College Football Articles

Mike Riley has had many opportunities to move during his second stint as Oregon State’s coach. USC took a look at their former coordinator. So did Alabama, where Riley played for Bear Bryant.After 11 seasons since his return to Corvallis,...
David Fox
4 months ago
Travis Greene
Bowling Green and Northern Illinois meet for the second consecutive year in Detroit for the MAC Championship Game. The stakes are a little lower in this season’s matchup, as the Huskies entered last year's game undefeated and had a...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Florida didn’t have a ton of time in the spotlight with its hire of Colorado State coach Jim McElwain as Nebraska announced a hire of Mike Riley just as McElwain was becoming official.After a few weeks, that won’t matter. Winning the...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Football
 Brady Hoke is out as the Michigan head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox, Steven Lassan and Mitch Light debate the Michigan Wolverines head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Michigan job?...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant,...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Urban Meyer
When Ohio State clinched the Big Ten East weeks ago, the Buckeyes probably thought they’d spend a week worrying about how to stop Melvin Gordon or whichever running back the Big Ten West sent to Indianapolis. If only this week were that...
David Fox
4 months ago
Blake Sims
Alabama and Missouri have met only once as SEC members, but there’s no shortage of familiarity between the two programs, as the Tigers and Crimson Tide are set to met in the SEC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. Alabama coach Nick...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Arizona Wildcats
After 14 weeks, 12 teams, nine conference games and three successful Hail Mary passes, the Pac-12 Championship Game is finally here. And it couldn’t be any juicer. Not even in the mighty SEC. Preseason favorite and Pac-12 goliath...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Baylor Bears
There is one Power 5 league that is playing a semi-full slate of games this weekend and it’s the league embroiled with the most controversy. TCU appears to be the better overall football team currently, as the College Football Playoff...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Jameis Winston
Florida State and Georgia Tech meet for the second time in three seasons in the ACC Championship, and both programs head into this matchup with plenty at stake. The Seminoles have won 28 games in a row and need a victory to stay in the mix for a...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
In general, the best advice about the weekly playoff rankings is to take a deep breath and move on.If there’s a time before the final playoff pairings to wonder just what is going on in that committee room in Dallas and wonder if some teams...
David Fox
4 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons with the Wolverines, including an 11-2 record in 2011. However, since leading Michigan to a Sugar...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Late in the third quarter, Alabama was struggling to score enough points to beat Auburn. The Crimson Tide’s quarterback Blake Sims, had thrown three interceptions and Alabama trailed Auburn 36-27. With 3:30 left in the third quarter, Sims...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Alex Collins
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska is the best job in the Big Ten West. But it’s the fourth-best job in the Big Ten. After seven consecutive seasons with at least nine wins, Nebraska has parted ways with head coach Bo Pelini. The fiery and often...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race. Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more...
David Fox
4 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Bo Pelini is out as the Nebraska head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the Nebraska Cornhuskers head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Nebraska job? Where does it rank...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown all of the action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Championship games are set in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12. Ohio State is dealing with a huge injury, the ACC wins the rivalry series with...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Gary Andersen
It does not matter which division you put them in, as the Wisconsin Badgers just have a knack for playing for the Big Ten championship game. In the four years the Big Ten has held an organized championship game, Wisconsin will be making their...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Tevin Coleman
Running backs made a strong return to prominence in the 2014 college football season, and no other conference saw running backs take the spotlight the way the Big Ten did. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah entered...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jared Goff
California ran into a brick wall on its path to the postseason in 2014, but the program appears to be in solid hands with head coach Sonny Dykes. Cal ended its 2014 season sitting on five wins, one win shy of becoming bowl eligible for the...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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