The American

The American

Top Articles

College Football Players Speak Out on Twitter to Save 2020 Season

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 1 hour ago
College football's 2020 season is hanging in the balance, as reports indicate the Big Ten could cancel its fall schedule. And if the Big Ten cancels, the rest of college football could follow. In an effort to have their voices heard, college football players took to Twitter on Sunday night, using the #WeWanttoPlay hashtag. It's unlikely the push to save the college football season will...

College Football's Top 11 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the annual wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior...

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
College football's 2020 season is slated to start in late August, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several schedule changes and many challenges await the fall slate. However, Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Clemson takes the...

Group of 5 Football: Best Quarterback Matchups of 2020

By Bryan Fischer, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The state of college football — and indeed the world — looks a lot different now than it did a year ago heading into the start of a new season. As a result of the COIVD-19 pandemic, we don't really know what to expect on the gridiron this fall nor how, exactly, things might play out both between the lines and outside of them.   Given such uncertainty surrounding the...

College Football 2020 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
College football's conference power rankings once again feature the SEC at No. 1 and the Big Ten at No. 2. The 2020 season isn't likely to feature many changes in the next tier of conference power rankings, as Clemson bolsters the ACC to the No. 3 spot, followed by the Big 12 at No. 4 and the Pac-12 at No. 5. The American Athletic Conference checks in at No. 6 and once again ranks as the...

2020 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2020 college football season is slated to start in late August and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC and ACC lead the way on the 2020 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 23 overall selections apiece, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (eight), with Ohio State coming in second with...

American Athletic Conference Football 2020 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The 2020 American Athletic Conference predictions feature a three-team battle at the top, as little separates the trio of Cincinnati, UCF and Memphis. The league also has a different look this season. With UConn departing, the AAC will continue as an 11-team conference with no divisions. The lack of divisions makes the middle of the league tough to sort out, as very little separates the teams...

East Carolina Football: 2020 Pirates Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
East Carolina's bowl hopes for the 2020 season will hinge on an offense directed by quarterback Holton Ahlers and one of the AAC's top receiving corps, as the team's defense returns just five starters and has major question marks in the trenches. The Pirates are headed in the right direction under coach Mike Houston and there should be some improvement in the win column if the...

Navy Football: 2020 Midshipmen Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Replacing quarterback Malcolm Perry isn't going to be easy, but don't count out Navy in the AAC title race. The Midshipmen have won at least nine games in three out of the last five years and are 27-13 in AAC play in that span. Whoever replaces Perry at quarterback will have a solid group of rushers to utilize, while the defense brings back six starters from a unit that held teams...

Houston Football: 2020 Cougars Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Dana Holgorsen finished 4-8 in his debut at Houston, but with 16 starters back, a run to a bowl game and winning record should be within reach. The Cougars need a big year out of quarterback Clayton Tune to reach those goals, but there's no shortage of skill talent to help the junior develop, including receiver Marquez Stevenson and running back Kyle Porter. Houston's defense gave up 34...