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Editor's Note: Athlon's 2012 predictions were completed before UCF's postseason ban was announced. After eight seasons of stability, Conference USA will be ripped apart in 2013 when Memphis, UCF, Houston and SMU bolt for the Big East. There...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Whether a college football coach is entering his first season or coming off a national championship, all are under heavy scrutinty. And just like the best coaches in the NCAA, the record isn't always a true indicator of success or bad coaching....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Conference USA
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time conclude the rankings, continuing with No. 101-124.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season. 101. Western...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Conference USA
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 81-100.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Conference USA
With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 61-80.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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College football realignment dominated the headlines last summer and if you thought it was over, think again. More movement in college football could be coming this summer, especially with the mixed messages coming out of Tallahassee with Florida...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The countdown to the 2012 college football season continues with a look at the top quarterback battles in the nation. Spring practice is already underway at many campuses and will continue for...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Transfers can make a big impact on the college football scene and 2012 is full of players that can make an instant contribution. Several quarterbacks could start for their new team next season,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) With spring practice kicking off across college football, it's never too early to start thinking about the coaches on the hot seat for 2012. Athlon's editors recently met to vote on their top 20...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) It wasn't that long ago that Alabama celebrated its national title victory over LSU in New Orleans. And now it's already time to turn the page to 2012. Spring practice is underway across the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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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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