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Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Team Awards

By Chip Minnich, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Despite a three-point loss at Penn State on Oct. 22 that denied Ohio State the Big Ten East Division, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer was able to keep his coaches and players focused on reaching the College Football Playoff. Ranked third heading into a Fiesta Bowl matchup against Clemson on New Year's Eve, the Buckeyes are ready to win their second national championship in three...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Team Awards

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Although the 2016 regular season campaign did not end the way many in Husker Nation would have liked it to, the Nebraska Cornhuskers showed significant progress -- both in terms of adapting to head coach Mike Riley's culture and system as well as in the win column.   The progress was driven by the individual performances and overall improvements of several Nebraska players, combined...

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2016?

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Well, that was fun.   We're down to four teams to decide which one will be the champion of the wacky 2016 college football season. It's pretty cut and dry, right?   Wrong.   As always in college football, controversy reigns supreme this time of year – especially when it comes to the four-team College Football Playoff. And as always, the teams that will compete...

Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway “Throw-off” Has Become a Traveshamockery

By Jim Weber, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway — in which students compete against each other by throwing footballs through giant, inflatable Dr. Pepper cans — has provided some of the greatest moments of championship weekend over the years, such as Ivon “Dr. Pepper is the seriously the best thing to ever happen to me!” Padilla-Rodriguez in 2011.     But recently...

Seven-Step Drop: Nothing Controversial About This Year’s College Football Playoff

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Contrary to all the tweets, all the talking heads on television and all of the columns written, there was no drama in this year’s College Football Playoff selection process. There were zero surprises either.   The New Year’s Six on Monday was exactly as it was the prior Thursday night (aside from a few folks flipping Penn State and Wisconsin’s spots). Nothing changed...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Chip Minnich, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Despite not winning the Big Ten East Division, Ohio State was able to ride a five-game winning streak into the 2016 College Football Playoff. Ohio State last lost at Penn State, 24-21, on Oct. 22 in a raucous night game on a blocked field goal at Beaver Stadium. This loss enabled Penn State to claim the B1G East Division due to the head-to-head tiebreaker, but Ohio State secured a playoff spot,...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 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 2 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....

Big Ten Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Wisconsin vs. Penn State

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten title is on the line in Indianapolis and once again the Wisconsin Badgers will be there to play for it. Wisconsin is playing in its fourth Big Ten Championship Game and is hoping this year fares much better than their most recent trip two seasons ago. A lot has happened since then, and this year Wisconsin takes on a newcomer to the title game, Penn State.   Penn State wiggled...