South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore ranks as Athlon's No. 1 back for 2012.
A torn ACL ended Marcus Lattimore's 2011 season in mid-October, but all signs point to a full return by the junior in 2012. Although the Gamecocks may take it easy on Lattimore early, he should be in the mix as one of the top 10 Heisman candidates by the end of the year. Not far behind Lattimore is Wisconsin's Montee Ball. Repeating last season's numbers won't be easy for Ball, but he will be the focal point of an offense that loses quarterback Russell Wilson.
What do the win projections from Vegas and Athlon see for Lane Kiffin in 2012?
Even if you don't place any wagers on sports, the lines/projections from the good folks in Vegas are always something to check out before each season and before each week of games. Not only is it interesting content, but Vegas has a good pulse on the teams and is often one of the most accurate sources of predictions.
Jake Stoneburner makes Athlon's 2012 All-Name Team.
With 124 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2012 college football magazine or online research.
We took a look through the rosters for the 124 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2012 season.
Texas A&M is on the move from the Big 12 to the SEC.
Simply put, college football fans may never again witness the pure volume and amplitude of changes which will take place as the 2012 season unravels itself. Below is a list of the top-ten changes, in ascending order of significance (defined by national impact and/or the precedent for the listed change):
Paul Wulff had an awful tenure as Washington State's coach.
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team. In some cases, through recruiting, game plan and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great team. The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the past 50 years of college football.
Athlon picks USC and LSU to match up in the National Title.
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in.
Athlon has released its 2012 rankings but it's time to unveil where teams will be spending the postseason.
Florida State's EJ Manuel needs more help from the offensive line in 2012.
When determining a preseason pick for college football’s national champion, offensive lines are often the most overlooked aspect to ranking teams No. 1 through No. 124. Quarterback play and success is equally important, but developing a standout offensive line can be just as crucial.
Our coundown of the top 10 college basketball coaching hires, plus other superlatives
Only in college basketball could 45 programs make coaching changes and only a handful of them be truly blockbuster. No moves at Arizona or Kentucky as in recent seasons.
The biggest name to move may be Frank Martin from Kansas State to South Carolina. The biggest vacancy was at Illinois, where the Illini struck out on their top candidates before hiring Ohio’s John Groce.