College Football Articles

Oregon grew into one of Pac-12 football’s two pace-setters since 2009, splitting four of seven conference championships with rival Stanford in that time.   But with roster turnover and new, growing threats from divisional foes...
Kyle Kensing
2 weeks ago
Scott Satterfield
The three-team battle between Arkansas State, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern should provide plenty of intrigue for the Sun Belt in 2016. The Red Wolves are the defending Sun Belt champions after finishing 2015 with a perfect 8-0 mark in...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Before each college football season, Athlon Sports hears from readers wanting to know why one team was favored over another in our preseason rankings. Why this team was ranked so high or that team so low.   Some of these questions are in...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette
After a two-year drought, the SEC is back on top. Sort of. The SEC really never left its spot as college football’s No. 1 league, but Florida State (2013) and Ohio State (2014) gained control of the national title and prevented the SEC from...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Last season was a banner year for the under-40 coaching set.   Justin Fuente coached his last season in his 30s by winning nine games at Memphis and then taking the Virginia Tech job. Kirby Smart landed one of the best jobs in college...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
The Miami Hurricanes’ 2016 season is a beginning of a new era in a couple of ways. The program hired Mark Richt in order to return the program back to its glory years of the 1990s and early 2000s. On Sept. 3, the Hurricanes also will start...
Antwan Staley
2 weeks ago
Greg Ward
The American Athletic Conference was college football’s top Group of 5 league in 2015 and retains that spot once again in 2016. Eight teams from this conference earned bowl eligibility last season and a similar total should be expected this...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Dalvin Cook
Before each college football season, Athlon Sports hears from readers wanting to know why one team was favored over another in our preseason rankings. Why this team was ranked so high or that team so low.   Some of these questions are in...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson
The ACC is two-for-two in the College Football Playoff era. Clemson followed up Florida State’s playoff trip in 2014 with a run to the national title last season, as the Tigers defeated Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and fell just short against...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Les Miles
Year 11 with the Tigers was almost a curtain call for LSU head coach Les Miles in Baton Rouge. The “Mad Hatter” bumped up his win total in 2014 from eight to nine last season but committed the deadly sin of losing to Alabama —...
Ryan Wright
3 weeks ago
The Big 12’s annual spring meetings on Friday produced a surprising announcement. Beginning in 2017, a conference title game is returning to the Big 12.   Expansion talk has dominated the offseason headlines in the Big 12 this year,...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Brad Kaaya
Brad Kaaya wasn’t even supposed to start in his freshman season at the University of Miami, but at age 18 in 2014, he was the best available quarterback for the Hurricanes. When fifth-year senior Ryan Williams suffered an ACL injury during...
Antwan Staley
3 weeks ago
Elijah Hood
Before North Carolina played Clemson in the 2015 ACC Championship Game, there was debate about the Tar Heels’ viability as a College Football Playoff contender. After losing the first game of the season, UNC rattled off 11 straight wins and...
Jon Kinne
3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has unveiled its projected Top 25 for the 2016 college football season. The top four teams are all familiar faces when it comes to winning conferences titles and appearing in the College Football Playoff during the first two years of...
J.P. Scott
3 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson
A lot has to happen in a championship season. Playing well on offense, defense, and special teams goes without saying, as does proper coaching. But an often-overlooked factor in projecting a national champion is the schedule.   A docket that...
Jon Kinne
3 weeks ago
Jordan Westerkamp
It’s time for college football fans to prepare for the long, arduous trek through summer and look toward the future. That’s certainly what Nebraska fans are doing following last season’s 6-7 record. But what will Big Red...
Brandon Cavanaugh
3 weeks ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in...
Lance Dozier
3 weeks ago
The talk about satellite camps will never go away.   Nick Saban said during a press conference Tuesday that the camps were "bad for college football." The Alabama head coach had a lot to say about the camps after initially deciding...
Jasmine Watkins
3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Mitch's 14-year old daughter explains satellite camps in one sentence.   - What were our reactions when we found out Baylor...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Nick Saban
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Jim McElwain
Not all games between major college football teams and their brothers in the lower division are created equal.   There’s plenty of evidence for this beyond just the handful of FCS-over-FBS upsets each year. Five-time FCS champion North...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Every day there's more and more talk about the Baylor sexual assault scandal. With more talk, comes more takes.   Detroit Sports 105.1 host Tom Mazawey talked a little about the scandal and how not too many people are talking about the...
Jasmine Watkins
3 weeks ago
Taysom Hill
Sizing up BYU football in 2016 is an interesting proposition. BYU says goodbye to Bronco Mendenhall, who won a lot of games in his 11 years in Provo, and the Cougars then say hello to first-time head coach Kalani Sitake, who makes up...
Mitch Harper
3 weeks ago
Amid the Baylor/Art Briles scandal and before the Memorial Day weekend, Ole Miss decided to drop some news.   The Rebels have self-imposed a postseason ban in women's basketball and reduced scholarships for football by double digits. Ole...
Jasmine Watkins
1 month ago
Sean Maguire
The quarterback position is the most scrutinized position in football, but the answer as to who assumes it for Florida State might not be known until the late parts of fall camp.   Related: Florida State Seminoles 2016 Preview and...
Mike Ferguson
1 month ago

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