Independents Articles

In one of this weekend’s top contests, Georgia Tech takes its first road trip of the year to play at Notre Dame. Both teams are 2-0 but they certainly got there in different ways. The Yellow Jackets overwhelmed Alcorn State and...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Les Miles
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Week 2 is now in the books, and the college fantasy football season is kicking into high gear. Are you prepared?   Athlon has teamed up with college fantasy veterans CollegeFootballGeek.com to help you dominate in 2015! Over the course of...
Mike Bainbridge
7 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
C.J. Prosise
It certainly was an eventful Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Notre Dame came away with an exciting, last-second victory but in the process lost their starting quarterback for the season. After beating Texas so handily and watching...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
For Notre Dame it never seems to end. After a 2014 season riddled with injury after injury, decimating the defense beyond recognition at the end of the year, Irish fans hoped this fall would be different. Unfortunately, it’s been more of...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire suffered a significant ankle injury during Saturday’s game against Virginia. Zaire was injured during the third quarter on a rush attempt for the Fighting Irish and was replaced by DeShone Kizer. Prior...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
One of the best college football matchups that the western United States has to offer on an annual basis renews itself on Saturday night when the 20th-ranked Boise State Broncos travel to Provo, Utah, to take on the BYU Cougars in a game that pairs...
Mitch Harper
7 months ago
When Notre Dame travels to Charlottesville, Va., to play Virginia on Saturday, it will be the program’s first game played in the Old Dominion State. Both teams met at Giants Stadium in New Rutherford, N.J., in 1989 to start the season, with...
Elton Hayes
7 months ago
Tanner Mangum
Week 1 of the 2015 college football season came and went without a whole lot of surprises. Don't get me wrong, there was some good football played. Then again, if you're like me, any football is good football. That said, nothing outrageous...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
Josh Rosen
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Dana Holgorsen
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Tanner Mangum
BYU’s Hail Mary victory over Nebraska was one for the ages, but it was also a bittersweet feeling for the Cougars. Taysom Hill suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury that is cutting his season short for the third time in four years....
Mitch Harper
7 months ago
Tarean Folston
Saturday was nearly perfect for the Notre Dame football team. From beginning to end, the Irish throttled the Texas offense and their offense scored at will in a 38-3 victory. It was a night for Notre Dame fans to celebrate.   Except that...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Sheldon Day
Notre Dame opened the 2015 with an extremely easy 38-3 victory over Texas. The Irish jumped to an early lead and never were threatened. The expectations for the Irish coming in were extremely high. Now they are even loftier. ...
Jon Kinne
7 months ago
Seth Russell
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nebraska’s 29-game winning streak in season openers ended in surprising fashion on Saturday. With just a second left (and the final play of the game), BYU backup quarterback Tanner Mangum connected with receiver Mitch Mathews on a Hail Mary...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
The Iowa State Cyclones and Northern Iowa Panthers begin non-conference play at newly renovated Jack Trice Stadium in Ames this Saturday in their first in-state matchup since UNI's 28-20 win in 2013. And while Iowa State competes in...
Robert A. Boleyn
8 months ago
Tommy Armstrong
One of the most anticipated games of college football's opening week happens to be Mike Riley’s first game as Nebraska’s head coach.  Keeping the Huskers’ season-opening win streak alive will be no easy task as Bronco...
Brandon Cavanaugh
8 months ago
Todd Graham
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Bronco Mendenhall
Whether it’s the polls, the Bowl Alliance, or the infamous Bowl Championship Series (BCS), BYU has always been a program that finds a way to make change in college football.  The last time a program outside of the current Power 5...
Mitch Harper
8 months ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago

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