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College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two 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...

Your Guide to Rooting for an SEC-Free College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 3 weeks ago
If you're like me, you're a bald white guy in his late 30s who writes about college football for beer money. Additionally, unless you are a fan of an SEC football team, you smile like you just got away with something every time something bad happens to the SEC. How big would that smile be if the SEC was shut out of the College Football Playoff this season? That's what I thought...

College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings Revealed

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama at No. 4. The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last top 25 and playoff announcements. ...

Ranking College Football Conferences After October

By John La Fleur, 9 months 3 weeks ago
On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first rankings of the season. From now until the end of the regular season, these are the only rankings that truly matter. One aspect that the committee members should consider is the strength of the conferences for each of the team in consideration. If one or two members of a conference are still...

Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst Releases Letter of Support for Coach Mike Riley

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 weeks ago
Nebraska is off to a disappointing 3-6 start under new coach Mike Riley, and the program is coming off a surprising loss at Purdue on Saturday. Needless to say, the losses aren't sitting well in Lincoln. While some are already calling for a coaching change, athletic director Shawn Eichorst is supporting his new coach. On Monday, Eichorst released a letter in support of Riley and...

Nebraska Football Fans Don’t Know Their Own Strength

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 9 months 4 weeks ago
As the Nebraska football program finds itself in a spiral not seen in decades, Mike Riley’s popularity is understandably not very high among Husker Nation. Many fans have called for his immediate firing, but letting him go after one year would be the metaphorical equivalent of dropping a nuclear bomb on the program. The fallout would taint Lincoln to the point of any desirable coach...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 weeks ago
Week 9 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 9. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 weeks 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...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 9 Games

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 4 weeks ago
Week 9 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 9 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes and outstanding plays. Miss anything from Week 9? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action: 20 Must-See Moments from College Football...

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Preview and Prediction

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 10 months 1 day ago
Last week’s loss to Northwestern was disappointing in so many ways and if Nebraska’s going to make a bowl game, it has all of four contests left to stamp a ticket. Plenty of 6-6 teams have to worry about being on a bubble, but a school that brings fans (and their cash) like Nebraska is hard for any bowl committee to turn down. Not only that, but the getting the opportunity...