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

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 10 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...

Nebraska Football: 5 Players Who Could Emerge as Leaders This Offseason

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 days 17 hours ago
As Nebraska's 2018 season faded to black and the countdown clocks started ticking away toward the Cornhuskers’ meeting with South Alabama, fans are feeling something different for the first time in several years. It’s hard to argue that the Big Red’s passion has seemingly — and in 2017, rather obviously — tapered off as the years have winded down as of late...

Big Ten 2018 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 days 17 hours 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...

Nebraska Football: Former Cornhuskers Cornerback Ralph Brown II Critiques 2018 Blackshirts

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 week 17 hours ago
The 2018 Nebraska football team’s defensive struggles have been well-documented by this point. There were notable players and performances, but the run defense left much to be desired and ultimately cost the Cornhuskers a number of games.   It’s easy for many fans to dismiss the opinion of any given media member as to why things went the way they did, but perhaps a little less...

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

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day 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 2 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...

5 Closest Outcomes in Heisman Trophy Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 3 days ago
For the first time in almost a decade, it remains uncertain who will win the Heisman Trophy this year between finalists Dwayne Haskins, Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa. On many occasions, the race can come down to a very small amount of votes. In some years, the preseason front-runner has lost steam and in others, a dark horse has emerged late in the season.   Before we delve into this...

Nebraska Football: 2018 Team Awards

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 week 3 days ago
Let nobody say Scott Frost’s first season as the head coach of Nebraska football wasn’t memorable. After a massive thunderstorm prompted the first home game cancellation that didn’t involve a world war, a record-breaking sub-optimal start and a tremendous late-season rebound, Frost's culture is fully entrenched in Lincoln. As a result, there are plenty of players to...

College Football Top 25 Rankings (After Week 14)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Weekly college football top 25 rankings are a big part of every season, and Athlon Sports will update its top 25 following the games each weekend. The 14th weekend of the 2018 season was headlined by conference championship games, including Alabama's comeback win over Georgia, Oklahoma's revenge victory over Texas, and Clemson's blowout win against Pitt. The...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
With the 14th weekend of the 2018 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from...