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College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

By Mitch Light, 3 days 3 hours ago
College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25. With bowl season approaching, here are picks against the spread for each postseason game from...

Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boise State vs. Oregon

By John Coon, 3 days 16 hours ago
This is the matchup the Las Vegas Bowl wanted. Boise State and Oregon will tangle in Sam Boyd Stadium on the opening day of the 2017 college football bowl season. It's sure to produce plenty of fireworks on the field and, maybe, some off the field as well.   Boise State is 2-0 all-time against Oregon after sweeping a home-and-home series in 2008 and '09. Both games are memorable...

Washington State Cougars 2017 Team Awards

By John Coon, 4 days 3 hours ago
Success has turned into a habit for Washington State's football program. The Cougars have become a disruptive force in the Pac-12 North under Mike Leach.   For the third consecutive season, Washington State is going to a bowl game. The Cougars deployed their usual offensive fireworks. They also added one of the Pac-12's strongest defenses to become a true contender for a North...

Utah Utes 2017 Team Awards

By John Coon, 4 days 3 hours ago
A promising start detoured onto a bumpy road for Utah this season. In the end, the Utes recovered in time to win six games and reach a bowl game for the fourth consecutive season.   Utah struggled in Pac-12 play as injuries to key contributors on both sides of the ball mounted. The Utes have reasons to feel optimistic going into the Heart of Dallas Bowl against West Virginia and then the...

Outrageous Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

By J.P. Scott, 4 days 3 hours ago
After what was arguably the wildest and most unpredictable college football season we've seen since the inception of the College Football Playoff selection process, it's time to settle in for another exciting bowl season. This year's slate of games was forged from the fires of a season full of upsets, disappointments and a bit of controversy along the way.   Now we can sit...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2017

By John Coon, 5 days 2 hours ago
Nine Pac-12 teams will continue their seasons with a bowl game in December. The league offered remarkable balance in the 2017 season, with seven teams winning at least seven games.   Such parity ultimately cost Pac-12 champion USC a shot at playing for a national title. No Pac-12 teams made the four-team College Football Playoff for the second time in four seasons. Fans will have to...

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 hours ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 5 days ago
Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.   Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.   My plan for a 16-team playoff gives...

12 Coaching Candidates to Replace Willie Taggart at Oregon

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
For the second year in a row, Oregon is looking for a new head coach. Willie Taggart has decided to leave Eugene after one season to head to Florida State. The move by Taggart comes as no surprise, as he’s a Florida native and was the top candidate for the job after Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. Taggart finished 7-5 in his only season at Oregon but was hindered by an injury to...

What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

By J.P. Scott, 1 week 6 days ago
The College Football Playoff bracket is set, and much like every season since its inception, the selection process is once again mired in controversy. Most of the controversy this season surrounds the committee's decision to put Alabama in the playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State.   This is the second year in a row that the team that won the Big Ten title has been left out...
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