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College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First-Round Predictions

By John Gworek, 5 months 3 weeks ago
It’s never too early for an NFL mock draft, right?   OK, so there’s a lot that we don’t know. We don’t know the draft order, because the standings will see major changes over the next five weeks. We don’t know which coaches will be fired, changing the direction and priority of several franchises. And we don’t know which underclassmen will actually...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 14

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The final week of the college football regular season is here and it’s one of the best around because these games matter just a little bit more with so many of them resulting in some impressive hardware for the winner’s trophy case. While there are a ton of interesting matchups from coast-to-coast between the names on the front of the jerseys, it’s the one-on-ones between the...

Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Preview and Prediction

By Jeremy Simon, 5 months 3 weeks ago
At the midway point of the season this matchup between Baylor and West Virginia was thought to be one of the biggest games of the year in the Big 12. However, after losing five straight, the Bears’ 6-0 start seems like a distant memory.   The Mountaineers enter this game ranked 16th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings and a victory Saturday at home would put the...

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Prediction

By Allen Kenney, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Oklahoma owns an 85-18-7 edge all-time over in-state rival Oklahoma State, dating back to 1904. Even so, they call it Bedlam for a reason.   When the Sooners and Cowboys meet, great football games tend to follow. Four of the last six contests in the series have been decided by nine points or less, and two have gone to overtime.   Moreover, since the Big 12 downsized in 2011, OU...

Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs Preview and Prediction

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Fort Worth to take on the TCU Horned Frogs as both teams have one more opportunity to impress bowl committees.   With a 34-19 victory over in-state rival Kansas last week, Kansas State improved to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in Big 12 play. The win was the fourth in five games for the Wildcats, and was the 200th career victory for legendary head coach Bill...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 14

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 weeks ago
By this time next week, we'll know which four teams are headed to the College Football Playoff, as well as which teams are headed to New Year's Six bowls. This coming weekend — championship weekend — will be what decides all of that once and for all.   There are narratives and projections aplenty, and with them come discussions of chaos and controversy in anticipation...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 14

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016 regular season concludes with a small, but meaningful slate on Friday and Saturday for Week 14. The action begins on Friday night with the MAC Championship between Western Michigan and Ohio, with the Pac-12 title game between Washington and Colorado kicking off later that evening. With a win over Ohio, the Broncos likely ensure a trip to a New Year’s Six bowl...

5 Truths Texas Longhorns Fans Need to Accept

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 4 weeks ago
On paper, Texas’ decision to fire Charlie Strong and replace him with Tom Herman makes sense. Strong went 16-21 during his time in Austin, becoming the only coach in Texas history to have three consecutive losing seasons. Herman went 22-4 in the same span at Houston and already has built relationships throughout the Longhorn State that can carry over into his new job.   However,...