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Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2019 season complete after LSU defeated Clemson in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings for 2020. Clemson takes the top spot in the very early top 25, followed by Ohio State at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 3 as a slight favorite over LSU (No. 4)...

D'Eriq King: 5 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Houston QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has decided to transfer for his senior season, becoming a sought-after signal-caller for the 2020 college football season. King passed for 50 touchdowns and 4,925 yards in four years with the Cougars and added 1,421 yards and 28 scores on the ground. After playing in four games under first-year coach Dana Holgorsen in 2019, King decided to redshirt and later...

College Football's 2019 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
With college football’s 2019 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman winner Joe Burrow was an easy selection as the first-team All-America...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2019-20

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 9 hours ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 20, and continues until the national championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 20, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Two games are scheduled for Friday, six games are slated for the first...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2019-20 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 9 hours ago
College football’s 2019-20 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. Two games are slated for Dec. 20 to start the bowl season, the Rose and Sugar Bowl matchups headline the action on Jan. 1, while the final contest outside of the national title takes place on Jan. 6 with the LendingTree Bowl...

North Carolina Football Schedule 2019

By Athlon Sports, 4 weeks 9 hours ago
Here's the North Carolina football schedule with a full list of the Tar Heels' 2019 opponents, game locations, with game times, TV channels coming as they're announced. Updated results with final scores will be added throughout the season.   North Carolina Tar Heels 2019 Schedule   Date: Opponent (Location) Saturday, Aug. 31: North Carolina 24, South Carolina 20...

Military Bowl Prediction and Preview: North Carolina vs. Temple

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 days ago
This year has been one of transition for both North Carolina and Temple. The Tar Heels showed the door to head coach Larry Fedora at the end of 2018 and brought back Mack Brown. The culture change in Chapel Hill was noticeable from the start and the team responded.   Carolina had a chance in each game, even the one against Clemson team that squashed everyone else on their run to the...

Ranking the Watchability of the ACC's Bowl Games in 2019

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 6 days ago
With nine bowl tie-ins and Clemson once again in the College Football Playoff, the ACC has 10 teams participating in the postseason. No other conference has more and only the SEC has an equal number of teams in the postseason.   However, we all know that it was not a banner season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The good news for the ACC is that the bowl season gives everyone new life....

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 1 week ago
The end of college football’s regular season results in numerous coaching vacancies and fans are on the edge of their seat about who their program will hire... and rightfully so. A good coaching hire can revitalize a program. A bad one can cause years of damage. Everything looks easy from a distance, but here are 10 that stand out for various reasons.   10. Kansas 2011: Charlie...

North Carolina Football: 2019 Team Awards

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
In a season filled with close games, the North Carolina Tar Heels finished 6-6 and made a bowl game. No matter how you slice it, Mack Brown’s first year back in Chapel Hill has to be considered a rousing success. Here are some awards for this very exciting Tar Heel season.   Offensive MVP: Sam Howell, QB The true freshman won the job in camp and never let go. Howell has completed...