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Tim Beckman
Illinois has fired coach Tim Beckman following the results from an external investigation into the football program. According to an official release from the school, athletic director Mike Thomas indicated this move “was in the best...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Minnesota’s Thursday night opener against TCU is one of Week 1’s most anticipated games. And what better way to prepare for the opener than with a Frogger-inspired video game? Thanks to Minnesota’s official Twitter account (@...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Samaje Perine
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
We’ve had all offseason to think about this, but the time has final come: Time to make our official conference and playoff picks. Though Athlon Sports magazines have been on shelves since the summer, the debate over teams and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Urban Meyer
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Louisville recently unveiled an alternate uniform for its opener against Auburn, and the Cardinals now have an all-black design for the Sept. 17 showdown against Clemson. The all-black design is a sharp look for Louisville, featuring the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jamal Adams
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Corey Coleman
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Seth Russell
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Jaylon Smith
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
After 234 days without a college football game, fans may be tempted to say they’d watch any game. Really? How about that Savannah State-Colorado State tilt? VMI-Ball State? UC Davis-Nevada? Would those games test fans’ verve for...
David Fox
1 year ago
Believe it or not, the college football offseason is almost over. This time next week will be an actual game week with teams installing game plans and prepping for real, live opponents. That brings us to the last of our conference preview...
David Fox
1 year ago
In a report first released by Joe Schad on ESPN.com, Rutgers has suspended five players, including quarterback Chris Laviano and team captain wide reciever Leonte Carroo, for its season opener against Norfolk State. The players are reportedly...
Chris Dougherty
1 year ago
Kyle Flood
According to a report from NJ.com, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is under investigation for a rules violation. The story from reporter Keith Sargeant indicates the investigation is due to “impermissible contact with a university faculty member...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
The name Justin Wilson has made NASCAR, Bristol, the Chase, all of stock car competition irrelevant these past few days during a time when everyone involved with racing is in mourning. During lap 179 of Sunday’s 200-lap IndyCar race at Pocono...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
A'Shawn Robinson
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Raekwon McMillan
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Dalvin Cook
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is back with the team after a one-day trial on misdemeanor battery charges ended in a not guilty verdict. According to a release from the school, Cook has been reinstated immediately and is eligible to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bob Stoops
Oklahoma’s quarterback battle was one of the biggest in college football this fall, but the intrigue is over in Norman. On Monday, the Sooners announced Baker Mayfield edged Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas for the starting spot for the Sept. 5...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Kyle Allen
Several SEC teams opened fall practice with uncertainty at quarterback, but Texas A&M ended any controversy about its signal-caller with 10 days until its opener against Arizona State. On Monday, coach Kevin Sumlin picked sophomore Kyle Allen...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Georgia Bulldogs
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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