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College football is back, and the competition off the field is nearly as heated as the competition on game day. The Athlon Sports College Football Experts Club presented by Nexium & Advil gives you the chance to compete with your friends...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Malik Zaire
The 2015 college football season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and it's time to put aside the preseason predictions and pick the upcoming slate of action. The Week 1 schedule starts with a neutral site affair between North...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Todd Graham
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Derrick Henry
The bowl season wasn’t kind to the SEC, but just like every other team in the nation, all 14 teams in college football’s No. 1 conference are 0-0 and looking to start the year with a victory. A couple of marquee non-conference...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Christian Hackenberg
The Big Ten ended the 2014 season in the spotlight with Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon, and the conference opens 2015 with two marquee games on Thursday night. Michigan travels to Salt Lake City to take on Utah in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Wendell Smallwood
Week 1 of the 2015 Big 12 season isn’t filled with must-see matchups. But there are a few games on the schedule to move the needle, including Texas-Notre Dame and TCU-Minnesota. Will the Longhorns improve in coach Charlie Strong’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bobby Petrino
With Clemson replacing several key starters from last year’s defense, along with Jameis Winston’s departure from Florida State, two of the ACC’s frontrunners open the 2015 season looking for answers at key positions. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Sefo Liufau
The first night of the 2015 college football season concludes with Colorado traveling to Hawaii in a critical non-conference matchup for both teams. The Rainbow Warriors and Buffaloes combined for a 6-19 record last season, and a win in this...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Ralph Webb
WKU and Vanderbilt might not be at the top of the list for the best game in Week 1 of the college football season, but there’s no shortage of intrigue for the opener in Nashville. Led by prolific senior quarterback Brandon Doughty, the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Every season has one ritual that’s both exciting and infuriating — the practice of throwing out the preseason polls after only a few weeks of the season. Teams we thought we understood in June, July and August turn out to be...
David Fox
1 year ago
Rece Davis
College Football is finally here!  So Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast is kicking off the season in style. Hosts Braden Gall and Mitch Light preview the entire first weekend of action and visit with new ESPN College Gameday host Rece Davis....
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Cardale Jones
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Happy September, folks. If college football season seems a little later this season, that's because it is. The first FBS game of the college football season is on Sept. 3, the latest opener since 2009. For the first time since 2011,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nebraska’s defense received big news on Monday. With the season just around the corner, the defensive staff handed out the “Blackshirts” practice jerseys to 11 players. This annual tradition of handing out black practice...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jeremy Johnson
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
In 2015, the most iconic pregame show in college sports, ESPN’s College GameDay, will undergo a changing of the guard. Chris Fowler, who has hosted the show since its inception in 199, will move full-time onto the ABC primetime game of the...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
South Carolina Emanuel 9 helmet sticker
South Carolina plans to honor the nine victims from June 17 shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church with a helmet sticker this season. “The tragedy that happened in Charleston doesn’t just affect people in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Martavis Bryant
Pittsburgh wide receiver Martavis Bryant’s recently announced four-game suspension could have a larger fantasy impact than teammate Le’Veon Bell’s two-game sentence. Bryant was a big playmaker for the Steelers alongside All-Pro...
Chris Meyers
1 year ago
Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman a week before the 2015 season started after the program received the preliminary results into an investigation surrounding allegations about the program. The Fighting Illini will proceed with offensive coordinator...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tim Beckman
Illinois has fired coach Tim Beckman following the results from an external investigation into the football program. According to an official release from the school, athletic director Mike Thomas indicated this move “was in the best...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Minnesota’s Thursday night opener against TCU is one of Week 1’s most anticipated games. And what better way to prepare for the opener than with a Frogger-inspired video game? Thanks to Minnesota’s official Twitter account (@...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Samaje Perine
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
We’ve had all offseason to think about this, but the time has final come: Time to make our official conference and playoff picks. Though Athlon Sports magazines have been on shelves since the summer, the debate over teams and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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