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Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 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...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days 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...

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
College football's bowl season attracts no shortage of criticism. From an oversaturation of games to lagging ticket sales, and the sometimes outlandish pay for executives overseeing an exhibition for amateurs, the negatives of the postseason are clear. Oh, and there's also the existential question of just how much the bowl system is needed now that college football has a playoff....

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 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 2 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...

Fiesta Bowl Prediction and Preview: LSU vs. UCF

By Eric Sorenson, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The Fiesta Bowl matchup between LSU vs. UCF is eerily similar to last year. Here are the Knights, undefeated and set to take on another SEC heavyweight in an attempt to complete their second straight undefeated season and, in their eyes, defend their self-proclaimed national title. The only thing standing in the way this time is the defense-heavy Tigers.   Last year, UCF outlasted Auburn...

Top 10 Non-Power 5 Conference College Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 weeks 6 days ago
If UCF beats LSU on New Year’s Day, the Knights' 2017 and '18 squads will collectively be considered the best non-Power 5 team of all time. Their strength of schedule, winning streak, and overcoming of adversity will push them to the top.   The Power 5 now consists of the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC conferences and was proceeded by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS...

Greatest College Football Winning Streaks Since 1950

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 6 days ago
UCF ran its winning streak to 25 games with a 56-41 victory over Memphis in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday. The No. 8 Knights (12-0, 8-0 AAC) overcame the absence of two-time AAC Offensive Player of the Year McKenzie Milton and a 17-point halftime deficit to beat the Tigers for the second time this season. Winners of back-to-back AAC titles, UCF will take on No. 11 LSU in the Fiesta Bowl...

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, 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. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring...