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Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Mike Riley's Recruiting Adventures and What Nebraska Fans Should Expect Moving Forward

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 1 month ago
No one could’ve guessed first-year Nebraska head coach Mike Riley signed up for the madness he's experienced thus far. First, there was scrambling to take over after a messy divorce between the administration and Bo Pelini, working to keep recruits committed and bring in his own crop to complete the 2015 class. Fair enough, new coaches are used to that. Now his initial season is...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 1 month ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

Quick Lane Bowl Preview and Prediction: Central Michigan vs. Minnesota

By Tyler Waddell, 1 year 2 months ago
Thanks to the influx of additional bowl games this year, Minnesota is one of three teams in 2015 that finished with a 5-7 record but still received a postseason invite. The Golden Gophers lost five of six to end the regular season – including losses to three ranked opponents – but an extra game at the end of December gives new head coach Tracy Claeys some valuable time to get a...

Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Indiana vs. Duke

By Michael Bradley, 1 year 2 months ago
The best line yet about the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl is that it features a pair of basketball teams playing football at a baseball stadium. By the time the day is over, it’s possible fans could see as many points as they would at a hoop contest, thanks to Indiana’s high-powered offense and generous defense. This doesn’t exactly feature a matchup of national powers,...

Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 months ago
I’m guessing a lot of you thought you had seen Nebraska take the field for the last time in 2015, didn’t you? Not so as thanks to a lack of bowl-eligible teams and the Cornhuskers’ excellent academic standing, Mike Riley’s squad will play one more game. One against an opponent familiar to the Huskers’ head man, even. Believe it or not, this Foster Farms Bowl between...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...

3 Reasons Why Iowa Hawkeye Fans Should Embrace This Rose Bowl

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 2 months ago
Plenty of credit should be given to Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes for coming oh-so-close to winning the Big Ten championship and getting into the College Football Playoff. A 12-1 record, Big Ten West Division title and an invitation to the Rose Bowl is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. And to be honest, at least in this die-hard Hawkeye fan’s opinion, if Iowa was able to hang on and...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 2 months ago
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual performances and bizarre plays you had to see to believe. This season offered a reminder of why it is important to never count a team out until the clock hits...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...