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College Football's 2016-17 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl season is officially over. Monday night's championship game featured a thriller between Alabama and Clemson, as the Tigers scored in the final seconds to knock off the Crimson Tide from the top spot. In addition to the national championship, the Rose Bowl between USC and Penn State and the Orange Bowl matchup with Florida State and Michigan were...

P.J. Fleck's Presence Adds a New Degree of Difficulty to the Already Competitive Big Ten West

By J.P. Scott, 4 months 3 weeks ago
P.J. Fleck is rowing his boat to the Twin Cities.   Minnesota has plucked the Western Michigan coach — one of the hottest young names in college football — from the cozy confines of the MAC and inserted him into the wild and underrated Big Ten West.   For the Gophers and the Big Ten Conference in general, this is a great move. It's yet another splash in terms of...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 3 weeks ago
In some years, college football’s national championship game is one for the ages. In others, it’s pretty ho-hum. If Clemson upsets defending champion and six-point favorite Alabama, it will likely be one of best title games ever with plenty of dramatic plays.    Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some...

10 Best Position Battles to Watch in the National Championship Game

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 3 weeks ago
It’s here. After one long and entertaining season, we’re finally down to just one last college football game. While the national title game is always a must-watch affair, this year’s edition is one of the most unique meetings in the sport’s history because it’s the first rematch in the championship game era. As good as Alabama-Clemson Part II will be in Tampa...

6 Coaching Candidates to Replace Tracy Claeys at Minnesota

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys was fired on Tuesday after his first full season with the program. Claeys guided the Golden Gophers to a 9-4 record in 2016 and was 2-4 as the program’s interim coach after Jerry Kill stepped down due to health reasons last year. While Claeys led Minnesota to a nine-win season and a Holiday Bowl victory over Washington State, there was a lot of turmoil...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls and Playoff Games

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 19 hours ago
The 2016 college football season was one of the more exciting seasons the sport has had recently. With that being the case, it should come to the surprise of no one that the subsequent bowl season has been just as entertaining. Some unforgettable touchdowns and some very unexpected outcomes have made a usually pedestrian bowl season worth the price of admission.   Now, it's time for...

5 X-Factors for Ohio State and Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 21 hours ago
Clemson and Ohio State meet on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl with a trip to Tampa, Fla. and a berth in the national championship up for grabs. There’s no shortage of intrigue in Glendale, Ariz. when these two teams take the field, as this game was picked by many as the No. 1 matchup of bowl season. As if the playoff implications wasn’t enough, the Fiesta Bowl features some of college...

College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in the Playoff Games

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 1 day ago
The race for the national title is down to four as the College Football Playoff semifinal games are set. As fun as Alabama against Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl are, the one-on-ones between the names on the back of the jerseys are even juicier than the ones on the front this postseason.   Whether you’re a college...

Rose Bowl Preview and Prediction: USC vs. Penn State

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 1 day ago
USC and Penn State are undefeated since the start of October, which sets the stage for a possible classic matchup in the grandest of bowl games, the Rose Bowl. The USC Trojans are facing their third power conference champion of the season, with the season opening against SEC champion Alabama, facing off with Pac-12 champion Washington in Seattle and now a bowl bash with Big Ten champion...

Cotton Bowl Preview and Prediction: Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 1 day ago
The members of the Football Writers Association of America cast votes annually for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. As a member, I had the luxury of voting. If I had it my way, it would have been a tie amongst three coaches. Two of those three coaches will meet up in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 2 and attempt to lead their teams to victory in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.  ...