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College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

The Iron Bowl is one of many must-see games this fall.
College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now.

 

College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Laquon Treadwell is primed for a breakout year in Oxford.
College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.

James Franklin Named New Head Coach at Penn State

Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien in Happy Valley.
James Franklin Named New Head Coach at Penn State

After a successful three-year stint as Vanderbilt’s head coach, James Franklin is returning home. Franklin was announced as Penn State’s new head coach on Saturday, replacing Bill O’Brien who departed Happy Valley for the NFL.

Prior to taking over at Vanderbilt, Franklin worked as an offensive coordinator at Maryland and Kansas State and worked for one year as an assistant with the Packers. Franklin also spent time at James Madison, Washington State and Idaho State.

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.

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Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

Michigan State's Dantonio and Izzo take the top spot for 2017.
Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

The Big Ten isn’t hurting for talent in its coaching ranks. The duo of Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio ranks as the best in the conference, but Ohio State (Urban Meyer and Thad Matta) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh and John Beilein) round out a strong top three. And the conference also features some up-and-coming duos, including Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State.

 

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

Tom Herman ranks as the No. 1 coaching hire for 2017.
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle.

5 Newcomers for the Penn State Nittany Lions to Watch in 2017

The defending Big Ten champions could get some key contributions from these new faces this fall
5 Newcomers for the Penn State Nittany Lions to Watch in 2017

Coming off a strong second half to the 2016 season that saw Penn State roar its way to a Big Ten championship and play in one of the most exciting Rose Bowls we have seen, the expectations for the Nittany Lions in 2017 is as high as it’

Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2017

The nation's oldest conference will be involved in some high-profile, early-season matchups
Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2017

Sure, this may seem early, but some college football teams are already starting spring practice. Before you know it, we'll have our football Saturdays back and another journey to the College Football Playoff will have begun. For that reason, you need a primer for those early, non-conference games.

 

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