College Football Articles

Marquis Smith
No doubt you’ve circled plenty of Saturdays on your calendar for this fall. College football is coming and not soon enough to its millions of fans.   The excitement often starts with early-season matchups between FBS and FCS programs...
Craig Haley
1 year ago
Butch Jones
Athlon Sports has the Tennessee Volunteers ranked in the top 10 in their annual preseason Top 25 rankings for the first time in over a decade, coming in at No. 7. The Vols are also predicted as solid favorites to win the SEC East in 2016....
Rob McVey
1 year ago
Anyone that paid attention to this year’s NFL Draft realizes that Notre Dame lost a bunch of talented players. Seven players were selected by teams while were another five were signed on as undrafted free agents.   That leaves a lot of...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Panthers 2016 new uniforms
In a popular move among its fanbase, Pittsburgh is turning back the clock and making the move to its “Pitt” script as its full-time logo for 2016. One of the final pieces to the puzzle in the logo transition are new uniforms for its...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Christian McCaffrey
Stanford won its third Pac-12 championship in four seasons last year. In some ways, the 2015 crown proved to be the Cardinal’s most impressive.   Stanford flipped the script from the previous two title runs under head coach David Shaw...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Alabama is the perennial favorite, once again, to win the SEC West. It gets old hearing that every year, but the Crimson Tide have earned it. Then there's LSU, a team that couldn't possibly be more loaded headed into the fall. Call the...
Cody McClure
1 year ago
Josh Rosen
Since Jim Mora's arrival as head coach in 2012, UCLA has lingered achingly close to the Pac-12 title.   The Bruins appeared in the 2012 Pac-12 Championship Game and came a last-minute field goal away from forcing overtime. In 2013, a...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Chris Petersen
Expectations at their current level have not faced the Washington Huskies in quite some time. Chris Petersen’s squad checks in at No. 11 in the Athlon Sports preseason Top 25, tops among Pac-12 teams.   Related: Washington Huskies 2016...
Kyle Kensing
1 year ago
Nick Saban
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Tom Herman
Year one for Tom Herman as a head coach could not have gone too much better than it did in 2015. In his first job as a head coach, Herman led the Houston Cougars to a 11-1 record in the regular season, a victory in the first American Athletic...
Kevin McGuire
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Quarterback Carson Wentz has perhaps changed the public’s perception of FCS players, although NFL teams already knew about the talent.   FCS schools have been averaging about 18 selections per draft over the last decade and there...
Craig Haley
1 year ago
Larry Rose
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago
Charles Barkley has an opinion on literally everything, and apparently people aren't tired of hearing it.   On ESPN Radio's "Russillo & Kanell" the NBA analyst talked about basketball, but still found time to talk...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
Clay Helton
The USC Trojans are an oddity; college football’s version of Schrödinger's cat, if you will. Until they’ve played the game, it’s impossible to tell whether the team spirit and effort is alive or dead. It also makes them an...
Josh Webb
1 year ago
Mitch Tribusky
Larry Fedora seems to be really building something special in Chapel Hill. In a world devoted to the ball that bounces from November to April, the Tar Heels football coach generated considerable interest in his team by winning the Coastal Division...
Jon Kinne
1 year ago
College Football Top 25
Spring practice is over. The NFL Draft has come and gone. National Signing Day seems like it was eons ago. This is the time when the longest offseason in major sports is its most grueling. This is also when optimism flourishes, when no team...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College Football
Braden Gall and Steven Lassan break down every single team in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25.   - How deep is the Pac-12 and how many teams could legitimately win the title? And will the "surprise" conference champ make...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Brandon Harris
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
2016 Covers
The moment we’ve been waiting for all year is here: The arrival of the Athlon Sports’ 2016 college football preview magazines. We’ve been working since the end of last season to get you ready for 2016, and now you can purchase all...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mike Riley
Hidden inside Nebraska’s 2015 6-7 record is the belief that Mike Riley’s offense can’t get the job done — period. The term “pro style” doesn’t play well in some areas of Husker Nation. Everywhere Cornhusker...
Brandon Cavanaugh
1 year ago
Patrick Mahomes
The Big 12 is home to some of the nation’s top quarterbacks in 2016. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Baylor’s Seth Russell and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph headline a top-heavy group of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nick Mullens
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago
Donnel Pumphrey
The popularity and obsession of the big boys in college football - the Power 5 - has continued to rise. But there still are some very elite football players at the second tier of the FBS rankings - the Group of 5. The Group of 5 term refers to...
Lance Dozier
1 year ago

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