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A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks 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...

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: Stanford vs. Iowa

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Bowl season's "Granddaddy of Them All" gets a fittingly old-school matchup for its 102nd installment. Friday's Rose Bowl Game pits the similarly constructed Big Ten champion Iowa Hawkeyes and Pac-12 champion Stanford Cardinal in what promises to be a hard-hitting contest. "I don't know if 'even' is the word, but I think 'comparable'...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for January Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 3 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 3 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 1 month 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...

3 Reasons Why Iowa Hawkeye Fans Should Embrace This Rose Bowl

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 1 month ago
Plenty of credit should be given to Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes for coming oh-so-close to winning the Big Ten championship and getting into the College Football Playoff. A 12-1 record, Big Ten West Division title and an invitation to the Rose Bowl is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. And to be honest, at least in this die-hard Hawkeye fan’s opinion, if Iowa was able to hang on and...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 1 month 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...

10 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 1 month ago
The Pac-12 may not be participating in this season's College Football Playoff, but the 2015 season had plenty to offer fans along the way. Few conferences rival the Pac-12 when it comes to thrillers and close calls from start to finish. Yes, the Pac-12 had plenty of drama to observe, even if it meant having to stay up late for some good old fashioned Pac-12 After Dark. The conference...