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College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close victory over the Tigers and entertaining title game made up for a few blowouts in the New Year’s Six matchups. However, the bowl season produced...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams. Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between January...

How the SEC Flexed Its Muscle in the Bowl Season

By Cody McClure, 3 months 3 weeks ago
After a brief, one-year hiatus, the SEC is the king of college football again. Rest easy folks. Never in the history of college football has a conference dominated the bowl season like the SEC did over the past week. It all started on Dec. 29 when LSU throttled Texas Tech 56-27 in the Texas Bowl. The next day Auburn beat Memphis 31-10, Mississippi State beat NC State 51-28, and...

The Five Best Peach Bowls of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 days ago
The fact that the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is one of the College Football Playoff’s “New Year’s Six” games is not all that surprising when you look at its history. Even when the game was played in Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium, it was able to put together interesting and well-attended matchups. In the 1990s, the game moved into the Georgia Dome, signed agreements...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 days 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...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 4 months 4 days 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...

Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: LSU vs. Texas Tech

By Ryan Wright, 4 months 4 days ago
When LSU and Texas Tech meet on Dec. 29 in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, two different and distinct styles of play will go head-to-head as a treat for old school fans and the new generation. The Texas Bowl has a short-lived history taking over from the previously named Houston Bowl, but this postseason game has a strong lineage of top college talent showcasing their skills before...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week 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...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 4 months 1 week 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...

10 Best SEC College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 4 months 1 week ago
When it comes to the SEC you may not think of high-flying offenses that put up scores you might expect to see more commonly in the Big 12 or Pac-12, but even the SEC got involved in some high-scoring contests this season. And yes, there was a nice assortment of defensive battles and strong running games leading the charge in the SEC this season, so there was a little something for everybody in...