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College Football Playoff
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Andrew Harrison
In an alternate reality, North Carolina fans had to enjoy a team in pale blue making a run at Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Alas, that game was three days too early, and the school was Columbia rather than the Tar Heels. Columbia jumped to an...
David Fox
7 months ago
Bob Stoops
College football award season can be fun.This is a time for appreciating the game — conference players of the year, coaches of the year, the Heisman, Doak Walker, Biletnikoff, Outland and so on.For every team and player enjoying a banner year...
David Fox
7 months ago
Tim Miles
Nebraska is new to being a team people watch during the college basketball season, so let us offer a word of advice:Don’t lose at home to teams no one knew was a part of Division I basketball.The Cornhuskers, a surprise NCAA Tournament team...
David Fox
7 months ago
Nick Saban
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 20 and extends until Jan. 12 with the national championship in Arlington, Texas in the first year of the four-team playoff. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
It’s the first year of the college football playoff, so there’s plenty of new surrounding the format, including a championship trophy and rings to the winning team.Earlier this week, the college football championship playoff ring was...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Robert Quinn
The surging St. Louis Rams (7-6) welcome an Arizona Cardinals (10-3) team that shook off two straight tough losses to post a key win over Kansas City in Week 14. Basically, both of these long-suffering franchises are merely happy to be playing...
Rob Doster
7 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Marcus Mariota is going to win the 2014 Heisman Memorial Trophy. And there couldn’t be a more deserving candidate. The Oregon quarterback won the Pac-12 North, won the Pac-12 championship, earned a spot in the first College Football...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Less than a full month into the college basketball season, and we’ve already had a handful of major statements.Kentucky, Duke and Arizona are as good as advertised. Maybe better. Texas, Louisville and Wisconsin are doing exactly what they...
David Fox
7 months ago
Le'Veon Bell
Le’Veon Bell is on a historic run right now, so it’s only fitting that he lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 15. Bell has gone over 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games; something...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Adam Vinatieri
Adam Vinatieri has yet to miss a kick this season, which is a good enough reason by itself to have him lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 15. Vinatieri will turn 42 years old later this month and is on the verge...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Matt Ryan
Andrew Luck is the leading fantasy scorer and he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 15, but it’s the signal-callers from the NFC South that have our attention. Matt Ryan tossed four touchdowns and...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Robert Quinn
The St. Louis Rams have posted back-to-back shutouts, an impressive performance that earns them a spot near the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 15. The Rams haven’t given up a point in...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Jimmy Graham
It’s been a slow couple of games for Jimmy Graham, but it’s going to take a lot more to knock him from his lofty perch on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 15. Graham has a total of three catches in his...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Julio Jones
Julio Jones set the pace last week, but even his record-setting performance wasn’t enough to knock Antonio Brown from atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 15. Jones was unstoppable on Monday night against...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin is surprisingly looking for a new head coach after Gary Andersen left Madison for Oregon State. Andersen went 19-7 in two years with the Badgers, including a 10-3 record and a Big Ten West Division title in 2014. Wisconsin is a solid...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Scooby Wright
Before a team hoists a national championship trophy, before one outstanding player hoists the Heisman Trophy, a handful of other hardware will be awarded over the coming days. Part of college football’s rich tradition is the dozens of...
David Fox
7 months ago
The SEC’s trophy case is already full of championships during the BCS era, but the conference is set to once again welcome a handful of national award winners to its collection of previous talent. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper was one of the...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
By a handful of measures, the Big Ten had a successful season. The league produced a College Football Playoff team, a Heisman finalist, one of the top defensive players in the country and one of the nation’s biggest surprise teams.The...
David Fox
7 months ago
TCU Horned Frogs
Certainly, Big 12 fans feel jilted by the inaugural College Football Playoff Committee. Both TCU and Baylor were worthy candidates for the national championship tournament. But being left out of the bracket and the subsequent finger pointing...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Arizona Wildcats
The Pac-12 entered the season with eyes on knocking off the SEC as the best league in college football. While that may not happen until Oregon knocks off both Florida State and Alabama in the College Football Playoff, the Pac-12 has clearly...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
James Conner
Florida State didn’t dominate its conference opponents in the fashion it did last season, but the Seminoles were still the best team in the league and feature nine first-team selections on Athlon’s All-ACC team for 2014.  ...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Athlon Sports formed a Heisman Trophy committee that voted every week. Now that the season is over, who are they predicting wins the Heisman Trophy? Each voter ranks their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Josh Pastner
With the conference challenges and Thanksgiving tournaments and showcases behind us, most teams have assembled their non-conference resumes, for better or worse.Thanks to the holidays and finals, the December schedule lets up for many teams around...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
TCU and Baylor were deserving and they got left out of the College Football Playoff. That doesn’t mean the system is broken. The season hadn’t even ended on Saturday evening before the ethos started clamoring for an eight-team...
Braden Gall
7 months ago

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