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Dylan Thompson
It’s a light slate of college football action this week, but Saturday night features a few intriguing matchups in the SEC, including South Carolina traveling to Auburn for a potential high-scoring affair. This matchup was pegged in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Ole Miss Rebels
In a year that Ole Miss, Mississippi State and TCU are ranked in the Top 10, it should come as no surprise that many college football pickers are struggling to gain footing against the number. After another exactly average week (5-5), I am the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The one thing the 2.66-mile behemoth that is Talladega Superspeedway and the half-mile paperclip that is Martinsville Speedway have in common is the reversal of fortunes each potentially delivers. After raising the ire of fans and the garage (Matt...
Vito Pugliese
1 year ago
For Athlon Sports, any offseason is one of our favorite times of the year. Of course, we enjoy the season and March Madness as much as any college basketball fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Kevin White
West Virginia wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway was blocked from seeing the play of the day from his new star player on Saturday against Baylor. Even from his spot in the press box, he missed the replay on the big screen at Milan Puskar...
David Fox
1 year ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 9. A huge slate of games out West in the Pac-12 highlight a great weekend as well as big rivalry games in the Big Ten and SEC.  And does anyone care about the ACC this...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Peyton Manning
Week 8 of the NFL slate kicks off with tonight’s AFC West divisional matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos on CBS/NFL Network. This game features a pair of MVP-candidate quarterbacks in San Diego’s Philip Rivers (17...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Marquise Williams
The ACC owned the spotlight last Saturday night, as the Florida State-Notre Dame matchup was one of the best - and highest viewed - games of the 2014 college football season.This week, there’s a different flavor of games in the conference....
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
USC Trojans
It might not look like a marquee weekend in the Pac-12, as only one game will feature two ranked teams, but Week 9 could be one of the biggest of the season out West. Contenders Oregon, USC, Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA are all on the road...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The Week 9 slate is highlighted by Ole Miss’ trip to Baton Rouge to face an LSU team that has won two straight games. Elsewhere, Kentucky returns home after a sobering loss in Baton Rouge to host the No. 1 team in the nation, Mississippi...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
West Virginia Mountaineers
The Big 12 probably needs this type of weekend. Not to take anything away from West Virginia visiting Oklahoma State — which could be a battle for first place — but this entire league needed to catch its breath after last...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
J.T. Barrett
The ninth week of the college football season presents a pair of intriguing coaching matchups — one will be the first matchup in a new coaching rivalry, the other likely is the final meeting. In State College, two of the most aggressive...
David Fox
1 year ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
Peyton Manning not only laid claim to another record, he also holds the No. 1 spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for Week 8. With four touchdown passes in Denver’s convincing win over San Francisco, Manning...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
DeMarco Murray
No surprise that DeMarco Murray continues to lead the way in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 8. Not only is Murray leading the NFL in rushing by nearly 300 yards, he also is the first player in history to post...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas isn’t leading his position in fantasy points, but no one has been more productive recently, which is why he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 8. Besides helping teammate Peyton...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Greg Olsen
Julius Thomas didn’t catch a touchdown pass for the first game this season, but that’s not enough to knock him from his perch atop Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 8. As good as Thomas has been, however, Greg...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Vontae Davis
Sometimes it’s all about matchups and that’s definitely the case here as it relates to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Rankings for Week 8. For the season, Miami’s DST Is averaging 10.2 fantasy points (...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Chandler Catanzaro
Stephen Gostkowski continues to lead the way in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 8, but a rookie out West also has made an impact with his leg. Chandler Catanzaro has rewarded the faith Arizona showed in the undrafted...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Rejection stings. When the time comes for Florida and Michigan to hire new football coaches, the two college football powers may find out how much. The Gators’ Will Muschamp and the Wolverines’ Brady Hoke remain employed today, but...
David Fox
1 year ago
Al Golden
The ACC Coastal is the biggest mystery among the Power 5 conferences heading into Week 9. Sure, there is some uncertainty in the other conferences, but the Coastal features seven teams that still have a chance to win the division. No other league...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Will Muschamp
College football’s coach carousel has been active this season, as four FBS programs have already announced their intentions to have a new coach in place for 2015.And that list is expected to grow over the next few weeks, as a handful of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
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
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
1 year ago
Cat Barber
NC State can’t replace T.J. Warren — the ACC Player of the Year and the school’s first NBA Lottery pick since 1996 — with just one player. So the Wolfpack, coming off of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, won...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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