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Wisconsin Badgers 2017 Team Awards

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 days ago
The Wisconsin Badgers went through a full 12-game regular season without suffering a loss, but the hopes of winning the Big Ten championship and potentially landing a spot in the College Football Playoff will have to wait for another year. The Badgers' typical recipe of running and strong defense never skipped a beat this season despite having to replace a key running back and a couple...

10 2018 Heisman Trophy Candidates to Watch in Bowl Games

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 month 4 days ago
As the 2017 college football season comes to a close, we can’t help but look ahead to 2018. Although the bowl season got started on Saturday, there are still 32 more games to go plus the two College Football Playoff semifinals and national championship game on Jan. 8. Here's a look at some of the elite players who will be on display over the next few weeks, and will most likely figure...

Big Ten 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The Big Ten missed out on having a team make the College Football Playoff, but the 2017 season was still a good year for the league. Ohio State finished No. 5 in the final selection committee poll with an 11-2 record, while Wisconsin and Penn State both earned trips to New Year's Six bowl games. Michigan State rebounded from a 3-9 record in 2016 to a 9-3 mark this season. Additionally,...

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

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week 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 Big Ten's Bowl Games in 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 week ago
For the first time in the College Football Playoff era, the Big Ten was left out of the four-team field. With the conference being locked out of the field, will that lead to an improved bowl season overall by the conference?   The Big Ten was a disappointing 3-7 in bowl games a season ago. Ohio State was shutout by eventual national champion Clemson in the College Football Playoff, and...

Outrageous Predictions for College Football Bowl Season

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
After what was arguably the wildest and most unpredictable college football season we've seen since the inception of the College Football Playoff selection process, it's time to settle in for another exciting bowl season. This year's slate of games was forged from the fires of a season full of upsets, disappointments and a bit of controversy along the way.   Now we can sit...

15 Best Big Ten College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2017 Big Ten football season ran the full gamut from traditional, defense-oriented slugfests to high-scoring shootouts. The conference has maintained its longstanding identity of physical, smash-mouth football while at the same time integrating more modern concepts, thus cultivating an entertaining style.   This 21st Century Big Ten provided some of the most spectacular finishes...

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...

What Would a 16-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Now that the College Football Playoff selection committee has decided which four teams will compete for the national championship, we can all sit back and offer up our opinions on what they did wrong and how the system could be better.   Every year, I toss in my two cents via a 16-team playoff plan. It's beautiful, and it's perfect.   My plan for a 16-team playoff gives...

What Could an Eight-Team College Football Playoff Look Like in 2017?

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff bracket is set, and much like every season since its inception, the selection process is once again mired in controversy. Most of the controversy this season surrounds the committee's decision to put Alabama in the playoff instead of Big Ten champion Ohio State.   This is the second year in a row that the team that won the Big Ten title has been left out...