Mountain West Articles

Another week, another Big Ten showdown with national implications. With a five-game win streak including last week’s 75-52 rout of Michigan, Michigan State has gone from sneaky Final Four contender to potential No. 1 seed. The Spartans, who...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Is it time to start celebrating or time to start worrying? Those are the questions fans of a handful of teams will start asking over the next month or so of the season. Are NCAA bids or conference contender status being locked up? Or for other...
David Fox
2 years ago
Another week, another No. 1 in the Athlon Sports college basketball power rankings. For the third week in a row, we have a new team in the top spot following Duke two weeks ago, then Michigan. We return to an old friend at No. 1 in Indiana,...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail, coaches will hit the offices bright and early on Wednesday for National Signing Day to welcome a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Miami’s 90-63 drubbing of Duke last week shuffled the power rankings in more ways than one. First, the Blue Devils’ loss means Athlon will have a new No. 1 this week. Our nod goes to Michigan, who is having its best season since Chris Webber...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
College football’s coaching carousel was in full effect this offseason. Thirty programs will have a new head coach in 2013, ranging from Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee in the SEC to FBS newcomer Georgia State in the Sun Belt. As with...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Recruiting is reaching a fever pitch as the college football machine churns toward National Signing Day 2013. The first Wednesday in February is the NCAA’s version of Christmas morning for fans and coaches alike. Great coaching is the key to...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
As the college basketball season nears the end of the first month of the new year, the standings still reveal a handful of surprises. Instead of Arizona and UCLA, Oregon is atop the Pac-12. Ole Miss is undefeated in the SEC, though the Rebels...
David Fox
2 years ago
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. Especially, in the face of the most important...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
David Fox
2 years ago
The phrase “SEC Speed” instantly conjures images of glory, victory and pride for one region in the country and thoughts of depression, agony and exasperation for every other part of the nation. But after claiming their seventh national...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
One of the critiques of the 2012-13 college basketball season has been a lack of eye-popping players vying for player of the year awards. Think of Player of the Year performances and competitions in recent years by Anthony Davis, Jimmer Fredette...
David Fox
2 years ago
If you listen closely, you can almost hear the whispers: Bracketology, bubble watch, resumes, seeding, RPI. The college basketball season is halfway through January and the conference races are starting to be determined. Though most...
David Fox
2 years ago
The college basketball season is rolling along as we’ve reached the halfway point to the Final Four. If this week’s debate for the No. 1 team is any indication, the competition for the national title will be hotly contested. The top two teams...
David Fox
2 years ago
With college football’s 2012 season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was and review the performance of all 124 teams before 2013 kicks off. Twenty-eight coaches made their debut at a new program in 2012 and produced a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the 2012 season officially in the books, it’s time to take an early look at college football’s top 25 teams for 2013. Alabama will be losing a few key players from its national championship team, but there’s plenty of talent returning to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Alabama may be reveling in its second consecutive national championship, but college football fans everywhere else are turning their attention to recruiting and spring practice. Those are just appetizers to the date everyone is really...
David Fox
2 years ago
With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
The end of every year is always a good time for reflection and examining what improvements could be made for the following 12 months. And that’s the case with college football, especially as the sport gets ready to close the books on a crazy 2012...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With the 15th season of BCS bowl action just about ready to kickoff, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are those teams...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Two teams with productive running attacks, suspect defenses and that won just enough games to become bowl eligible face off when Rice and Air Force take the field at TCU’s renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Owls are in a...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
No college football head coaching search ever goes according to plan. However, anytime a job opens during or after the season, there’s a good idea of which candidates will be interested or the most likely targets. Despite having a general feel of...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Fresno State and SMU will be spending Christmas on Christmas Island at the Hawaii Bowl, as the only game on television Christmas Eve. The game will be a homecoming of sorts for SMU coach June Jones, who guided Hawaii to a 76–41 record over nine...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
With Boise State and Washington returning most of its starting core for 2013, the Las Vegas Bowl is a chance for both teams to establish momentum and use the postseason as a springboard for an improvement in the win column next year. The...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Former conference rivals meet up again in what should be a matchup of contrasting styles between BYU and San Diego State. The Cougars earned a trip to their eighth straight bowl game in as many seasons under head coach Bronco Mendenhall on the...
Mark Ross
2 years ago

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