FCS Championship – North Dakota State v Eastern Washington

FCS Championship In the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), the National Champion is determined by a 24-team playoff through most of December. North Dakota State, the season-long #1 team, is the defending national championship, and have won six of the past seven titles. Eastern Washington, no stranger to postseason success in the FCS, has one … Read moreFCS Championship – North Dakota State v Eastern Washington

CFP National Championship – Clemson v Alabama (Jan 7)

CFP National Championship Clemson Clemson has been one of the great teams under Dabo Swinney in the CFP playoff. They’ve made it to the vast majority of them, but have come up short much more than they would like. This is Clemson’s fourth appearance in the CFP Playoffs and their third visit to the Championship … Read moreCFP National Championship – Clemson v Alabama (Jan 7)

SportMuse Best of 2018

With the New Year upon us, we felt like it would be appropriate to share the top articles read by you, our readers, during 2018.

We started this little enterprise back in July to write about the Premier League, and have since expanded our coverage over the past few months to include the EFL Championship, UEFA Champions League, NCAA football, some MLS coverage, and some writing about the NFL and NBA (which nobody seems to read).

As we enter 2019, we intend to keep focus on European football, but will also be offering in-depth coverage of the Asian Champions League, Women’s World Cup 2019, March Madness, and a bunch of other things that we can find time for. We appreciate every reader and social media interaction that we’ve had over the past 5+ months and look forward to more of the same in 2019 and beyond.

Without further ado, here, in reverse chronological order, are our most read articles from 2018:

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Sugar Bowl – #15 Texas Longhorns v #5 Georgia Bulldogs

Bowl Texas: Offense Passing: Texas has been a different team since they made the swap from Buechele to Ehlinger. Part of their renewed success comes from Ehlinger’s ability to be a threat in the ground game as well as the passing game. Texas has great road numbers a drop of about 5% in completion percentage. … Read moreSugar Bowl – #15 Texas Longhorns v #5 Georgia Bulldogs

Rose Bowl – #9 Washington Huskies v #6 Ohio State Buckeyes

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

The “Granddaddy of Them All” takes its traditional New Year’s Day position on the schedule, and will feature teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten just like it usually does. It is part of the “New Year’s 6” and this year features one of the more compelling matchups of the bowl season that won’t help decide the national championship. The Washington Huskies and Ohio State Buckeyes will meet for the 12th time in their histories, with Ohio State leading the series 8-3.

#9 Washington Huskies

The Washington Huskies are coming off of their victory in the Pac-12 Championship over Utah that wasn’t quite enough to get them into the Top 4, though they did snag the Pac-12’s automatic berth in the Rose Bowl. They finished the season 10-3 (7-2 Pac-12), tying for the lead in the Pac-12 North and qualifying for the Pac-12 Championship due to their head-to-head victory over Washington State. Despite the perceived weakness of the Pac-12 nationally, Washington’s FBS opponents have a better combined record than that of Ohio State, going 86-59 (0.555).

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Citrus Bowl – #12 Penn State Nittany Lions v #14 Kentucky Wildcats

Citrus Bowl Penn State: Offense Passing: This season has been all about Senior Trace McSorely who has handled all but a couple snaps for the Nittany Lions. While he’s been phenomenal at home, his numbers are somewhat more usual at home. He averages 2 full yards less per attempt on the road with a few … Read moreCitrus Bowl – #12 Penn State Nittany Lions v #14 Kentucky Wildcats