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College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months 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...

Your Guide to Rooting for an SEC-Free College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 10 months 3 weeks ago
If you're like me, you're a bald white guy in his late 30s who writes about college football for beer money. Additionally, unless you are a fan of an SEC football team, you smile like you just got away with something every time something bad happens to the SEC. How big would that smile be if the SEC was shut out of the College Football Playoff this season? That's what I thought...

College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings Revealed

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama 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 Dec. 6 for the last top 25 and playoff announcements. ...

Notre Dame Academic Coach Fired Amid Rumors She Coerced Athletes into Having Sex With Her Daughter

By Jasmine Watkins, 10 months 4 weeks ago
Notre Dame has fired a female academic coach amid rumors she targeted African-American players from the football and basketball teams, and coerced them into having sex with her daughter. In a report obtained by NY Daily News, the accuser is a student who claims he was pressured into having sex with the coach's daughter and goes on to mention another player who even dated the...

Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After the Win Over Temple

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 4 weeks ago
During the Notre Dame-Temple intro on ABC, Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer admitted that before the season the Fighting Irish did not have this game circled on the schedule. But when the season is over, ND will look back with pleasure at the gutty 24-20 victory over the Owls. The 21st-ranked Owls played like it was their Super Bowl, which in some way, in terms of...

College Football Week 9 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 weeks ago
Week 9 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 9. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator,...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 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...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 9 Games

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 weeks ago
Week 9 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 9 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes and outstanding plays. Miss anything from Week 9? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action: 20 Must-See Moments from College Football...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Temple Owls Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 1 day ago
When it comes to college football tradition, Notre Dame and Temple are on the opposite side of the tracks. Notre Dame boasts 11 national titles, seven Heisman Trophy winners, and the highest winning percentage amongst all Division One programs. Temple has a .434 winning percentage, has been to just four bowl games in its history, and has just one ten-win season. But currently they are...

College Football's Top 10 Scariest Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day ago
College football’s Week 9 Saturday slate just happens to fall on Halloween this year. Strange plays, weird outcomes and nightmares for coaching staffs are normal on any weekend during the year, but things may get a little strange on Oct. 31. With the Halloween theme in mind, Athlon Sports has picked the 10 scariest players in college football this season. To most fans, goblins,...