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10 Best ACC College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 4 weeks ago
It was quite a wild ride through the ACC in the 2015 college football season. The conference had its fair share of some wild endings and thrillers and stunners. The conference also placed one team in the College Football Playoff with Clemson managing to run the table this fall, but it was not a walk through the park at times for the Tigers. There were some close calls along the way. Last year...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
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 every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

Fan Follows Up On Promise, Gets Dabo Swinney Tattoo

By Jasmine Watkins, 11 months 4 weeks ago
College football fans are truly the best. They live and die with their teams.  A reddit user said months ago he would get a Dabo Swinney tattoo if his beloved Tigers made the College Football Playoff. The time came and this guy followed up on his promise. Keep in mind that depicting someone's face through a tattoo is extremely difficult. View post on imgur.com If Clemson...

ACC 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 4 weeks ago
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 in the playoff. Coach Dabo Swinney’s team returned only five starters in the preseason but quickly emerged as the team to beat in the ACC....

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 12 months 4 days ago
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 change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...

Why Deshaun Watson Should Win the Heisman Trophy in 2015

By Jon Kinne, 12 months 4 days ago
At this time last year, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson’s season was over. He showed incredible toughness by playing through a torn ACL in the Tigers' 35-17 victory over South Carolina. But surgery was required and Watson missed the Russell Athletic Bowl matchup with Oklahoma. A year later, Watson is the leader of the nation’s No. 1 team and he is on his way to...

College Football Bowl Schedule: Matchups, TV Times, Locations for All Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 hours ago
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 championship slated for Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The bowl season kicks off with five games on Dec. 19 and continues with 12 matchups before Christmas....

2015 Heisman Trophy: How the Ballot Should Read

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 10 hours ago
Remember when the Heisman Trophy was LSU running back Leonard Fournette’s to lose? Today he finds himself left out of the field that was whittled down to three Monday and many fans/analysts think they know the winner already. But do they and should they? Here’s how a true Heisman ballot should read: *Honorable Mention: Navy quarterback Keenan ReynoldsHe was never going to get...

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 11 hours ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it appears as though at least one team that could have won it all was left out. As great as the College Football Playoff is, the players, coaches and...

10 College Football Coaching Hires That Shocked Fans

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 day ago
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, every coaching cycle seems to have a hire or two that catches the media or a program's fanbase by surprise. Regardless of whether the hire is good or...