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Michigan State Spartans 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 2 days ago
Michigan State loses several key pieces from last year’s Big Ten title team, but coach Mark Dantonio’s program has plenty of staying power. The rebuilding effort starts on offense in replacing quarterback Connor Cook, receiver Aaron Burbridge and standout offensive linemen Jack Allen and Jack Conklin. The defense returns five starters, but this unit should be solid with standout...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days ago
The 2015 season was certainly a memorable one for Iowa. The Hawkeyes finished 12-2, claimed the Big Ten’s West Division title and came within a goal-line stand of reaching the College Football Playoff. Considering Iowa had not won more than eight games since 2010 and coach Kirk Ferentz was starting to feel a little heat, last year’s record was a huge surprise. While the Hawkeyes...

College Football Podcast: Preseason 2016 Top 25 Release

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
Braden Gall and Steven Lassan break down every single team in the Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25.   - How deep is the Pac-12 and how many teams could legitimately win the title? And will the "surprise" conference champ make the Playoff?   - Can the Big 12 bounce back after a rough showing in the first two years of the Playoff era. Is there a clearcut top four in the...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2016 Athlon Sports College...

Tackling Misconceptions About Mike Riley's Nebraska Offense

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 weeks 3 hours ago
Hidden inside Nebraska’s 2015 6-7 record is the belief that Mike Riley’s offense can’t get the job done — period. The term “pro style” doesn’t play well in some areas of Husker Nation. Everywhere Cornhusker fans gather, a familiar paraphrase these days is “you can’t pass 40 times and win!” I’m going to prove those Big Red backers...

15 Best FBS vs. FCS Football Games in 2016

By Craig Haley, 2 weeks 1 day ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS opponents 16 times – a single-season record. Last year, it was nine times, which is still a decent number.   In 2016, there are 113...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The quarterback position in the Big Ten is filled with uncertainty in 2016. Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Iowa’s C.J. Beathard are easily the league’s top options, but the question marks begin at No. 3. Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong takes the third spot in Athlon's early rankings for 2016, with Illinois’ Wes Lunt checking in at No. 4. Armstrong and Lunt have the...

NCAA Helps Open Flood Gates for Growth of Nebraska Cornhuskers’ Future

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 weeks 4 days ago
When Nebraska secures a new football commitment, you’ll see Husker fans cheer across social media. A hefty amount of talent from all over is signing up to play for Mike Riley, but the NCAA recently did Nebraska perhaps the biggest favor it ever could in regards to recruiting.   Starting Aug. 1, schools are able to pick up the tab for a recruit and two parents or guardians to...

7 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Big Ten West

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 hours ago
Predicting which freshmen will play or make an impact on any given season is no easy assignment. Considering some players aren’t quite ready for the physical nature of college football or may need a year to work on developing within the scheme or playbook, a good chunk of every team’s signing class will take a redshirt season. With the 2016 season just a few months away, it’s...

College Football Podcast: Big 12 Expansion, Implosion and The Kentucky Derby

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 22 hours ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion and preview the 2016 college football magazines. (We also have some fun by naming Kentucky Derby horses too.)   - What do the latest data reports mean for the future of the Big 12? What is the right structure for the Big 12?   - Who should the league target for expansion and should the Big 12 add a title game...