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John Ross
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season produced several big-time performances. Freshmen quarterbacks Deondre Francois (Florida State), Shane Buechele (Texas) and Jalen Hurts (Alabama) lived up to the hype in their first game. But some of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Week 1 of the college football season is in the books and the guys break down the historic weekend. Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox recap:   - So, I guess it really was the greatest weekend in college football history. Houston was the...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
The NFL is finally ready to return to the field after more than seven months, and appropriately enough, it all starts with a rematch of the game that ended last season. Denver looks considerably different than the team that defeated Carolina 24-...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s...
Jim Weber
2 months ago
Nick Chubb
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season concludes in Orlando, Fla. with Florida State and Ole Miss meeting for the first time since 1961. High expectations surround both teams for 2016, and a win in this neutral site affair would provide an...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Calvin Ridley
In terms of brand or name value and recognition for a Week 1 non-conference matchup, it doesn’t get much better than USC and Alabama. These two programs have a wealth of success on the stat sheet, claiming a combined 27 national championships...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Josh Rosen
College football’s Week 1 slate is filled with compelling matchups, and while UCLA-Texas A&M might not have the same pregame hype as Alabama-USC or Houston-Oklahoma, there’s a lot of intrigue surrounding this game. This matchup is...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Elijah Hood
The SEC and ACC meet three times for intriguing non-conference games on the opening weekend for the 2016 college football season, with the first matchup taking place in Atlanta between North Carolina and Georgia. This game is also the second time...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Kyle Shurmur
The Thursday night matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina isn’t likely to register as one of the best games for Week 1, but there’s plenty at stake for these two teams. Tennessee, Georgia and Florida are widely considered to be...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Week 1 of the college football season is a good time to remember that the best games of the season won’t all be like this.   And by “like this” we mean in sterile neutral-site stadiums rather than on college campuses. Some...
David Fox
3 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
November can often be the month most fans remember. The rivalry games and a season’s worth of momentum all create heightened drama in the final full month of the season.   Yet in the shortest season in sports, every month and every...
David Fox
3 months ago
The guys break down the biggest Week 1 in college football history!   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox preview the biggest, most important and overlooked games of the first week of the season.   - SEC powers Alabama, LSU and...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Every college football season produces its share of new faces on the scene, as breakout players or rising stars play a huge role in determining the four playoff teams and the conference champions. While these players are instrumental to the success...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Baker Mayfield
Oklahoma is the heavy favorite to repeat as Big 12 champions in 2016, so it should be no surprise the Sooners dominate in Athlon’s projected top 35 players in the conference. Quarterback Baker Mayfield edges Texas Tech signal-caller Patrick...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Leonard Fournette
Another season, another loaded year for returning talent in the SEC. While the league is short on proven quarterbacks, there’s plenty of depth at defensive end, receiver and linebacker. LSU running back Leonard Fournette leads the way for...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
The college football offseason is nearing a close, which means months of analyzing and previewing will soon be validated or … not.   The preseason AP poll was released Sunday, and a clear consensus has been established. Alabama is a...
David Fox
3 months ago
Duke and Kentucky haven’t met in the NCAA Tournament since the 1998 Elite Eight. If that drought ends in 2016, the matchup could be epic.   Sure, Duke and Kentucky have faced each other during the season on a somewhat regular basis,...
David Fox
3 months ago
Sonny Dykes
College football’s 2016 season officially kicks off on Friday night with California and Hawaii making the long trek to Sydney, Australia for a neutral site matchup. This game marks the inaugural College Football Sydney Cup and a crowd of over...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
J.T. Barrett
The Big Ten is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, but there’s no question the league is stacked with talent on defense. Of Athlon’s projected top 10 players for this season, six come from defense, including standout cornerbacks...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
The season is here and the guys have to make their official College Football Playoff picks for 2016.   Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox pick every division winner, conference champion and announce their picks to make the College...
Braden Gall
3 months ago

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