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For better or worse, Oklahoma will not be a victim of what we’re going to call the Oklahoma Effect. This is the trend in which a lopsided bowl win leads to a team facing unattainable expectations the following year. Why the Oklahoma...
David Fox
2 months ago
The 2014 college football season just ended, but the upcoming 2015 campaign isn’t that far off. Bovada is getting a start on 2015 by releasing early championship odds for next season. Ohio State is a favorite to repeat, with TCU and...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Mark Helfrich
Oregon fell short of claiming its first national championship with a 42-20 loss to Ohio State on Monday night. The Ducks have played in college football’s title game in two out of the last five years but lost both matchups. The lack of a...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State is back on top of the college football world after a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship on Monday night. The run to the title was a surprising one for coach Urban Meyer’s team, as the Buckeyes were down to their...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Trevone Boykin
The 2014-15 college football season concluded with Ohio State’s 42-20 win over Oregon on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. Although the on-field game action is over until next August, spring practice and offseason workouts will start for some...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
 Ohio State has won the first College Football Playoff national championship, and Athlon Sports college football writers Braden Gall and David Fox are here to break down how it happened and what it all means. On the championship edition...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Many consider the modern era of college football to be 1998-present — when the Bowl Championship Series went into effect. Every team that wins the season’s final game is historically great in its own unique way, but trying to...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Regular season college basketball is going to have a tough time pulling eyes away from the NFL and college football playoffs. Credit the sport for making a good effort during the weekend. Two undefeated teams, Kentucky and Virginia,...
David Fox
2 months ago
Just like that, the 2014 college football season is over. Weekends are about to feel pretty empty as the national champion has been crowned in Arlington to cap the first College Football Playoff. Thirty-nine bowl games in 23 days has...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ohio State used a heavy dose of running back Ezekiel Elliott and timely stops on defense to claim its first national championship since the 2002 season with a 42-20 victory over Oregon. The Buckeyes entered the college football playoff with long...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Perhaps no team needed a coach or quarterback who can roll with the punches quite like Oregon. While Ohio State has coped with injuries at the most visible position, Oregon has spent all season dealing with absences chipping away at its roster...
David Fox
2 months ago
Tony Bennett
This has been the week of close calls. Since Jan. 3, Kentucky and Virginia have both needed an overtime game to preserve undefeated records. Duke needed a late rally against Wake Forest to preserve its unblemished record. And those are just...
David Fox
2 months ago
Peyton Manning
Sunday afternoon’s Indianapolis vs. Denver AFC Divisional Round game will be the first postseason meeting between Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and the man he replaced in Indy, Peyton Manning — who is now the first quarterback to play...
Rob Doster
2 months ago
Aaron Rodgers
The NFL’s best road team will face the best home team when the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers get together Sunday afternoon in the NFC Divisional Round on FOX. NFC East champion Dallas was the only team in the league to 8-0 on the road...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Richard Sherman
Two of the NFL’s hottest teams look to get one step closer to the Super Bowl when the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks meet in the NFC Divisional Round on Saturday night on FOX. The Panthers have won five in a row, including last week...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Tom Brady
Two of the AFC’s most successful franchises since 2000 are set to meet in the playoffs once again, as the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots square off in a Divisional Round matchup Saturday afternoon on NBC. The Ravens are looking to...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
College football’s four-team playoff concludes on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas when Ohio State and Oregon meet to decide the national championship. The Ducks are looking for their first title, while the Buckeyes are after their first national...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Gambling is sports. It makes meaningless games infinitely more important to fans. However, Monday night's national championship game doesn’t need any added juice to lure in viewers from other fan bases. All of college football will...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Urban Meyer
From three yards and a cloud of dust, as Woody Hayes might say, to three plays per minute. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but when Ohio State is in the conversation to be one of the fastest national champions in college football...
David Fox
2 months ago
Marcus Mariota
Oregon and Ohio State close out college football’s first four-team FBS playoff on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. Monday night’s matchup is uncharted waters for college football in the new postseason format, as the Ducks and...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Sean Maguire
Florida State is starting over at quarterback next season after 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday. Replacing Winston’s on-field production will be one of college football’s top offseason...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
On Monday night in Arlington, one team’s national championship window might be opening while the other one might be closing. First, don’t overreact. Both Oregon and Ohio State have proven their staying power on the big stage. The...
David Fox
2 months ago
Jake Fisher
LOS ANGELES — If there was a time this season to give up on Oregon playing for a national championship, odds are the Ducks’ offensive line was involved. First, left tackle Tyler Johnstone, an NFL draft prospect, was lost for the...
David Fox
2 months ago
Jalin Marshall
Ohio State and Oregon clash in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12 to decide college football’s national champion. The Ducks and Buckeyes advanced to the national championship after bowl wins on Jan. 1, setting up an intriguing matchup with no...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Oregon Ducks
The most important, bizarre, interesting and entertaining stats you need to know about the 2015 College Football National Championship game: 1939: First NCAA basketball tournamentWhy is the first-ever NCAA basketball tournament relevant...
Braden Gall
2 months ago

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