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Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Depending on the matchup, college football’s national championship game can be one for the ages or a real bore. The last three games have all been spectacular. Will Monday's matchup between No. 2 Clemson and No. 1 Alabama, the teams' third in the last four years, follow suit?   Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have...

Washington Football: Jimmy Lake is an Up-and-Coming Star of the Coaching Ranks

By Kyle Kensing, 2 weeks 5 days ago
PASADENA, California — Ask a defensive back in the ballyhooed Washington Huskies secondary the key to their success, and two of the first words any of them said: Jimmy Lake.   Lake concludes his fifth season as Washington defensive backs coach and his first sharing defensive coordinator duties with Pete Kwiatkowski.   "It doesn't [feel like five years have passed...

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 23 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...

Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

Holiday Bowl Prediction and Preview: Northwestern vs. Utah

By John Coon, 3 weeks 2 days ago
A pair of divisional champions will be making their first trip to the Holiday Bowl when Northwestern and Utah face off on New Year's Eve in San Diego.   The No. 17 Utes (9-4) claimed their first Pac-12 South title this season behind an improved offense and one of the nation's toughest defenses. Utah is playing in its fifth consecutive bowl game and sixth overall since joining the...

Redbox Bowl Prediction and Preview: Michigan State vs. Oregon

By Todd Saelhof, 3 weeks 2 days ago
The inaugural Redbox Bowl between Michigan State and Oregon features a pair of teams that were expecting bigger things from this season.   But for either the Spartans or the Ducks, New Year’s Eve will be a little more festive as one of the two will be celebrating a victory on the final day of 2018.   Even in a tough Big Ten East field, Michigan State (7-5) had expectations of...

Sun Bowl Prediction and Preview: Stanford vs. Pittsburgh

By John La Fleur, 3 weeks 2 days ago
For the first time in nearly 90 years, Stanford and Pittsburgh will meet on the gridiron when the teams face each other in the second-oldest bowl game, the Sun Bowl. Ironically enough, the only other postseason matchup between the Cardinal and Panthers was way back in 1927 in the Rose Bowl, the Granddaddy of Them All.   As for 2018, Stanford (8-4) burst out of the gates with a 4-0 start...

Alamo Bowl Prediction and Preview: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Washington State Cougars

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The Alamo Bowl contest between Iowa State and Washington State has all of the ingredients to be one of the best matchups of the postseason, as an interesting contrast in styles is on tap when these two teams meet on Friday night in San Antonio. The Cougars are one of the nation’s best on offense, but coach Mike Leach’s team has a tough matchup against the Cyclones’ rugged...

Outrageous College Football Predictions from 2018: My Greatest Hits

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Every week during college football season, I publish a handful of OUTRAGEOUS* predictions that — for the most part — go against conventional thinking and popular opinion. Be that as it may, I stand by every prediction, and I never make one that I don't honestly think can happen.   Most of the time I'm wrong — but when I get one right — it's...

Cheez-It Bowl Prediction and Preview: California vs. TCU

By Josh Webb, 4 weeks 3 hours ago
Bowl season is upon us and that means Cheez-Its for everyone. Or at least it means that the California Golden Bears and TCU Horned Frogs will face off in the Cheez-It Bowl. The Cheez-It Bowl used to be called the Cactus Bowl then before that it was the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Insight Bowl and way back when, the Cooper Bowl, among other names. To say that this bowl has been around and seen a...