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Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten played a lot of dramatic and exciting games in 2014. Unfortunately, when it came to non-conference contests, the league didn’t win too many of them. However, an entire year of disappointment can all be washed away by two...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Nick Chubb
The impact of freshmen on a college football season seems to grow each year. There’s no shortage of talent in the freshmen ranks in 2014, with several making a splash on the national stage. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was considered...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Ole Miss Rebels
The gap has certainly closed but the SEC is still college football's premier conference. The No. 1 team in the nation, the toughest division in football, a glut of Heisman Trophy candidates and nationally relevant coaches made the SEC must...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Oregon is finally off the board. The Ducks have been knocking on the door of their first Heisman winner for years, and in 2014 they made their New York Athletic Club breakthrough count. Marcus Mariota won the first Heisman Trophy in...
David Fox
2 years ago
Will Muschamp
Auburn took the first step in fixing its struggling defense by hiring former Florida coach Will Muschamp as the team’s new coordinator. Muschamp was a hot commodity among teams looking for a new defensive signal-caller, and his arrival on the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Drew Brees
Teams with identical records, but completely opposite agendas will finish off Week 15 when the New Orleans Saints take on the Chicago Bears on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” With a win the Saints, despite entering tonight 5-8,...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Clemson Tigers
For the first time in years, the ACC entered the season as a must-see conference. The defending national champions and controversial reigning Heisman Trophy winner made ACC Media Days more of a circus than even the four-day SEC extravaganza in...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Russell Wilson
The sizzling Seattle Seahawks will go for a third straight victory over the struggling San Francisco 49ers this afternoon on FOX. Seattle (9-4) shined in the Thanksgiving nightcap, beating San Francisco (7–6) 19-3 just two weeks ago. Niners...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
John Fox
Playoff paths could be determined later this afternoon when the Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers on CBS. For the Broncos (10-3), it’s pretty simple – a win clinches a fourth straight AFC West title. The Chargers (8-5)...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
LeSean McCoy
More than just first place in the NFC East is at stake when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles tonight on NBC. The Eagles (9-4) currently hold the tiebreaker over the Cowboys (9-4) for the division lead, thanks to their 33-10 win in...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Johnny Manziel
Don’t underestimate the significance of today’s matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns on FOX. Yes, it’s Johnny Manziel’s much-anticipated (and equally debated) first NFL start, but the Bengals (8-4-1)...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Eli Manning
For many fantasy leagues, Week 15 also is championship week. Athlon Sports is here to help you sort through all of the injury reports that are out there, including these key RBs and QBs. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Eddie Lacy
A trio of running backs are dealing with hip injuries entering Week 15. Are any of these bad enough to keep a key Packer, Panther or Brown ball carrier from playing? Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams, RBs, Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Ryan Mathews
Some banged-up running backs are on tap for Week 15’s later slate of games. Are of any of these ball carriers in danger of not suiting up? C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson RBs, Denver Broncos at San Diego...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Julio Jones
Julio Jones went off on Monday night, but a hip injury has him Questionable entering Week 15. Andre Johnson suffered a concussion last week and it looks like he hasn’t been completely cleared quite yet. Here’s the latest on their injury...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Demaryius Thomas
There are just four later afternoon games on the Week 15 docket, but these matchups feature some pretty important wide receivers. Be sure to read the latest information on these situations before finalizing your lineup. Calvin Johnson, WR,...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Julius Thomas
It’s Week 15, which means every game truly counts from there out. Fortunately for Julius Thomas owners, they should get their big tight end back on the field today, while Greg Olsen must navigate a quarterback switch. Here’s the TE...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Marcus Mariota
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College Football Playoff
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Andrew Harrison
In an alternate reality, North Carolina fans had to enjoy a team in pale blue making a run at Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Alas, that game was three days too early, and the school was Columbia rather than the Tar Heels. Columbia jumped to an...
David Fox
2 years ago
Bob Stoops
College football award season can be fun.This is a time for appreciating the game — conference players of the year, coaches of the year, the Heisman, Doak Walker, Biletnikoff, Outland and so on.For every team and player enjoying a banner year...
David Fox
2 years ago
Tim Miles
Nebraska is new to being a team people watch during the college basketball season, so let us offer a word of advice:Don’t lose at home to teams no one knew was a part of Division I basketball.The Cornhuskers, a surprise NCAA Tournament team...
David Fox
2 years ago
Nick Saban
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 20 and extends until Jan. 12 with the national championship in Arlington, Texas in the first year of the four-team playoff. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
It’s the first year of the college football playoff, so there’s plenty of new surrounding the format, including a championship trophy and rings to the winning team.Earlier this week, the college football championship playoff ring was...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Robert Quinn
The surging St. Louis Rams (7-6) welcome an Arizona Cardinals (10-3) team that shook off two straight tough losses to post a key win over Kansas City in Week 14. Basically, both of these long-suffering franchises are merely happy to be playing...
Rob Doster
2 years ago

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