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2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Winners and Losers

Athlon Sports recaps all the action from San Antonio and the 13th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
<p> 2013 US Army All-American Bowl Winners and Losers</p>

For the 13th year in a row, some the best and brightest future stars of the college football gridiron came together in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Each year dozens of elite prospects go head-to-head all week in practice trying to showcase their talents for former NFL coaches, the fans, their fellow recruits and college coaches. The East Team (black) defeated the West Team (yellow) 15-8 on the back of a few big plays from its offense and special teams. So after a week of practice and 60 minutes of play, who are the winners and losers from San Antonio?

Top 15 BCS National Championship Performances

Athlon Sports ranks the best BCS National Championship performances.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best BCS National Championship performances.</p>

With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made the most of their opportunities.

How Alabama's 2012 Championship Team Ranked as High School Recruits

Athlon looks at how Nick Saban constructed his National Championship contender at Alabama.
<p> How did Alabama's Championship Team Rank as High School Recruits?</p>

The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look back at recruiting rankings by comparing the starting line-ups in the BCS National Championship Game as recruits.

Related: College Football's 2012 All-American Team as Recruits

How Notre Dame's 2012 Championship Team Ranked as High School Recruits

Athlon looks at how Brian Kelly constructed his National Championship contender at Notre Dame.
<p> How Notre Dame's Championship Team Rank as High School Recruits</p>

The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look back at recruiting rankings by comparing the starting line-ups in the BCS National Championship Game as recruits.

Related: College Football's 2012 All-American Team as Recruits

The Nicest Athletes In Sports

These players are good on the field and off
<p> The Nicest Athletes In Sports</p>

With the holiday season upon us, we started thinking: If Santa can make a list, why can’t Athlon? So we asked dozens of athletes, agents, coaches, journalists and other experts to identify the nicest athletes in sports today. Here’s our roster:

Top 10 College Football Coaches For NFL Jobs

Many expect Oregon coach Chip Kelly to say goodbye to the Ducks and make the jump to the NFL.
<p> Top 10 College Football Coaches For NFL Jobs, including Alabama's Nick Saban, Oregon's Chip Kelly, LSU's Les Miles, UCLA's Jim Mora, USC's Lane Kiffin, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, Stanford's David Shaw, Washington's Steve Sarkisian, Florida's Will Muschamp and Ohio State's Urban Meyer.</p>

With nearly one-third of the NFL coaching jobs expected to be vacant by year’s end — including sweet gigs like the Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints, as well as the revolving doors of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars — silly season is officially upon us.

College Football's Top 10 Defenses of the BCS Era

What are the greatest defensive teams of the BCS era?
<p> College Football: The BCS' Greatest Defenses</p>

The BCS is wrapping up its 15th season of action and Athlon Sports is continuing its series of BCS rankings. We ranked the best performances of each BCS bowl game and we ranked the best teams of each BCS conference. Now, we break down the top defensive units of the BCS era (1998-present).

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