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College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Week 9 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play is in full effect with just six weeks of games remaining, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the ninth weekend of action. The Week 9 slate kicks off on Thursday night with four games, including Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois and...

Will Nebraska Make a Bowl Game in 2017?

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Nebraska heads into the final five games of the season with plenty at stake. The Cornhuskers are 3-4 overall and just 2-2 in Big Ten play through Week 8, but the stretch run could decide whether or not coach Mike Riley returns in 2018. Riley is 18-15 since taking over in 2015 and finished 9-4 last year. However, Nebraska has a new athletic director in Bill Moos and uncertainty surrounds a...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 8)

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 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 eighth weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing league matchups. The top games of Week 8 took place at night, as Penn State defeated Michigan to remain in the top four, and Notre Dame dominated...

Awesome College Football Alternate Uniforms from Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Alternate uniforms and helmets are a big part of every team’s wardrobe throughout any season. While there’s nothing wrong with traditional uniforms and helmets, a different look is never a bad thing. And over the last few years, it seems more teams are using alternate uniforms throughout the season. With several awesome designs making an appearance in Week 8, here are ones we liked...

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Week 8 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. After last week was filled with upsets, the Week 8 slate provided few surprises, but Notre Dame (USC) and Penn State (Michigan) earned dominant wins on Saturday night. Alabama continues to dominate its SEC competition, as the Crimson Tide defeated Tennessee 45-7 in Tuscaloosa....

College Football 2017 Midseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
With half of the 2017 college football season completed, it’s time to hand out some hardware in the form of midseason All-America selections. This list is likely to look drastically different by December, but the players honored and mentioned below have performed at a high level through the first seven weeks of 2017.   On offense, it should be no surprise Oklahoma senior Baker...

College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 day ago
Week 8 of the 2017 college football season features plenty of intriguing matchups, as conference play and league showdowns go into full effect in mid-October, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the eighth weekend of action. The Week 8 slate kicks off on Thursday night with two matchups. Louisiana travels to Arkansas State in Sun Belt action...

Big Ten Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The 2017 college football season has reached the halfway point in the Big Ten, and it’s time to hand out midseason awards and make a few predictions for the second half of the year. With Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin each ranked inside of the top 10 of most polls, the Big Ten has strength at the top. The Buckeyes lost to Oklahoma in early September, but the offense seems to be...

Seven-Step Drop: Week of Chaos Reinforces College Football Playoff Value

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 4 days ago
Years ago, Bill Hancock must have uttered the phrase going on a thousand times: As great as a playoff sounds, it would devalue college football's regular season.   The now-Executive Director of the College Football Playoff said those things in his previous day job as the no-win public face of the oft-criticized BCS. Credit to Hancock, who is as nice as they come, he never...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 7)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 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 seventh weekend of the 2017 season was filled with exciting games and intriguing league matchups. Alabama dominated Arkansas to remain No. 1 in the rankings, and Georgia moved to No. 2 after a win over Missouri, along with...