Sun Belt Articles

Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to...
Steven Lassan
19 hours ago
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone...
Athlon Sports
20 hours ago
Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Congratulations, WakeyLeaks. Wake Forest’s game-plan breach from a highly unlikely source — radio analyst and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod — managed to make already-paranoid college football coaches even more paranoid....
Athlon Sports
5 days ago
Jake Bentley, South Carolina Gamecocks Football
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. And if you need any evidence, take a look at last...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Cougars Football
Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.   That’s the luxury afforded to 6'2", 277-pound blue-chip defensive tackles who are blessed with enough speed to...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
College football's 2017 season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Tom Herman
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Boise State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Penn State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
ESPN College Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Football
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. But with the 2017 season right around the corner, Athlon Sports is continuing its countdown to Week 1 by evaluating all 130 coaches and ranking them from best to worst.  ...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Bryan London, Texas State Football
Texas State won just one game against an FBS opponent last season and needed overtime to do so. The Bobcats (2-10 in 2016) had their share of issues on both sides of the ball, ranking 124th in the nation in scoring offense and 125th in scoring...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Larry Rose III, New Mexico State Football
New Mexico State is entering its final season as a member of the Sun Belt as the Aggies will become an FBS Independent in 2018. New Mexico State probably won’t make much of a splash in the standings on their way out, although head coach...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Osharmar Abercrombie, Coastal Carolina Football
Coastal Carolina is making the jump from FCS to FBS as the 12th member of the Sun Belt Conference. The Chanticleers are eligible for the conference crown, but can’t go to a bowl game in their transitional season. Even though Coastal Carolina...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Penny Hart, Georgia State Football
After stepping in for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina following his retirement, Shawn Elliott will get a chance to mold the Georgia State program. The Panthers went just 3-9 last season and will be adjusting to a new offense. Elliott inherits 15...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Garrett Smith, ULM Football
Matt Viator took a 2-11 team and doubled ULM’s win total in his first season as the Warhawks' head coach. There’s still plenty of room for more improvement, however, starting with a defense that ranked near the bottom of the FBS in...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Herschel Walker, Georgia Football
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Joshua Moon, Georgia Southern Football
Georgia Southern went 5-7 in Tyson Summers’ debut as head coach, which was labeled a disappointment considering all the experience he inherited. Now all those players are gone, as the Eagles return just seven starters. A new offensive...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana Football
Louisiana made yet another season-ending trip to the New Orleans Bowl despite having an offense that ranked near the bottom of the FBS in both yards and points per game. If the Ragin’ Cajuns want to get back to contending in the Sun Belt...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Matt Linehan, Idaho Football
Idaho will transition back to the FCS after this season, which is interesting timing considering the Vandals are coming off of their most successful season as a FBS member. After winning nine games, including the Potato Bowl over Colorado State,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Darrell Songy, South Alabama Football
South Alabama went 6-7 last season, but the Jaguars played in a bowl game for the second time in three years and also claimed victories over Mississippi State from the SEC and Mountain West champion San Diego State. The problem for head coach Joey...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Justice Hansen, Arkansas State Football
Arkansas State claimed a share of the Sun Belt championship last season and finished off an 8-5 season with a win in the Cure Bowl over UCF. The Red Wolves have developed into one of the Sun Belt’s top teams under head coach Blake Anderson,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Brandon Silvers, Troy Football
Last season was a historic one for Troy, which won 10 games for the first time as a FBS program and made an appearance in the Top 25. The Trojans have plenty of pieces returning from that team, especially on offense, to try and accomplish the one...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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