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Mike Riley has had many opportunities to move during his second stint as Oregon State’s coach. USC took a look at their former coordinator. So did Alabama, where Riley played for Bear Bryant.After 11 seasons since his return to Corvallis,...
David Fox
9 months ago
Travis Greene
Bowling Green and Northern Illinois meet for the second consecutive year in Detroit for the MAC Championship Game. The stakes are a little lower in this season’s matchup, as the Huskies entered last year's game undefeated and had a...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Florida didn’t have a ton of time in the spotlight with its hire of Colorado State coach Jim McElwain as Nebraska announced a hire of Mike Riley just as McElwain was becoming official.After a few weeks, that won’t matter. Winning the...
David Fox
9 months ago
College Football
 Brady Hoke is out as the Michigan head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox, Steven Lassan and Mitch Light debate the Michigan Wolverines head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Michigan job?...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant,...
David Fox
9 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
DeMarco Murray
A Chicago Bears team that harbored Super Bowl dreams when the season began limps into tonight’s matchup on the NFL Network with a Dallas Cowboys team that still has postseason aspirations but is smarting from a Thanksgiving flameout. The...
Rob Doster
9 months ago
Urban Meyer
When Ohio State clinched the Big Ten East weeks ago, the Buckeyes probably thought they’d spend a week worrying about how to stop Melvin Gordon or whichever running back the Big Ten West sent to Indianapolis. If only this week were that...
David Fox
9 months ago
Blake Sims
Alabama and Missouri have met only once as SEC members, but there’s no shortage of familiarity between the two programs, as the Tigers and Crimson Tide are set to met in the SEC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. Alabama coach Nick...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Arizona Wildcats
After 14 weeks, 12 teams, nine conference games and three successful Hail Mary passes, the Pac-12 Championship Game is finally here. And it couldn’t be any juicer. Not even in the mighty SEC. Preseason favorite and Pac-12 goliath...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Jameis Winston
Florida State and Georgia Tech meet for the second time in three seasons in the ACC Championship, and both programs head into this matchup with plenty at stake. The Seminoles have won 28 games in a row and need a victory to stay in the mix for a...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Baylor Bears
There is one Power 5 league that is playing a semi-full slate of games this weekend and it’s the league embroiled with the most controversy. TCU appears to be the better overall football team currently, as the College Football Playoff...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
DeAndre Hopkins
Another week, another breakout performance by a young wideout, but not one that shakes up Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 14 too much. Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins topped all of his peers with his 238-yard,...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Le'Veon Bell
Le’Veon Bell led off this list last week and he didn’t disappoint, but it was the return of another workhorse that prompted a change on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 14. After missing the past two...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Cody Parkey
Stephen Gostkowski is No. 1 in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 14, but he’s ceded his standing as the most productive at the position, at least for now. Instead that distinction currently belongs to Cody Parkey...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Even though there’s been a change atop the quarterback leaderboard, Aaron Rodgers maintains his spot atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 14. Andrew Luck tossed a season-best five touchdown passes against...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Robert Quinn
After what St. Louis did to Oakland last week, how can the Raiders’ opponent not lead off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 14? The Rams shut out the Raiders 52-0, racking up six sacks, five...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Coby Fleener
Coby Fleener had a banner day last week, but it’s the expected return of a teammate that impacts his position on Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 14. Fleener led all TEs with 127 yards and two touchdowns last...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
For a challenge between the strongest major conference from top to bottom a year ago (the Big 12) against the most top heavy (the SEC), this year’s event has surprisingly interesting matchups. The headliner, Texas’ trip to Kentucky...
David Fox
9 months ago
In general, the best advice about the weekly playoff rankings is to take a deep breath and move on.If there’s a time before the final playoff pairings to wonder just what is going on in that committee room in Dallas and wonder if some teams...
David Fox
9 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons with the Wolverines, including an 11-2 record in 2011. However, since leading Michigan to a Sugar...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Tom Crean
Lucky for Tom Crean, the tumultuous offseason is over. Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers can breathe a little easier, for the time being, and concentrate strictly on basketball.Just three weeks ago, Crean was feeling the pressure from an IU fan base...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Alex Collins
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago

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