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5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. Texas College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 1 month ago
It is hard to believe that Texas is hoping to beat Notre Dame this Sunday for the first time since 1970. The Fighting Irish have a 9-2 lead in what has proven to be a very one-sided series between college football’s two most storied programs. Look no further than last year’s meeting, a 38-3 season-opening rout by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.   Still, there have been...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 1 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined by a SEC matchup between Vanderbilt and South Carolina, as well as non-conference affairs between Appalachian State-Tennessee and Oregon State-...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 1 month ago
The first week of the 2016 college football season is finally here and it certainly delivers when it comes to some incredible matchups to open the year. With a non-conference slate that might be the best of all-time when you factor in some of the brand names and Top 25 teams facing off against each other, it’s pretty easy to understand why there’s so much hype for Week 1 around the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jeremy Simon, 1 year 1 month ago
Last season. the West Virginia Mountaineers posted their best record since joining the Big 12 Conference, going 8-5.   As optimism grows surrounding what may be the most potent offense head coach Dana Holgorsen has had in Morgantown the schedule also is much friendlier than it was in 2015.   Related: West Virginia Mountaineers 2016 Spring Football Preview   While the...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Texas Longhorns 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 1 month ago
After playing for the national championship at the end of the 2009 season, the Texas football program has slogged through six years that have ranged from putrid to decent. Even if third-year head coach Charlie Strong has the Longhorns back on the path to respectability, it might be tough to tell this year.   Related: Texas Longhorns 2016 Spring Football Preview   Texas’...

Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 1 month ago
Oklahoma enters the 2016 season as one of the favorites to make it back to the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row. To do so, head coach Bob Stoops will need to find players to replace studs such as wide receiver Sterling Shepard, cornerback Zack Sanchez and linebacker Eric Striker.   Related: Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Spring Football Preview   He also will...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 year 1 month ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive opening weekend ever. Added to a schedule packed with great games from now until December and there should be no shortage of fun on the gridiron this year...

College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No. 2, a strong case could be...