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We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. There is very little to get excited about when it comes to Big East...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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With college football’s 2012 season in the books, it’s never too early to start thinking about 2013. The Big East has gone through a lot of changes since 2011 and more shuffling is expected in the next year. With Syracuse and Pittsburgh...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Fresno State and SMU will be spending Christmas on Christmas Island at the Hawaii Bowl, as the only game on television Christmas Eve. The game will be a homecoming of sorts for SMU coach June Jones, who guided Hawaii to a 76–41 record over nine...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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College football's bowl season begins on Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Here are predictions on the first 14 bowl games.  New Mexico Bowl – Arizona vs. Nevada Defensive stops will be at a premium in...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
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There are 347 division-I college basketball teams. Following college hoops these days can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college basketball week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriuging, most important and most...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Athlon Sports continues its countdown to the start of the 2012-13 basketball season, which begins with the first games on Nov. 9, with a countdown of the nation’s top conferences. We will release one conference preview each day, counting down to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Larry Brown returns to the college game for the first time in 25 years. His task: Lead SMU back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. By Michael Bradley The sound was something like a cross between electronic Dubstep music...
David Fox
1 year ago
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One would imagine a 15-year NBA veteran and former No. 1 overall pick might have some trouble relating to the various personality types that populate a college basketball team. In many cases, that would be correct. Star players don’t have much in...
David Fox
1 year ago
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The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-Conference USA teams for this season. First-Team Offense QB David Piland, Houston RB Zach...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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College fantasy football drafts will be heating up over the next few months and Athlon Sports has teamed with The College Fantasy Football Site to provide in-depth coverage for 2012.  Here's a look at the best of the best for...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Editor's Note: Athlon's 2012 predictions were completed before UCF's postseason ban was announced. After eight seasons of stability, Conference USA will be ripped apart in 2013 when Memphis, UCF, Houston and SMU bolt for the Big East. There...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 81-100.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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by Rob Doster BBVA Compass Bowl SMU (7-5) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6) Date: Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. ET Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.   The Panthers, who played in the Compass Bowl following the 2010 season as well, make the return trip...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Finally. After losing Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC in September and West Virginia to the Big 12 in late October, the Big East is ready to expand. According to CBSSports.com, the conference...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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UCLA has a proud tradition in football, but the last two decades have been very mediocre outside of three or four special seasons. The Bruins’ last Rose Bowl win? That would be a victory over Iowa at the end of the 1985 season. UCLA has been to...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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This article on college football realignment originally appeared in our 1998 college football annual. As the college football landscape continues to go through realignment and the whispers of superconferences are still heard (despite the PAC-12's...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
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By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light Texas A&M has announced its intentions to apply for membership in another conference, leaving the Big 12 with nine members at the start of the 2012 season. The conference is already looking into adding teams...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago

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