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NC State got its 2014 season off to a good start with a victory over Georgia Southern. The Wolfpack had to rally to beat the Eagles but getting into the win column was critical for second-year coach Dave Doeren.NC State is favored to win its second...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
It’s Week 1 of the college football season, so it’s no surprise each team has a few kinks to work out. Of course, that also extends into the gameday operations workers, as well as cheerleaders, mascots or anyone else around a college...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Les Miles
Credit LSU for following the script.The Tigers fell behind in the first half, rolled the dice successfully on a trick play and then let its plug-and-play run game and secondary take over.Even down by 17 to Wisconsin, LSU was able to follow the Les...
David Fox
1 year ago
Lane Kiffin
ATLANTA — The Lane Kiffin-as-Alabama-offensive-coordinator is one game old, so let’s review it, shall we?Of course this is way too early for a referendum on the most compelling assistant coaching hire in the SEC, but Week 1 is...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nick Saban
ATLANTA — Let the overreaction in Tuscaloosa continue.The final product from Alabama’s opener against West Virginia will look great, especially given the circumstances.An offense with a first-year starting quarterback and new...
David Fox
1 year ago
Illinois’ 28-17 victory over Youngstown State certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty, but neither was this punt executed by the Penguins.Youngstown State’s punter rolled to his right to punt, and instead of bombing the ball downfield...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp made one of the best plays of Week 1 by making an acrobatic, behind-the-back catch.Quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s pass was on target to be intercepted, but deflected off the FAU defensive back and into the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Christian Hackenberg
Jet lag will be much easier to bear for James Franklin, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken when Penn State returns from Dublin.The Nittany Lions won Franklin’s debut in dramatic fashion, getting the first college football Saturday to a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dan Mullen
In what we hope will become a regular segment on ESPN’s College GameDay, four coaches read (and responded to) mean Tweets.Alabama’s Nick Saban assures us he’s quite happy, Florida’s Will Muschamp talks about about a Gator...
David Fox
1 year ago
Les Miles
It’s a classic Big Ten versus the SEC matchup on Saturday night, as Wisconsin and LSU meet in Houston for a neutral site kickoff for the 2014 season. The Badgers return just eight starters from last year’s 9-4 squad, but coach Gary...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Todd Gurley
Week 1 isn’t full of outstanding matchups, but the Georgia-Clemson meeting on Saturday afternoon could be the best of the opening weekend. These two teams met last year, with the Tigers edging the Bulldogs 38-35. Both programs return a chunk...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, as the circuit hits Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
It wasn’t just a bad day at the office. For the Broncos, Super Bowl XLVIII was a painful reality check, one that convinced them that all the offense in the world doesn’t necessarily translate to being the best team on the planet....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Pete Carroll
Richard Sherman will tell you that he’s the best cornerback in the NFL, and he has a new four-year $57 million contract to confirm it. Earl Thomas, with his four-year, $40 million extension, acknowledges he has no apparent equal at safety....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
ATLANTA — Believe it or not, Ole Miss walked out of the Georgia Dome with a trophy, or two pieces of one.This is not the newly minted College Football Playoff trophy, by any means. It’s not even the Floyd of Rosedale.The Chick-fil-A...
David Fox
1 year ago
Eddie Lacy
Mike McCarthy not only issued the proclamation: He told everyone how they should write it, too.“We’re going to be a better defense this year,” the Green Bay Packers coach announced after the draft in May. “You can write that...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College Football's 2014 All-Name Team
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2014 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bill Belichick
While the Patriots were among the NFL’s elite in 2013 with a 12–4 record and No. 2 seed in the AFC, they were clearly a notch below the Seahawks, Broncos and 49ers. Have they done enough in the offseason to get back into the Super Bowl...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
See if you can follow the Big Ten in Week 1: Rutgers and Maryland are in the league, and one of those teams will open the season in Seattle.Meanwhile, the three best games for the league this week will take place in Houston, Baltimore and Dublin....
David Fox
1 year ago
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Bob Stoops has been fighting the good fight all offseason long but the rubber meets the road now that the season is starting. Both Oklahoma State and West Virginia played in BCS bowls in the last few seasons but both are heavy underdogs to...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Colorado Buffaloes
Undefeated should be the Pac-12's goal in Week 1. Every team in the league is favored to win its season opener with the exception of Cal — an 11-point underdog on the road at Northwestern. So barring a Golden Bears...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Georgia hosts Clemson in a huge non-conference game for two programs with aspirations of playing in the inaugural CFB Playoff. Several other SEC teams have key games against non-SEC foes at neutral sites — Wisconsin meets LSU in Houston...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Cole Stoudt
The ACC enters 2014 with momentum. The conference survived realignment, Louisville joined the league, and Florida State ended the SEC’s run of dominance by defeating Auburn in the national championship. 13 games dot the schedule for the ACC...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Mike Davis
College football’s 2014 season officially gets underway on Thursday, as South Carolina hosts Texas A&M on the new SEC Network. The Gamecocks begin 2014 as a preseason top-10 team and should be one of the favorites to win the East Division...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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