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5 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment (And 6 Making a Comeback)

By David Fox, 1 year 5 months ago
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...

10 Coaching Candidates to Replace Scott Shafer at Syracuse

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Syracuse coach Scott Shafer was fired on Monday, ending a three-year run at the school. Shafer will coach the final game for the Orange on Saturday against Boston College. In three years at Syracuse, Shafer went 13-23 and 6-17 within the ACC. Shafer was promoted to head coach after Doug Marrone left Syracuse to coach the Buffalo Bills after the 2012 season. After a 7-6 record last year, the...

Green in the Face: Notre Dame Wins Ugly at Fenway

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 5 months ago
News of Ohio State's loss began to trickle down to the field during the pregame warm-ups — well before the powers that be controlling the scores on Fenway Park's Green Monster could update them. Irish media, fans and even the mascot broke out into controlled celebrations. With Ohio State saddled with a loss and no longer controlling its own destiny, conventional wisdom...

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than one months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

College Football Week 12 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Week 12 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 11. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 12 Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Week 12 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 12? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

Boston College Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 5 months ago
The Shamrock Series — Notre Dame's home game-away-from-home series — will take place for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday. The Irish will host the Boston College Eagles at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. It'll be the first football game at Fenway since 1968, when the then-Boston Patriots hosted the Cincinnati Bengals. From a fan's point of view, it...

Week 12 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
I hope you read up last weekend as we had another big week helped by two big road dogs winning outright. Thanks, Arkansas and Oregon. There are a few dogs I like this week as well but am going back to the well on a few teams that have won bettors money almost every weekend this fall. Last Week: 5-1Year-to-date: 41-30 Colorado (+15) at Washington StI’ve gone to...

Louisville Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

By Marky Billson, 1 year 5 months ago
Offense vs. defense. The classic match-up. And even if Louisville is the 64th-ranked offense and Pittsburgh is the 25th-ranked defense (which isn't bad) in the country, that's not important. For when the Cardinals play the Panthers Saturday, the billing for the football game is more about the coaches than the players. Bobby Petrino is controversial, condescending and, if...