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5 Plays That Shaped Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey's Heisman Campaign

By Kyle Kensing, 12 months 3 days ago
Christian McCaffrey finished second to Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry on Saturday, as the Stanford running back earned his recognition as a finalist on the strength of a series of electric moments. As an explosive ball carrier, sure-handed pass catcher and dynamite kick returner, McCaffrey compiled a highlight reel in the 2015 season that could have filled the...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 day 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...

Why Christian McCaffrey Should Win the Heisman Trophy in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 1 day ago
Sixteen consecutive points had given USC the lead and considerable momentum in the third quarter of the Pac-12 Championship Game. Facing third down with its offense struggling, Stanford head coach David Shaw put the ball in the hands of Christian McCaffrey, and the sophomore did what he's done all year.  McCaffrey beat USC linebacker Olajuwon Tucker on a drag route, catching a pass...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 days 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....

2015 Heisman Trophy: How the Ballot Should Read

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 days ago
Remember when the Heisman Trophy was LSU running back Leonard Fournette’s to lose? Today he finds himself left out of the field that was whittled down to three Monday and many fans/analysts think they know the winner already. But do they and should they? Here’s how a true Heisman ballot should read: *Honorable Mention: Navy quarterback Keenan ReynoldsHe was never going to get...

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 2 days 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, 1 year 3 days 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, 1 year 3 days 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, 1 year 3 days 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...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 days ago
Week 14 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 14. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive,...