College Football Articles

College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning...
J.P. Scott
1 day ago
Baker Mayfield
Oklahoma is the heavy favorite to repeat as Big 12 champions in 2016, so it should be no surprise the Sooners dominate in Athlon’s projected top 35 players in the conference. Quarterback Baker Mayfield edges Texas Tech signal-caller Patrick...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Leonard Fournette
Another season, another loaded year for returning talent in the SEC. While the league is short on proven quarterbacks, there’s plenty of depth at defensive end, receiver and linebacker. LSU running back Leonard Fournette leads the way for...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
The college football offseason is nearing a close, which means months of analyzing and previewing will soon be validated or … not.   The preseason AP poll was released Sunday, and a clear consensus has been established. Alabama is a...
David Fox
2 days ago
Sonny Dykes
College football’s 2016 season officially kicks off on Friday night with California and Hawaii making the long trek to Sydney, Australia for a neutral site matchup. This game marks the inaugural College Football Sydney Cup and a crowd of over...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Joe Williams
Losing a four-year starter at quarterback, a dominant running back and two leading receivers can spell trouble for most college football teams. Utah faces this exact scenario entering the 2016 season. It raises some familiar questions about the...
John Coon
3 days ago
While one can argue as to the Big 12’s place in the pantheon of the Power Five, there’s little doubt that the league is among the deepest on the field from top to bottom in the country. The end result is a season full of fascinating...
Bryan Fischer
3 days ago
J.T. Barrett
The Big Ten is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, but there’s no question the league is stacked with talent on defense. Of Athlon’s projected top 10 players for this season, six come from defense, including standout cornerbacks...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
First-year Georgia head coach Kirby Smart stuck with Nick Saban for eight seasons as Alabama's defensive coordinator. Despite multiple coaching opportunities, he held out for the perfect job — and now he's found it. Smart inherits...
Cody McClure
3 days ago
The season is here and the guys have to make their official College Football Playoff picks for 2016.   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox pick every division winner, conference champion and announce their picks to make the College...
Braden Gall
3 days ago
This offseason might have taken an older generation of Pac-12 football fan back. Not since around the turn of the millennium has Washington football been welcomed into a new campaign with the kind of hype awaiting the Huskies in 2016.  ...
Kyle Kensing
3 days ago
David Shaw
The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the Pac-12 becoming the first major conference to implement a nine-game league schedule. A rigorous conference slate has helped maintain rivalries, and often resulted in Pac-12 teams navigating some...
Kyle Kensing
3 days ago
Nick Saban
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Deshaun Watson
Florida State and Clemson are projected to be two of the nation’s best teams this fall, so it should be no surprise these two programs return some of the ACC’s top individual talents. Quarterback Deshaun Watson leads the way in Athlon...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Dalvin Cook
Florida State won 10 games and reached a New Year’s Six bowl in what was considered a rebuilding year in 2015, but the Seminoles will have no excuses this season.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and Prediction...
Mike Ferguson
4 days ago
Kirk Ferentz
The first AP Top 25 Poll of the 2016 college football season was released on Sunday.   Everything went basically as planned in the top 10, with Alabama and Clemson landing in the top two spots based on the accomplishments of their 2015...
J.P. Scott
4 days ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and dynamic skill players, and with the likes of Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returning, this league is going to...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
J.T. Barrett
Can a 12-1 season that culminates in a dominating win over your rival, as well as a commanding performance in a New Year's Day bowl game, result in a feeling of disappointment? The answer is possibly yes, if Buckeye fans reflect upon the 2015...
Chip Minnich
5 days ago
Mitch Trubisky
Last year (2015-16) was a pretty good one from a sports perspective for the North Carolina Tar Heels. There were lacrosse national titles for both the men and the women. The basketball team came oh so close to claiming another title before falling...
Jon Kinne
5 days ago
Technically, this is the first week of college football. The first game featuring two FBS teams kicks off Friday here in the United States — though it will be noon Saturday in Sydney — when Hawaii and Cal face each other in...
David Fox
5 days ago
Texas A&M Aggies
Gambling advice is for entertainment purposes only (of course)!   Win totals, over/unders, prop bets and more take center stage on this edition of the Cover 2 Podcast.   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox offer their top win total...
Braden Gall
5 days ago
Jamaal Williams
Change is the buzzword surrounding the BYU football program entering the 2016 season.   After 11 successful seasons, Bronco Mendenhall left Provo, Utah, for Charlottesville, Virginia, to help revive a Virginia Cavaliers team that’s...
Mitch Harper
6 days ago
Justin Fuente
While Frank Beamer was far and away the best head coach in Virginia Tech history, things had grown stagnant in Blacksburg.  An offense that was rarely explosive became stuck in the mud, putting more pressure on Bud Foster’s defense. The...
Jon Kinne
6 days ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Jimbo Fisher
Not much has changed since last season in the overall ACC hierarchy. Once again, the two teams with the best chance to make a College Football Playoff run are the titans of the Atlantic Division, Clemson and Florida State. Both return loads of NFL...
Adam Kurkjian
6 days ago

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