Conference USA Articles

Deshaun Watson
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...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nick Saban
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...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Michigan State has had four seasons to ruminate over the 2011 Capital One Bowl. The Spartans carried an 11-1 record and co-ownership of the Big Ten title to sunny Orlando, Fla., where they looked to cap a notable season with a win over then-...
Elton Hayes
9 months ago
Vernon Adams
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...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Nick Mullens
The 2015 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl features two very different teams in Southern Miss and Washington. Southern Miss finished their season 9-4 and won the Conference USA Western Division. The Golden Eagles lost in the C-USA...
Justin Nails
9 months ago
Josh Rosen
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...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Maybe it's only fitting Connecticut and Marshall will play in this year’s St. Petersburg Bowl on a field normally used for baseball. This one could easily end in a baseball-type score. OK, so that might be a slight exaggeration, but...
Erik Stinnett
9 months ago
Zach Terrell
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the Western Michigan Broncos have a lot to live up to. We can only hope that this year’s edition of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl is remotely as entertaining as last year’s game between Western Kentucky...
Jake Rose
9 months ago
Brandon Doughty
The Miami Beach Bowl features two of the nation’s top Group of 5 programs from 2015, and this Dec. 21 matchup between South Florida and WKU should be one of the better pre-Christmas bowls this season. This game also features a reunion between...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Fredi Knighten
Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State will help kick off the 2015-16 bowl season on Saturday from New Orleans in the 15th edition of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. And while both schools have histories that span two conferences — the...
Elton Hayes
9 months ago
Derrick Henry
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,...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Baker Mayfield
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
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...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Baker Mayfield
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...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Bronco Mendenhall
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,...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Nick Saban
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...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
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...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Week 14 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Marquise Williams
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Brandon Doughty
If anybody asks for some betting advice about Saturday’s Conference USA title tilt, give him a quick response: Bet the over. Both Western Kentucky and Southern Miss pile on the points, and there is little doubt that although their...
Michael Bradley
10 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Connor Cook
The College Football Playoff Committee released its fifth set of top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1 for the fifth straight week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Oklahoma at No. 3 and...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
C.J. Beathard
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than three weeks 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...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Derrick Henry
Week 13 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...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago

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