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Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

10 Best Christmas Day Moments in Sports History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 4 days ago
Christmas may be a holiday, but the sports world doesn’t take Dec. 25 off. This year’s offerings include an NFL double-header of two divisional rivalries (Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, Denver vs. Kansas City), while the NBA will go five games deep, including a NBA Finals rematch between Golden State and Cleveland.   Whether any of these games produces some memorable moments...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 5 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Poinsettia Bowl Preview and Prediction: BYU vs. Wyoming

By Mitch Harper, 4 months 1 week ago
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is always in the running for longest bowl name of any given bowl season, but this season’s edition actually rates high on the entertainment scale as well with a pair of old conference foes squaring off in America’s finest city.   Six years ago, BYU (8-4) left the Mountain West Conference to set its path as a football...

College Football’s 20 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 1 week ago
It’s bowl season and college football fans can celebrate (or is it mourn?) the end of the year with 41 games that have a little bit of everything. While most of the attention is paid toward the two semifinal games and some of the other major bowls, there’s a lot to enjoy among the dozens of intersectional matchups on tap this month. As good as some of the games look on paper...

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for December Bowl Games

By Matt Josephs, 4 months 1 week ago
College football’s bowl season usually features some fantastic matchups and intriguing situations. It's also one of the toughest times to wager potentially with so many factors to consider.   Related: Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016 From Must-See to Must-Miss    First off is motivation and that's the most important. There are some teams that...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 4 months 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season had a little bit of everything, to the point where you could fill your bingo card twice over. The greatest opening weekend ever? Definitely. Historic upsets from coast-to-coast? Without a doubt. Shootouts? Check. Seismic shifts as the result of game-changing plays? Double check.   Oh, and overtimes? Yes, there were plenty of those.   It was a...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
With the completion of college football’s 2016 regular season, 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 was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The SEC led the way with 25 overall selections, with the Pac-12 and ACC tying...

Predictions for Every College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 and continues until the national championship in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 17, four writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games dot the first Saturday of action and eight other matchups are...

BYU Cougars 2016 Team Awards

By Mitch Harper, 4 months 2 weeks ago
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake inherited a successful program after being hired to replace Bronco Mendenhall, who took the Cougars to 11 consecutive bowl games.   With one regular season now in the books, there were a lot of positives from Sitake’s first season as an FBS head coach.   BYU won three games against Power Five opponents and were in every game up until the final...