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Pac-12 Football: 10 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Games of 2021
The pandemic-impacted 2020 season resulted in across-the-board cancellations of non-conference games for the Pac-12. While the peculiar circumstances of last fall deprived fans of such matchups as Oregon and a Trey Lance-led North Dakota State,...
Kyle Kensing
3 weeks ago
Kedon Slovis, USC Trojans Football
Spring practice for the 2021 college football season is just around the corner for most teams and that includes the 12 programs in the Pac-12. Arizona State and California have already kicked off offseason workouts, but the rest...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Pac-12 Football: What to Know About the 2021 Schedule
The Pac-12 was the last of the Power 5 conferences to release its 2021 college football schedule, as the league dropped the entire slate for the upcoming fall on Tuesday. As expected and similar to every college football conference, the Pac-12 is...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
D'Eriq King, Miami Hurricanes Football
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football’s 2020 season was unusual in many ways. Conferences starting play at different times, canceled games, bowl matchups shifted to different locations, and more uncertainty as to who on the roster...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The countdown to the 2021 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. As always, one of the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2021
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2020 season complete after Alabama's win in the national championship, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 preseason rankings...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021
College football’s 2020-21 coaching carousel featured 15 changes, including moves at Texas, Auburn, UCF, South Carolina and Illinois. With the carousel completed and all 15 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
When Does College Football Start in 2021?
College football’s 2021 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 28 with a handful of matchups in Week 0. The schedule for that opening weekend could be tweaked, but Hawaii at UCLA and Nebraska at Illinois are the early highlights...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Ranking the college football rosters for the 2021 season provides a unique window into the talent level for all teams and how that compares to win totals, conference championships, and success on a national level. Recruiting is the foundation for...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Pac-12 Football: Ranking the Rosters for 2021
Oregon claimed its second consecutive Pac-12 championship to cap the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Whether you choose to acknowledge the asterisk that comes with that title or not, the Ducks' return to the top of the conference in terms of...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2021?
If there's one word that can be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape, it's something that coaches and fans alike don't want to see from their signal-caller — turnover. Yet for the fourth straight season,...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
College football’s 2021 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Alabama signed the best class in modern recruiting history, with Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Oregon, LSU, USC and Texas A&M rounding out the next tier of top...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss Rebels Football
The 2020 college football season featured 24 new coaches at FBS programs, and with the year completed, it's time to grade and rank the hires. UTSA's Jeff Traylor, Rutgers' Greg Schiano, Missouri's Eli Drinkwitz and Ole Miss'...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Top 25 College Football Games of 2020
Midway through the summer, the lingering COVID-19 pandemic threatened the 2020 college football season. The uncertainty of the offseason became a season of peculiarity, with some leagues starting in September and others in November. Games were...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Pac-12 Football: Best Games of 2020
The Pac-12 started its season later than the rest of the Power 5 conferences, played fewer games, and arguably packed more excitement into its brief window than any other league.   To wit, Stanford's thrilling, come-from-behind win over...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs Football
The start of college football's 2021 season is still months away, but it's never too early to flip the calendar to next fall and start thinking about the games on tap. Luckily for college football fans, the 2021 calendar is loaded with...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Brock Purdy, Iowa State Cyclones Football
The early-entry deadline for the 2021 NFL Draft officially passed on Monday, Jan. 18. Counting seniors who passed on an extra year of eligibility and underclassmen entering early, more than 400 players declared for the next level. Ohio State...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Kedon Slovis, USC Trojans Football
The race to win the Pac-12 title in the 2021 college football season features a handful of teams atop the early power rankings, as Oregon and Washington lead the way in the North, while USC, Arizona State and Utah headline the contenders in the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Bijan Robinson, Texas Longhorns Football
Just one game remains in the 2020-21 college football season, as the bowl slate wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 2. It’s hard to read too much into bowl games due to opt outs and the unusual nature of the 2020 season. However, several players had...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
DeVonta Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The Heisman Trophy will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 5 to one of four finalists for the 2020 college football season. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and Alabama quarterback...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Rondale Moore, Purdue Boilermakers Football
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Dec. 18, 136 underclassmen...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Kellen Mond, Texas A&M Aggies Football
College football’s 2020-21 bowl season features 28 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread (ATS) for every postseason contest. One game is slated for Dec. 21 to start the bowl season, the Peach and Citrus...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s 2020-21 bowl season kicks off on Monday, Dec. 21, and continues until the national championship in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Jan. 11. With the bowl lineup set and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 21, three writers...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Seven-Step Drop: Chalky College Football Playoff Overshadows Wild 2020 "Irregular" Season
Central Arkansas and Austin Peay kicked off the 2020 college football regular season all the way back on Aug. 29 in the most cursed year of 2020. Late Saturday, 2,300 miles away in Corvallis, Oregon, Arizona State topped Oregon State 46-33 in one...
Bryan Fischer
3 months ago
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers Football
College football'’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2020-21 bowl season are set. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 28 matchups are on tap this bowl season, as several games were canceled and 20 teams opted out of a...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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