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College Football's 2015-16 All-Bowl Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close victory over the Tigers and entertaining title game made up for a few blowouts in the New Year’s Six matchups. However, the bowl season produced...

A Very Early College Football Top 25 for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all of the key returners or departures are settled for all 128 teams.   Needless to say, expect several tweaks to this top 25 ranking between...

Nebraska's Nate Gerry Penalty Proves It's Time to Tackle the Lawlessness of Targeting Calls

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 5 months ago
A topic that causes many an eye roll has irked me lately, especially since it has the nation talking about Nebraska’s Foster Farms Bowl performance and not about the win. It’s a rule that is finding itself under more scrutiny every year: the targeting penalty. According to the American Football Coaches Association — which is obviously trying to raise awareness of how to...

Predictions for Every Remaining College Football 2015-2016 Bowl Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of the bowl slate produced a handful of entertaining games, including the Miami Beach Bowl between WKU and South Florida, the Georgia Southern-Bowling...

Best Individual Performances in College Football in 2015

By Kyle Kensing, 1 year 5 months ago
Seemingly every autumn, college football collectively sets the bar higher than it had in previous years. The 2015 campaign featured an abundance of breath-taking moments across all levels, in the process setting a new standard of excellence in the sport. Related: Top 25 College Football Games of 2015 The following 18 individual efforts were the pinnacle of the season. These were...

Foster Farms Bowl Preview and Prediction: UCLA vs. Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 5 months ago
I’m guessing a lot of you thought you had seen Nebraska take the field for the last time in 2015, didn’t you? Not so as thanks to a lack of bowl-eligible teams and the Cornhuskers’ excellent academic standing, Mike Riley’s squad will play one more game. One against an opponent familiar to the Huskers’ head man, even. Believe it or not, this Foster Farms Bowl between...

College Football's 2015 Postseason All-Freshman Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the 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. 2015 is a good barometer for that statement, as three of the four College Football Playoff teams feature a freshman on the Athlon Sports first-team...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 5 months ago
What is great about college football is that every season seems to offer a new handful of memories that can be shared and remembered for years to come. In 2015 we saw plenty of great comebacks and nailbiters filled with monster individual performances and bizarre plays you had to see to believe. This season offered a reminder of why it is important to never count a team out until the clock hits...

10 Best Pac-12 College Football Games of 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 5 months ago
The Pac-12 may not be participating in this season's College Football Playoff, but the 2015 season had plenty to offer fans along the way. Few conferences rival the Pac-12 when it comes to thrillers and close calls from start to finish. Yes, the Pac-12 had plenty of drama to observe, even if it meant having to stay up late for some good old fashioned Pac-12 After Dark. The conference...

College Football's Postseason Awards for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 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...