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College Football's Most Improved Teams from 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season concluded on Monday night in Tampa, Fla., as Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 to take home the program’s first title since 1981. While the party in Death Valley won’t end anytime soon, plenty of other programs had seasons to remember in 2016.   With every game officially in the books, it’s time to take a look back at last year’s...

College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl season is officially over. Monday night's championship game featured a thriller between Alabama and Clemson, as the Tigers scored in the final seconds to knock off the Crimson Tide from the top spot. In addition to the national championship, the Rose Bowl between USC and Penn State and the Orange Bowl matchup with Florida State and Michigan were...

5 Most Anticipated Rematches in College Football History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The moment Alabama recovered Clemson’s onside kick with 12 seconds left to preserve its 45-40 victory and last year’s national title, the college football world was clamoring for these two teams to meet again. Thanks to dominating performances by both teams in the College Football Playoff semifinals, fans have gotten their wish.   So we know this game is big, but where does...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. Alabama and Clemson will close out the 2016 season on Jan. 9, and both teams should begin 2017 near the top of the rankings. However, there will be no shortage of contenders next fall, as Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Penn State, Oklahoma and...

Top 10 Non-Power Five Conference College Football Teams of All Time

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The main question going into this year’s Cotton Bowl is whether Western Michigan can compete with Wisconsin. The Broncos went undefeated, won the MAC and beat Big Ten teams Northwestern and Illinois.   However, the No. 15 Broncos have to beat the No. 8 Badgers if they are to prove to the college football world that they are one of the best teams in the country and not just a neat...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: Indiana vs. Utah

By John Coon, 2 months 1 hour ago
Utah winning bowl games is not yet as predictable as death, taxes and heated arguments over politics, but it is closer than just about anything else these days.   Since Kyle Whittingham took over as co-head coach in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and as head coach in the ‘05 season, Utah has posted a 9-1 record in bowl games. Whittingham's winning percentage in bowl games is the best in...

10 Best Christmas Day Moments in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 3 days ago
Christmas may be a holiday, but the sports world doesn’t take Dec. 25 off. This year’s offerings include an NFL double-header of two divisional rivalries (Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, Denver vs. Kansas City), while the NBA will go five games deep, including a NBA Finals rematch between Golden State and Cleveland.   Whether any of these games produces some memorable moments...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt 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. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
The Pac-12 has produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks in recent years, and the next star from this season’s crop of freshmen is clearly quarterback Sam Darnold at USC. Darnold’s emergence as the starter was a big reason why the Trojans are playing in the Rose Bowl against Penn State in January and could have this program in the mix for a playoff spot in 2017. Oregon...