College Football Articles

Hugh Freeze
How quickly things have changed in Oxford. Two years after downing No. 2-ranked Alabama, topping rival Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl and capping the season with a Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma State, Ole Miss finds itself facing uncertainty...
Elton Hayes
1 month ago
Derek Mason
Derek Mason's Vanderbilt Commodores finally reached a bowl game in 2016 after getting hot at the end of the regular season. Vandy hammered Ole Miss 38-17 and knocked off rival Tennessee 45-34 in its last two games to reach the postseason....
Cody McClure
1 month ago
If it seems like Clemson football hasn't had a break, it would be because they really didn’t have a break. From winning the national championship on Jan. 9 through National Signing Day and the unveiling of the new football...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Urban Meyer
The Big Ten closed the gap with the SEC last year in the race to be college football’s No. 1 conference, and the league is in great shape as spring ball opens for 2017. Ohio State and Penn State should be among the nation’s frontrunners...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Clay Helton
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Tanner Mangum
Ignore the calendar that still says February, it’s time for spring football. At least at BYU anyway. The Cougars open up their second year under head coach Kalani Sitake.   Sitake posted a solid a 9-4 record in year one capped off...
Mitch Harper
1 month ago
D'Onta Foreman
When the official list of invitees to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine was released, the college football world was abuzz at what a shockingly low number of players were headed to Indianapolis from the Big 12. In total, just 19 alums from the...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Corey Davis
If you’re a team in need of a wide receiver in this year’s NFL Draft, you’re in luck. The 2017 draft will feature some talented receivers in not just the first and second round, but even in the latter rounds.   There are a...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
Game film and stats rarely lie. That said, when you are talking about college film and stats translating to NFL production, it's not exactly science. Speed, size, experience and maturity all come into play when it comes to elite college...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Purdue made what — on paper, at least — looks like one of the offseason’s better hires, as the Boilermakers landed Jeff Brohm from Western Kentucky.   Related: Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017...
Matt Fortuna
1 month ago
Mark Dantonio
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
David Shaw
Gather 'round, boys and girls, and let me tell you a story of yesteryear. It was 2006, and Stanford football had just completed a 1-11 campaign. The Cardinal's 1-8 record in conference play marked a fifth straight season below .500 in the...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
T.J. Watt
Just a few years ago, there were question marks about the Big Ten’s ability to churn out NFL talent in large numbers. That’s no longer the case however, as the league is sending an impressive 51 players to the 2017 NFL Scouting...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Nathan Peterman
A whooping 60 ACC players are scheduled attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine and the pressure will be on every one of them to showcase their skills this week (Feb. 28-March 6) in front of every franchise during the most pressure-packed job...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Clemson fans are in for a treat.   QB Hunter Johnson has some crazy accuracy when it comes to slinging the football. The Clemson enrollee, while sitting down, hit the goal post from the 20-yard line. Twice. The start of the season is still...
Jasmine Watkins
2 months ago
Skai Moore
The future was not looking very bright for the South Carolina Gamecocks around this time last year. First-year head coach Will Muschamp inherited a questionable roster from a team that had compiled a record of just 3-9 the year prior. And...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
Mark Dantonio
The 2016 college football season was nothing short of a nightmare for the Michigan State Spartans and their fans. A year removed from punching a ticket to the College Football Playoff, Mark Dantonio's Spartans won just three games all season...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Dave Doeren
After being on the hot seat nearly the entire 2016 season NC State head coach Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack finished with a 7-5 record and an Independence Bowl victory over Vanderbilt. This was the third straight bowl appearance for Doeren in his...
Antwan Staley
2 months ago
Nick Saban
While the SEC is considered college football’s best conference, the coaching ranks aren’t particularly deep on the gridiron. Alabama’s Nick Saban ranks as the best coach in the nation, but the next few spots are up for grabs. A...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Kirk Ferentz
As National Signing Day once again came to a close, the Iowa Hawkeyes’ Class of 2017 made a significant leap up the rankings when last-minute additions shook out, putting the Hawkeyes a solid 39th in an average of the top recruiting...
Robert A. Boleyn
2 months ago
Kyle Whittingham
The Pac-12’s depth in the coaching ranks has increased in recent years, as this conference has made stellar hires on the gridiron, including Washington’s Chris Petersen, Oregon’s Willie Taggart and Colorado’s Mike MacIntyre...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Matt Campbell
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Change is an inevitability of college football. Players spend four years in a program; sometimes five, and in other instances, just three. Add the game's increasingly high stakes for coaches, and the inevitability of roster turnaround extends...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Mike MacIntyre
Nobody could have scripted a much better turnaround season for Colorado than what unfolded in 2016. The Buffaloes rose from the Pac-12 cellar to claim their first divisional title and also reached a bowl game for the first time in a decade....
John Coon
2 months ago
There will be some major changes within the North Carolina football program this year; more than just the departure of defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. There will be plenty of moving parts on the field as well.   Finding a replacement for...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago

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