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When Conference Championship Games Cause Chaos

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 1 week ago
ESPN’s SEC Storied documentary, “The Play That Changed College Football” tells the story of the first college football conference championship game, pitting undefeated Alabama against 8-3 Florida in 1992. Sorry if I spoil anything here (but it has been 23 years), but the play was an Antonio Langham interception for a touchdown that secured the win for the Crimson Tide and their...

Ranking the Watchability of College Football's 2015 Conference Championship Games

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role in determining how the top 10-15 rank on Sunday for New Year’s Six bowl matchups. Eight conference championship matchups are slated for Week...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as Bowling Green meets Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship. The Huskies knocked off the Falcons in this game last season, but coach Rod Carey’...

10 Head Coaching Moves College Football Programs Would Like to Forget

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 1 week ago
There are numerous college football head coaching vacancies this season that are likely keeping their respective athletic directors up at night. Some, like Virginia Tech’s Whit Babcock, have already filled their head coaching spot (Justin Fuente) and others, like LSU’s Joe Alleva, have chosen to stay with their guy (Les Miles). A good head coaching hire can revitalize a program...

New College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings (Dec. 1)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its fifth set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the fifth straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3 and Iowa at No. 4.  The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than three weeks away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

Nebraska's Bowl Trip: Where the Record Means Nothing

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 months 2 weeks ago
I’ve heard it all about Nebraska accepting a bowl. The team doesn’t deserve it at 5-7, it’s embarrassing, and the Nebraska football program should have more pride than to ship a team off with a record like that.  Let me pitch you something. You’re the first-year head coach of a football team. You just got done with perhaps one of the most frustrating seasons you...

Meet Nebraska’s Two Tommy Armstrongs

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It appears two players are sharing a single scholarship at Nebraska. At least it seems that way to Husker fans who've been watching Tommy Armstrong for the past few seasons. Big Red backers have been blaming offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf for things like not teaching proper mechanics, how to make correct reads or Langsdorf’s supposed constant bad play...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 13 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 13. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 13

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...