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Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten's Bowl Games in 2015

By Tyler Waddell, 8 months 2 weeks ago
With three teams ranked inside the top 10 in the final College Football Playoff rankings — five in all — you could say that it has been a largely successful season for the Big Ten Conference thus far. Michigan State gets a shot at Alabama in the four-team playoff, Iowa received an invite to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Ohio State squares off against Notre Dame in the Fiesta...

Big Ten 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Most offseason predictions hinted January 2015 could be a turning point for the Big Ten. Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon and the arrival of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan signaled the Big Ten was ready to take a step forward and push the SEC and Pac-12 for the best conference in college football. Fast forward almost one year and it’s safe to say those offseason...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 8 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 8 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...

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

By Steven Lassan, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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...

Ranking College Football Conferences After November

By John La Fleur, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Conference champions have been decided, the College Football Playoff is set and the 2015 bowl season will kick off with five games on Dec. 19. So with the exception of Saturday's Army vs. Navy matchup, the regular season is over. So let's see how the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences fared in 2015 shall we? To do this, I came up with my formula to rank the ...

Ranking All 41 College Football Bowls for 2015: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2015 regular season is over and all 41 bowl and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in Orlando with the inaugural Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 and concludes with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 11. College football's postseason is bigger than ever with 41 overall games, including the national championship. Due a lack of...

5 Reasons Why Michigan State Will Win the College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Resiliency is the name of the game for the 2015 Michigan State Spartans. For the last four years, all this team has done is win games, hemorrhage NFL talent, and win more games. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz may have been named Big Ten Coach of the Year, it's no stretch to say that the job Mark Dantonio has done in 2015 is every bit as impressive. The Spartans certainly did not take the...