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Eastern Michigan fired coach Ron English a day before the program’s matchup against Western Michigan. English was 11-46 in his tenure with the Eagles.Although English’s record was 11-46, Eastern Michigan is arguably the toughest job in...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Marcus Mariota
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota entered Thursday night’s game against Stanford as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. However, the sophomore left Stanford with a major dent in his resume.Mariota completed 20 of 34 passes for 250 yards...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Bronco Mendenhall
Bronco Mendenhall and the BYU Cougars travel to Madison to take on Gary Andersen and the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on ESPN at 3:30 pm ET. Gary Andersen has seen BYU before. Many times before, actually. When he was at Utah State,...
Stephen Schindler
10 months ago
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AJ McCarron
SEC heavyweights Alabama and LSU will collide on Saturday night with conference and national title implications. The 2013 meeting between the Crimson Tide and Tigers will be the fifth straight matchup where both programs rank among the top 15 teams...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Devin Gardner
Bo Pelini and the Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Ann Arbor to face off against Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines in this conference battle at the Big House at 3:30 pm ET on ABC. The emotional states of Nebraska and Michigan players could not...
Stephen Schindler
10 months ago
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Logan Thomas
Virginia Tech and Miami meet on Saturday night hoping to bounce back after disappointing results last week. The Hurricanes lost 41-14 to rival Florida State, and the Hokies lost 34-27 at Boston College. Despite both teams losing, the Coastal...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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1. Johnson hopes for no Phoenix repeat  There’s plenty in Jimmie Johnson’s career that the five-time champion would love to repeat. Championships, Daytona 500 wins and beating other drivers in side-by-side duels all probably make...
Geoffrey Miller
10 months ago
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Jay Cutler
The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears kick off the second half of their schedules with a key NFC North matchup at Soldier Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. This game will help break up the three-way tie for first in the division, as Matthew...
Mark Ross
10 months ago
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Missouri Tigers
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. It took me a few weeks but I finally gained some ground last week thanks...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
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Melvin Gordon
Ohio State was a heavy favorite to win the Big Ten in the preseason, and the Buckeyes are the only team from the conference ranked among the top 15 in the nation. The Big Ten is struggling nationally with only three ranked teams, and Michigan did...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Jameis Winston
The Heisman is but one award, and one award isn’t enough to contain the best of college football.

 While we love prognosticating who will win college football’s most coveted individual trophy, we also love the glut of postseason awards...
David Fox
10 months ago
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Like most hardcore college basketball fans, those of us around the Athlon Sports office like to contrast and compare.Sure, we have strong feelings about our top 25 and league picks — and we hope we’re right — but we like picking...
David Fox
10 months ago
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Adreian Payne
Let’s get this out of the way: College basketball’s opening day is a dud. It doesn’t have the pageantry of baseball or the pent-up anticipation for football. For the most part, the matchups are lackluster. Not even every team...
David Fox
10 months ago
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Thursday night drama never really occurred until Oregon blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter agains Stanford. Before that, the drama was a sloppy first half in Waco.The biggest drama Thursday night offered was an upending the 2013 landscape.A...
David Fox
10 months ago
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LSU Tigers
No. 13 LSU visits No. 1 Alabama in yet another installment of the “Game of the Century.” It marks the fourth meeting between the two SEC powerhouses in two calendar years to the week. This rivalry has elite national championship coaches...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
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Blake Bell
Week 11 of the 2013 college football season should play a huge role in shaping the national title picture. With Oregon-Stanford and Oklahoma-Baylor on Thursday, and LSU-Alabama on Saturday, the top 10 could look quite a bit different on Sunday...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Marcus Mariota
It’s rare to see a Thursday night game with national title implications, but that’s the case this week, as Oregon travels to Stanford for a Pac-12 North showdown. The Ducks rank No. 3 in the latest BCS standings, and a win over the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Stanford Cardinal
Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the best one-on-one matchups to watch in college football. Here are the most important games within the game to watch this weekend:Marcus Mariota, QB vs. Shayne Skov, LB (Oregon at Stanford, Thurs.)...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
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Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III and the 3-5 Washington Redskins will travel to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome to take on Adrian Peterson and the 1-7 Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football on NFL Network at 8:25 pm ET. These two organizations were 2012...
Stephen Schindler
10 months ago
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Lache Seastrunk
Some conference title races are almost decided, but the battle to claim the Big 12 championship is just getting started. Baylor hosts Oklahoma on Thursday night in a crucial conference matchup, with the Bears also needing to impress to have any...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Thursday night will set the tone for the remainder of the season in the Big 12 and perhaps the BCS race, but it won’t be the only important action in the Big 12 this week.Not all of the four teams in Big 12 contention will be challenged this...
David Fox
10 months ago
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Michigan Wolverines
It will be hard to match the dramatics and excitement of last weekend for the Big Ten. A Hail Mary in Lincoln, overtime comeback in Happy Valley, in-state domination in East Lansing and a back-and-forth final minute in Bloomington made the Big Ten...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
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Stephen Morris
The ACC dominated the college football spotlight last Saturday, as Florida State-Miami took center stage as a top-10 matchup. The Seminoles handled the Hurricanes with ease, essentially locking up the Atlantic Division.Miami’s Coastal...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
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Stanford Cardinal
This is what we have all been waiting for. Oregon at Stanford has been targeted all year as arguably the most important game of the season regardless of conference and now it is upon us with all the fanfare and excitement of two top-five teams. And...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
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It’s difficult enough to build a bracket in mid-March when conference tournaments are starting, the RPI is available and strength of schedule is established.That won’t stop Athlon from taking an attempt to build the bracket in November...
David Fox
10 months ago

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