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College football's Week 3 slate is full of interesting action. Arkansas had a surprising defeat to Louisiana-Monroe last week but has a chance to knock off No. 1 Alabama this Saturday. The Razorbacks are heavy underdogs and could be without...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
Week 2 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches saw the temperature on their seat increase by a few degrees. Kentucky's Joker Phillips and Boston College's Frank Spaziani won last Saturday, but both coaches rank...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only two weeks of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
Last week’s BCS crashers probably won’t make a run at a major bowl game this season, but two of them crashed the expectations for power-conference teams. Louisiana-Monroe scored a rare Sun Belt win over an SEC team, and not just a rebuilding...
David Fox
1 year ago
Conference USA
The 2012 college football season is still young, but it's never too early to start looking at some of the biggest disappointments from the preseason. Arkansas' surprising loss to Louisiana-Monroe knocked it out of the national title picture,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
The first week of the season vaulted Alabama to the No. 1 spot in the polls (much to Nick Saban’s disappointment) while at the same time knocking Michigan down a few pegs. Beyond those two teams, it was a relatively quiet first week of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Conference USA
Week 2 of the college football season doesn't feature many marquee matchups, but there's plenty of intrigue around the nation this Saturday. The SEC welcomes Texas A&M and Missouri, while a handful of non-conference games should help...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only one week of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams. A team like...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and plenty of coaches are feeling the pressure to win. Kentucky showed some progress in the season opener against Louisville, but Joker Phillips passes Boston College's Frank Spaziani as the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State on Saturday. Although last season marked the first time since 2003 the BCS bowls lacked a team from outside of the six...
David Fox
1 year ago
Conference USA
The 2012 college football season kicks off on Thursday night and the next 14 weeks are crucial to the job status of several coaches around the nation. Boston College's Frank Spaziani tops Athlon's post-fall practice hot seat rankings, while...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
In 2012, 30 of 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament field missed out a bid a season earlier. The tally included eight from the six major conferences, including returns to prominence for Indiana and NC State. A quarter of the Sweet 16 -- the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Conference USA
Winning the battle in the trenches is crucial to claiming college football's national championship. The SEC has claimed six consecutive national titles, so it should come as no surprise this conference has some of the top defensive linemen. South...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
Playing on the offensive line is one of the least glamorous positions on the field. However, the players in the trenches are some of the most important, as the offense can't move the ball with a line that struggles to block. The 2012 college...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
The Pac-12 and Big 12 are two of college football's top conferences for offense, so it's no surprise that eight of the top 10 receivers hail from those two leagues. USC's Robert Woods is coming off a stellar sophomore season and can only get...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
The tight end position has been lacking in recent years, but there's a good crop of players ready to emerge in 2012. Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert ranks as Athlon's No. 1 tight end for this season, while Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins will only...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
With the college football season right around the corner, it's time to countdown the best of the best. Athlon continues the countdown to kickoff with a look at the top quarterbacks in college football for 2012. It should be no surprise USC's Matt...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
A torn ACL ended Marcus Lattimore's 2011 season in mid-October, but all signs point to a full return by the junior in 2012. Although the Gamecocks may take it easy on Lattimore early, he should be in the mix as one of the top 10 Heisman...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
Even if you don't place any wagers on sports, the lines/projections from the good folks in Vegas are always something to check out before each season and before each week of games. Not only is it interesting content, but Vegas has a good pulse on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
College football season hasn’t begun, but here at Athlon we’re already hard at work in thinking about the 2012-13 basketball season. Believe us, the season will be here before you know it. Every team has questions about the upcoming season, but...
David Fox
1 year ago
Conference USA
With 124 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2012 college football magazine or online research. We took a look through the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Conference USA
In the last two weeks, Athlon Sports has ranked every coach in the seven powerful basketball conferences -- the ACC, Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Certainly, those leagues do not corner the market on great college...
David Fox
1 year ago
Conference USA
Simply put, college football fans may never again witness the pure volume and amplitude of changes which will take place as the 2012 season unravels itself. Below is a list of the top-ten changes, in ascending order of significance (defined by...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Conference USA
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team. In some cases, through recruiting, game plan and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great team. The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Conference USA
Coaching in the college football ranks is no easy task. 28 programs changed head coaches at the end of 2011 and there will be no shortage of openings following the 2012 season.  Who Will Be The First College Football Coach Fired in 2012...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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