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College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2021 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
With the 2021 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the...

Iowa State Football: Cyclones' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The 2021 Iowa State football season is the most highly anticipated in program history. The Cyclones won six straight games to close the 2020 regular season and earned a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. Iowa State fell to Oklahoma in Arlington but rebounded to beat Oregon 34-17 in the Fiesta Bowl and wound up ninth in the final AP Top 25 — the highest finish in school history. Iowa...

Iowa State Football: Cyclones' 2021 Spring Preview

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 week ago
When Matt Campbell was hired as coach at Iowa State following the 2015 season, he had a vision of what success would look like. Unquestionably, this is it. After an initial 3-9 season, the Cyclones have been to four straight bowl games, including the most recent Fiesta Bowl, where they beat Oregon for the school's first-ever victory in a New Year's Six contest.   And things look...

35 Key College Football Super Seniors Returning in 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football’s 2020 season was unusual in many ways. Conferences starting play at different times, canceled games, bowl matchups shifted to different locations, and more uncertainty as to who on the roster was available on a week-to-week basis were just a few ways the ’20 season was unique. However, in addition to all of those factors, last year was...

Big 12 Football: 10 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Games of 2021

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 1 week ago
Once all the necessary schedule shuffling decisions were made late in the offseason, Big 12 football teams were each allowed to play one non-conference opponent at home during the 2020 campaign. It didn't go well, at least for those that scheduled Sun Belt teams. League schools will square off with SBC teams once again in 2021 — Coastal Carolina (aiming for a third consecutive victory...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2021 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. As always, one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. This spot is always under the microscope and could be the difference between...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2020 season complete after Alabama's win in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2021. The Crimson Tide rank as the No. 1 team in the very early top 25, followed by Clemson at No. 2. Oklahoma is poised for a run at the national...

When Does College Football Start in 2021?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2021 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 28 with a handful of matchups in Week 0. The schedule for that opening weekend could be tweaked, but Hawaii at UCLA and Nebraska at Illinois are the early highlights from the Week 0 games in 2021. The first full weekend of games for next season doesn’t lack for interesting matchups. Ohio State at Minnesota,...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Ranking the college football rosters for the 2021 season provides a unique window into the talent level for all teams and how that compares to win totals, conference championships, and success on a national level. Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren'...

Big 12 Football: What to Know About the 2021 Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Big 12 is the latest college football conference to release its 2021 schedule. On Thursday, the entire '21 slate was released, as the Big 12 — like all conferences in college football — hopes for a normal year next fall. The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc across schedules for all 130 teams in 2020. However, the Big 12 managed to play nearly all of its conference games, and...