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15 Best ACC College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 6 days ago
It was in many ways a banner season for the ACC, which saw Clemson take the conference title and make the College Football Playoff for the second season in a row. And not only did Louisville’s Lamar Jackson win the Heisman Trophy, but the Tigers’ Deshaun Watson finished second in the voting while taking home the Davey O’Brien Award.   But what about that regular season...

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, Kentucky running back Benny Snell, Stanford quarterback Keller...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Team Awards

By Adam Kurkjian, 1 month 1 week ago
It was there for the taking.   Despite a head-to-head loss to Virginia Tech, North Carolina could have earned a second consecutive trip to the ACC title game had it just won the games it was supposed to down the stretch.   Instead, thanks to a 28-27 loss to Duke on the same weekend Virginia Tech fell to Georgia Tech, plus a 28-21 loss to NC State in the final weekend of the...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

By John Gworek, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It’s never too early for an NFL mock draft, right?   OK, so there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know the draft order, because the standings will see major changes over the next five weeks. We don’t know which coaches will be fired, changing the direction and priority of several franchises. And we don’t know which underclassmen will actually...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 regular season concludes with a small, but meaningful slate on Friday and Saturday for Week 14. The action begins on Friday night with the MAC Championship between Western Michigan and Ohio, with the Pac-12 title game between Washington and Colorado kicking off later that evening. With a win over Ohio, the Broncos likely ensure a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl...

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 regular season is down to its final weekend of action. And with just one week remaining, the bowl picture for every game and teams involved is starting to clear. A majority of the matchups won’t be announced until Sunday, Dec. 4 but some clarity about teams and destinations could pop up throughout the week. With that in mind, Athlon Sports will update its bowl...

College Football Week 13 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Week 13 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The Thanksgiving slate provided one of the best weeks of action of the year, starting with the Michigan-Ohio State showdown from Saturday. The Buckeyes edged the Wolverines in overtime to keep their playoff hopes alive and earn their fifth straight win in this rivalry. Alabama handled...