College Football Articles

Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win it all in 2017, so it should be no surprise the Crimson Tide dominate the All-SEC selections. Nick Saban’s team features 15 players on Athlon’s All-SEC squad for 2017, including 10 on the first team...
Steven Lassan
10 hours ago
Well this is a weird one.    Unique Brissett II is a name you might have seen on Twitter if you're into college football recruiting, but it turns out no one knows who he truly is. He bragged about having offers from multiple schools...
Jasmine Watkins
11 hours ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The Big 12’s 2017 all-conference team features a three-way tie at the top for the most selections. Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma all feature 15 picks for Athlon’s 2017 All-Big 12 team, while Kansas State checks in second at 13...
Steven Lassan
11 hours ago
Justin Herbert, Oregon Football
Oregon is in unchartered territory, as the Ducks are coming off a 4-8 record, their worst finish since 1991. Not surprisingly, head coach Mark Helfrich was fired and while many applauded the hire of Willie Taggart, his tenure in Eugene got off to a...
Athlon Sports
11 hours ago
Bill Snyder, Kansas State Football
Kansas State has been a model of consistency since Bill Snyder returned as head coach in 2009, as the Wildcats have won at least six games every season and have posted just one losing record. This year’s Wildcats team could be quite dangerous...
Athlon Sports
11 hours ago
Mark Richt, Miami Football
Is this the year Miami finally wins the Coastal Division? Second-year coach Mark Richt must replace quarterback Brad Kaaya, but the Hurricanes return one of the ACC’s top running backs in Mark Walton, along with a defense slated to rank among...
Athlon Sports
12 hours ago
Quinton Flowers, USF Football
Led by dynamic senior quarterback Quinton Flowers, USF is Athlon’s projected top team from the American Athletic Conference and from the Group of 5 leagues. Flowers will have to handle more of the workload on offense after the departure of...
Athlon Sports
12 hours ago
Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech Football
Virginia Tech suffered heavy losses on offense, but the Hokies are once again a threat to win the ACC’s Coastal Division. Josh Jackson finished spring with a slight lead over junior college recruit A.J. Bush and true freshman Hendon Hooker to...
Athlon Sports
13 hours ago
Brett Rypien
The Mountain West features an intriguing group of teams vying for the league title in 2017, so it’s no surprise Wyoming, San Diego State, Boise State and Colorado State lead the way in all-conference selections. The Aztecs feature the most...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Logan Woodside
The favorites to win the 2017 MAC title feature a couple of familiar faces in Toledo, Western Michigan and Ohio, but Miami is a team to watch after winning six of its final seven games last year. The RedHawks feature 14 players on Athlon’s...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
NCAA Top 25
College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to project college football's top 25 teams...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
4 days ago
Bob Stoops
With Bob Stoops at Oklahoma, Gary Patterson at TCU, Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State and Bill Snyder at Kansas State, the Big 12 is home to some of college football's top coaches. And the depth in the league improved over the offseason, as Texas...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Clayton Thorson
Northwestern has been in back-to-back bowl games, this coming after a two-year absence from postseason play. As Pat Fitzgerald looks to keep the program on an upward trajectory in his 12th season at the helm of the Wildcats, he’ll have to...
Matt Fortuna
4 days ago
DJ Durkin
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with...
Kyle Kensing
4 days ago
Jalen Hurts
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
5 days ago
Urban Meyer
College football’s best collection of head coaches resides in the Big Ten. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer boasts three national championships in his career and takes the top spot in Athlon’s rankings. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh,...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze
Ole Miss is currently being investigated by the NCAA, but don't ask Hugh Freeze about it.   The Rebels coach was asked how eager he was to get the investigation over with, but decided to answer with a quick "no" and walk...
Jasmine Watkins
6 days ago
Chris Petersen
The Pac-12 once again features a solid group of coaches at the top, with Washington’s Chris Petersen and Stanford’s David Shaw leading the way in Athlon’s rankings for 2017. Utah’s Kyle Whittingham, Washington State’s...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Deondre Francois
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
6 days ago
Baker Mayfield
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
1 week ago
Defensive coordinators have a hard enough time getting sleep when they’re facing a good defense.   When the best defensive player in the conference is awaiting them on a fall Saturday, there’s nothing but insomnia.   Yes,...
Craig Haley
1 week ago
Jimbo Fisher
The coaching depth and talent has improved significantly within the ACC over the last five seasons. The top of the league is headlined by Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, and a...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Sara Walsh, although no longer employed by ESPN, will never forget the time she had a miscarriage on live TV.   The former ESPN anchor created a special Mother's Day post about a difficult time she went through in secret. She...
Jasmine Watkins
1 week ago
Ben Bryant found himself in a scholarship controversy stemming from a tweet.   Bryant, a three-star quarterback recruit in the 2018 class, had committed to Wisconsin and was excited about his future in Madison. Even though he was...
Jasmine Watkins
1 week ago

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