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Maty Mauk
The SEC is light on must-see games for Week 13, but the Missouri-Tennessee matchup in Knoxville has plenty of intrigue and importance in the overall league picture. The Tigers need two victories to claim the East Division once again, while the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Everett Golson
Louisville and Notre Dame both enter Week 13 at 7-3, and each program still has plenty left at stake despite sporting a three-loss resume. The Orange Bowl is a possibility for both programs, with the Cardinals having a better shot at a trip to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Alex Collins
Arkansas and Ole Miss each have two regular season games remaining, and there’s plenty at stake for both programs. The Rebels still have faint SEC West title hopes if they win their last two games and Auburn defeats Alabama in the Iron Bowl....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Missouri Tigers
I was 3-4 with top picks and 3-3 in trendy picks last week and it has dropped me below .500 for the first time all season. And I’m not sure where to go this weekend to make up for it. You’ll notice one of two themes this weekend in...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska and Minnesota head into Week 13 needing a victory to keep their Big Ten West Division title hopes alive. The Cornhuskers lost to Wisconsin 59-24 in a record-setting performance by running back Melvin Gordon, while the Golden Gophers fell...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Melvin Gordon
A running back setting himself apart from others in Wisconsin history takes a monumental feat. The Badgers have the all-time leading rusher (Ron Dayne), career rushing touchdown leader (Montee Ball, who is also tied for the single-season...
David Fox
1 year ago
Scooby Wright
One of the few places Scooby Wright will find his given name is on his high school diploma. So ingrained is the nickname Scooby that when he was announced at his graduation ceremony at Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa, Calif., many of his friends...
David Fox
1 year ago
Kentucky Wildcats
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Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Tre Mason
We all would like to budget wisely, and it's no different in daily or weekly fantasy football. If you are playing in a salary-capped game at either FanDuel or DraftKings, here are a few value plays and bargains at the quarterback, running...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview an interesting weekend of games in college football. USC visits UCLA, two potential SEC title contenders are on the road, some Big Ten games with coaching implications and much more on this Week 13...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jamaal Charles
Two teams that are streaking rapidly in opposite directions will get Week 12 in the NFL started when the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders square off tonight on the NFL Network. The surging Chiefs (7-3) have won five straight games to move...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Melvin Gordon
The B storylines of the Big Ten are just starting to heat up. The A storyline seems to be the same since the second week of the season: This is a league whose College Football Playoff hopes are continually hanging by the thread. The other...
David Fox
1 year ago
It’s the week before rivalry week in the SEC. Translation: There aren’t a ton of compelling games. That said, Missouri vs. Tennessee is an intriguing matchup between two teams playing very well of late. Elsewhere, Arkansas looks to...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
West Virginia Mountaineers
TCU is still ahead of Baylor in the playoff rankings (for better or for worse) and will sit at home and watch this weekend. But Baylor still controls its own destiny and has a chance to earn some style points against Oklahoma State. Not to be...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
James Conner
Florida State clinched the Atlantic Division title last Saturday, and there’s a possibility for clarity in the Coastal depending on what happens on Thursday night in Durham. If Duke beats North Carolina, the Blue Devils need to win their...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
UCLA Bruins
The Week 13 slate across the country is pretty sad, but the Pac-12 Conference is here to save college football. Four of the six Pac-12 games feature point spreads that are less than a touchdown and the other two feature teams that need to hold...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Wisconsin Badgers
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
1 year ago
Illinois Fighting Illini
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
1 year ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Here’s the terrifying part of Tuesday night: This is only the early season form for Kentucky and Duke. November is supposed to be a time when teams are working through lineups and combinations, when freshmen are figuring out their place...
David Fox
1 year ago
The college football playoff selection committee gave us a new catch phrase Tuesday: Game control That’s why Alabama moved to No. 1 from No. 5. That’s why undefeated Florida State is No. 3. And that’s why TCU won a game and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Adrian Peterson
The Adrian Peterson saga returned to the national spotlight with the NFL announcing early Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings’ All-Pro running back has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. The league...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Florida Gators
 Will Muschamp is out as the Florida head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox, Mitch Light and Steven Lassan debate the Florida Gators head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Florida job? Where does it rank...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Cody Kessler
College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its fourth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s playoff committee has released three sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Coby Fleener
Just two teams on bye in Week 12, but Carolina and Pittsburgh aren’t the only teams whose players may not be available. Denver, Indianapolis and New Orleans are among the teams who may have to dig a little deeper into their depth charts this...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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