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Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 weeks ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...

Michigan Wolverines 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mike Bainbridge, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Michigan Wolverines enter 2016 with as much hype and expectations as any team in the country after posting a 10-3 record last season, including a blowout victory of Florida in the Citrus Bowl.   Related: Michigan Wolverines 2016 Spring Football Preview   The schedule sets up very nicely for the Wolverines with five straight homes games to start the year, and eight...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Much of the offseason discussion about James Franklin seems to suggest the 2017 season will be an important one for him as he enters his third season as Penn State’s head coach. After two straight seven-win seasons since taking over the program while also working to rebuild the depth across the board with a renewed recruiting strategy, fans are itching to see Penn State take a noticeable...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Chip Minnich, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Ohio State is coming off a 12-1 2015 season that culminated in a 44-28 victory over Notre Dame in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Heading into the 2016 season, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer faces a challenging schedule, with over half of his roster comprised of freshmen and redshirt freshmen (44 out of 85 scholarship players).   These players, while inexperienced, are tremendously talented...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Every few years it seems Kirk Ferentz finds something to work with that turns into a somewhat magic run by the Iowa Hawkeyes. Last year may have been just that, although an undefeated regular season ended unceremoniously with losses to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game and a whopper of a loss to Christian McCaffrey and Stanford in the Rose Bowl. But a new season is here and Iowa...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive opening weekend ever. Added to a schedule packed with great games from now until December and there should be no shortage of fun on the gridiron this year...

College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No. 2, a strong case could be...

The Big Ten’s Top 15 Must-See Games of 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten is full of storylines to follow this season, and the schedule offers a good number of intriguing matchups in conference and non-conference play. The Jim Harbaugh Effect has Michigan playing in several matchups you should pay attention to this season, while Ohio State has a loaded slate on tap as well. And yes, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin have some noteworthy dates of their own...

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn’t miss a beat.   With the 2016 season just beginning, who has the best quarterback situations in college football? And which teams...