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As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’...
Kyle Kensing
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
David Shaw
There really are never any losers in all-star exhibition games, even though the West beat the East 37-9 in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, but there certainly can be winners and several colleges reaped the benefits of extending...
Ryan Wright
4 weeks 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
1 month ago
Christian McCaffrey
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...
Kyle Kensing
1 month 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...
Matt Josephs
1 month 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
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
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...
Kyle Kensing
1 month 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
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...
Robert A. Boleyn
1 month ago
Connor Cook
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...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Luke Falk
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,...
Kevin McGuire
1 month 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
1 month ago
Though the Pac-12 was collectively shut out of the College Football Playoff, the conference quite literally has more reason than ever to look forward to the postseason. That’s because a record 10 Pac-12 teams are participating in bowl games,...
Kyle Kensing
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson have been invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York this Saturday as the three finalists for the 2015 season. And...
Tyler Waddell
2 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
2 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
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...
Kyle Kensing
2 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
2 months ago
Keenan Reynolds
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...
Brandon Cavanaugh
2 months 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...
J.P. Scott
2 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
2 months ago

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