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With the 2012 college football regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the year in review. Several freshmen made an impact in the national and conference title races, including Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. The redshirt freshman...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy on Friday, adding another milestone to one of the most storied awards in sports. From the first African-American to win the award, to the first sophomore, to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With college football’s 2012 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the highlights and lowlights from this year. There were plenty of surprises in college football this season, starting with the No. 1 team in the BCS...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Heisman Trophy is an inherently flawed award. That’s the bad news. The great news is we the fans have the power to change it. Just six years ago, underclassmen weren’t really considered viable options, but Tim Tebow ended that discussion...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The Heisman remains college football’s biggest prize, but players from every position will walk away with hardware Thursday night as part of the college football awards show (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Eastern). Athlon has chimed in all year with our...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With all of the BCS conferences finished with regular season play, it's time to take a look at the 2012 college football season and hand out some hardware. At the midpoint of 2012, all signs pointed to West Virginia's Geno Smith as the runaway...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Single-game, single-season and career records. School, conference and national benchmarks. Remarkable performances and embarrassing moments. The good, bad and ugly makes college football the great sport that it is today. Here are the 20 most...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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In one of the biggest surprises of the offseason coaching carousel, Bret Bielema decided to depart Wisconsin for Arkansas. Bielema led the Badgers to three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances and was coming off back-to-back Big Ten titles. However...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Argument reigned supreme last season when one-loss Alabama got the nod to rematch with LSU over Oklahoma State in the BCS Championship game. Had the Cowboys simply beaten Iowa State two weeks earlier, there would have been no room for discussion...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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College football's 2012 regular season is over, which means it's time to hand out the hardware. It's never easy compiling a postseason All-America team, especially after watching several players have excellent 2012 campaigns. Some positions...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The most drama in the BCS selection was settled by the most dramatic game of the season when Alabama defeated Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game. While the Notre Dame-Alabama championship game was clear from the final seconds in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Nebraska didn't have many highlights from Saturday night's loss to Wisconsin, but there were a few noteable plays for the Cornhuskers.  In addition to Taylor Martinez's ridiculous touchdown run, receiver Kenny Bell destroyed Wisconsin...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Nebraska had a horrible showing in Saturday's Big Ten Championship, but quarterback Taylor Martinez had a ridiculous touchdown dash in the first half, which might be one of the best runs in recent memory. Wisconsin was able to bring a rusher...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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This is not a sentiment often noted with the BCS: Good thing the championship game is more than a month away. Otherwise, good luck topping the game of the year in Atlanta. Every play and every decision was magnified in the SEC Championship...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Six conference championship games highlight the Week 14 slate, most notably the Georgia vs. Alabama clash in the SEC. There will also BCS bids on the line in the Big Ten (Nebraska vs. Wisconsin), ACC (Florida State vs. Georgia Tech) and Pac-12 (...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
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The second annual Big Ten Championship game features two of the Midwest’s football powers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The corn-fed Big Red from Lincoln will battle with the dairy-fed Big Red from Madison, but only one team actually won...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Basketball season is in full swing, which for the ACC and Big Ten is a welcome sight. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge, as usual, will feature Final Four-type matchups at the top, including implications for the No. 1 spot. Duke has defeated two Final...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Even though Purdue will make its second consecutive bowl trip under Danny Hope, the school decided to end his tenure on Sunday. Hope went 22-27 in four seasons at Purdue and never had a conference record over .500 during that stretch. Although...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Bizarre might be the best word to describe the 2012 edition of Big Ten football. The best teams with the best player and the best coach won't be playing for a championship of any kind after finishing the season as one of only two undefeated teams...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Considering what has transpired at Penn State since last season, it was no surprise Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was quite excited after an overtime win over Wisconsin.  And O'Brien was so excited, it appears he dropped an f-bomb right at...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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2012 has been an awful season for Illinois. New coach Tim Beckman had a disastrous debut, with the Fighting Illini failing to win a Big Ten game in 2012.  And the bad year only got worse on Saturday, as Beckman was clobbered by an official...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Notre Dame’s goal-line stand -- or USC’s blunders, depending on your point of view -- erased any mystery for the BCS standings as far as the national championship is concerned. Notre Dame defeated USC 22-13 Saturday night, slamming the door...
David Fox
1 year ago

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