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College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 28 min 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 12's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 6 days 58 min ago
Following a 70-63 West Virginia win over Baylor in 2012, Alabama head coach Nick Saban famously quipped, "Is this what we want football to be?"   While the exhausting game of grassketball West Virginia and Baylor played six years game took it to an extreme, the prevalence of high-powered offense in the Big 12 has made the conference arguably the most entertaining in college...

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...

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Oklahoma has dominated the Big 12 by winning four conference titles in a row, so it’s no surprise the Sooners headline the early 2019 predictions at the top of the league. However, Texas finished with a 10-win season in coach Tom Herman’s second year and heads into the offseason primed for another step forward in 2019. The Longhorns are a heavy favorite to reach the Big 12 title...

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...

West Virginia Football: 8 Coaching Candidates to Replace Dana Holgorsen

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
West Virginia is the latest opening in college football’s coaching carousel, as Dana Holgorsen is leaving Morgantown to be the next head coach at Houston. SBNation.com and The Athletic's Bruce Feldman are reporting Houston and Holgorsen are finalizing a deal, as his buyout drops to $1 million on Jan. 1. Holgorsen went 61-41 in eight years with the Mountaineers, which included two...

West Virginia Football Schedule 2018

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Here's the West Virginia football schedule with a full list of the Mountaineers' 2018 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.     West Virginia Mountaineers 2018 Schedule   Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/ Results TV Sat., Sept. 1 vs.  ...

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...

Camping World Bowl Prediction and Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Old Big East rivals renew acquaintances on Friday, as West Virginia and Syracuse meet in Orlando for the Camping World Bowl. While some may say bowl games are a meaningless exhibition, there should be no shortage of motivation for these two programs. With standout quarterback Will Grier sitting out this game, the Mountaineers will get an early look at the 2019 version of their offense. On the...