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Al Golden
The ACC Coastal is the biggest mystery among the Power 5 conferences heading into Week 9. Sure, there is some uncertainty in the other conferences, but the Coastal features seven teams that still have a chance to win the division. No other league...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Will Muschamp
College football’s coach carousel has been active this season, as four FBS programs have already announced their intentions to have a new coach in place for 2015.And that list is expected to grow over the next few weeks, as a handful of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Cat Barber
NC State can’t replace T.J. Warren — the ACC Player of the Year and the school’s first NBA Lottery pick since 1996 — with just one player. So the Wolfpack, coming off of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, won...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Aaron Thomas
Two straight trips to the NIT have certainly dampened some of the momentum Florida State had built by rattling off four straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2009-12. However, expectations surrounding Leonard Hamilton’s club remain high,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jerian Grant
After compiling a 38–16 record in its last three seasons in the Big East, Notre Dame had a rocky initial foray into the ACC. A conference-opening victory over Duke quickly spiraled into a 6–12 league record, due in large part to an...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Rod Hall
Last spring, Brad Brownell surely felt some vindication. Entering the 2013-14 season, little to nothing was expected of Clemson. A Tiger team with no seniors on its roster coming off a miserable 13–18 season was picked to finish 14th in the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jahlil Okafor
The ACC is bigger than ever and arguably better than ever. At the same time, the conference rarely has been so unpredictable. The arrival of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame was one of the top storylines in the conference last...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
James Robinson
It took Pittsburgh little time to make a resounding impression in its ACC debut. The Panthers opened with a 16–1 record, including 4–0 in the league, and raised eyebrows from Tobacco Road to Tallahassee. Then, they dropped six...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Notre Dame and the ACC (and its 14 teams) have announced future dates for matchups until 2025.The Fighting Irish will play five ACC opponents most seasons, but there are some seasons with four or six matchups.Of note: Notre Dame won’t play...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The 2014 World Series begins tonight in Kansas City, as two Wild Card teams meet in the Fall Classic for the first time since the 2002 Series that saw the Angels beat the Giants in seven games. The been-there-done that San Francisco Giants head...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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

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