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College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

Looking Back At Ohio State's 2013 Recruiting Class (Part Two)

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 1 week ago
Back in February 2013, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his coaching staff were able to sign 24 players in a recruiting class that was ranked second in the country by 247Sports. Of these 24 players, Ohio State only lost three to transfer or dismissal, meaning 21 players have either started for or contributed to Ohio State since 2013.   Part one dealt with the departed players. Part...

Looking Back At Ohio State's 2013 Recruiting Class (Part One)

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 2 weeks ago
On Feb. 6, 2013, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer addressed the media to discuss the recruiting efforts of the Ohio State coaching staff. "Our first year together as a coaching staff last year did not count because that was not a coaching staff. That was a bunch of guys coming together like a bunch of gypsies trying to find players anywhere we could find them. We did pretty good...This...

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the Big Ten's West Division

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten West is going to be a fun race although Iowa could be the team best built to win it, again. The Hawkeyes will have to fend off challenges from Nebraska and Wisconsin among others. The other intriguing race will be for last place between Illinois and Purdue, most likely.   Related: Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the Big Ten's East Division   For...

Podcast: SEC Media Days Jam Session

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back in Nashville after returning from SEC Media Days and a honeymoon respectively. We've got a complete breakdown as well official championship predictions from 23 of our closest friends.   - Was Dan Mullen the biggest loser from SEC Media Days in Hoover? Was Nick Saban out of line or right on point in his verbal match with PAAWWWLLL? Was Hugh Freeze...

5 Reasons Why Nebraska is the Big Ten West's Sleeper Team in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Nebraska’s first year under new coach Mike Riley ended with a disappointing 6-7 final record. While the six-win mark was just the program’s third losing season since 1962, the 2015 campaign wasn’t as bad as the final ledger indicated. With 11 returning starters and a full year entrenched with this coaching staff, the Cornhuskers have the opportunity to surprise in the Big Ten...

College Football's All-Star Baseball Team

By Lance Dozier, 1 month 2 weeks ago
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to show that only the best of the best make it professionaly - especially with only 1.6% of student-athletes playing on Sundays.   Out of...

What if Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level. What if each Power 5 league had an all-star game during the offseason...

The Big Ten's 15 Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 15 names, we tried to stick...