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College Football's 2017 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 8 hours 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...

15 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 5 days ago
Pac-12 After Dark gained popularity in recent years as a social media hashtag, denoting a wild finish out West. While the title suggests nighttime football, Pac-12 After Dark is more of a mindset; plenty of raucous finishes in the conference played out in the daytime during 2017.   Record-setting individual performances, the biggest comeback of the campaign and clutch moments defined the...

Pac-12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Behind quarterback Sam Darnold and a talented front seven on defense this year, USC claimed its first Pac-12 title since 2008. The Trojans missed out on a CFB Playoff berth after suffering two losses in the regular season, but coach Clay Helton's team finished with an 11-2 mark and won the league title game over Stanford in early December. USC wasn't the only bright spot in the Pac-...

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

By Bryan Fischer, 1 month 5 days 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, 1 month 5 days 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...

Ranking the Watchability of the Pac-12's Bowl Games in 2017

By John Coon, 1 month 1 week ago
Nine Pac-12 teams will continue their seasons with a bowl game in December. The league offered remarkable balance in the 2017 season, with seven teams winning at least seven games.   Such parity ultimately cost Pac-12 champion USC a shot at playing for a national title. No Pac-12 teams made the four-team College Football Playoff for the second time in four seasons. Fans will have to...

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...

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-...