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

By Cody McClure, 9 months 2 weeks 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...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the December Bowl Games

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 2 weeks ago
The college football regular season is all wrapped up and bowl season is upon us. That doesn't mean there isn't plenty of outrageousness that'll take place. If anything, bowl season opens up the door for even more crazy occurrences. Strange matchups, motivated teams and teams who just decided to enjoy the free trip all factor into final scores that'll make you choke on a...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 2 weeks 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, 9 months 2 weeks 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, 9 months 2 weeks 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks 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...

LSU Tigers 2015 Team Awards

By Ryan Wright, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season started out as one for the ages for the LSU Tigers. The Baton Rouge squad opened the season with moderate expectations receiving an AP Top 25 preseason ranking of No. 14 but soared to No. 2 in the nation after posting a 7-0 overall record. It should have been 8-0 but the Tigers' Week 1 contest against McNeese State was called due to weather. LSU had...

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

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks 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....

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 3 weeks ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it appears as though at least one team that could have won it all was left out. As great as the College Football Playoff is, the players, coaches and...

10 College Football Coaching Hires That Shocked Fans

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 weeks ago
It’s rare to see a college football coach hire catch the media by surprise. In most coaching searches, the names and interest level between the candidates and the programs are known and rumored about until the job is filled. However, every coaching cycle seems to have a hire or two that catches the media or a program's fanbase by surprise. Regardless of whether the hire is good or...