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Wayne Gallman
College football’s national championship game is all that remains of the 2016 season, and there’s no shortage of intrigue with Alabama and Clemson set for a rematch in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9. These two teams traded punches for 60 minutes...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Tracy Claeys
Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys was fired on Tuesday after his first full season with the program. Claeys guided the Golden Gophers to a 9-4 record in 2016 and was 2-4 as the program’s interim coach after Jerry Kill stepped down due to health...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson
Led by quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson is back in the national championship game for the second year in a row. The Tigers fell just short of a victory over Alabama last season, losing in a 45-40 thriller in Glendale, Ariz. With Watson and a...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts
Alabama is 60 minutes away from another national championship. And just like last season, Clemson is the team that stands in the way of the Crimson Tide hoisting the trophy. If Alabama knocks off Clemson on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla., coach Nick Saban...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
O.J. Howard
Alabama needs two wins in order to claim back-to-back national titles, and coach Nick Saban’s team is a heavy favorite to take the first step of that journey in Saturday’s game in the Peach Bowl against Washington. While the Crimson...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Nick Bosa
Clemson and Ohio State meet on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl with a trip to Tampa, Fla. and a berth in the national championship up for grabs. There’s no shortage of intrigue in Glendale, Ariz. when these two teams take the field, as this game...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson
The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl is usually one of the best matchups outside of the New Year’s Six, and this year’s version between LSU and Louisville shouldn’t disappoint. The Dec. 31 contest in Orlando features an intriguing...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Deshaun Watson
The second game of the College Football Playoff is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the bowl season, as Ohio State takes on Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. The winner of this matchup will take on Alabama or Washington in Tampa...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts
The third edition of the College Football Playoff officially begins on Saturday in Atlanta, Ga., as Alabama takes on Washington in the Peach Bowl. The Crimson Tide are the defending national champs and have earned a trip to the CFB Playoff for the...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Saquon Barkley
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Deondre Francois
The New Year’s Six portion of the bowl slate kicks off on Friday night with Florida State and Michigan squaring off in the Orange Bowl. The Wolverines fell just short of reaching the College Football Playoff after a strong second season under...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff is here and Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and Mitch Light are breaking it all down. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - Will New Year's Eve...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
Brad Kaaya
An old Big East rivalry will be renewed on Dec. 28 in the Russell Athletic Bowl, as West Virginia meets Miami for the first time since 2003. It’s always tough to put too much stock in bowl games, but motivation shouldn’t be an issue for...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The bitter AFC North rivalry between the Steelers and Ravens will be renewed on Christmas night in Pittsburgh. And as usual between these two teams, the stakes are high. The Steelers hold a one-game lead in the battle to win the AFC North and can...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jalen Hurts
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Brent Stockstill
The pre-Christmas portion of college football's 2016-17 bowl slate concludes on Dec. 24, as MTSU makes the long trek to Honolulu to take on Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. The Rainbow Warriors are back in the postseason for the first time since 2010...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Deondre Francois
With two of the nation’s best in Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson leading the way, quarterback play was a strength across the ACC in 2016. And the future of the position is in good hands in this league, as Florida State’s Deondre...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Mike Weber
The Big Ten had a standout year on the gridiron, as Ohio State made the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed, and Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan finished inside of the top 10 of the final poll. While the Buckeyes have a shot to win it all...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Sam Darnold
The Pac-12 has produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks in recent years, and the next star from this season’s crop of freshmen is clearly quarterback Sam Darnold at USC. Darnold’s emergence as the starter was a big reason why...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Shane Buechele
The Big 12 had several key players depart after the 2015 season but several new faces emerged as the league’s future stars as freshmen in 2016. Texas quarterback Shane Buechele averaged 246.5 passing yards per game and tossed 21 touchdowns as...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Ray Lawry
A tripleheader of bowl action on Friday starts with the only postseason game outside of the United States, as Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion meet in the third edition of the Bahamas Bowl. The matchup of the Monarchs and Eagles is one of the best...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Tanner Mangum
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is always in the running for longest bowl name of any given bowl season, but this season’s edition actually rates high on the entertainment scale as well with a pair of old conference foes...
Mitch Harper
1 month ago
Anthony Wales
The third edition of the Boca Raton Bowl won’t be hurting for points or offense, as Memphis and WKU bring their high-powered attacks to FAU Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers rank second nationally in scoring (45.1 ppg), while the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Kareem Hunt
The third edition of the Camellia Bowl is arguably one of the better pre-Christmas bowl matchups, as Appalachian State meets Toledo for a compelling battle between two of the top Group of 5 teams from 2016. The Rockets and Mountaineers both...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Lamar Jackson
Athlon Sports recaps Championship Week and breaks down the final Playoff rankings. Don't forget to subscribe here and rate us if you like (or don't like) what you hear!   - How has the Heisman Trophy changed the Louisville program?...
Braden Gall
1 month ago

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