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Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 17 hours ago
Ohio State opened spring practice with a target on its back. The Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the favorite to win college football’s national title in 2015. Of course, a lot can happen between now and the end of the year. However, Ohio State is positioned for another run at the championship, especially with the returning talent on both sides of the ball. 5...

Michigan State Spartans 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 19 hours ago
Michigan State has emerged as a national power under coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans have won at least 11 games in each of the last four seasons and have claimed back-to-back finishes inside of the top five in the last Associated Press poll. Michigan State has a few personnel concerns heading into spring ball, and Dantonio has to replace coordinator Pat Narduzzi on the defensive side. While...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 19 hours ago
James Franklin’s debut at Penn State had its share of ups and downs, as the Nittany Lions started 4-0 but dropped six out of their last eight regular season games. A bowl win over Boston College propelled Franklin to a winning mark in his first season, and the program was able to ink a full class of players after NCAA sanctions limited scholarships in previous years. Penn State enters...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 20 hours ago
Mike Riley was a surprise hire at Nebraska, and the former Oregon State coach enters his first spring practice in Lincoln with key personnel question marks to address. The Cornhuskers return 12 starters, including quarterback Tommy Armstrong and standout defensive tackle Maliek Collins, but receiver Kenny Bell and running back Ameer Abdullah must be replaced. On defense, Nebraska has room to...

Big Ten's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The national perception of the Big Ten shifted at the end of the 2014 season thanks to Ohio State’s national championship and Michigan’s hire of Jim Harbaugh as the program’s new coach. While the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is only going to increase in intensity with Harbaugh going up against Urban Meyer, don’t forget about Michigan State, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The...

Iowa QB Jake Rudock is Transferring - Is Michigan His Next Stop?

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock is leaving the program and will be eligible to compete in 2015 at another FBS program as a graduate transfer. But this is where the intrigue begins. Could Michigan be a possible landing spot for Rudock? According to FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman, Rudock is taking a visit to Ann Arbor next week to explore a possible transfer to Michigan. Rudock started...

College Football's Top 15 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 18 hours ago
Quarterback battles are easily one of the biggest storylines in any college football offseason. And it’s even more under the microscope in 2015, as the position lost several top performers, including Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Baylor’s Bryce Petty and UCLA’s Brett Hundley. With spring practice already underway for a handful of...

Jim Harbaugh will coach first base for Oakland (for a spring training game)

By David Fox, 3 weeks 2 days ago
New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is a Twitter superstar. That much has been established. Now, we’ll find out if he can judge a guy should try to turn a single into a double. Harbaugh arrived at Oakland Athletics spring training in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday — in uniform — to coach first base for a game against the Los Angeles Angels. Harbaugh and A’s manager...

Michigan Wolverines 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Michigan enters spring practice with question marks on both sides of the ball, but that’s not the main storyline in Ann Arbor. The return of Jim Harbaugh to the Maize and Blue has the Wolverines back on the rise in the Big Ten. Harbaugh has been a successful coach at each of his three stops, including a 29-21 mark at Stanford. Needless to say, it won’t be long before Harbaugh has...

College Football's Top 10 Storylines to Watch in 2015 Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
College football’s 2015 season doesn’t officially start until September, but the national championship race is already underway with the start of spring practice. Offseason workouts aren’t necessarily going to provide the best answers to any preseason concerns, especially as most freshmen won’t arrive on campus until the summer. However, spring practice is the first...