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College Football's 2017 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day 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...

Big 12 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The Big 12's 2017 college football season was all about Oklahoma. After Bob Stoops retired in early June, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was promoted to head coach and the Sooners never missed a beat en route to a 12-1 record. With Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield directing the offense, Oklahoma averaged 44.9 points a game, claimed a Big 12 title and the No. 2 ranking headed into...

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

By Mitch Light, 1 month 6 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...

15 Best Big 12 College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
A Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Playoff team headlined Big 12 play in the 2017 regular season, but the conference had a whole lot more happening beyond Norman, Oklahoma. Some of the very best games on the college football docket this past autumn emanated from Big 12 country.   The high scores for which Big 12 teams are known shaped some of the conference's best games in...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big 12's Bowl Games in 2017

By Mark Ross, 1 month 1 week ago
Oklahoma has been the Big 12’s headliner this season, but the conference will be well represented throughout the bowl schedule. Eight teams are in the postseason, which is an increase from the six that qualified in 2016 as Big 12 teams went 4-2 in their bowl games.   The Sooners’ return to the College Football Playoff is the highlight for this bowl season, but it’s far...

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...

5 Biggest Landslides in Heisman Trophy Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It looks like Baker Mayfield will be awarded the Heisman Trophy this Saturday. Even with some questionable on-field actions, the most recent which resulted in him not starting (he missed two plays) or serving as captain on Senior Day, Mayfield is the front-runner by far. Will he win by one of the biggest landslides in Heisman history? Well, that’s a pretty high bar.   Consider...

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-...