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Blake Sims
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
Marcus Mariota
With five 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 the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Sean Miller
The Pac-12 has reversed its fortunes among the major conferences, but there remains an area where the league is lagging. Remember, this is a league that is two years removed from sending only two teams to the NCAA Tournament, its regular...
David Fox
1 year ago
Branden Dawson
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 14 Michigan State is riding its longest Final Four drought under Tom Izzo, but don’t...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Miami Dolphins
Miami beat Oakland 38-14 on Sunday in Wembley Stadium in London. It was a putrid football game between one team that hasn’t won a game in its last 10 tries and another that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000. It meant very little...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brady Hoke
At a combative press conference won’t be enough for Michigan coach Brady Hoke to explain the handing of injured quarterback Shane Morris. Morris was lifted from the game due to a high ankle sprain and did not sustain a concussion to Hoke...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Week 5 SEC slate was highlighted by Missouri’s surprising victory at South Carolina and Texas A&M’s comeback win, in overtime, over Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. Here are some stats from the week that was in the SEC. 10...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The future was on full display in Minneapolis and San Diego on Sunday when both the Vikings and Jaguars started rookie quarterbacks. Teddy Bridgewater made his first NFL start against the Falcons at home while Blake Bortles made his first on...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garrett and the Cowboys find themselves in unfamiliar territory after thumping the Saints at home on Sunday night. Ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing and two games above .500. Dallas ranked 24th in rushing last season, was 31st in...
Braden Gall
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
Cover 2 Podcast
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox cover all of the action from the college gridiron in Week 5. The Pac-12 races start to heat up, the ACC struggles again and Kansas is looking for a new coach. The guys also have some strong words for Brady...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tom Brady
New England will try to extend its winning streak to three in a row by defeating Kansas City at home tonight on ESPN. The Patriots (2-1) have turned things around after dropping their season opener in Miami, but Bill Belichick’s team is still...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Ameer Abdullah
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...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Fred Hoiberg
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 15 Iowa State has rebuilt itself into a national contender, and that shouldn’t be any...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Georges Niang
Georges Niang is hardly a household name among casual fans, but he has earned respect the hard way: by winning. Niang played in the shadow of Nerlens Noel and Wayne Selden in prep school but was part of an Iowa State trio a year ago — along...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Welcome to the Week of Doom. The College Football Playoff selection committee will meet for the first time in less than a month, and this week almost certainly will shape the conversations for that group. Every league will have powerhouse...
David Fox
1 year ago
USC Trojans
Oregon State may not be a Pac-12 title contender but that didn't keep people like me from picking the Beavers to upset the Trojans this weekend. At the very least, most were taking Mike Riley's bunch to cover the 9.5-point spread. The...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
USC Trojans
The Pac-12 South race got a little clearer in Week 5. UCLA took a two-game lead on Arizona State. USC fixed its defensive issues and sits atop the South at 2-0. Utah missed a huge opportunity to enter the fray by choking away a big lead at...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
After Ohio State arguably lost ground during a bye week, the Buckeyes gained some of it back against Cincinnati. Where that leaves Ohio State for the Big Ten season, which starts Saturday at Maryland, remains in question. While Ohio State...
David Fox
1 year ago
After a month of the season and a few close calls, Penn State learned a little bit about its ceiling. The Nittany Lions can’t survive an off game by quarterback Christian Hackenberg, and the offensive line continues to be the team...
David Fox
1 year ago
Stanford Cardinal
A finished product Stanford is not, but David Shaw in the fourth quarter watched a defense that re-established the Cardinal’s Pac-12 credentials. As the offense sputtered at times, the Stanford defense picked up two critical stops in the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Al Golden
Defense hasn’t necessarily been a strength for Miami under Al Golden, but the Hurricanes delivered with a clutch performance in Saturday night’s 22-10 win over Duke.Miami held the Blue Devils to its lowest output of the 2014 season,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Charles Kelly
After Saturday’s win in Raleigh against NC State, it’s clear Florida State is not as dominant of a squad as coach Jimbo Fisher’s national championship winning team from 2013. However, in a season that’s lacking a clear No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The goal is to win the game, which Arkansas failed to do Saturday afternoon against Texas A&M. But the Razorbacks, even in defeat, proved to the nation that they are once again relevant in college football. We saw some signs in Week 1,...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
The SEC West has emerged as the best collection of teams — in a division or league — that we have seen in college football in quite a long time. The SEC East? Not so much. But that doesn’t mean the race to represent the division...
Mitch Light
1 year ago

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