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College Football’s Week 1 FCS vs. FBS Betting Lines of Note

By Matt Josephs, 1 week 15 hours ago
The first week of the 2015 college football season features a boatload of FBS vs. FCS matchups. Most people out there refuse to bet on those games, but sometimes they represent some of the best value out there. There are multiple FCS teams that are live underdogs with some having the chance to win outright. Here’s a look at some season openers of note (lines courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook...

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Which players could shape the national...

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker compare to...

Kansas Running Back Devonte Wilson Has Serious Hops

By Jasmine Watkins, 1 week 1 day ago
Don't aim low if you're going to try to tackle Devonte Wilson this season. The Kansas running back posted videos to his Instagram page that show his leaping ability, and it's nothing to mess with. The growth and solid work ethic has made this guy the posterchild for "practice makes perfect."   A video posted by Working Out Is Life Itself (@devonte.m....

College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

Baker Mayfield an Easy Choice to be Oklahoma's Starting Quarterback

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Oklahoma’s quarterback battle was one of the biggest in college football this fall, but the intrigue is over in Norman. On Monday, the Sooners announced Baker Mayfield edged Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas for the starting spot for the Sept. 5 opener against Akron. The decision to pick Mayfield as the starter is really no surprise. The Texas Tech transfer was considered the favorite...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

TCU Adds Former Boise State DE, Long Beach JUCO Standout Mat Boesen to 2016 Class

By Ryan Wright, 1 week 5 days ago
TCU enters the 2015 season with a preseason ranking of No. 5 locked and loaded with 10 starters returning on offense and five on defense. The Horned Frogs' defensive line has two senior ends expected to win starting jobs when the season kicks off against Minnesota on Sept. 3 — James McFarland and Terrell Lathan. In an effort to keep this unit’s on-the-field production up in...

The Big 12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By Allen Kenney, 1 week 6 days ago
Recruiting in the Big 12 has declined in recent years, but that doesn't mean the conference lacks for fresh faces that will impact their teams' fortunes this season.Related: Is the Big 12 in the Middle of a Recruiting Crisis? In particular, the league's perennial powers, Oklahoma and Texas, are counting on a number of freshmen to help lead them back to the top of the standings....

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big 12 for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 16 hours ago
TCU or Baylor? That’s the big question at the top of the Big 12 in 2015. The Bears and Horned Frogs shared the conference crown last season, with Baylor claiming the head-to-head victory in a 61-58 shootout in early October. The debate between Baylor and TCU continued this offseason, and the Big 12 player rankings reflect the balance of power in the conference. In Athlon’s...