Independents Articles

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
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
1 year ago
Samaje Perine
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jamal Adams
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Corey Coleman
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The first week of the 2015 college football season features a boatload of FBS vs. FCS matchups. Most people out there refuse to bet on those games, but sometimes they represent some of the best value out there. There are multiple FCS teams that are...
Matt Josephs
1 year ago
Seth Russell
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jaylon Smith
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Taysom Hill
Brigham Young University boasts many award winners over the years, including 1990 Heisman Trophy recipient, quarterback Ty Detmer. Detmer is the last player to win college football’s most prestigious award from a school outside of what...
Mitch Harper
1 year ago
A'Shawn Robinson
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Georgia Bulldogs
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jarron Jones
Notre Dame left spring practice with a lot of bodies along the defensive line. Then defensive ends Jhonny Williams and Kolin Hill announced their decision to transfer, lessening the depth on the edge. But a much bigger blow came on Friday when...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
Malik Zaire
Rankings are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason projections or the in-season polls from the playoff committee, rankings generate discussion and interest from all 128 fanbases. While some argue preseason...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Brandon Allen
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position could be the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
With fall camps opening across the nation, all 128 college football teams are putting the final stamp on depth chart battles and preparations for the upcoming season. And as is the case every year, all teams in the national title picture have...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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