College Football Articles

Rose Bowl
PASADENA — For college football fans of a certain age or fans from a certain part of the country, the Rose Bowl holds special significance. It was college football’s first postseason game. Back when bowl games could be counted on...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Mark Helfrich
LOS ANGELES — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher probably didn’t mean anything derisive in the way he described Oregon and how it's become an attractive destination. The reasons are clear why it’s cooler to be a Duck in...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Jimbo Fisher
LOS ANGELES — The coaches in the College Football Playoff will say over and over again that they’re not looking ahead to the national championship game. They’re lying. At least one part of the operation has to look ahead...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
LOS ANGELES — Jameis Winston is right. The Florida State quarterback is saying all the right things about his matchup with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The game will feature the last two Heisman winners on opposite sidelines,...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
The Athlon Sports team has been dispatched to the New Orleans and Pasadena to cover the first college football semifinal. We'll survey the scene and storylines and then delve into our picks for New Year's Day. David Fox is at the Rose...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
alabama crimson tide
NEW ORLEANS — Alabama players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Ohio State. What have they been saying? Scouting Ohio State Nick Saban, HC"They're very well coached, which is...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
ohio state buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Alabama. What have they been saying? Scouting Alabama's offense Urban Meyer, HC"You always try to, as part of...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Marcus Mariota
The college football playoff kicks off on Jan. 1 with Florida State and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, and Alabama and Ohio State squaring off in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl. There’s no shortage of talent among the four teams in the...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Washington Huskies
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Brett Hundley
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
As Oregon prepares to take on Florida State in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, we got a chance to throw some questions at one of the Ducks' biggest fans, Modern Family actor Ty Burrell. He did not disappoint. 1. If you could describe the team in...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Tennessee Volunteers
After three years without a trip to a bowl game and four straight seasons with seven losses, Tennessee finally returns to the postseason with a marquee Big Ten-SEC showdown. Butch Jones will try to avoid a fifth straight seven-loss season in his...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
James Conner
Teams in similar positions will cross paths when Houston and Pittsburgh meet up in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. Both the Cougars (7-5) and Panthers (6-6) are wrapping up their seasons with interim head coaches, as...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
NEW ORLEANS — Blake Sims is a living, breathing American fairy tale and the storybook ending is just four quarters from its final chapter. In modern college football, Alabama's starting quarterback is the exception, not the...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Byron Marshall
LOS ANGELES — The 2014 season was the year of the freshman running back. The Rose Bowl features two of the best rookie backs in Oregon’s Royce Freeman and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, who both emerged during the second half...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Troy Hill
LOS ANGELES — Troy Hill and Chris Seisay aren’t the first names anyone conjures when it comes to Oregon football. They’re cornerbacks, and they’re not even the star cornerback for the Ducks.  Yet Hill and...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS - When Urban Meyer arrived at Ohio State, he vowed to bring an SEC blueprint to Columbus. After three seasons in the Big Ten, Meyer's blueprint has the Buckeyes one win away from the national championship game. But...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh’s return to Michigan is a huge boost to a program that has struggled to be nationally relevant in recent years. The Wolverines recorded three seasons of double-digit victories from 2002-06 but have only one year of 10 or more...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Jim Harbaugh
Michigan’s coaching search is finally over, and athletic director Jim Hackett got his man in former Wolverines quarterback Jim Harbaugh. After a successful four-year stint in San Francisco, Harbaugh and the front office had a mutual parting,...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Blake Sims
The Sugar Bowl matchup between Alabama and Ohio State may not have the quarterback star power of Florida State-Oregon in the Rose Bowl, but there’s no shortage of intrigue in New Orleans. The Buckeyes hope to carry the banner for the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Rashad Greene
The Rose Bowl matchup between Florida State and Oregon should be one of college football’s top postseason matchups. And there’s more at stake than just a Rose Bowl trophy, as the Ducks and Seminoles are playing in the first FBS college...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Auburn Tigers
For two teams that have played just three times in history, there is some sneaky good history between Auburn and Wisconsin in bowl games. The series is tied 1-1-1 all-time. A loaded Wisconsin offense pulled off a huge upset over No. 7 Auburn...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Amari Cooper
NEW ORLEANS – For Amari Cooper, the superlatives come almost as quickly as he glides through the secondary. "Coop is an amazing player," Alabama offensive lineman Austin Shepard said. "I don't how you can stop him....
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago

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