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Cam Newton
The 2014 NFL playoffs will kick off in Charlotte Saturday afternoon when the Arizona Cardinals take on the Carolina Panthers on ESPN. The Cardinals (11-5) have four more wins than the Panthers (7-8-1), but are a near-touchdown underdog on the road...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Kareem Hunt
The GoDaddy Bowl will feature some familiar faces when Arkansas State and Toledo face off in Mobile, Ala. The final postseason contest before the first national champion of the Playoff era is crowned, the Red Wolves (7-5) are playing in their...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Bowl season has a funny way of changing uninteresting September matchups into must-see TV.That Western Michigan-Air Force game in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl might not have been on anyone’s radar on the second Saturday in September, but by...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — Urban Meyer and Nick Saban have squared off with a right to play for the national championship before, but no one could have forecast what took place in the 2015 Sugar Bowl. In the first instant classic of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
PASADENA, Calif. — Credit to Jameis Winston for being a true believer. The Florida State quarterback kept talking about trying to mount a comeback in a game that finished 59-20, a game that featured a 34-0 run thanks to four turnovers in...
David Fox
2 months ago
Jameis Winston
PASADENA, Calif. — Jimbo Fisher likes to say the first 39 games were the key to the next 29. That may be true, with the first three seasons setting the stage for an astounding 29-game run in which the Seminoles didn’t lose a game....
David Fox
2 months ago
By the start of the fourth quarter, the Rose Bowl lacked for drama, but there was hardly time to spend time pondering a lopsided final score in the first College Football Playoff semifinal. Oregon’s unraveling of Florida State was so...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — The 2015 Sugar Bowl was a game of runs. Huge momentum swings and big plays on both sides of the ball allowed Ohio State to overcome a 21-6 deficit with 28 unanswered points of its own. Then, like the Buckeyes...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Rose Bowl
PASADENA — For college football fans of a certain age or fans from a certain part of the country, the Rose Bowl holds special significance. It was college football’s first postseason game. Back when bowl games could be counted on...
David Fox
2 months ago
Mark Helfrich
LOS ANGELES — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher probably didn’t mean anything derisive in the way he described Oregon and how it's become an attractive destination. The reasons are clear why it’s cooler to be a Duck in...
David Fox
2 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
LOS ANGELES — The coaches in the College Football Playoff will say over and over again that they’re not looking ahead to the national championship game. They’re lying. At least one part of the operation has to look ahead...
David Fox
2 months ago
LOS ANGELES — Jameis Winston is right. The Florida State quarterback is saying all the right things about his matchup with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The game will feature the last two Heisman winners on opposite sidelines,...
David Fox
2 months ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
2 months ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
2 months ago
The Athlon Sports team has been dispatched to the New Orleans and Pasadena to cover the first college football semifinal. We'll survey the scene and storylines and then delve into our picks for New Year's Day. David Fox is at the Rose...
David Fox
2 months ago
alabama crimson tide
NEW ORLEANS — Alabama players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Ohio State. What have they been saying? Scouting Ohio State Nick Saban, HC"They're very well coached, which is...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
ohio state buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Alabama. What have they been saying? Scouting Alabama's offense Urban Meyer, HC"You always try to, as part of...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Marcus Mariota
The college football playoff kicks off on Jan. 1 with Florida State and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, and Alabama and Ohio State squaring off in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl. There’s no shortage of talent among the four teams in the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Washington Huskies
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Brett Hundley
UCLA and Kansas State were on the cusp of playing in a bigger postseason game, but the Bruins and Wildcats should have plenty of motivation when they meet on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Both teams recorded a 9-3 record in the regular season and...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Tennessee Volunteers
After three years without a trip to a bowl game and four straight seasons with seven losses, Tennessee finally returns to the postseason with a marquee Big Ten-SEC showdown. Butch Jones will try to avoid a fifth straight seven-loss season in his...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
James Conner
Teams in similar positions will cross paths when Houston and Pittsburgh meet up in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. Both the Cougars (7-5) and Panthers (6-6) are wrapping up their seasons with interim head coaches, as...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
NEW ORLEANS — Blake Sims is a living, breathing American fairy tale and the storybook ending is just four quarters from its final chapter. In modern college football, Alabama's starting quarterback is the exception, not the...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Byron Marshall
LOS ANGELES — The 2014 season was the year of the freshman running back. The Rose Bowl features two of the best rookie backs in Oregon’s Royce Freeman and Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, who both emerged during the second half...
David Fox
2 months ago
Troy Hill
LOS ANGELES — Troy Hill and Chris Seisay aren’t the first names anyone conjures when it comes to Oregon football. They’re cornerbacks, and they’re not even the star cornerback for the Ducks.  Yet Hill and...
David Fox
2 months ago

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