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Which NCAA Tournament bubble team had the most damaging loss over the weekend? Mark Ross: Could defending national champion UConn not make the NCAA Tournament? After Saturday’s 79–64 home loss to Marquette, the Huskies definitely have some work...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) When the 2012 season kicks off, 27 teams will have a new coach roaming the sidelines. Athlon examines each hire and grades the moves by each school. Grading new hires is never an exact science,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The calendar has turned to February, so college basketball teams are currently fighting for seeding or just to get in the NCAA Tournament. Missouri had a huge comeback win over Kansas in this weekend’s best game, while Duke suffered its second...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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by Rob Doster BBVA Compass Bowl SMU (7-5) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6) Date: Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. ET Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.   The Panthers, who played in the Compass Bowl following the 2010 season as well, make the return trip...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Nathan Rush TicketCity Bowl Houston (12-1) vs. Penn State (9-3) Date: Jan. 2, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ET Location: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas The first-ever Big Ten vs. Conference USA postseason matchup is a surreal pairing of two...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Mark Ross Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl BYU (9-3) vs. Tulsa (8-4) Date: Dec. 30 at 12 p.m. ET Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas Former conference foes will meet up once again when BYU and Tulsa face off on Dec. 30...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The 2012 preseason college football top 25 is already starting to take shape. USC quarterback Matt Barkley has decided to return for another season, making the Trojans one of the early favorites...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Nathan Rush Hawaii Bowl Southern Miss (11–2) vs. Nevada (7–5) Date: Dec. 24, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? Well, Southern Miss and Nevada will do just...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Mark Ross Beef O’Brady’s Bowl Florida International (8-4) vs. Marshall (6-6) Date: Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla. So what happens when a Golden Panther meets up with a Thundering Herd? That’s what...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Albuquerque and ends on Jan. 9 in New Orleans with the BCS Championship. With 35 games on the docket, there's plenty of options to keep college fans interested over the next month. Athlon's editors...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Bowl season is upon us, and there are several quality storylines in the early matchups. Some college football stars to look for in the pre-Christmas slate are Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict, San...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Putting together an All-America team is never easy and that’s certainly the case in 2011. Several players didn’t make the cut on Athlon’s All-America team, but that doesn’t take anything away from the season they had. On defense, sorting out...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) (Published December 8th, 2011) Click here to view Athlon's updated top 25 for 2012. It's never too early to start thinking about next season. There's a lot that's going to change over the next...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. 35. Little Caesars Pizza Bowl – Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 13 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 12 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Athlon sums up a full slate of college football with the most important things to take away from this weekend. Winners Alabama – The Crimson Tide making this section of the column...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 11 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With 10 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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2011-12 Athlon Sports Preaseason Top 25 Click on each team for their preview 1. North Carolina 2. Kentucky 3. Ohio State 4. Connecticut 5. Syracuse 6. Duke 7. Vanderbilt 8. Louisville 9. Florida 10. Pittsburgh 11. Baylor...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With nine weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Josh Pastner learned last year that relying almost exclusively on first-year players — even first-year players oozing with talent — isn’t as simple as those who ranked Memphis in the Top 25 of most preseason polls must’ve believed. His Tigers...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) As we hit the midpoint of the college football season, it's time to take a conference-by-conference look at where things stand in realignment/expansion.  ACC Added: Pittsburgh, Syracuse...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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December 6, 1982. That was the last time a state of Florida team did not appear in the AP Top 25. The success streak of Sunshine State ended this week, as losses by Florida and Florida State dropped them out of the rankings. The Gators are...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) In the 1980s, it was Florida State, Miami and Colorado. In the 1990s, it was Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech and Kansas State. In the 2000s, it was Oregon, TCU, Boise State and Utah. For a variety...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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