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10 Interesting Facts About the 1978 Gator Bowl

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 3 weeks ago
This year’s Fiesta Bowl marks the third time Clemson and Ohio State have played each other. As we ponder the matchups in this upcoming College Football Playoff game, it is hard not to think back to the two programs’ first meeting, the 1978 Gator Bowl.   You know, that game where Ohio State coach Woody Hayes punched Clemson nose guard Charlie Bauman.   However, one...

Fiesta Bowl Preview and Prediction: Clemson vs. Ohio State

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The second game of the College Football Playoff is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the bowl season, as Ohio State takes on Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. The winner of this matchup will take on Alabama or Washington in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9 to decide the 2016 national championship.   Clemson is just 60 minutes away from back-to-back appearances in the national...

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the Fiesta Bowl

By Chip Minnich, 4 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 Ohio State Buckeyes will arrive in Arizona, ready to show a nation of skeptics and doubters that the Buckeyes are truly worthy of being a participant in the College Football Playoff. Despite not winning The Big Ten, Ohio State was rewarded with the No. 3 seed, facing a No. 2 Clemson team that came so close to winning the title against Alabama last season.   Ever since the...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2016-2017 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s 2016-17 bowl slate has reached its halfway point. With the games from Dec. 27 completed, 20 games are in the books and 20 bowl contests remain, with the national championship also to come on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. While just 21 games are left in the college football season, there are several high-profile matchups on the upcoming slate. Ohio State-Clemson and Alabama-...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 2 days ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the true or redshirt freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level. The 2016 season produced plenty of standouts in the freshmen ranks, including quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Alabama),...

Big Ten All-Freshman Team for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 days ago
The Big Ten had a standout year on the gridiron, as Ohio State made the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed, and Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan finished inside of the top 10 of the final poll. While the Buckeyes have a shot to win it all in January, the future of the program is in good hands with seven freshmen earning a spot on Athlon’s Freshman All-Big Ten team for 2016....

Top 25 College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season had a little bit of everything, to the point where you could fill your bingo card twice over. The greatest opening weekend ever? Definitely. Historic upsets from coast-to-coast? Without a doubt. Shootouts? Check. Seismic shifts as the result of game-changing plays? Double check.   Oh, and overtimes? Yes, there were plenty of those.   It was a...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big Ten’s Bowl Games in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 1 week ago
This bowl season you will be hard-pressed to miss the Big Ten in action. A total of 10 of the 14 teams in the Big Ten will be playing in bowl games this year, including four in New Year’s Six bowl games, highlighted by Ohio State in the College Football Playoff and conference champion Penn State in the Rose Bowl.   Related: Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016 From Must-...

College Football's 2016 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
With the completion of college football’s 2016 regular season, 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 was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The SEC led the way with 25 overall selections, with the Pac-12 and ACC tying...

Big Ten 2016 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 1 week ago
The Big Ten is trending up at the end of the 2016 college football regular season. The conference has a strong argument as the best in the nation this year, as Ohio State finished No. 3 in the CFB Playoff selection committee rankings, with Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin also inside of the final top 10. The Buckeyes ranked as the top team in the rankings, but the Nittany Lions edged the...