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The BCS Era's All-American Team

By Braden Gall, 6 days 12 hours ago
All-conference and All-American teams are a great indicator as to who are the best players in the nation. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time All-American selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014,...

Union Story Continues to Dominate Offseason for Northwestern, QB Siemian

By David Fox, 1 week 1 day ago
When Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian heard the question about one of his receivers, Miles Shuler, the Wildcats quarterback sighed in relief.“Awesome, a football question, great,” Siemian said.Northwestern’s spring practice will come to a close Saturday, but Wednesday was another clear indication what happens on the field for the Wildcats continues to be the secondary story...

Bo Pelini Shocked by Reaction to his Tweet to @FauxPelini

By David Fox, 1 week 1 day ago
For a few minutes and for a small sliver of the college football world, the national championship game was of secondary concern.In Lincoln, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini sat down to watch the BCS championship game between Florida State and Auburn and fired off this Tweet to his cat-loving doppelganger. @FauxPelini ok enough is enough... I want my cat back. You've had her long enough!—...

Penn State or Michigan: Who Finishes Higher in the Big Ten East Division in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Michigan and Penn State are two of the premier programs in the Big Ten, but neither the Wolverines or Nittany Lions have won more than eight games in a season over the last two years.The lack of success by Michigan and Penn State on a national level is just one reason why the Big Ten has slipped in terms of conference hierarchy among BCS leagues.And as the 2014 season approaches, both teams have...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

The All-Big Ten Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 12 hours ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...

College Football's Top 15 Wide Receivers on the Rise for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 12 hours ago
Spring practice is underway for nearly all 128 college football teams, and the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the start of next year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.Earlier this spring, Athlon Sports examined which quarterbacks and running...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 12 hours ago
The College Football Playoff Era doesn’t just ring in a new era of postseason football for Rutgers. It’s a complete overhaul.The Scarlet Knights will play in their third different conference in three years after the defunct Big East gave birth to the American Athletic Conference. Life in the Big Ten will be an entirely different beast, however, as Rutgers has never faced the level of...

Michigan State Spartans 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Mission accomplished.It was 1987 the last time Michigan State won an outright Big Ten championship or played in the Rose Bowl. Mark Dantonio ended both of the streaks in one awesome performance against undefeated Ohio State in the Big Ten title game last fall.Then he capped the emotional trip to Pasadena by suspending his senior captain and MSU legacy and still managed to topple mighty Stanford...