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SEC Football 2020 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2020 All-SEC team is led by 13 selections from both Alabama and Georgia, followed by Florida with 11. Auburn and Texas A&M are up next with 10 selections apiece, LSU, Tennessee and Kentucky each boasting nine picks on the 2020 All-SEC squad.   Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2020. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with five overall matchups on tap for Week 0. With the matchup between Navy and Notre Dame moved from Ireland and to Labor Day weekend, Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV provide the most intrigue for Week 0. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 29, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, the list of favorites for this year starts with familiar contenders:...

SEC Football: Teams as "The Andy Griffith Show" Characters

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
For decades in the South, there have been two appointment television mainstays: SEC football and "The Andy Griffith Show." Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, football will be as big as ever once it returns, and "The Andy Griffith Show" is likely getting more views.   With a little more time on hands these days, I took a stab at combining both of these institutions. Here is...

NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With the 2020 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 three-...

Kentucky Football Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 hours ago
Here's the University of Kentucky (UK) football schedule with a full list of the Wildcats' 2020 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   University of Kentucky Wildcats (UK) 2020 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Sept. 5: vs. Eastern Michigan (...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 days ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

Kentucky Football: Wildcats' 2020 Spring Preview

By Ben Weinrib, 4 months 1 week ago
Mark Stoops is entering his eighth season with the Kentucky Wildcats, which makes him the longest-tenured head coach in Lexington since Jerry Claiborne led the program in the '80s.   Although the Wildcats didn't reach the AP Top 25 following a 10-3 2018 season, last year was still a success with an 8-5 record ⁠— Stoops' second-best mark ever — and a Belk Bowl win...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were...