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College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 3 hours ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.   To help prepare your viewing experience for the...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 2 days 13 hours ago
An author pennnig a book on the Pac-12's 2017-18 bowl season could title it, "The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Postseason" (with an epilogue on the NCAA Tournament). The conference's 1-8 mark a year ago sent the Pac-12 limping into an offseason full of abuse from the national punditry.   A strong bowl showing won't completely undo the rhetoric Pac-12...

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 14 hours ago
With college football’s 2018 regular season in the books and bowl season upcoming, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. As expected, the toughest debate on offense came at...

College Football Picks Against the Spread (ATS) for Every 2018-19 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 6 hours ago
College football’s 2018-19 bowl season features 39 matchups, and Athlon’s editors are here with picks against the spread for every postseason contest. Five games are slated for Dec. 15 to start the bowl season, which continues until Jan. 1 with the New Year’s Six matchups. The national championship for the 2018-19 season will be played in Santa Clara, Calif on Jan. 7, featuring...

Las Vegas Bowl Prediction and Preview: Arizona State vs. Fresno State

By Kyle Kensing, 3 days 9 hours ago
Bowl season did not treat the Pac-12 Conference kindly a year ago. The league sent a record nine teams to the postseason and proceeded to limp into the offseason with a more dubious record of 1-8. A new year of bowl games kicks off the collective opportunity at a measure of redemption.   Up first for the league: A Las Vegas Bowl showdown for Arizona State with Mountain West...

Pac-12 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 11 hours ago
Washington State entered the 2018 season with uncertainty at quarterback, but coach Mike Leach’s team ended the year with the Pac-12's Offensive Player of the Year on the Athlon Sports 2018 All-Pac-12 team. Gardner Minshew – a transfer from East Carolina – threw for 4,477 yards and 36 touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 10-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Pac-12...

Washington State Football: 2018 Team Awards

By John Coon, 3 days 16 hours ago
There's no question that Washington State exceeded preseason expectations by a mile in 2018. The Cougars entered the season with major holes to fill at quarterback and on the defensive line and were expected to be in a battle just to qualify for a bowl game. It didn't play out that way at all.   Buoyed by the outstanding play of graduate transfer Gardner Minshew at quarterback and...

Washington Football: 2018 Team Awards

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 1 day ago
Pardon the colloquialism, but the Washington Huskies' 2018 season was not entirely a bed of roses.   Lauded as the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 and perhaps return to the College Football Playoff, Washington endured a rash of injuries and heartbreaking defeat throughout the campaign. But hard-nosed defense and veteran leadership had the Huskies smelling sweet by regular...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowl Games: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2018-19 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama takes on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, with Clemson meeting Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of those two games will square off in Santa Clara on Jan. 7 for the national championship. It's no secret those two games are must-see matchups, but...

College Football Rankings: Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
With the 14th week of action from the 2018 season in the books, it's time to revamp the full top 130 team projections and predictions and rank every FBS team in college football. Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team after beating Georgia in the SEC Championship, followed by Clemson at No. 2 and Notre Dame at No. 3. Oklahoma jumps to No. 4 following its victory over...