College Football Articles

Dalvin Cook
For the ACC, 2015 was the year of being close. As most everyone knows by now, Clemson took Alabama to the very end in the College Football Playoff National Championship game before falling to the Tide.   When it came to the Heisman Trophy...
Jon Kinne
7 min ago
Baker Mayfield
Following up on last season’s surprising run to the College Football Playoff, Oklahoma has become a popular pick to earn a spot in the four-team tournament again in 2016. Even though the Sooners have enough star power to win over pundits, the...
Allen Kenney
22 min ago
Derek Mason
Derek Mason enters year three at Vanderbilt after improving 2014’s win total by one game last season. Mason’s Vanderbilt squad has been far more competitive since he began calling the shots on defense. Last year, the Commodores even...
Cody McClure
52 min ago
Pat Fitzgerald
“I think stats are for losers. The only stat that matters is wins at the end of the year.”   Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald gave that quote in the 2013 offseason after his Wildcats went 10–3 with what appeared to be...
Athlon Sports
1 hour ago
Just when you thought it was all over, the Big 12 has reversed course and pulled schools across the country back into the murky waters of college realignment. After going back and forth for months on the subject, commissioner Bob Bowlsby...
Bryan Fischer
2 days ago
Michigan State enters the 2016 season in a place it hasn’t been very often in recent years – under the radar. The continuous mass exodus of talent in East Lansing – culminating in Connor Cook’s graduation – seems to...
J.P. Scott
2 days ago
Corey Davis
While the days of daily college fantasy football appear to be over (sadly), the season-long game remains alive and well as we head into the 2016 season.   To help those collage fantasy diehards, Athlon Sports has positional rankings to...
Mike Bainbridge
3 days ago
Baylor’s callow scheduling in 2014 undoubtedly played a part in the Big 12’s snub from the College Football Playoff. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get to find out if Oklahoma’s game at Tennessee a year later mattered much...
Allen Kenney
3 days ago
The SEC West will flex its muscles once again in the conference with a lot of talent coming back in this division. Alabama and LSU figure to lead the way while Ole Miss, Arkansas and even Texas A&M could make things interesting. For one thing,...
Matt Josephs
3 days ago
Ole Miss has lost a boatload of talent to the NFL but that won’t stop head coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels from competing for the SEC West crown this fall. While Ole Miss will be relatively inexperienced on both sides of the ball, the...
Cody McClure
3 days ago
Jake Browning
The race should be close in the Pac-12 North once again in 2016 with Washington edging it's way into the pack. The Huskies went 7-6 last year, but have the team capable of taking a step forward this fall. What we do know is that it's going...
Matt Josephs
3 days ago
Freedom Akinmoladun
The balance of power in college football and the strength of divisions is always cyclical. The Big Ten West is on the wrong side of the cycle in 2016, as Nebraska, Wisconsin and Northwestern enter the year with key question marks and projected to...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Nick Saban
The SEC has done its part once again in scheduling marquee non-conference opponents.   In fact, thanks to the SEC, and the other Power Five conferences, 2016 may feature the greatest week one slate of games in the history of college football...
Cody McClure
4 days ago
Nick Saban
The SEC has done its part once again in scheduling marquee non-conference opponents.   In fact, thanks to the SEC, and the other Power Five conferences, 2016 may feature the greatest week one slate of games in the history of college football...
Cody McClure
4 days ago
TCU entered 2015 with aspirations of winning the Big 12 and reaching the College Football Playoff behind Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin but things didn’t go quite as planned for the Horned Frogs. A rash of injuries, suspensions and...
Bryan Fischer
4 days ago
Christian McCaffrey
While the days of daily college fantasy football appear to be over (sadly), the season-long game remains alive and well as we head into the 2016 season.   Athlon Sports is here to help you prepare for the upcoming draft season with our...
Mike Bainbridge
4 days ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light officially preview the Big 12 in 2016.   - First, expansion. The Big 12 needs to add four teams if it expands and we explain why and who those teams should be. Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, Boise State,...
Braden Gall
4 days ago
Few head coaches in recent memory have been able to come in and immediately provide the type of jolt that Jim Harbaugh gave the Michigan program in 2015. Seemingly overnight, Harbaugh made the Wolverines nationally relevant again and made Ann Arbor...
J.P. Scott
4 days ago
Mark Stoops
It’s a big year for Kentucky football, no matter how you look at it. Mark Stoops heads into his fourth season as the Wildcats’ head coach and desperately needs to get to a bowl game after his teams slumped down the stretch each of the...
Cody McClure
4 days ago
Travon McMillian
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
With two teams ranked among Athlon Sports’ projected College Football Playoff participants and two more in its Top 25, the ACC schedule will feature several important games this season. Fortunately for fans of the league, the interesting...
Jon Kinne
5 days ago
BYU Cougars
The Big 12 could be expanding by two or four teams in the near future, as the conference’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate and gather information on programs interested in joining the league. The...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Kevin Steele’s laugh isn’t derisive. He isn’t trying to make fun of or belittle the question. But he lets loose with a deep chuckle that fairly drips with cream gravy.   So, coach, how much pressure is there for coaches in...
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Ronald Jones II
It has been a while since the University of Southern California Trojans last contended for a national championship. That was back in 2008, which does seem like a lifetime, but it was really just five coaches and eight years ago. Yet here we are on...
Josh Webb
5 days ago
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has proven, if nothing else over the years, that he knows how to get the absolute most out of his players. And that is a compliment most coaches love to hear, because it signifies a job well done. The nation...
Cody McClure
5 days ago

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