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Jeremy Johnson
The emergence and development of young talent can play a critical role in any team’s position in the race to win a college football national championship or conference title. And unpredictability of finding the next star or breakout player is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kirk Ferentz
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. While the title...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Let’s get this out of the way — Tim Raines is not Rickey Henderson. You know that and I know that. But 45 percent of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America hold “not being Rickey Henderson” against Tim...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Bobby Petrino
College football’s 2014 season is over, and it’s time to take a look back and review the teams, players and coaches before predicting what’s to come in 2015. The coaching carousel is always one of the hot topics every offseason....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jeff Lockie
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is leaving Eugene for the NFL after three seasons as the Ducks’ starting signal-caller. The Heisman Trophy winner declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday and finished his career at Oregon as arguably the top...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
TCU Horned Frogs
The ink is barely dry on the 2014 season and Athlon Sports is continuing its too early look at what is assured to be another stellar season of upsets, broken records and historic storylines. Considering Marcus Mariota became the first...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Kyle Allen
College football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. The new four-team playoff was a success, and the new postseason format resulted in Ohio State claiming a 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship. The Buckeyes are the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Generally, any championship in any sport is a long, arduous tale of adversity and perseverance filled with unpredictable success and joy. Ohio State's journey to the first college football national championship via a playoff is improbable...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
Less than 48 hours after the crowning of the 2014 national champion — congrats to the Ohio State Buckeyes by the way — we are already looking ahead to 2015. Why not? After one of the most entertaining football seasons in...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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