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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 5 days ago
We enter the final half of the season with North Carolina in an unaccustomed position. With an 0-4 conference record, the Tar Heels are out of the Coastal Division race. In each of Larry Fedora’s previous five seasons in Chapel Hill, there was at least a sliver of hope that UNC could play for the league title at this point in the season. But not this year.   Virginia Tech, though,...

College Football 2017 Midseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days 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, 3 months 6 days 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...

ACC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The 2017 college football season has reached the halfway point in the ACC, and it’s time to hand out midseason awards and make a few predictions for the second half of the year. Clemson suffered its first loss of the season against Syracuse in Week 7, but coach Dabo Swinney’s team is still squarely in the mix to earn a trip to the CFB Playoff. The Tigers have a showdown at NC State...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 7)

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week 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...

Awesome College Football Alternate Uniforms from Week 7

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week 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 7, here are 17 we...

College Football Week 7 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season was filled with several intriguing matchups and storylines. Upsets filled the Week 7 slate, including two on Friday night, as Washington State lost to California, and Syracuse knocked off Clemson. On Saturday, Auburn blew a 20-0 lead and lost to LSU 27-23 in Baton Rouge. The loss at LSU ended any hopes Auburn had of making a run to the CFB...

ACC Week 7 College Football Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Week 7 of the 2017 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments from the ACC. The Week 7 action started on Friday night in the ACC, as Syracuse knocked Clemson from the ranks of the unbeaten. NC State, Florida State and Virginia picked up road wins in conference play on Saturday, with Boston College pulling off a 45-42 upset victory over...

Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 1 week ago
The first year of the Bronco Mendenhall era at Virginia was not fun. The Cavaliers went 2-10, 1-7 in the ACC, and closed their season with a 42-point loss to rival Virginia Tech. At that moment, it was hard to be optimistic.   But star linebacker Micah Kiser decided to return to Charlottesville. So did safety Quin Blanding, giving UVA a nice base on defense. Now, after a 4-1 start to the...

North Carolina Tar Heels Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

By Mark Ross, 3 months 1 week ago
To say this season has been a struggle for North Carolina would be an understatement. The Tar Heels are 1-5 at the halfway point with the lone victory coming against a team from Conference USA.   To be fair, Larry Fedora can point some of the blame on injuries, as he’s already lost more than a dozen players for the season. But the reality is this team is struggling on both sides of...