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Connor Cook
The new college football playoff format has added even more intrigue to the 2014 season. Instead of figuring out the top two teams in early December, the focus has shifted to finding four teams to play in the first FBS postseason playoff format....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Doug Baldwin
While injuries continue to leave their mark on the fantasy landscape, the Week 8 outlook has already been impacted by something that happened off of the field. On Saturday, Seattle traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Hugh Freeze
With eight weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is surrounded in uncertainty. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Matt Stainbrook
Few believed Xavier would finish in the top half of the retooled Big East based on last year’s preseason predictions. But the Musketeers, picked seventh by the league’s media in the fall, went on to tie for third with a 10–8...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
The first year of the new Big East alignment brought a little bit of everything: a national player of the year and one of college basketball’s all-time greats (Creighton’s Doug McDermott), a national top 10 team (Villanova) and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
John Thompson III
Georgetown’s 2013-14 season began with uncertainty — and it resulted in the Hoyas missing the NCAA Tournament. The team never seemed to get any momentum. The Hoyas lost to Northeastern, then beat Kansas State and VCU. They lost six...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Multi-car teams working together: it’s a modern NASCAR philosophy that began in the 1980s, failed miserably, and was redefined during the 1990s by Hendrick Motorsports. Built with Jeff Gordon, massaged by Terry Labonte and perfected by Jimmie...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
This past weekend in the SEC lacked some of the drama we had seen in previous weeks, but there were some very interesting results. Alabama was a heavy favorite over Texas A&M, but who could have predicted such a dominant performance from the...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Bo Wallace
About a month ago, the schedule for Week 9 of the college football season probably didn’t look all that meaningful. At that time, Baylor and Oklahoma were the clear cut favorites in the Big 12, so games like Texas-Kansas State and West...
David Fox
1 year ago
Oregon Ducks
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 187.7: Devontae Booker yards per game in the last three gamesAfter three weeks of the season, the junior college...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 8's action in college football. This week's edition features Florida State's win over Notre Dame, the entertaining Big 12, a Will Muschamp debate, Oregon's return and much...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
David Shaw
Stanford has established a tradition of playing tough defense, the best in the Pac-12, but at some point even the best defensive teams need to find a way to score some points. The days of Andrew Luck and Toby Gerhart now seem like distant memories...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kyle Whittingham
Two weeks ago, Utah scored a victory over a top 10 UCLA program that let the rest of the Pac-12 know the Utes had finally arrived to compete in the conference. After a bye week, the Utes showed true resiliency by edging Oregon State in double...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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 picture...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
J.T. Barrett
A healthy Braxton Miller on the field was supposed to make the 2014 season one that was all about making the first College Football Playoff for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Those hopes are effectively toned down before the season ever got started with...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
David Cutcliffe
Another year, another bowl trip for the Duke Blue Devils. This has become the norm in college football, and who knows when it will end. With a 20-13 victory over Virginia this past weekend, Duke improved its season record to 6-1 to become eligible...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Antonio Brown
Two teams that missed the playoffs last season aiming to get on the right side of .500 will finish off Week 7 in the NFL when the Houston Texans take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Texans (3-3)...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Texas A&M’s 59-0 loss to Alabama on Saturday was easily the worst of Kevin Sumlin’s three seasons in College Station. The Aggies had little margin for error coming into Tuscaloosa and were simply dominated in every facet of the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Art Briles
Art Briles has brought Baylor to new territory for most of his tenure. On Saturday, he’ll be in another place he’s rarely been. He’ll field questions asking what’s wrong with the Baylor offense. The Bears’...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bill Snyder
On its face, perhaps Kansas State’s 31-30 win at Oklahoma doesn’t put the Wildcats in anyone’s playoff picks next week. The Wildcats remain a one-loss squad, and its win over the Sooners included a certain amount of good...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bobby Petrino
Despite the return of coach Bobby Petrino, Louisville’s offense wasn’t incredibly prolific in the first half of the season. While the Cardinals weren’t meeting lofty preseason expectations for the offense, it’s easy to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Dana Holgorsen
West Virginia is a Big 12 title contender. That seems strange to say after the Mountaineers finished 4-8 with losses to Iowa State and Kansas last year, but Saturday’s win over Baylor showed coach Dana Holgorsen’s team will be a factor...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Saturday night in Gainesville, we witnessed a statistical anomaly when Missouri somehow scored 42 points despite gaining only 119 yards of offense in a 29-point win at The Swamp. Earlier that day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama also won in convincing...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Excuse the double negative, but it’s not easy not to be good at Florida. Somehow that is what has happened in three of Will Muschamp’s four seasons as the head coach of the Gators. Florida did not have a losing record in the SEC...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
The losers of the past two Super Bowls will take the next step in their quest to get back to that stage when the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos face off tonight on NBC. Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers (4-2) have won three in a row while John Fox...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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