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-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) Insight Bowl Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5) Date: Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz. The 23rd annual Insight Bowl will feature two teams that limped into the...
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 Rob Doster Little Caesars Bowl Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6) Date: Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET Location: Ford Field, Detroit. Mich. Purdue has a chance to post its first winning season since 2007, and the Boilers face a similar...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Ohio State’s football program has been under investigation since last December, and the NCAA finally announced its penalties on Tuesday. And the news is not good for the Buckeyes. Ohio State was hit...
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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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) Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. 35. Little Caesars Pizza Bowl – Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) 10 Key Storylines to Watch for Week 14 1. When commissioner Larry Scott envisioned the first Pac-12 title game, a 6-6 UCLA team is probably not what he had in mind. However, that’s the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Wisconsin (-9) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten Championship Game) The Badgers will have an opportunity to avenge their “Hail...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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The rollercoaster tenure of Ron Zook has ended after seven seasons at Illinois, and athletic director Mike Thomas is conducting a search that has a wide array of candidates. Houston coach Kevin Sumlin’s name seems to come up in every coaching...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Ohio State is coming off its worst season since 1999, finishing with a 6-6 record and not earning at least a share of the conference title for the first time since 2004. While the 2011 season had...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 13 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (10-2, 7-1...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The search for the next Penn State head coach took an interesting turn over the weekend with the news that current Miami coach and former PSU player Al Golden signed a new four-year contract extension that stretches to February 2020. So where...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light You can mock Urban Meyer about his family-first statements. You can question his ability to handle the rigors — both physically and mentally — of coaching at Ohio State. You can cite the high number of arrests that have occurred...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The Ron Zook era had a few highlights, but his seven-year tenure at Illinois was mostly met with mixed results. During Zook’s watch, the Fighting Illini played in the 2008 Rose Bowl, but followed...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 13 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) 10 Key Storylines to Watch for Week 13 1. Rivalry week has to be one of the best parts of any college football season. 10 of Athlon’s top 25 rivalries will be played this Saturday, including...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The Wolverines versus the Buckeyes. The Iron Bowl. We will witness two of college football’s greatest rivalries this weekend when Alabama plays at Auburn and Ohio State travels to Michigan. Many pundits and fans argue which of these two games is...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 12 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (9-2, 6-1...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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This article originally appeared in Athlon's 2008 Big Ten edition. In light of Rich Rodriguez's hire at Arizona, we feel it's important to look back when he took over at Michigan and some of the feelings surrounding the program.  The Old...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Multiple reports surfaced last week that former Florida coach Urban Meyer had agreed in principle to take over at Ohio State after the regular season concludes. The current college football commentator, who left the Gators last year after citing...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 12 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Athlon sums up a full slate of college football with the most important things to take away from this weekend. Winners Alabama – The Crimson Tide making this section of the column...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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