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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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by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) Recruiting rankings are an inexact science, and even the experts will admit that. It is virtually impossible to measure heart, work ethic, mental focus and self-awareness in 17- and 18-year-old kids....
Braden Gall
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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The BCS is wrapping up its 14th season of action and Athlon Sports is continuing its series of BCS rankings. We ranked the best performances of each BCS bowl game and we ranked the best teams of each BCS conference. Now, we break down the top...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Finally. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC in September and West Virginia to the Big 12 in late October, the Big East is ready to expand. According to CBSSports.com, the conference...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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UCLA has a proud tradition in football, but the last two decades have been very mediocre outside of three or four special seasons. The Bruins’ last Rose Bowl win? That would be a victory over Iowa at the end of the 1985 season. UCLA has been to...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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The rollercoaster tenure of Ron Zook has ended after seven seasons at Illinois, and athletic director Mike Thomas is conducting a search that has a wide array of candidates. Houston coach Kevin Sumlin’s name seems to come up in every coaching...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The search for the next Penn State head coach took an interesting turn over the weekend with the news that current Miami coach and former PSU player Al Golden signed a new four-year contract extension that stretches to February 2020. So where...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10 Heisman...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors will vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top 10...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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There were major questions facing most Lone Star teams — besides conference realignment — coming into the 2011 season. Could Texas rebound from a losing campaign? Could Texas A&M continue its late 2010 momentum while being distracted with an...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Case Keenum seems to be setting records on a weekly basis. Houston’s senior quarterback is in his sixth-year of eligibility and is lighting up Conference USA scoreboards each game. Against Marshall two weeks ago, Keenum became the FBS career...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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The same concern from fans and media arises each college football season around late October, and that is the potential for an unbeaten team to be left out of the BCS Championship Game. In most seasons, everything works out fine and all of the...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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The most shocking development over the weekend may be the news that Pittsburgh and Syracuse are headed to the ACC, but there were plenty of surprising results on the field as well. Ohio State lost big at Miami, Boston College lost at home to Duke...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Georgia fans were not ready to see their Bulldogs manhandled by Boise State in Atlanta. UCLA fans are looking for any positive after the last few seasons, but the Bruins fell at Houston on Saturday. Both Mark Richt and Rick Neuheisel entered the...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Football is finally here. Here are our previews and predictions for the ten best college football games this weekend.  TCU (-5) at Baylor (Fri.) The defending Rose Bowl champs open up with a sneaky tough game against a Baylor team that...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light Texas A&M has announced its intentions to apply for membership in another conference, leaving the Big 12 with nine members at the start of the 2012 season. The conference is already looking into adding teams...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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