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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month 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...

Ranking the Watchability of the SEC's Bowl Games in 2015

By Cody McClure, 1 year 1 month ago
Not all college football bowl games are created equal. Some bowls go down in history and some shape the future of a team. Others provide decent background noise for a late-December nap. Then there are those, let's face it, that shouldn't be played at all. But when the SEC is involved, rest assured that the bowl games mean something. If nothing else, they allow SEC homers another...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month 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...

SEC 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
While 2015 wasn’t the SEC’s best or deepest season in terms of overall team strength, the league still ended the year with eight teams with eight wins or more, including Alabama at 12-1 and No. 2 overall in the final College Football Playoff rankings. The Crimson Tide rallied from an early loss against Ole Miss to win the SEC title and finish with their eighth consecutive season of...

Five Plays That Defined Derrick Henry's Heisman Season

By Erik Stinnett, 1 year 1 month ago
Alabama has its second Heisman Trophy winner with Saturday's announcement that Derrick Henry is the 2015 recipient. And, at a place like Alabama where old-school, smash-mouth football still carries the day, it seems only fitting that once again it's a running back that hoists the bronze trophy for the Crimson Tide. Related: Alabama RB Derrick Henry Wins 2015 Heisman...

Alabama RB Derrick Henry Wins 2015 Heisman Trophy

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Alabama running back Derrick Henry claimed the 2015 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night as college football’s most outstanding player, edging Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson for the No. 1 spot. Henry is the second Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy over the last seven seasons. Additionally, the junior is only the second Crimson Tide...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month 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 Derrick Henry Should Win the Heisman Trophy in 2015

By Erik Stinnett, 1 year 1 month ago
Running backs rarely win the Heisman Trophy these days. It's happened twice in the last 15 years, the last time coming in 2009 when Alabama's Mark Ingram hoisted the trophy.Then again, running backs like Derrick Henry don't come around very often. In fact, there's never been a running back quite like Henry. The guy is an anomaly. He's been called a...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month 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....