shirts that read “Pour some Sugar on me.”  After their victory in LA, the Oregon Ducks “Rose to power.”  Oklahoma State proclaimed to Stanford fans that the Fiesta Bowl was “Nacho Victory...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Rob Doster BBVA Compass Bowl SMU (7-5) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6) Date: Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. ET Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.   The Panthers, who played in the Compass Bowl following the 2010 season as well, make the return trip...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) It's never too early to start thinking about next season, and Athlon kicked off our lookahead to 2012 with a very, very early top 25. Of course, a lot is going to change between now and when our...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Orange Bowl Clemson (10-3) vs. West Virginia (9-3) Date: Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla. The ACC and Big East are often criticized for being the two worst BCS...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) It's never too early to start thinking about next season, and Athlon kicked off our lookahead to 2012 with a very, very early top 25. Of course, a lot is going to change between now and when...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch on Twitter) 2011 Liberty Bowl Cincinnati (9–3) vs. Vanderbilt (6–6) Date: Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET Location: Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt is back in a bowl game for the second time in four seasons but...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) There is no doubt this is the era of the Quarterback. Houston’s Case Keenum (152) and Boise State’s Kellen Moore (142) both broke Graham Harrell’s all-time NCAA touchdown record of 134 scoring strikes...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6) Date: Dec. 30 at 3:20 p.m. ET Location: Yankee Stadium, New York City, N.Y. The second annual Pinstripe Bowl will feature two teams that have...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The 2012 preseason college football top 25 is already starting to take shape. USC quarterback Matt Barkley has decided to return for another season, making the Trojans one of the early favorites...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch on Twitter) Belk Bowl Louisville (7–5) vs. NC State (7–5) Date: Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. We knew Charlie Strong could recruit, and we knew he could run an...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Albuquerque and ends on Jan. 9 in New Orleans with the BCS Championship. With 35 games on the docket, there's plenty of options to keep college fans interested over the next month. Athlon's editors...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With Todd Graham leaving for Arizona State, Pittsburgh has to embark on its third coaching search in the last two seasons. Mike Haywood was hired to replace Dave Wannstedt last December, but was...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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— by Mark Ross The BCS is wrapping up its 14th season of action and Athlon has dissected the numbers and reviewed the tapes of all six BCS conferences in order to rank the best each league has had to offer. Which Oklahoma team was the best of...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Putting together an All-America team is never easy and that’s certainly the case in 2011. Several players didn’t make the cut on Athlon’s All-America team, but that doesn’t take anything away from the season they had. On defense, sorting out...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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There were many great coaching jobs around college football this season, and the Coach of the Year selection is always a tough decision. Les Miles of LSU was the only coach in the country to go undefeated, and he did it against a tough schedule....
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) (Published December 8th, 2011) Click here to view Athlon's updated top 25 for 2012. It's never too early to start thinking about next season. There's a lot that's going to change over the next...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Finally. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC in September and West Virginia to the Big 12 in late October, the Big East is ready to expand. According to CBSSports.com, the conference...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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