Independents Articles

Ezekiel Elliott
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Saturday's slate produced plenty of must-see games, including the anticipated Clemson-Notre Dame showdown in rainy Death Valley, while Alabama easily handled Georgia in...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Week 5 of the college football season is officially in the books. Needless to say, Week 5 wasn’t short on drama or intrigue around the nation. The weekend started with Cincinnati’s upset over Miami on Thursday night and continued into...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
This week’s Notre Dame vs. Clemson matchup will be the third in a series that has seen two dramatic comebacks. The first in 1977 saw Joe Montana lead the Irish on a fourth-quarter resurgence en route to a national title. In the second in...
Aaron Tallent
10 months ago
DeShone Kizer
Death Valley is the epicenter of college football’s Week 5 slate, as Notre Dame travels to Clemson for a must-see non-conference matchup. The Fighting Irish enter Saturday night’s game at 4-0 and ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
It's Military Appreciation Day in Happy Valley this weekend when Penn State welcomes Army to Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1979. The Nittany Lions look to keep the good vibes going after three straight wins following a season-opening...
Kevin McGuire
10 months ago
Greyson Lambert
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday night with Miami traveling to Cincinnati and continues on Friday with three matchups, including UConn visiting BYU. But as usual, the focus for every weekend slate is on Saturday....
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Nick Chubb
Ranking any player or team after one month of the college football season is tough. With one-sided matchups skewing the statistics, and conference play not yet underway for most teams, it's hard to say whether these players will carry that...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Ranking any player or team after one month of the college football season is nearly impossible. With one-sided matchups skewing the statistics, and conference play not yet underway for most teams, more data is needed before accurately judging...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Leonard Fournette
The first month of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Unfortunately, that means this year is almost a third of the way finished. However, the next two months (plus a week in December) should bring plenty of crazy plays,...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Jim Harbaugh
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
10 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. The Pac-12 was the conference in the spotlight on Saturday, as Arizona-UCLA, Oregon-Utah and Arizona State-USC were some of the weekend’s most anticipated matchups. However, all...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
KeiVarae Russell
The University of Massachusetts joined the FBS ranks in 2012 and it’s been tough sledding ever since. Former Notre Dame assistant Charley Molnar was the head coach in 2012 and '13 and won just two games during that span. Then UMass...
Jon Kinne
10 months ago
James Conner
Injuries are an unfortunate part of every college football season. Whether it’s a small ailment affecting a key player for a couple of weeks or an injury keeping a player sidelined for the entire year, all injuries have an impact on the final...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
For just the second time in both schools' history, the BYU Cougars (2-1) and Michigan Wolverines (2-1) will meet at the Big House in what should be one of the more entertaining games in the early slate of games on Saturday. BYU is...
Mike Bainbridge
10 months ago
Cody Kessler
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key American Athletic Conference matchup between Cincinnati and Memphis. The action continues on Friday night with Boise State taking on Virginia and Stanford traveling...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Notre Dame played a sensational 59 minutes of football on Saturday and it was more than enough to defeat Georgia Tech. It is true that the last minute was not a thing of beauty but it is hard to be unhappy about a 30-22 win over the No. 14 team in...
Jon Kinne
10 months ago
Nick Saban
Ohio State taught the college football world an important lesson last season: Don’t count out the one-loss teams after a September defeat. Every team would prefer to finish the season with a perfect record, but an early-season defeat isn...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Leonard Fournette
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
10 months ago
The perfect capper to a fully loaded Week 3 slate features Top 20-ranked foes BYU and UCLA, under the lights of Rose Bowl Stadium. UCLA has been dominant in its first two outings, blowing out Virginia and UNLV by a combined 52 points. BYU...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 months ago

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