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Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten's Bowl Games in 2015

By Tyler Waddell, 1 year 4 months ago
With three teams ranked inside the top 10 in the final College Football Playoff rankings — five in all — you could say that it has been a largely successful season for the Big Ten Conference thus far. Michigan State gets a shot at Alabama in the four-team playoff, Iowa received an invite to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Ohio State squares off against Notre Dame in the Fiesta...

Big Ten 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Most offseason predictions hinted January 2015 could be a turning point for the Big Ten. Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon and the arrival of Jim Harbaugh at Michigan signaled the Big Ten was ready to take a step forward and push the SEC and Pac-12 for the best conference in college football. Fast forward almost one year and it’s safe to say those offseason...

10 Best ACC College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 4 months ago
It was quite a wild ride through the ACC in the 2015 college football season. The conference had its fair share of some wild endings and thrillers and stunners. The conference also placed one team in the College Football Playoff with Clemson managing to run the table this fall, but it was not a walk through the park at times for the Tigers. There were some close calls along the way. Last year...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

The Bell’s Already Rung on Tommy Armstrong Versus Patrick O’Brien

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 4 months ago
I have some bad news. Unthinkable for some. The No. 9 quarterback prospect in the country and Nebraska commit Patrick O’Brien is coming for Tommy Armstrong’s job. This shouldn’t matter at all to the junior captain because competition comes with the territory in Big Boy College Football. I’ve heard so many fans upset with the idea that O’Brien could one-up...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Team Awards

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 4 months ago
Athlon couldn’t get Ricky Gervais or Stephen Colbert, so I’m going to be hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Team Awards this year. It’s easily been one of the oddest seasons in well over a century’s worth of Nebraska football. We’re here today to recognize everything that made it what it was (good and bad) starting with the best of the best. Offensive MVP:...

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...

College Football Bowl Schedule: Matchups, TV Times, Locations for All Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national championship slated for Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The bowl season kicks off with five games on Dec. 19 and continues with 12 matchups before Christmas....

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 4 months ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it appears as though at least one team that could have won it all was left out. As great as the College Football Playoff is, the players, coaches and...

10 College Football Coaching Hires That Shocked Fans

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
It’s rare to see a college football coach hire catch the media by surprise. In most coaching searches, the names and interest level between the candidates and the programs are known and rumored about until the job is filled. However, every coaching cycle seems to have a hire or two that catches the media or a program's fanbase by surprise. Regardless of whether the hire is good or...