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Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The Big Ten should be one of the deepest conferences in college football for 2019. In the way-too-early top 25, the conference has seven teams ranked among the top 25, and as indicated in the early predictions, there's a wide-open battle atop the West Division and another Ohio State-Michigan showdown for the No. 1 spot in the East. New coach Ryan Day will keep the Buckeyes in the mix for a...

Way-Too-Early Top 25 College Football Rankings for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
It’s never too early to think about next season, so with college football’s 2018 season officially in the books after Clemson's 44-16 win over Alabama, Athlon Sports is here with its way-too-early top 25 rankings for 2019. Alabama and Clemson have played four consecutive times in the CFB Playoff, and there's a good chance it happens again next season. The Tigers and Crimson...

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Season Winners and Losers

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 6 days ago
College football's bowl season attracts no shortage of criticism. From an oversaturation of games to lagging ticket sales, and the sometimes outlandish pay for executives overseeing an exhibition for amateurs, the negatives of the postseason are clear. Oh, and there's also the existential question of just how much the bowl system is needed now that college football has a playoff....

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days 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 2 days 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...

Quick Lane Bowl Prediction and Preview: Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 2 hours ago
The Quick Lane Bowl will mark the end of an era for Georgia Tech as head coach Paul Johnson will lead his Yellow Jackets one final time against Minnesota. Johnson announced his decision to retire earlier this month after 11 seasons in Atlanta, and 22 overall as a head coach. He is 82-59 at Georgia Tech with one ACC championship (2009) and four division titles, and 189-58 overall, including two...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten's Bowl Games in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 5 days ago
The Big Ten is once again left out of the College Football Playoff fun, and the conference champ is out of it for a third consecutive season. With no playoff team to rely on this season, the Big Ten will still send two teams into a New Year's Six bowl game and every Big Ten team in a bowl game will be taking on an opponent from another power conference.   The Big Ten actually has a...

College Football's 2018 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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...

Big Ten 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Ohio State just missed a trip to the College Football Playoff for the second year in a row, but coach Urban Meyer’s team is once again the reigning champion of the Big Ten. The Buckeyes also racked up plenty of postseason awards, as quarterback Dwayne Haskins earned a trip to New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation, and teammates Parris Campbell (WR), Dre’Mont Jones (DL) and...