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College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 days 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, 1 year 1 week 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...

Ranking the Five College Football Games in Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 2 weeks ago
This year’s Fiesta Bowl matchup between Notre Dame and Ohio State will only be the sixth game ever between the two historic programs. The first game was played in 1935 and was one for the ages, while the last was a shootout in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. Here are the five meetings ranked from worst to best. Related: Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction — Ohio State vs. Notre...

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The Fiesta Bowl couldn’t have asked for a better or more interesting matchup, as Ohio State and Notre Dame are set to tangle in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 1. The Buckeyes-Fighting Irish contest is one of the most intriguing bowl games on the postseason slate this year. Not only does this game feature two of the premier programs in college football, these two teams were just a couple of plays...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for January Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Once you cross into January, college football bowl season takes a drastically different look. A lot of the games in December featured motivation issues while these are filled mostly with teams who want to be where they are and want to make a good impression on their way to 2016. Outback Bowl: Tennessee (8-4) vs. Northwestern (10-2)Jan. 1, 12 p.m. ETNorthwestern has been a great story going...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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, 1 year 3 weeks 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...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks 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, 1 year 3 weeks 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...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...