College Football

10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

Please, please, please bring back these classic rivalries
10 college rivalries ended by conference realignment

Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively.


Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships.


In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more Backyard Brawl. No more Border War.


Top 10 Tight Ends of the BCS Era

Who are the greatest tight ends of the BCS Era?
<p> College Football's Top 30 Tight Ends of the BCS Era</p>

Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.

Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but has been removed from the rankings by choice.

College Football's Top 25 Dynasties of the AP Era

Where do Terrence Cody and Alabama's current dynasty rank all-time?
<p> College Football's Top 25 Greatest Dynasties of the AP Era</p>

Dynasty is a word that gets tossed around all too liberally by fans and media members alike. However, there are periods of time in sports where the term is not only applicable but completely accurate.

Mike MacIntyre Brings Hope and a New Commitment to Colorado

Mike MacIntyre is the right fit at Colorado.
<p> Mike MacIntyre Brings Hope and a New Commitment to Colorado</p>

In the days after Jon Embree was fired as head coach at Colorado last fall, the angry and frustrated former Buffaloes tight end went public with complaints about what he perceived was the school’s lack of commitment to winning.

College Fantasy Football: 2013 Quarterback Rankings

Tajh Boyd ranks as one of the top fantasy quarterbacks for 2013.
<p> College Fantasy Football: 2013 Quarterback Rankings</p>
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Fall college fantasy football drafts are right around the corner and Athlon is here to help win your league in 2013. Athlon Sports has teamed with Joe DiSalvo of to provide the latest rankings for the upcoming year.

Rankings will be updated right up until kickoff and expect plenty of tweaks to over the next couple of months.

The ACC's Top Heisman Contenders in 2013

Who are the top Heisman Trophy contenders in 2013?
<p> The ACC's Top Heisman Contenders in 2013</p>

The ACC has won two Heisman Trophies. Ever.

Florida State has provided both awards to the league when quarterbacks Chris Weinke won the award in 2000 and Charlie Ward took home the stiff-armed trophy in 1993. Both quarterbacks also have National Championship rings on their fingers as well.

College Football's Best Coaches Under 40

Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald leads the list
<p> Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald leads the list</p>

Thirty is the new 40. At least in coaching.

During the last run through the coaching carousel, five schools hired coaches who had yet to reach their 40th birthday. That included the nation’s youngest coach, P.J. Fleck, who took the Western Michigan job at age 32 with neither head coaching nor coordinator experience.