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Michigan State Spartans
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox analyze every angle of the 2015 College Football Playoff: - Which team benefits the most, the least from the long layoff? - Which coach's legacy would benefit the most from a national...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Donnel Pumphrey
The last of college football’s pre-Christmas bowl games kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 24, as Cincinnati and San Diego State make the trek to Honolulu for an intriguing matchup in the Hawaii Bowl. The Aztecs are making their sixth consecutive...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Duke Blue Devils alternate helmet
College football’s bowl season always seems to be a good spot for teams to unveil a new alternate helmet or uniform. Duke is one of the first teams to unveil a new design for the postseason, as the Blue Devils will wear a white helmet...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Matt Johnson
The 2015 GoDaddy Bowl matchup between Bowling Green and Georgia Southern features contrasting, yet exciting styles of play and two teams looking to finish the season on a high note with an interim coach on the sidelines. Last year’s GoDaddy...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Brandon Doughty
The Miami Beach Bowl features two of the nation’s top Group of 5 programs from 2015, and this Dec. 21 matchup between South Florida and WKU should be one of the better pre-Christmas bowls this season. This game also features a reunion between...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The end of the year is a time of reflection, a time to make promises to ourselves to do better in the next year. For us at Athlon Sports, we like to take stock of the predictions we made back in May and June to see how they panned out. Which...
David Fox
2 years ago
Texas A&M Aggies
Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest news and notes from college football as well as Part 1 of our bowl preview. Here is what we covered in this week's podcast: - How many bowls is the right number of bowls? -...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Tyler Ervin
The Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla. is one of two bowls making its debut in college football’s 41-game postseason slate, and the inaugural matchup features two teams – Georgia State and San Jose State – hungry to end the season on a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Derrick Henry
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Deshaun Watson
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day. The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
2 years ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 won’t have a team in the College Football Playoff, but this league is the deepest in the nation, featuring 10 teams with a .500 record or better. Four teams from the Pac-12 finished in the top 25 of the playoff committee...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Baker Mayfield
The Big 12 got exactly what it needed in 2015 – a playoff team. After missing out on the College Football Playoff last season, the conference had an offseason filled with more discussion about a conference championship game and whether or not...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Connor Cook
Most offseason predictions hinted January 2015 could be a turning point for the Big Ten. Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon and the arrival of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan signaled the Big Ten was ready to take a step forward...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
College football programs tend to be copycats. They borrow offensive and defensive schemes, recruiting tactics and coaches from the same handful of staffs. By 2010, another trend took off — the coach-in-waiting. This was supposed to be...
David Fox
2 years ago
Baker Mayfield
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Leonard Fournette
While 2015 wasn’t the SEC’s best or deepest season in terms of overall team strength, the league still ended the year with eight teams with eight wins or more, including Alabama at 12-1 and No. 2 overall in the final College Football...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Deshaun Watson
For the second year in a row, a team from the ACC earned a spot in the College Football Playoff. Clemson matched Florida State’s run from 2014, finishing the regular season with a 13-0 mark, an ACC Championship and a spot among the top four...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The 2014 bowl season could have gone better for the Big 12. Conference co-champs Baylor and TCU found themselves on the outside of the first-ever College Football Playoff looking in. Adding insult to injury, the seven conference teams to make...
Allen Kenney
2 years ago
Derrick Henry
Alabama running back Derrick Henry claimed the 2015 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night as college football’s most outstanding player, edging Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson for the No. 1 spot....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Stanford Cardinal
David Fox, Braden Gall and Mitch Light get together for a year-in-review superlatives edition of the Cover 2.  The guys pick their favorite game, player, play, team and freshman as well as ugliest game, worst uniform and poorest...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Ezekiel Elliott
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day. The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
2 years ago
Baker Mayfield
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Bronco Mendenhall
It’s rare to see a college football coach hire catch the media by surprise. In most coaching searches, the names and interest level between the candidates and the programs are known and rumored about until the job is filled. However,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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