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5 Worst Coaching Encores in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 18 hours ago
Mack Brown raised eyebrows this week when he left his stable gig at ESPN to return to North Carolina as head coach following the firing of Larry Fedora. Fans everywhere are bracing themselves — not because they think little of Brown’s ability — but because he has been out of the coaching game for five years. Encores after that much time has passed rarely go well.   That...

UCF Football: Knights Still Have Enough to Win AAC Championship Game Even Without McKenzie Milton

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 19 hours ago
In the midst of a regular-season finale victory against South Florida last week to wrap up a second straight undefeated season, UCF lost star quarterback McKenzie Milton to a serious knee injury. The injury knocked out Milton for the remainder of the game and leaves him out of action this week as UCF looks to win back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles and be invited back to a New Year...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s 2018 regular season slate concludes with a Week 14 schedule featuring 16 games from Friday to Saturday night. All 10 of college football's conferences have championship games slated this weekend, with six other matchups slated for Saturday that are due to cancellations from the regular season.   The Week 14 slate begins on Friday night, as Buffalo and...

AAC Championship Game Prediction and Preview: Memphis vs. UCF

By Mike Ferguson, 2 weeks 1 day ago
During UCF’s 24-game winning streak, no team has come closer to beating the Knights than Memphis. The Tigers will get another crack at UCF for the American Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday.   Memphis gave UCF its toughest game of the season, falling 31-30 at home when the teams played on Oct. 13. The Knights beat the Tigers last season for the AAC title in double...

Memphis Football: 5 Reasons Why the Tigers Will Win the AAC Championship Game

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 2 days ago
One of these days, Memphis is going to beat UCF. On Saturday, the Tigers (8-4, 5-3 AAC) get their latest crack at the Knights as they head to Orlando to play UCF (11-0, 8-0) in the AAC Championship Game for a second consecutive season.   Since 2005, Memphis is 0-12 against UCF but the Tigers have come close. Memphis dropped a one-point game to the Knights earlier this season and lost...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 13)

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 13th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by rivalry games, including Ohio State's dominant victory over Michigan. The Buckeyes jump to No. 5 in this week's rankings, just behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and...

College Football Bowl Projections After Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The start of college football’s 2018-19 bowl season is just one month away, but with Week 13 in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Ohio State are Athlon's projected picks after Week 13 to reach the CFB Playoff. The Crimson Tide and Tigers are a notch above the rest of the NCAA,...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
With the 13th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...

College Fantasy Football: Week 13 DFS Picks Saturday (Nov. 24) Games

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 20 hours ago
Week 13 of the 2018 college football season continues on Saturday. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 11 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the Saturday Noon ET games, five for the 3:30 p.m. ET window and seven...

Black Friday Football Game Schedules for College

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Thanksgiving Day and football certainly go together, but don't forget about Black Friday either. For those who don't wish to fight the crowds shopping for bargains or that must-have item on everyone's wish list, there are plenty of reasons to just sit in front of your TV and watch the college football action.   Among the 15 FBS matchups on Friday are rivalry games such as the...