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College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances, including Miami’s return for a game-winning score against Duke, Georgia Tech’s blocked field goal for a touchdown to beat Florida State, Michigan...

10 Best Big 12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 6 months ago
When it comes to the Big 12, offense is the name of the game. This season in the Big 12 was no exception to that rule as the conference packed plenty of offensive shootouts to enjoy from start to finish. Just because a game offered plenty of scoring does not mean there were not other noteworthy performances this season. The Big 12 enjoyed some success against SEC opponents on the road, and key...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. The bowl season kicks off on Dec. 19 and continues until the national championship on Jan. 11 in...

Big 12 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The Big 12 got exactly what it needed in 2015 – a playoff team. After missing out on the College Football Playoff last season, the conference had an offseason filled with more discussion about a conference championship game and whether or not expansion was needed. But as many have suggested, patience was the right course of action. Oklahoma emerged as the league’s best team, while...

Predictions for Every College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for every bowl. The action begins on Saturday, Dec. 19 with five games, including the inaugural Cure Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah...

Ranking the Watchability of the Big 12's Bowl Games in 2015

By Allen Kenney, 1 year 6 months ago
The 2014 bowl season could have gone better for the Big 12. Conference co-champs Baylor and TCU found themselves on the outside of the first-ever College Football Playoff looking in. Adding insult to injury, the seven conference teams to make bowl games ran up a combined record of 2-5. That included a couple ugly losses by Oklahoma and Texas. This year’s bowl slate includes a...

What if College Football Had a March Madness 68-Team Tournament?

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to change from this current format anytime soon, there’s no harm in having some fun with a hypothetical 68-team playoff field. March Madness and...

The Five Biggest Landslides in Heisman Voting History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 6 months ago
This year’s Heisman Trophy voting will likely be close. In fact, even though Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey and Deshaun Watson are each a deserving finalist, a case could have been made to invite another player or two to the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City for the announcement. In some years, one candidate simply stands out and wins by a landslide. Here are the five that...

College Football Bowl Schedule: Matchups, TV Times, Locations for All Games

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national championship slated for Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The bowl season kicks off with five games on Dec. 19 and continues with 12 matchups before Christmas....

College Football Playoff: What Would a 16-team Bracket Look Like in 2015?

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 6 months ago
For the second consecutive season, it looks as if the College Football Playoff committee has done a fine job of sending four deserving teams to the tournament that will decide the national champion. Also for the second consecutive season, it appears as though at least one team that could have won it all was left out. As great as the College Football Playoff is, the players, coaches and...