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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The future of the Nebraska program remains in question as the Cornhuskers look to go 2-0 in Big Ten play to regain some confidence after a rough start to the season. Nebraska heads to Illinois for some Friday night football in the Big Ten in the first game since the removal of athletic director Shawn Eichorst. With a change at AD, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley could use a good showing in...

College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days 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 fourth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama dominated Vanderbilt to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Clemson remained at No. 2 following a ...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 4)

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days 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 fourth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama dominated Vanderbilt to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Clemson remained at No. 2 following a ...

College Football Week 4 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Penn State, Alabama, USC and Oklahoma picked up key road wins in conference play. Additionally, Week 4 featured a couple of upsets. NC State knocked off Florida State in Tallahassee, and TCU provided a shake up at the top of the Big 12 by defeating Oklahoma State in...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 4

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
Week 4 of the 2017 college football season features a few non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the fourth weekend of action. The Week 4 slate begins on Thursday night, as USF hosts Temple in a key game in the American Athletic Conference. Two games are slated for Friday, as Virginia...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 3)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days 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 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing non-conference and league matchups. Alabama defeated Colorado State to remain No. 1 in the rankings, but Clemson closed the gap after knocking...

College Football Week 3 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Clemson and Mississippi State delivered statement victories, USC defeated Texas in overtime, Memphis and San Diego State earned wins over Power 5 programs, and Florida beat Tennessee on a last-second Hail Mary touchdown pass.   With the third weekend of the 2017 season in...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 3

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 3 of the 2017 college football season features a couple of key non-conference matchups and league showdowns among top 25 teams, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the third weekend of action. The Week 3 slate doesn't quite have the overall high-profile matchups from last weekend's action, but Saturday night's ACC showdown between...

Illinois Fighting Illini vs. South Florida Bulls Preview and Prediction

By Mark Ross, 1 month 1 week ago
Lovie Smith will return to Tampa when his Illinois Fighting Illini face the weather-weary South Florida Bulls on Friday night. Smith, who was head coach of the Buccaneers (2014-15) prior to taking the job at Illinois, will be back on the sideline of Raymond James Stadium for this matchup of 2-0 teams.   Illinois is 2-0 after winning just three games in Smith’s first season as head...

10 College Football Picks Against the Spread for Week 3

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
The Week 3 edition of college football picks against the spread is highlighted by a huge battle in the ACC Atlantic Division: Clemson at Louisville. Elsewhere, red-hot UCLA makes the long trip to Memphis for a tricky game at the Liberty Bowl; Florida and Tennessee meet in Gainesville in a pivotal early-season SEC game; and Oklahoma hopes to avoid a letdown as Tulane visits Norman. Here are 10...