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15 Potential Upsets That Could Shake Up the College Football Playoff

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, creating a firestorm of criticism on social media and around the internet this week. Clemson topped the rankings at No. 1, followed by LSU, Ohio State and Alabama to round out the top four. The Crimson Tide at No. 4 was easily one of the biggest points of contention by many fans and media...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 10

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Week 10 of the 2015 college football season starts with six games on Thursday night, including Baylor visiting Kansas State. The Bears lost starting quarterback Seth Russell to a season-ending neck injury against Iowa State, and Thursday’s game will be the first start for true freshman Jarrett Stidham under center. Three matchups are slated for Friday, including Temple visiting SMU....

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 10

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 8 months ago
Now that the first College Football Playoff rankings have been released, we have a definitive list of contenders to keep our eyes on. The only problem is, that list is going to look a lot different next weekend, thanks to the pending outrageousness that is going to take place in Week 10. Look for six currently undefeated teams to add a loss to their record. Five of those losses are...

Nebraska Safety Nate Gerry’s Play Versus Purdue Leads to Major Questions

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 8 months ago
After personal reflection, I feel that the idea behind this article may have been sound, but its execution was very poorly done. While I do feel Nate Gerry’s performance on the field is open for critique, I also feel that I crossed a line with this piece into unprofessional area and I do not want that to represent myself or Athlon Sports. It is my sincere hope that anyone offended by...

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on...

Your Guide to Rooting for an SEC-Free College Football Playoff

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 8 months ago
If you're like me, you're a bald white guy in his late 30s who writes about college football for beer money. Additionally, unless you are a fan of an SEC football team, you smile like you just got away with something every time something bad happens to the SEC. How big would that smile be if the SEC was shut out of the College Football Playoff this season? That's what I thought...

College Football Top 25 Playoff Committee Rankings Revealed

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama at No. 4. The committee will meet each week until the end of the season, releasing rankings on Tuesday night until the final reveal on Dec. 6 for the last top 25 and playoff announcements. ...

Ranking College Football Conferences After October

By John La Fleur, 1 year 8 months ago
On Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first rankings of the season. From now until the end of the regular season, these are the only rankings that truly matter. One aspect that the committee members should consider is the strength of the conferences for each of the team in consideration. If one or two members of a conference are still...

Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst Releases Letter of Support for Coach Mike Riley

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 8 months ago
Nebraska is off to a disappointing 3-6 start under new coach Mike Riley, and the program is coming off a surprising loss at Purdue on Saturday. Needless to say, the losses aren't sitting well in Lincoln. While some are already calling for a coaching change, athletic director Shawn Eichorst is supporting his new coach. On Monday, Eichorst released a letter in support of Riley and...

Nebraska Football Fans Don’t Know Their Own Strength

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 8 months ago
As the Nebraska football program finds itself in a spiral not seen in decades, Mike Riley’s popularity is understandably not very high among Husker Nation. Many fans have called for his immediate firing, but letting him go after one year would be the metaphorical equivalent of dropping a nuclear bomb on the program. The fallout would taint Lincoln to the point of any desirable coach...
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