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Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017 Team Awards

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2017 season may not have gone exactly according to plan for Nebraska. Missing out on the bowl season for the first time since joining the Big Ten has led to a coaching change that gives Cornhuskers fans reason to be optimistic about the future of the program. While the highlights of the 2017 season may have been few and far between, there were still some things worth remembering and...

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.   Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other...

5 Closest Outcomes in Heisman Trophy Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It is all but a forgone conclusion that Baker Mayfield will be awarded the Heisman Trophy this Saturday. Even with his "suspension" (he missed two plays in the regular-season finale vs. West Virginia), Mayfield is still most sportswriters’ pick to win the Heisman   But predictions do not matter... votes do. On many occasions, the Heisman race can come down to a very...

3 Priorities for New Nebraska Coach Scott Frost in 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
After two seasons at UCF, Scott Frost decided to come home to Lincoln and take over at Nebraska. The former quarterback under legendary coach Tom Osborne went 18-7 with the Knights and guided the program to an American Athletic Conference title in 2017. Considering his familiarity with the program and track record at UCF, it won’t take Frost much time to generate improvement out of...

Ranking All 39 College Football Bowls for 2017: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2017-18 bowl season are set. In the CFB Playoff, Alabama and Clemson will meet in the Sugar Bowl, with Oklahoma and Georgia set to duel in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. It's no secret most of the attention in the bowl season is devoted to the playoff, but there are several other matchups that are appointment...

College Football Playoff Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2017 College Football Playoff schedule and field of four teams is officially set. Additionally, the start times for the two semifinal games in the Rose and Sugar Bowls were also announced. On Jan. 1, Georgia and Oklahoma will meet in the 2018 Rose Bowl. The Sooners ranked No. 2 in the final rankings, and the Bulldogs checked in at No. 3. Later that day, Clemson and Alabama are set to battle...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2017 college football season was all about conference championships. And the action on the gridiron didn't disappoint in the final weekend before bowl season. Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia secured convincing victories in their respective league title games, while USC and Ohio State closed out their titles in the fourth quarter. Additionally, UCF-Memphis was a high-...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2017-18

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
All 14 weeks of the college football season are in the books, and the official announcement for bowls and the CFB Playoff is just hours away. Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia secured playoff bids with wins in conference championship games, but the No. 4 spot between Ohio State and Alabama remains uncertain going into Selection Sunday. With the Week 14 contests completed, it's time...

Predicting Which Teams Make the College Football Playoff on Selection Sunday

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is complete and the four teams in the CFB Playoff will be announced on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Following the championship games on Saturday night, the selection committee is set to decide the final top 25, New Year’s Six bowl participants and playoff teams.   For the most part, the committee’s decision was made easy by the...

For Nebraska, It's Frost or Never

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It's been 20 years since the Nebraska Cornhuskers were able to call themselves "National Champions." Tom Osborne's Huskers claimed a share of the 1997 National title on the back of a 42-17 win over Peyton Manning and the Tennessee Volunteers in the Orange Bowl. It was the last game Osborne ever coached. It also was the last college game that Scott Frost — Nebraska's...