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

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 54 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...

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 Ten Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The Big Ten should be one of the deepest conferences in college football for 2019. In the way-too-early top 25, the conference has seven teams ranked among the top 25, and as indicated in the early predictions, there's a wide-open battle atop the West Division and another Ohio State-Michigan showdown for the No. 1 spot in the East. New coach Ryan Day will keep the Buckeyes in the mix for a...

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...

Outrageous College Football Predictions from 2018: My Greatest Hits

By J.P. Scott, 4 weeks 2 hours ago
Every week during college football season, I publish a handful of OUTRAGEOUS* predictions that — for the most part — go against conventional thinking and popular opinion. Be that as it may, I stand by every prediction, and I never make one that I don't honestly think can happen.   Most of the time I'm wrong — but when I get one right — it's...

Pinstripe Bowl Prediction and Preview: Miami vs. Wisconsin

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 hours ago
A year after colliding in the Orange Bowl, Wisconsin and Miami will meet once more. This year’s rematch will be set in a much different environment, shifting from Miami’s home turf to a baseball stadium in the Bronx. After two disappointing seasons for the Badgers and Hurricanes, the chance to end the year on a winning note will be welcomed by each as they participate in this year...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten's Bowl Games in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 5 days ago
The Big Ten is once again left out of the College Football Playoff fun, and the conference champ is out of it for a third consecutive season. With no playoff team to rely on this season, the Big Ten will still send two teams into a New Year's Six bowl game and every Big Ten team in a bowl game will be taking on an opponent from another power conference.   The Big Ten actually has a...