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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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-by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on twitter) We all know recruiting rankings are very subjective, but it is also true that every fan base would like a highly-ranked class. A star-studded haul is no guarantee of future success, but the odds...
Patrick Snow
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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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 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) 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 Mark Ross Allstate Sugar Bowl Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2) Date: Jan. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. Michigan and Virginia Tech seem to have a lot in common. Not only do they have...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Nathan Rush Gator Bowl Ohio State (6–6) vs. Florida (6–6) Date: Jan. 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla. Coined the “Urban Meyer Bowl” this year’s Gator Bowl pits the two-time BCS national title-winning...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Rob Doster Outback Bowl Teams: Michigan State (10–3) vs. Georgia (10-3) Date: Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.   This game, one of the most intriguing matchups of bowl season, is a rematch of the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Nathan Rush TicketCity Bowl Houston (12-1) vs. Penn State (9-3) Date: Jan. 2, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET Location: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas The first-ever Big Ten vs. Conference USA postseason matchup is a surreal pairing of two...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) Rose Bowl Wisconsin (11-2, 6-2) vs. Oregon (11-2, 8-1) Date: Jan. 2 at 5:10 p.m. ET Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. When the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions square-off in the 98th edition of...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) Capital One Bowl  Nebraska vs. South Carolina Date: Jan. 2, 1:00 PM ET   Location: Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, Fla. This is one of the better bowls each postseason,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois vs. UCLA  Date: Dec. 31, 3:30 PM ET  Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl may have as much...
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 Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch on Twitter) Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas A&M (6–6) vs. Northwestern (6–6) Date: Dec. 31 at 12 noon ET Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas Texas A&M is arguably the most talented 6–6...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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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...
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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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