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-by CoachesByTheNumbers.com During the 51-year period from 1950-2000, the Oklahoma State Cowboys lost more games than they won in 33 of 51 (64.71%) seasons. Additionally, during this period the Cowboys only had 18 winning seasons (35.29%), 12...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light According to the numbers, Vanderbilt was the worst team in the nation last season relative to its conference. The Commodores were outgained in their eight SEC games by an average of 245.4 yards and outscored by an average of 21.0...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was considered by most college football observers to be leading the Heisman race throughout this season. However the Cardinal lost to Oregon on Saturday night, and many voters are now reevaluating their ballots....
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 11 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 11 Big 12 Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Oklahoma State (10-0) – Two to go. That’s the motto coach Mike Gundy has to keep pushing, as the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Too often, scandals like the ones at the University of Miami or Ohio State or USC overshadow the positive aspects of college athletics. The Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the top senior quarterback...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 11 Big East Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Cincinnati (7-2) – The Bearcats suffered a setback in the Big East title race, losing 24-21...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Athlon sums up a full slate of college football with the most important things to take away from this weekend. Winners Clemson – The Tigers had their national title hopes end with a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 11 Pac-12 Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Oregon (9-1, 7-0) – The Ducks proved once again that speed kills. On a sloppy field against the best player...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The current situation at Penn State is truly sad and tragic. We were all shocked by the revelations in the grand jury report involving long-time PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and his 40-count sexual-abuse case. The fallout from this horrific...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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This profile of the Florida State and Miami college football rivalry originally appeared in Athlon's 1992 Big Ten Football annual. As the rivalry is renewed this week, we thought it was relevant to take a look back at the history of this epic...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) After two poor weeks of college football picks, I am back in the winning column with a slightly better than mediocre performance. I did go 5-0-1 in my top six picks but then limped to the finish with...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) 10 Key Storylines to Watch for Week 11 1. It has been a difficult week in Happy Valley. Joe Paterno is out as Penn State’s coach, and the program has been rocked by a scandal involving former...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here's a look at every game of the Week 11 college football schedule. Friday No. 59 South Florida at No. 73 Syracuse These two teams are a combined 1–7 in Big East play, with the only win, by Syracuse, coming...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) If you were disappointed by the lack of scoring in last week’s No. 1 versus No. 2 showdown (LSU-Alabama), then Saturday’s Oregon-Stanford matchup should make up for that. For the Cardinal, the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Most of the focus in the Pac-12 has been on Stanford and Oregon this season, but an interesting development occurred last Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. While most of the college football world was watching Alabama-LSU, UCLA was pulling off a...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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This article on Penn State assistant head coach Jerry Sandusky originally appeared in our 1987 college football annual. Given the horrific, recent tragic events surrounding allegations against Jerry Sandusky, we felt our archival pieces...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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I am not a parent. I cannot speak as one. And I won’t understand what parents across this country are feeling until, God willing, one day I’ve become one myself. But what has happened at Penn State University has shaken me to the core,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The surname Paterno mirrors the word paternal, whose Latin root “pater” means “father.” For decades, that was a fitting twist of fate for Joe Paterno, who was by all accounts the grandfather of college football. The myth of “JoePa” was built on...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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by Charlie Miller In 1987, my first year in a full-time capacity at Athlon Sports, we named Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky as Athlon’s Assistant Coach of the Year. I was incredibly green in this business — needless to say — but...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) For the first time since 1965, Joe Paterno will not roam the sidelines this Saturday at Penn State. Replacing a coach that won 409 games won’t be easy, and the coaching search is even more...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Oregon (+3.5) at Stanford It’s the game of the year in the Pac-12, featuring two of the most statistically dominant teams in...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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-by CoachesByTheNumbers.com Joe Paterno has been fired three games before the end of his 46th year as the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Coach Paterno had recently announced that he would retire at the end of the 2011 season due...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Joe Paterno has been fired from Penn State University. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the longest tenured coach in college football's career is now over. The Penn State board of trustees...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Alabama had to drop in the polls after its 9-6 overtime loss in Tuscaloosa to LSU. But how far? It makes sense that the Crimson Tide would fall below undefeated Oklahoma State and Stanford, which happened in the Athlon, AP and Coaches Polls. The...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago

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