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Ohio State Shows off National Championship Rings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Ohio State claimed college football’s first playoff trophy with a 42-20 win over Oregon on Jan. 12. And thanks to a few tweets from the staff and players, we are getting our first glimpse of the championship rings. Check out Ohio State’s championship rings from the 2014 championship season: Going to have to put this one at the House - We are #OnToTheNextOne #Zone6 pic....

Early 2015 Heisman Betting Odds: Top Picks, Sleepers and Busts

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in sports and gambling is a huge part of the game of football. Put them together and you get preseason odds for the coveted stiff-armed trophy. Bovada recently released an updated list of Heisman Trophy front-runners for 2015 and, for entertainment purposes only, we’ve offered up our unsolicited gambling advice.Remember, last year...

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Wisconsin vs. North Carolina

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the consensus No. 1 and Tar Heels all they could handle in the Elite Eight, losing to the eventual national champions 88-82. It was Williams’ first...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days 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, 3 weeks 6 days 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, 4 weeks 1 day 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, 4 weeks 1 day 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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...