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College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 19 hours ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2020 draft officially passed on Friday, Jan. 17 and more than 100 players declared for the next level. As expected, projected first-round picks in Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah and end Chase Young and Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas are headed for the next level. LSU was hit the hardest by departures, as...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2020 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 1 week 18 hours ago
Yes, yes, I know. It's too early to talk about college football again. I mean, if the reputation of the city of New Orleans lives up to its billing, the post-game party following LSU's national championship victory last Monday night is probably still going on. Tigers fans might let the good times roll till June after beating Clemson in the Superdome to wrap up their historic 15-0 season...

Nebraska Football: 3 Things Scott Frost's Hiring Shuffle Says About His Program

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 week 20 hours ago
Following a two-year stretch that has seen the Nebraska football program post a 9-15 record, Scott Frost found himself needing a new linebackers coach and in an unenviable position. While he dipped back into the band of brothers that he brought with him to Lincoln in rehiring Mike Dawson, Frost made a move that should be seen as encouraging to Husker fans.   The coaching business can be a...

Big Ten Football: Best Games of 2019

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 20 hours ago
Big Ten football provided plenty of excitement in 2019, from the culmination of one of the greatest careers ever in Jonathan Taylor; to Ryan Day taking over at Ohio State; and the stunning emergence of Minnesota.   This past campaign was special for the historic conference in a number of ways. The Big Ten also delivered on some of the most exciting games of the season.   10 Best...

Big Ten Football: Observations from Bowl Season

By Gabe Salgado, 1 week 5 days ago
The Big Ten conference sent nine teams to college football's postseason, including the College Football Playoff, for the second straight season. Unfortunately, the results weren't the most desirable, as the conference posted a losing bowl game record for the first time since the 2016 campaign.   The Big Ten went 4-5 this postseason, showing the nation a mixture of what the...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 6 days ago
Every college football team that won a national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their conference? Did they win their bowl game? How many elite players did they have?  ...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 4 hours ago
As the final seconds of the 2019 college football season have ticked away and LSU celebrates a long-awaited return to the top, the debates over where this year's Tigers national championship stacks up against the others that came before it. Ed Orgeron, Joe Burrow, and company made a loud statement on their path to a national title with seven wins over top-10 teams that included snapping...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 19 hours ago
The Big Ten should have plenty of competitive races in both divisions in 2020, but it's no surprise Ohio State is the team projected as the very early favorite next fall. The Buckeyes are primed for another playoff run thanks to the return of quarterback Justin Fields and one of college football's top rosters. Penn State should be Ohio State's top competition in the East, with...