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10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

By David Fox, 1 week 7 hours ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
Is it easier to win at Ohio State or Michigan? Wisconsin or Nebraska? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So Athlon Sports...

College Football's Top 25 Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Each season always brings a new cast of college football stars. Whether it’s touted true freshmen living up to the hype in their first season on campus, a sophomore ready to emerge in their second year, or an upper classmen taking on a bigger role, there’s no shortage of breakout player options in the preseason. Which players might emerge with a breakout year in 2015? Here...

BYU Cougars 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
Bronco Mendenhall has never had a losing season at BYU. He’s grown accustomed to winning, posting five seasons with at least 10 wins during his decade-long career in Provo. But a move to independence has increased scheduling difficulty and has led to three straight 8-5 seasons. The good news in 2015 is dual-threat quarterback Taysom Hill appears poised to return to form...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
James Franklin enters his second season in Happy Valley with his work cut out for him. The quarterback position is settled and the defense should be in good shape under star coordinator Bob Shoop, but his offensive line and running game are still major question marks. There is a lot to like about this team considering it claims one of the best rosters in the league, but it won just...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
A new era of football begins in Lincoln this season as Mike Riley takes over at Nebraska. The Huskers boast the best roster in the division and could be considered the front-runner in the West. Since joining the Big Ten, Nebraska hasn't gotten any favors from the schedule and that could once again be an issue in 2015. If Riley's bunch makes it to the B1G title...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Quarterback is easily the position with the most pressure in any college football season. Whether it’s a quarterback fighting to keep a starting job, replacing a standout from the prior season or just looking to elevate their overall play, signal-callers will be securitized and watched closely all offseason. With spring practice underway, quarterback play is under the spotlight and...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 Big Ten Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 Big Ten conference preview. The Big Ten enters a season as a defending champ for the first time since 2002 and only the third time since 1968. However, could a repeat be more likely than you think? Who are the top challengers to the Buckeyes in the East? How does Michigan State move forward without former...

College Football's Top 25 Defensive Players on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 7 hours ago
With the volume of high-powered offenses and talent at the skill positions every year, it’s not easy being a defensive coordinator or a player on that side of the ball. However, there’s no shortage of standouts that emerge each season out of spring practice and the regular season. After taking a look at the quarterbacks, running backs and receivers on the rise for 2015, it...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 8 hours ago
Ohio State is the defending national champions and has a schedule that should allow the Buckeyes to defend their title with relative ease. Urban Meyer has one tough road game in conference, will play two of the worst teams from the Big Ten West Division and has one revenge game on the road in the non-conference. And Ohio State boasts what is by far the best roster in the Big Ten....