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15 Best Big Ten College Football Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 2 weeks ago
While there may be some grumblings from those down South, there’s little doubt in most minds that the Big Ten was the best conference in college football this season. That’s quite evident when you look at all those teams in the top 25 of the College Football Playoff rankings, the fact that the league produced the first-ever non-champion in the final four and the placement of four...

5 Biggest Landslides in Heisman Trophy Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Barring a major upset, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to be named the winner of this year’s Heisman Trophy. Even though his Cardinals stumbled a bit towards the end of the regular season, Jackson’s Heisman candidacy was built early on the back of some monster games. And those statistics, combined with his performance in a few marquee games and a slew of...

20 Players on the Rise Entering College Football's 2016-17 Bowl Season

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Breakout players or the emergence of new stars is an annual tradition for all 128 college football teams. However, with the focus shifting to the bowl season, it’s never too early to think about players that could use the postseason as a springboard to an even bigger 2017 campaign. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, Kentucky running back Benny Snell, Stanford quarterback Keller...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Team Awards

By Chip Minnich, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Despite a three-point loss at Penn State on Oct. 22 that denied Ohio State the Big Ten East Division, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer was able to keep his coaches and players focused on reaching the College Football Playoff. Ranked third heading into a Fiesta Bowl matchup against Clemson on New Year's Eve, the Buckeyes are ready to win their second national championship in three...

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2016?

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Well, that was fun.   We're down to four teams to decide which one will be the champion of the wacky 2016 college football season. It's pretty cut and dry, right?   Wrong.   As always in college football, controversy reigns supreme this time of year – especially when it comes to the four-team College Football Playoff. And as always, the teams that will compete...

Seven-Step Drop: Nothing Controversial About This Year’s College Football Playoff

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Contrary to all the tweets, all the talking heads on television and all of the columns written, there was no drama in this year’s College Football Playoff selection process. There were zero surprises either.   The New Year’s Six on Monday was exactly as it was the prior Thursday night (aside from a few folks flipping Penn State and Wisconsin’s spots). Nothing changed...

Ranking All 40 College Football Bowls for 2016: From Must-See to Must-Miss

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s regular season is over and the matchups for the 2016-17 bowl season are set. The bowl slate features 40 matchups and the national championship game to be played on Jan. 9 in Tampa, Fla. The postseason action starts on Dec. 17 with five matchups, including the New Mexico Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl and New Orleans Bowl. Additionally, there are eight bowl contests before...

5 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Win the College Football Playoff

By Chip Minnich, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Despite not winning the Big Ten East Division, Ohio State was able to ride a five-game winning streak into the 2016 College Football Playoff. Ohio State last lost at Penn State, 24-21, on Oct. 22 in a raucous night game on a blocked field goal at Beaver Stadium. This loss enabled Penn State to claim the B1G East Division due to the head-to-head tiebreaker, but Ohio State secured a playoff spot,...

College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.   As the No. 1 seed,...

College Football Week 14 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Week 14 of the 2016 college football season produced several big performances and memorable moments. The final regular season weekend produced some entertaining conference championship games, as Penn State rallied from a 28-7 deficit to beat Wisconsin, Clemson held off a tough Virginia Tech team, and San Diego State knocked off Wyoming 27-24 in the Mountain West title game....