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Early Look at the Top Heisman Trophy Contenders for 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 6 days ago
For better or worse, college football's Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in team sports, drawing hype and controversy from the beginning of the season till the end. Lamar Jackson won it last year, but that didn’t stop the annual “Heisman remorse” storyline from taking hold after runner-up Deshaun Watson tore through the postseason — despite...

10 College Football Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 6 days ago
In case you missed it: A number of high-profile college football stars declared early for the NFL Draft. Several even skipped their bowl games, which caused hysterics in some corners. In any event, it is now time for a new crop of talented reserves to step into the spotlight and fill some pretty big shoes for their respective programs.   Related: College Football's NFL Draft...

NFL Scouting Combine Watch: Noah Brown

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 12 hours ago
Although it’s early in the evaluation process, it doesn’t look the 2017 NFL Draft will feature many wide receivers taken in the first round. That doesn’t mean there aren’t quality options available, however, as the position could end up as the one with the most selections that make an immediate impact as rookies.   Related: 2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0   One of...

10 Big Ten Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 1 day ago
Sure, J.T. Barrett, Saquon Barkley and a cast of other familiar faces in the Big Ten are returning to their schools next season. But after a 2016 that saw the league finish with four teams in the final top 10 of both major polls, the Big Ten will have to retool a bit up top, as a number of stars declared early for the 2017 NFL Draft.   Related: College Football's NFL Draft...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The battle for conference supremacy is an ongoing race to catch the SEC, but the Big Ten has made considerable progress in recent years to close the gap. Thanks to outstanding coaching hires, Ohio State (Urban Meyer), Penn State (James Franklin), Michigan (Jim Harbaugh) and Wisconsin (Paul Chryst), all four teams finished inside of the top 10 in the CFB Playoff poll. All four programs will begin...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 days ago
The NFL Draft’s early entry deadline officially passed on Monday evening and over 90 players declared for the next level. The official list of players leaving for the NFL will be released on Friday. While the official list isn't out yet, it's no secret which players have already announced their intentions for the next level and which teams will be filling the most voids this...

Early Look at the Top 25 College Football Games of 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 1 month 4 days ago
Clemson will enter the 2017 season as college football's reigning national champion, but it’s the Tigers’ division rival, Florida State, along with — dare we say — Clemson’s national title game rival, Alabama, who have the game to watch in 2017. And fortunately for us all, we won’t have to wait all that long to see this potential No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup...

College Football's Top 10 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the next season and the players returning. Regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Which quarterback could be the next Lamar Jackson or Sam Darnold? Or which...

Bob Diaco is a Home-Run Hire for Nebraska and Coach Mike Riley

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
Despite a three-game improvement in the win column from 2015, Nebraska coach Mike Riley isn’t sitting idle this offseason. Instead, Riley made a significant change to his coaching staff after defensive coordinator Mark Banker was dismissed in favor of former UConn head coach and Notre Dame assistant Bob Diaco. College football’s assistant coach carousel isn’t finished, but...

College Football's Top 15 Teams on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2016 season officially ended on Monday night in Tampa, Fla. with Clemson's last-second win over Alabama. While the Tigers are still celebrating and the party in Death Valley isn't going to end anytime soon, it's never too early to peek ahead at 2017 and examine some of the teams that could take a step forward in the win column or move a little higher in the...