College Football Articles

Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
For another year, the Big East football season almost seemed to be a sidenote. In 2011, charter football members Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia announced their departures as did never-was member TCU. In 2012, Louisville and Rutgers...
David Fox
1 year ago
The top two teams are set.   After a thrilling victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game, Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the Legends Poll.   Notre Dame remained No. 2 in the rankings and has earned the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The most drama in the BCS selection was settled by the most dramatic game of the season when Alabama defeated Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game. While the Notre Dame-Alabama championship game was clear from the final seconds in...
David Fox
1 year ago
This is not a sentiment often noted with the BCS: Good thing the championship game is more than a month away. Otherwise, good luck topping the game of the year in Atlanta. Every play and every decision was magnified in the SEC Championship...
David Fox
1 year ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for November 30. • Yesterday, we featured a slideshow of Bama cheerleaders. Awaiting the Tide should they win tomorrow: the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In the interests of...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
At the end of college football’s regular season, the focus always shifts to the BCS title and debating the best teams in the nation. However, there’s also the other side of the coin, as the end of the year is a chance to reflect on the worst...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Six conference championship games highlight the Week 14 slate, most notably the Georgia vs. Alabama clash in the SEC. There will also BCS bids on the line in the Big Ten (Nebraska vs. Wisconsin), ACC (Florida State vs. Georgia Tech) and Pac-12 (...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
These two traditional powers—Alabama and Georgia—will play for the first time in the SEC Championship Game and for only the fifth time overall since 1995. The stakes couldn’t be higher: The winner will play Notre Dame for the BCS National...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
This week will mark the final chance for award contenders to make their final pitches to voters across the country. Heisman contenders Johnny Manziel, Manti Te’o and Braxton Miller have finished their seasons, so Collin Klein will have the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The second annual Big Ten Championship game features two of the Midwest’s football powers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The corn-fed Big Red from Lincoln will battle with the dairy-fed Big Red from Madison, but only one team actually won...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The second annual Pac-12 Championship game isn't exactly what fans were expecting to see entering this season. Oregon and USC were overwhelming favorites to win their respective divisions and potentially battle on Nov. 30 for more than just West...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
For the first time in the history of the ACC Championship, Florida State and Georgia Tech will meet for the conference title. Despite being separated by less than 300 miles, these two teams are in opposite divisions in the ACC and have not played...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Stumbling and limping isn’t the best way to enter a season-defining game. At least for Louisville and Rutgers, though, both teams will look across the sideline at a team in a similar spot. This de facto Big East championship game has been...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Big 12 is two years removed from hosting a championship game, but the league’s BCS bid and title will still come down to two teams in the final week. Kansas State remains in control of its own destiny for the Fiesta Bowl if it defeats Texas...
David Fox
1 year ago
When the Big East released its 2012 schedule, many circled the Nov. 29 date between Rutgers and Louisville as a matchup that could decide the conference title. And after 11 games and several twists and turns this season, it’s no surprise the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kentucky was the first BCS program to make a coaching change this year, and the Wildcats are the first team to hire a replacement. Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops landed his first head coaching gig, as he was hired as the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The 2012 Heisman winner will likely be debated and argued about for years to come. There are a half-a-dozen candidates any of whom would be extremely qualified to take home the stiff-armed trophy. The hodge-podge of contenders this year...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Conference realignment has been one of the major storylines in college football and basketball the last few years. Some moves have been major, such as ACC and Big Ten expansion and another realignment within the Big East, but other conference...
David Fox
1 year ago
Even though Tom O'Brien went 24-14 in his last three seasons at NC State, the school decided to make a change after Saturday's win against Boston College. O'Brien was a steady coach but couldn't elevate the program to the next level. NC State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
It is never too early to begin looking ahead to next year's NFL Draft. Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft won’t be...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Chalk up 2012 as a year to forget for fans of the ACC. Florida State and Clemson were easily the class of the conference, but in-state SEC rivals handled both teams last Saturday. The Coastal had three teams finish at 5-3 in conference play, with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Even though Purdue will make its second consecutive bowl trip under Danny Hope, the school decided to end his tenure on Sunday. Hope went 22-27 in four seasons at Purdue and never had a conference record over .500 during that stretch. Although...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
In a bit of a surprise, Colorado decided to end Jon Embree’s tenure after just two years in Boulder. Although Embree didn’t show much progress, he also didn’t inherit a full cupboard and needed some time to build the team through recruiting....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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