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10 Best Position Battles to Watch in the National Championship Game

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s here. After one long and entertaining season, we’re finally down to just one last college football game. While the national title game is always a must-watch affair, this year’s edition is one of the most unique meetings in the sport’s history because it’s the first rematch in the championship game era. As good as Alabama-Clemson Part II will be in Tampa...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

Top 10 Non-Power Five Conference College Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The main question going into this year’s Cotton Bowl is whether Western Michigan can compete with Wisconsin. The Broncos went undefeated, won the MAC and beat Big Ten teams Northwestern and Illinois.   However, the No. 15 Broncos have to beat the No. 8 Badgers if they are to prove to the college football world that they are one of the best teams in the country and not just a neat...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in the Playoff Games

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The race for the national title is down to four as the College Football Playoff semifinal games are set. As fun as Alabama against Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl are, the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front this postseason.   Whether you’re a college...

College Football’s 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in New Year's Six Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 8 hours ago
We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football bowl season and with 2017 quickly approaching, that means it is almost time for the New Year’s Six games. As good as some of the games look on paper however, some of the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front.   Whether you’re a college football fan, a...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 9 hours ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

10 Best Christmas Day Moments in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 5 days ago
Christmas may be a holiday, but the sports world doesn’t take Dec. 25 off. This year’s offerings include an NFL double-header of two divisional rivalries (Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, Denver vs. Kansas City), while the NBA will go five games deep, including a NBA Finals rematch between Golden State and Cleveland.   Whether any of these games produces some memorable moments...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt 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. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Poinsettia Bowl Preview and Prediction: BYU vs. Wyoming

By Mitch Harper, 2 months 1 week ago
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is always in the running for longest bowl name of any given bowl season, but this season’s edition actually rates high on the entertainment scale as well with a pair of old conference foes squaring off in America’s finest city.   Six years ago, BYU (8-4) left the Mountain West Conference to set its path as a football...

College Football’s 20 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 1 week ago
It’s bowl season and college football fans can celebrate (or is it mourn?) the end of the year with 41 games that have a little bit of everything. While most of the attention is paid toward the two semifinal games and some of the other major bowls, there’s a lot to enjoy among the dozens of intersectional matchups on tap this month. As good as some of the games look on paper...