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Iowa vs. Nebraska: Ground Zero of a Real and Underrated Rivalry

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 5 days ago
Standing tall between the Iowa cornfields and Nebraska plains, straddling the mighty Missouri River, sits the Omaha Metro. This Midwestern hub is home to nearly one million people who strive, work and live together to make the area a pleasant place, both to visit or to put down roots. If you ever wanted to show a foreigner an example of a classically American, working-class town with everything...

5 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment (And 6 Making a Comeback)

By David Fox, 9 months 5 days ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 6 days ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than one months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

Ranking the Top 25 Rivalries in College Football History

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 6 days ago
The end of the college football season is never a welcomed sight for fans of all 128 programs. However, the end of November brings arguably one of – if not No. 1 – parts of the college football regular season in rivalry week. Rivalries are a huge part of college football and matter for bragging rights among the teams and on the recruiting trail. Rivalries are often built on...

The Game: 5 Significant Moments in the Michigan vs. Ohio State Football Rivalry

By Aaron Tallent, 9 months 6 days ago
The Michigan vs. Ohio State rivalry is the greatest in college football history, otherwise it wouldn’t be known as “The Game.” There are others that started earlier and have featured more meetings, but none of them include two schools that have 19 national championships and 77 conference titles between them. Picking the five best games of these two historic programs...

College Football Week 12 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Week 12 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 11. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

25 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 12 Games

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Week 12 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of crazy moments, wild finishes and big plays.   Miss anything from Week 12? Here are 25 must-see plays, moments or post-game...

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott Unhappy With Play-Calling Following Loss to Michigan State

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Ohio State’s unbeaten season ended with a surprising 17-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday. Despite the Spartans missing starting quarterback Connor Cook, coach Mark Dantonio’s team found a way to win and altered the outlook of the Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff picture. The primary culprit in Saturday’s loss for the Buckeyes was an offense that...

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015: Statistically Speaking

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 months 1 week ago
While statistics aren’t always the be-all and end-all when trying to foretell the outcome in sports, we can often gather tidbits of knowledge from these seemingly trivial tea leaves. Considering what Nebraska and No. 5 Iowa have to lose in next Friday's tilt, let’s look at some major categories and see how these two teams match up, statistically speaking in this case. ...