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First Two Weeks of 2016 Season Have Already Showcased Everything We Love About College Football

By Jim Weber, 8 months 2 weeks ago
After eight months of anticipating the start of the 2016 college football season, the sport has already once again proved to be worth the agonizing wait.   College football has the longest offseason of any major American sport and whereas the NFL has arranged its calendar to make it a year-round event, the dog days of summer feel like the Valley of Death for starved college football die...

College Football Poll Watch: LSU gets love for struggling, voters cautious with Iowa, and what's up with Miami?

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 2 weeks ago
The second week of the 2016 college football season wasn't supposed to give us quite as much excitement as the first based solely on the matchups. That said, the underdogs of Week 2 provided us with plenty of drama, and subsequently plenty of moving and shaking in the newest edition of the weekly AP Top 25 Poll.   The moving is always to be expected. The shaking is why I...

Seven-Step Drop Week 2: Big 12 Struggles Could Open a Few Doors

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 2 weeks ago
It happens every single college football season, without fail.   There’s always that one week on the calendar where the slate of games looks less than appetizing and sometimes even down right appalling. By midweek you might be wondering whether or not to skip a few games on Saturday in order to take care of a few chores or spend time outside in that last bit of summer weather. On...

College Football's Top 25 Logos in 2016

By Jim Weber, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Logos don’t draw the same attention or excitement as uniforms but they are an inextricable part of each team’s brand that can be recognized around the world.   Just ask the New York Yankees. Or the Dallas Cowboys. Or the Chicago Bulls.   With that in mind, we rank the Top 25 FBS logos (in descending order) based on aesthetics, color combination and creativity....

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

Akron Zips vs. Wisconsin Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Wisconsin looks to avoid a letdown this week after a monster of a win in Green Bay last weekend against LSU. Given the matchup facing them this week, things should be a little easier for the Badgers with a MAC team making its way to Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday.   On the other side of the field will be Akron, a program continuing to take steps forward under head coach Terry Bowden....

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Last year, North Carolina suffered a tough loss to an SEC team in its season opener. After playing an FCS opponent in week two, the Tar Heels feasted on an Illinois squad in turmoil, winning 48-14.   This time around, immediately after a 33-24 loss to SEC power Georgia, the Tar Heels again face Illinois. The difference this year is that the Illini are on much more solid ground...

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 2 weeks ago
As they are in most years, expectations for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones in 2016 are very different. The results of the opening weekend games played by each squad only further demonstrated that.   Iowa started fast, eventually cruising to a sound win over Miami (Ohio) out of the MAC. Iowa State, on the other hand, played poorly in nearly every facet of its game...

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 8 months 2 weeks ago
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will make their debut appearance in Ohio Stadium as they travel north to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams are coming off of impressive, season-opening victories.   Tulsa dominated San Jose State 45-7 in a game that was essentially decided by halftime. Tulsa scoring 45 points was not a surprise, as the Golden Hurricane have an offense that was involved...

Wyoming Cowboys vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Wyoming and Nebraska both got their seasons started off on high notes during opening weekend — albeit in extremely differing fashion.    The Cowboys came out on top of an overtime thriller against Northern Illinois, sealing the deal with an incredible quarterback scramble that got plenty of highlight-run nationally.   The Huskers plodded through what was largely a...