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In general, the best advice about the weekly playoff rankings is to take a deep breath and move on.If there’s a time before the final playoff pairings to wonder just what is going on in that committee room in Dallas and wonder if some teams...
David Fox
2 years ago
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons with the Wolverines, including an 11-2 record in 2011. However, since leading Michigan to a Sugar...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Tom Crean
Lucky for Tom Crean, the tumultuous offseason is over. Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers can breathe a little easier, for the time being, and concentrate strictly on basketball.Just three weeks ago, Crean was feeling the pressure from an IU fan base...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Alex Collins
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska is the best job in the Big Ten West. But it’s the fourth-best job in the Big Ten. After seven consecutive seasons with at least nine wins, Nebraska has parted ways with head coach Bo Pelini. The fiery and often...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race. Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more...
David Fox
2 years ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Bo Pelini is out as the Nebraska head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the Nebraska Cornhuskers head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Nebraska job? Where does it rank...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown all of the action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Championship games are set in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12. Ohio State is dealing with a huge injury, the ACC wins the rivalry series with...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Ryan Tannehill
The Miami Dolphins look to stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt when they take on the New York Jets on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Dolphins (6-5) need a win to not only keep pace with the AFC East-leading Patriots (9-...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Justise Winslow
College basketball coaches often shrug at the way conference realignment has relegated their sport to an afterthought, but it’s had at least one benefit to the game.The ACC-Big Ten Challenge already was one of the most interesting events of...
David Fox
2 years ago
Gary Andersen
It does not matter which division you put them in, as the Wisconsin Badgers just have a knack for playing for the Big Ten championship game. In the four years the Big Ten has held an organized championship game, Wisconsin will be making their...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Tevin Coleman
Running backs made a strong return to prominence in the 2014 college football season, and no other conference saw running backs take the spotlight the way the Big Ten did. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah entered...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jared Goff
California ran into a brick wall on its path to the postseason in 2014, but the program appears to be in solid hands with head coach Sonny Dykes. Cal ended its 2014 season sitting on five wins, one win shy of becoming bowl eligible for the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
NC State added about a touchdown per game to its scoring average. At the same time, it trimmed three points off its defensive scoring average. The result? An increase of four wins and a bowl trip in Dave Doeren’s second season in Raleigh....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Very few players have been scrutinized as much as Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace in the past few seasons. The opinion of Dr. Bo Wallace — the nickname given to him by his cult-like followers on the Twitterverse — fluctuated from...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
There’s one simple stat that tells the story of Alabama’s 55–44 Iron Bowl victory. And at first glance, it appears that Auburn did quite well executing its offense in the red zone. After, all the Tigers scored on seven of their...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini after the Cornhuskers closed the 2014 regular season with a 9-3 record. Pelini’s record in Lincoln was an impressive 67-27, but the program never took the next step under his watch. Nebraska won at least nine...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Nebraska has fired coach Bo Pelini. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst will hold a press conference on Sunday to discuss Pelini's firing and what's next for the program. Pelini will not coach Nebraska in a bowl game. Pelini went 67-27 in...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Jamaal Charles
The Kansas City Chiefs will try and tighten up the AFC West race when they host the Denver Broncos tonight on NBC. The Chiefs (7-4) trail the Broncos (8-3) by a game in the win column, but two in divisional play (1-2 vs. 3-0), so a victory tonight...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Aaron Rodgers
A potential Super Bowl XLIX preview pits Tom Brady’s New England Patriots (9-2) against Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers (8-3) this afternoon on CBS in the first matchup between these two QB legends. Rodgers has been nearly unstoppable...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Amari Cooper
Alabama is known for its elite defenses under coach Nick Saban, but in order to win the Iron Bowl matchup against Auburn and keep its national title hopes alive, the Crimson Tide leaned on the offense and receiver Amari Cooper.Cooper earned Athlon...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Arian Foster
Not only is Arian Foster expected to return today, he also has a very appealing matchup for Week 13. While Foster is the indisputable workhorse for Houston, the backfield situations for Minnesota and Tampa Bay are slightly more complicated, and not...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Andre Ellington
A generous Atlanta defense may be just what Arizona needs to get its top running back going in Week 13. Elsewhere, New Orleans’ backfield should be well stocked this week, Denver’s has become more of a one-man show recently and Oakland...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona and Atlanta both have some banged up targets entering their Week 13 matchup. Will the Cardinals or Falcons or any other team in action be shorthanded in their wide receiver corps this week?   Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons at...
Mark Ross
2 years ago

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