College Football Articles

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
18 hours 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
18 hours 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
19 hours 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
19 hours 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
20 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 days ago
For the second straight year, Tennessee is one of the hot names in the offseason as the Volunteers continue to gather steam. Last season, the Vols were a bit of a disappointment, but didn't have to be. They lost four games by one score or less...
Matt Josephs
3 days ago
The Big Ten moves to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, meaning fewer non-conference battles to evaluate from the 14-team conference. Even though the number of non-conference tilts has been reduced, there are still some good quality matchups...
Kevin McGuire
3 days ago
Jim Harbaugh definitely makes the most of the Wolverines offseason.   The Michigan head coach appears in rapper Bailey's new music video for "Who's Got It Better Than Us?" and it does not disappoint. The song centers around...
Jasmine Watkins
3 days ago
Coaches and players try to say every game on their schedule is meaningful and counts the same as any other.   That’s true mathematically, but college football lives in the real world and there are specific games teams get up for even...
Craig Haley
3 days ago

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