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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
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, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the December Bowl Games

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 5 months ago
The college football regular season is all wrapped up and bowl season is upon us. That doesn't mean there isn't plenty of outrageousness that'll take place. If anything, bowl season opens up the door for even more crazy occurrences. Strange matchups, motivated teams and teams who just decided to enjoy the free trip all factor into final scores that'll make you choke on a...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
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 clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

10 Best Big Ten College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 5 months ago
For the second straight season, the Big Ten has sent a team to the College Football Playoff. How it did so is quite the tale to tell as Michigan State knocked off Michigan and Ohio State on the road without leading for a single second in regulation in either game. The Spartans then capped off their Big Ten championship with a drive for the ages against undefeated Iowa. Of course, Michigan State...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten's Bowl Games in 2015

By Tyler Waddell, 1 year 5 months ago
With three teams ranked inside the top 10 in the final College Football Playoff rankings — five in all — you could say that it has been a largely successful season for the Big Ten Conference thus far. Michigan State gets a shot at Alabama in the four-team playoff, Iowa received an invite to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Ohio State squares off against Notre Dame in the Fiesta...

Big Ten 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Most offseason predictions hinted January 2015 could be a turning point for the Big Ten. Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon and the arrival of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan signaled the Big Ten was ready to take a step forward and push the SEC and Pac-12 for the best conference in college football. Fast forward almost one year and it’s safe to say those offseason...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
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 every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

The Bell’s Already Rung on Tommy Armstrong Versus Patrick O’Brien

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 5 months ago
I have some bad news. Unthinkable for some. The No. 9 quarterback prospect in the country and Nebraska commit Patrick O’Brien is coming for Tommy Armstrong’s job. This shouldn’t matter at all to the junior captain because competition comes with the territory in Big Boy College Football. I’ve heard so many fans upset with the idea that O’Brien could one-up...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Team Awards

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 5 months ago
Athlon couldn’t get Ricky Gervais or Stephen Colbert, so I’m going to be hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Team Awards this year. It’s easily been one of the oddest seasons in well over a century’s worth of Nebraska football. We’re here today to recognize everything that made it what it was (good and bad) starting with the best of the best. Offensive MVP:...

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
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 change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...