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College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2019 College Football Season

By Eric Sorenson, 1 week 1 day ago
Yeah, yeah, we know. The confetti angels are still fresh on the Levi’s Stadium field. The Tigers are probably still wearing their national championship hats. Hell, some Clemson fans and Alabama fans are still hung over, for vastly different reasons of course.   But you know us college football fans, we can’t seem to get the hashmarks off our minds even in the frozen months of...

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.   Hurts accounted for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and threw for 5,626...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 12 hours ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.   To help prepare your viewing experience for the...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

5 Greatest Cotton Bowl Games

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The Cotton Bowl is experiencing arguably its finest hour as a New Year’s Six Bowl in the College Football Playoff. Long the destination for the Southwest Conference Champion (SWC), it took a hit when the SWC folded and the Bowl Championship Series cast it aside.   Now it's back in its rightful place as one of college football’s premier bowls, which is good because it has...

Armed Forces Bowl Prediction and Preview: Houston vs. Army

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 month 4 days ago
The Houston Cougars and Army West Point Black Knights are set to meet in Fort Worth for the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday, though the two teams come in following highly contrasting finishes to the regular season. Houston (8-4, 5-3 AAC) jumped out to a 7-1 start but lost three of its last four. Those losses, including a 52-31 loss to Memphis in the regular-season finale that cost...

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring...