College Football Articles

Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling.We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Butch Jones
The SEC East isn’t as strong as the West in 2014, but this division features plenty of depth. Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri are considered the preseason favorites for the East title, but Florida should be improved with the addition of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Everett Golson
Notre Dame has found stability and plenty of success under Brian Kelly, winning 37 games over the last four years and making an appearance in the BCS national championship after the 2012 season.The Fighting Irish navigated conference realignment...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Connette
Fresno State has announced Duke quarterback Brandon Connette will transfer to the Bulldogs for the 2014 season. Connette is a graduate transfer and is eligible immediately.Connette’s mother is battling cancer, and the senior quarterback...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jake Rudock
The Big Ten’s new 14-team and East/West Division alignment should provide for an intriguing 2014 season.The East Division is loaded with likely top-10 teams in Ohio State and Michigan, followed by Penn State and Michigan – two of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
BYU Cougars
Bronco Mendenhall enters his 10th season as the BYU head coach and his fourth as the head coach of an independent program. Scheduling has been more difficult for the Cougars since leaving the Mountain West both in terms of ironing out opponents and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide stadium
Future schedules are a hot topic in the SEC. With the creation of college football’s four-team playoff postseason format, most BCS teams have beefed up the non-conference schedule in order to improve the resume.While improved non-conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Athlon’s Braden Gall and David Fox split up A-Day duties, spending time at Auburn and Alabama through each school’s spring game.At Auburn, the fan base (and athletic director) is enjoying the rebound, but Gus Malzahn is busy at work...
David Fox
1 year ago
Brett Hundley
With six teams expected to be ranked in the preseason polls, the Pac-12 should provide plenty of must-see games during 2014.On paper, the South Division appears to be a three-team race between Arizona State, UCLA and USC. Arizona is slightly behind...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jamison Crowder
The ACC Coastal should be one of the toughest divisions to predict in 2014. After all, Duke won the league with a 6-2 conference record last season and three teams finished tied at 5-3 just behind the Blue Devils.Considering how close the top six...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten Football
Scheduling in college football is all that matters. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks.But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Arkansas new football uniform 2014
After a disappointing 3-9 record in Bret Bielema’s first season at Arkansas, the Razorbacks are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014.And what better way to build momentum for 2014 than the release of new uniforms and logos?It seems...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
T.J. Yeldon
2013 was the year of the quarterback in the SEC. The league featured standouts in AJ McCarron, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, James Franklin and Connor Shaw.But heading into 2014, the SEC is a league searching for answers at...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a fan base not always known for its sense of perspective, the Alabama faithful seem to be taking the events of the last four months well.A-Day at Tuscaloosa was 140 days since Auburn ended Alabama’s bid to win...
David Fox
1 year ago
Auburn Tigers
AUBURN, Ala. — Abby Lemons had no idea what she was getting herself into when she decided to go to Auburn.She came to Auburn in part because of the football atmosphere two years ago, but morale on campus was at an all-time low when she was a...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Gary Patterson
Despite owning one of the Big 12’s top defenses last season, TCU finished with its worst record under Gary Patterson. The Horned Frogs finished 4-8 overall and just 2-7 in Big 12 play.The main culprit of last season’s four-win mark was...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nate Sudfeld
Under coach Kevin Wilson, Indiana has made steady progress over the last three years. The Hoosiers went 1-11 and winless in Big Ten play in 2011, but Indiana improved to 4-8 in 2012.Wilson continued his improvement project in Bloomington in 2013,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn is not one to waste time. His offense and track record are testaments to that.He’s also not likely to get too wrapped up praising his first-team offense that put up 58 points in the spring game, in part on the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The last two Alabama quarterbacks couldn’t be missed in Tuscaloosa for the spring game. Greg McElroy spent time with the ESPNU broadcast crew, and AJ McCarron marked his spot in the Walk of Fame in a pregame ceremony....
David Fox
1 year ago
Washington Huskies new uniforms
It’s a new era in Seattle, as Chris Petersen was hired away from Boise State to replace Steve Sarkisian. Petersen is regarded as one of the top coaches in the nation, so it’s no surprise there is plenty of excitement around the program...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Saban
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For a day or so, two of the most beloved Tennessee sports figures were in the state of Alabama.Bruce Pearl, of course, is the new coach at Auburn. And now Peyton Manning and Nick Saban are trading football tips.Ick.Athlon...
David Fox
1 year ago
Alabama is coming off the kind of disappointing season most teams would envy.The Crimson Tide were No. 1 and undefeated until Nov. 30 and reached the Sugar Bowl. But the glaring number here is 0-2, as in losses to Auburn and Oklahoma to finish the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Texas Longhorns
Oklahoma and Baylor are considered the favorites in the Big 12 for 2014, but Kansas State and Texas aren’t too far behind.The Wildcats and Longhorns both finished 8-5 last season, but Texas held a two-game edge in conference play.Texas...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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