College Football Articles

The Baylor Bears cost the Big 12 a lot of money last year.That’s because late on a November Saturday night, Art Briles’ group put an absolute beat down on the then-unbeaten Kansas State Wildcats 52-24. The loss knocked Bill Snyder...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
College football is all about the stories — the rivalries, the personal connections and the connection to history.Alabama’s trip to Texas A&M, provided Johnny Manziel plays, is notable for the title implications and the rematch from...
David Fox
2 years ago
5 Notre Dame Impact Freshmen to Watch in 2013
This should be where we insert the name Gunner Kiel and be done with it.But the former No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation isn’t playing football at Notre Dame any longer. He is at Cincinnati. But had he stuck around, and, redshirted like...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Les Miles
Less than 10 days until kickoff.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Tuesday, August 20thWho is poised to step up at defensive end for LSU?...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Utah State has scored plenty of touchdowns over the last two years, but as this video shows, the Aggies may need a little work on their touchdown celebrations.Receiver Bruce Natson catches a touchdown during a scrimmage and is ready to celebrate...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Bryce Petty
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.With a ton of turnover at the quarterback position...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Daniel Sams
Exceeding expectations is nothing new for Bill Snyder and Kansas State. The Wildcats were picked sixth in the preseason Big 12 media poll last year but finished with an 11-2 record and the conference championship.Different year, same story. Kansas...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
AJ McCarron
Alabama enters 2013 as the heavy favorite to win the national championship. The Crimson Tide has claimed back-to-back titles and has a favorable path to a third in a row.The roster is loaded with talent, starting at quarterback with AJ McCarron,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The Pac-12's Top 25 Games to Watch in 2013
The Oregon Ducks were 33-3 in Pac-12 play under former head coach Chip Kelly. He won three conference championships in those four seasons and played in the school’s only BCS National Championship Game. Stanford was the cause of two of those...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football is well-represented in the Twitterverse by people who know the game intimately and aren't afraid to tell you about it. We took a(nother) look at the lengthy list of CFB-oriented Twitter accounts and whittled them down to 100...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Rob Henry went into Purdue’s fall practice with a slight edge to start the season opener, and the senior was able to maintain his edge over freshmen Austin Appleby and Danny Etling.On Sunday night, first-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell named...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen was considered by most to be a home-run hire for the Badgers.And the fans in Madison are certainly excited for the Andersen era to begin.Need proof? Check out this corn maze carved by Don Schuster of Schuster...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
California coach Sonny Dykes has picked his starting quarterback for the season opener and it wasn’t the passer most expected. The Golden Bears entered fall practice with three candidates vying for the top spot, with redshirt freshman Zach...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Florida State Seminoles
Who would have thought that North Carolina State hosting Florida State would have been the most important game in the ACC in 2012?That thrilling, nail-biting, fourth-down-converting loss to the Wolfpack in a crazed Carter-Finley Stadium hurt the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Jerome Smith
After a dreadful four-year stretch under Greg Robinson from 2005-08, Syracuse rebounded back to respectability under Doug Marrone. Under Marrone, the Orange earned two bowl appearances and had two eight-win seasons.Marrone left for the NFL in...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Jordan Matthews
Vanderbilt enters 2013 riding a wave of momentum. The Commodores are coming off back-to-back bowl appearances and finished 2012 on a seven-game winning streak.Coach James Franklin has Vanderbilt positioned to take another step forward this season,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
USC receiver Aaron Minor is trying to earn a spot on the team as a walk-on. And the true freshman certainly opened some eyes with a crazy catch in Saturday’s scrimmage.Check out this crazy catch from USC’s scrimmage, with Minor catching...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Fox Sports 1: What you need to know about sports' newest network
From those wonderful folks who gave you Bart Simpson and Bill O’Reilly comes FOX Sports 1, “America’s New Sports Network." Rupert Murdoch’s latest underdog upstart follows in the successful footsteps of FOX Broadcasting...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Dri Archer Heisman campaign comic
Kent State’s Dri Archer is one of college football’s top all-purpose players. In 14 games last season, he rushed for 1,429 yards and 16 scores, while catching 39 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns. Archer also took three kickoff...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Gary Pinkel
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel decided to end the quarterback speculation on Thursday night, picking James Franklin as the Tigers’ No. 1 passer for the season opener against Murray State.Franklin was one of the Big 12’s top quarterbacks in...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Dan Mullen
Mississippi State started 2012 with seven consecutive victories, but the Bulldogs struggled in the second half of the season with a 1-5 mark over their final six contests.With 11 starters back, Mississippi State should be back in the mix for a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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