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Ezekiel Elliott
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...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Deshaun Watson
The highly anticipated 2015-16 College Football Playoff kicks off on Thursday afternoon in Miami with Clemson and Oklahoma meeting in a national semifinal in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers finished the regular season at 13-0 and are the only unbeaten...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Clemson Tigers
Braden Gall sat down with two former greats from Oklahoma and Clemson to preview the massive Capital One Orange Bowl. Former great Oklahoma safety Roy Williams discusses Bob Stoops legacy, stopping the Tigers spread offense and what makes...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Oregon Ducks end zone design
It’s a small part of every college football bowl game, but the field paintings or logos and end zone designs are usually tailored to the teams and bowl experience. The Alamo Bowl is raising the bar for future bowl games, as the game...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Derrick Henry
A heavyweight, physical battle is set to unfold in Arlington, Texas on Dec. 31, as Alabama and Michigan State meet in a playoff semifinal in the Cotton Bowl for a trip to the College Football National Championship. 60 minutes and a victory is all...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Dalvin Cook
The New Year’s Six bowl slate kicks off on Dec. 31 with an intriguing matchup between Florida State and Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Seminoles and Cougars start a huge day for college football fans on Thursday, as playoff games...
Steven Lassan
6 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
6 months ago
Dak Prescott
NC State and Mississippi State meet on the gridiron for only the sixth time on Wednesday afternoon in the Belk Bowl. Both schools come into the game with winning records, despite losing to in-state rivals in the final week of the regular...
Cody McClure
6 months ago
Seeing teams with a 5-7 mark reach the postseason isn't the only quirk of the 2015 bowl season. The Arizona Bowl, a first-year bowl game, offers another oddity. It is the only bowl featuring two teams from the same conference and presents...
John Coon
6 months ago
Jared Goff
The Armed Forces Bowl features an interesting contrast in styles in Air Force’s option attack against California’s Bear Raid offense. Despite the contrast in styles, a high-scoring game is anticipated in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon...
John La Fleur
6 months ago
Leonard Fournette
When LSU and Texas Tech meet on Dec. 29 in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, two different and distinct styles of play will go head-to-head as a treat for old school fans and the new generation. The Texas Bowl has a short-lived history taking...
Ryan Wright
6 months ago
On Tuesday, Forbes released their list of the most valuable college football teams in 2015, and in no surprise, the SEC led the way with nine teams in the top 20. I mean, we all know how dominant the SEC is, but wins and losses are one...
Justin Nails
7 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
7 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox analyze every angle of the 2015 College Football Playoff: - Which team benefits the most, the least from the long layoff? - Which coach's legacy would benefit the most from a national...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Donnel Pumphrey
The last of college football’s pre-Christmas bowl games kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 24, as Cincinnati and San Diego State make the trek to Honolulu for an intriguing matchup in the Hawaii Bowl. The Aztecs are making their sixth consecutive...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Duke Blue Devils alternate helmet
College football’s bowl season always seems to be a good spot for teams to unveil a new alternate helmet or uniform. Duke is one of the first teams to unveil a new design for the postseason, as the Blue Devils will wear a white helmet...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Matt Johnson
The 2015 GoDaddy Bowl matchup between Bowling Green and Georgia Southern features contrasting, yet exciting styles of play and two teams looking to finish the season on a high note with an interim coach on the sidelines. Last year’s GoDaddy...
Steven Lassan
7 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
7 months ago
The end of the year is a time of reflection, a time to make promises to ourselves to do better in the next year. For us at Athlon Sports, we like to take stock of the predictions we made back in May and June to see how they panned out. Which...
David Fox
7 months ago
Texas A&M Aggies
Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest news and notes from college football as well as Part 1 of our bowl preview. Here is what we covered in this week's podcast: - How many bowls is the right number of bowls? -...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Tyler Ervin
The Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla. is one of two bowls making its debut in college football’s 41-game postseason slate, and the inaugural matchup features two teams – Georgia State and San Jose State – hungry to end the season on a...
Steven Lassan
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
The NFL is in full swing, and the competition off the field among fans is nearly as heated as the competition on the field on game day. The Athlon Sports Pro Football Experts Club presented by New Era gives you the...
John Gworek
7 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 won’t have a team in the College Football Playoff, but this league is the deepest in the nation, featuring 10 teams with a .500 record or better. Four teams from the Pac-12 finished in the top 25 of the playoff committee...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago

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