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SEC Football 2018 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 23 hours ago
The best overall collection of talent in college football usually resides in the SEC, so it should be no surprise the league is loaded with contenders for all-conference honors in 2018. Georgia leads the way with 13 selections on Athlon’s 2018 All-SEC team, followed by Alabama and Missouri tied at 11. Mississippi State, Florida and Texas A&M are next up with nine selections apiece....

Texas A&M Football: 2018 Aggies Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 47 min ago
Tired of finishing in the lower half of the SEC West, Texas A&M bid good-bye to Kevin Sumlin and turned the reigns over to Jimbo Fisher. He did not come cheap ($75 million over 10 years), and the expectations are clear based on what Fisher was able to accomplish at Florida State — win a national championship. It probably won’t happen this year, as Fisher looks to put his stamp on...

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 23 hours ago
The 2018 college football season is less than 100 days away, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture, but a familiar program tops Athlon's rankings. Alabama is the projected national champion, with Clemson at No. 2, followed by...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football's 2018 season is still a few months away, but the debate about preseason predictions and rankings will start to heat up even more over the next few weeks. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2018 Athlon Sports College Football...

SEC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2018

By Bryan Fischer, 1 week 2 days ago
If you want to win big in college football, it’s no secret that you’re going to need some quality play out of the most important position on the field — quarterback. If there’s any doubt about it, just look up recent Heisman Trophy winners and note how tilted the list is toward the position.   While the SEC has trended up and down when it comes to play under center...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Tennessee Football's Schedule

By Rob McVey, 1 week 4 days ago
The Tennessee Volunteers are set to embark on a new era of football under first-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt. And with that, a renewed sense of optimism returns to Rocky Top. But it will take more than optimism and a vote of confidence from the Vol faithful for Pruitt to turn Tennessee’s fortunes around in short order. This is the SEC after all, and there are plenty of obstacles standing...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Alabama Football's Schedule

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 week 5 days ago
Despite suffering an upset loss to Auburn in the 2017 Iron Bowl, the Alabama Crimson Tide snuck into the College Football Playoff and emerged with the sixth national championship of the Nick Saban era. But looking ahead to 2018, a repeat will be difficult.   First and foremost, Saban must replace an incredible amount of talent, including 12 players selected in the 2018 NFL Draft (four in...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Rob McVey, 1 week 6 days ago
Year in and year out, the SEC provides more than its fair share of college football’s toughest matchups. And it takes a very special team to successfully navigate the weekly grind of a typical SEC football schedule. While every SEC slate is a slugfest in its own right, not every schedule is created equally. Some teams within the conference will face more difficult paths than others in 2018...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Florida Football's Schedule

By Antwan Staley, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Dan Mullen will begin his first season as Florida's head coach with seven home games at The Swamp. The bad news is, the Gators will have a challenging road schedule, including trips to Knoxville, Starkville and Tallahassee. And don’t forget about the annual tilt with Georgia in Jacksonville, Florida, on Oct. 27.   Here’s how Florida's schedule shapes up with the games...

Archie Manning Talks Football, Family and the National World War II Museum

By Nathan Rush, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Archie Manning, 68, is the genuine article. He’s a model American, in any era. He’s lived a remarkable life that has not been celebrated nearly enough. But that will change on June 8, when Manning is presented with the American Spirit Medallion from the National World War II Museum (tickets still available), an honor bestowed upon “individuals who demonstrate extraordinary...
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