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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...

The Big Ten's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 day ago
Northwestern and Purdue went to the wire on Thursday, Michigan State rallied on Friday to beat a Utah State bunch that earned a final Top 25 ranking, and Penn State combined with Appalachian State for an overtime thriller that was one of the Big Ten's best games of 2018.   And that was just Week 1.   The first week of the 2018 season set the tone for an exciting...

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...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The Big Ten should be one of the deepest conferences in college football for 2019. In the way-too-early top 25, the conference has seven teams ranked among the top 25, and as indicated in the early predictions, there's a wide-open battle atop the West Division and another Ohio State-Michigan showdown for the No. 1 spot in the East. New coach Ryan Day will keep the Buckeyes in the mix for a...

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...

Top 10 College Football Bowl Games of the 2018-19 Season

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Alabama and Clemson secured their respective spots in the College Football Playoff National Championship in impressive fashion, which means just one game remains in the 2018-19 college football season. The Crimson Tide and Tigers have become virtual rivals over the last half-decade, and we should be in for another hard-fought battle between the nation’s two best teams. If this year...

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...

Redbox Bowl Prediction and Preview: Michigan State vs. Oregon

By Todd Saelhof, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The inaugural Redbox Bowl between Michigan State and Oregon features a pair of teams that were expecting bigger things from this season.   But for either the Spartans or the Ducks, New Year’s Eve will be a little more festive as one of the two will be celebrating a victory on the final day of 2018.   Even in a tough Big Ten East field, Michigan State (7-5) had expectations of...