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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Prediction and Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 3 days 3 hours ago
Illinois may be thankful to have a short week to prepare for their home game with Penn State this week. The Illini host the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Friday night, meaning Lovie Smith was forced to turn the page as quickly as possible after seeing his team squander a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to South Florida last week.   But moving on from that loss is not...

Nebraska Football: Why Adrian Martinez May Not Play Until Wisconsin Game

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 3 days 9 hours ago
When Nebraska head coach Scott Frost started addressing the injury quarterback Adrian Martinez sustained versus Colorado, it seems liked he was ready to pen the newest book on how to spin players’ suffering. However, as time has gone on, he apparently feels more comfortable with being somewhat open about the topic when necessary. With recent comments offered to the press, there’s a...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Week 4

By Mitch Light, 3 days 10 hours ago
The Week 4 edition of college football picks against the spread (ATS) is highlighted by a key game in the Big Ten West as Wisconsin hits the road to play Iowa. Elsewhere, West Virginia and Kansas State get together in Morgantown for the Big 12 opener for both teams, and Wake Forest hosts undefeated Notre Dame in Winston-Salem. Here are 10 predictions for games against the spread.   Iowa...

10 College Football National Championship-Winning Head Coaches Who Had Rough Starts

By Aaron Tallent, 4 days 10 hours ago
Each college football season brings a new round of head coaches and high expectations. For Nebraska and Florida State, Scott Frost and Willie Taggart are currently falling short of them. While the verdict is still out on both coaches, they still have time to turn things around. Many coaches have had rough starts before having great success. Here are 10 that weathered bad beginnings and went on...

College Football Rankings: Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 2 hours ago
With third week of action from the 2018 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. There were several changes to the top 25 and 130 ranking after the Week 3 slate. The 130 rankings now focus on results and a mix of preseason projection to the end of the year. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia...

Seven-Step Drop: Big Ten, Pac-12 Already Want to Hit Reset Button

By Bryan Fischer, 5 days 9 hours ago
We’re three weeks into this still-young college football season and that means that the bulk of non-conference games have taken place for teams across the country. Before we move onto the next phase of life on the calendar though, it doesn’t hurt to take a moment and pause to reflect on what we saw this past weekend and what it means in the overall picture.   Namely, the Big...

Nebraska Football: Plotting the Cornhuskers' Path to Bowl Eligibility

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 days 9 hours ago
The 2018 Nebraska football team has looked like anything but a team. A collection of talent, but not a fully functional unit. It’s clear that head coach Scott Frost inherited a program that’s not totally unlike UCF was in terms of its mentality when he walked through the door. This is a program that has forgotten how to win and you don’t build that culture overnight....

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 7 hours ago
With the third 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 Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 3)

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 8 hours 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 third weekend of the 2018 season featured its share of big matchups, including Ohio State's victory over TCU, Washington's road win at Utah and LSU's last-second upset at Auburn. As expected, Alabama, Clemson and...

Iowa Football Schedule 2018

By Athlon Sports, 6 days 20 hours ago
Here's the Iowa football schedule with a full list of the Hawkeyes' 2018 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.     Iowa Hawkeyes 2018 Schedule   Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/ Results TV Sat., Sept. 1 vs.   Northern Illinois...