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College Football's 5 Most Memorable Families

These family names are part of college football lore
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College Football's 5 Most Memorable Families

Thaddeus Moss' sideline snag against Alabama may have been the deciding factor in LSU's 46-41 win over Alabama two Saturdays ago. The catch also conjured memories of his father, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss.

 

Many great players have had siblings, nephews, or children also go on to play in college. Here are college football's five most memorable families.

 

Saint Mary's Gaels vs. Villanova Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview

The defending national champion draws a difficult matchup to open the 2019 Tournament
Saint Mary's Gaels vs. Villanova Wildcats Prediction: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview

Death. Taxes. The NCAA Tournament selection committee woefully under-seeding Saint Mary's. Yep, this is March, alright.

 

After shocking No. 1-ranked Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference championship game, Saint Mary's — a team ranked No. 31 overall in KenPom.com metrics — was given an 11-seed, playing on the other side of the country, against the defending national champion. Some reward. Not that it's much better for Villanova, which must face an especially dangerous opening round opponent after winning the Big East Conference Tournament.

Murray State Racers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview

Two of college basketball's most exciting players lead their teams into an opening round showdown
Murray State Racers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview

At 25 and 24.6 points per game respectively, Marquette's Markus Howard and Murray State's Ja Morant are the two highest-scoring players in the 2019 NCAA Tournament field. They headline a first-round showdown on Thursday that has all the makings of a classic 12-over-5 upset.

 

5 Most Chaotic Weekends in College Football History

One weekend can turn the college football season on its ear
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5 Most Chaotic Weekends in College Football History

This past weekend reminded us why we love college football, as eight of the teams in the Associated Press Top 25 poll lost. Among the victims were four in the top 10 — No. 2 Georgia, No. 6 West Virginia, No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Penn State.

 

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

Deshaun Watson could end up in a Chicago Bears uniform
2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

It’s never too early for an NFL mock draft, right?

 

OK, so there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know the draft order, because the standings will see major changes over the next five weeks. We don’t know which coaches will be fired, changing the direction and priority of several franchises. And we don’t know which underclassmen will actually declare for the draft.

 

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.

The BCS Era's All-American Team

Who earned first-team All-American honors from the BCS Era?
The BCS Era's All-American Team

All-conference and All-American teams are a great indicator as to who are the best players in the nation. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time All-American selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.

College Football's Top 50 Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

Who are the best defensive backs of the BCS Era?
Who are the best defensive backs of the BCS Era?

Statistical production, individual awards, team success, longevity, supporting cast, level of competition, raw talent and overall athletic ability all factor heavily in determining overall greatness. Sometimes, you simply know greatness when you see it.

So all factors were considered when trying to determine who the greatest defensive backs of the BCS era have been. Here are the Top 50 cornerbacks and safeties since the BCS was implemented in 1998:

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