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Big Ten's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 4 days ago
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on all 128 teams by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2015, including a handful of big names from the Big Ten. Wisconsin running back Corey Clement, Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, Michigan State cornerback Vayante Copeland and Penn State linebacker...

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

By Braden Gall, 8 months 1 week ago
Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it calls home.   They are literally and figuratively the foundation of the sport.   Madison, Austin and Athens are just three of the dozens...

Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams. While all teams would prefer to develop a quarterback pipeline through the recruiting ranks, a transfer from another program could be the right fit as...

College Football 2016 All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of players on offense. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Stanford...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Penn State's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 1 week ago
Following three straight seasons ending with seven wins, the pressure to start showing some true signs of progress is rising for Penn State head coach James Franklin (Penn State has gone 7-6 in each of Franklin's first two campaigns). A new-look offense will be put to the test early on with road trips to Pittsburgh and Michigan and the home slate is highlighted by visits from Ohio State,...

14 Big Ten Stats You Need to Know for 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 1 week ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is just around the corner. What better way to get you ready for another fall of gridiron action than to give you some stats to chew on. Here's a nice serving of some key numbers to pay attention to in 2016 from around the Big Ten.   89.0: Tackles for a loss by Illinois in 2015 It would seem new head coach Lovie Smith is taking...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Iowa's College Football Schedule in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 8 months 1 week ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes had what can only be described as a "dream" regular season in 2015. Like many successful teams, the road was paved with plenty of haters and doubters along the way. Kirk Ferentz's squad was up to the challenge through 12 games, besting all comers and earning a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game.   It was there — in the postseason — where the...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Ohio State's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Chip Minnich, 8 months 2 weeks ago
In 2015, Ohio State's schedule was widely criticized for its perceived weakness and quality of opponents. Flash forward to the 2016 season, and those critiques will not be heard. Of Ohio State's 12 opponents, 10 played in a bowl game last season and two teams qualified for the College Football Playoff.   Throw in the massive roster upheaval, due to the 12 NFL Draft choices from...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Quarterbacks for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Having a dual-threat quarterback who makes the defense respect his arm and legs is arguably a must for effective offenses in today’s college football. These quarterbacks have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play signal-caller seems to possess - speed...