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Top 10 College Football Bowl Games of the 2017-18 Season

By Mark Ross, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Even though there is still one somewhat important game left to be played, the college football bowl season is over. And once again, the postseason slate offered its share of instant classics, highlight-reel plays, memorable performances, fantastic finishes... and a few yawners as well.   When it comes to taking a look back at this year’s 39 bowl games and ranking the best, a...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach

By Mitch Light, 10 months 3 weeks ago
College football's bowl slate wraps up with an intriguing slate of must-see matchups on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could be playing in his final collegiate game in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State. The Liberty Bowl features Memphis' high-powered offense against an improved Iowa State team, and the Fiesta Bowl matches a tough Washington defense...

Citrus Bowl Preview and Prediction: Notre Dame vs. LSU

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 3 weeks ago
One program is from the south; one program is from the north. One is a proud member of the SEC; one is independent. But when Notre Dame and LSU meet up in the Citrus Bowl, the two schools will not be strangers having met four times in bowl games during the past 20 years. Just three seasons ago, the Irish defeated the Tigers to win the 2014 Music City Bowl.   Notre Dame and LSU both...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Pinstripe, Cotton, Alamo, Sun and Holiday

By Mitch Light, 11 months 2 days ago
The post-Christmas slate of college football's bowl season kicks off on Dec. 26 with three games, including the Heart of Dallas Bowl between West Virginia and Utah, along with the Cactus Bowl matchup of Kansas State versus UCLA. A busy slate is on tap for Dec. 27, as the schedule features four games, including the Texas Bowl between former Big 12 foes Missouri and Texas. With ...

College Football's 2017 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
With college football’s 2017 regular season in the books and bowl season already underway, 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. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield claimed...

College Football's 10 Best Position Battles to Watch in December Bowl Games

By Bryan Fischer, 11 months 1 week ago
It’s the happy, happiest time of the year for college football fans – bowl season! After a long and winding trip since camp started in August, we’re on the last legs of the 2017 season and all set for some meetings between huge names we usually don’t see play each other. As great as some of the matchups are this postseason though, they might not hold a candle to the...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

By Mitch Light, 11 months 1 week ago
College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25. With bowl season approaching, here are picks against the spread for each postseason game from...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2017 Team Awards

By Jon Kinne, 11 months 1 week ago
There was a definite bright side to the 2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After a 4-8 debacle last season, Notre Dame reached No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings. But there also was a downside, as the Irish lost two of their last three games, not only missing the playoff, but falling out of the New Year’s Six bowl consideration as well.   Here are some awards — both...

Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 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, 11 months 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...