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The Most Absurd Tweet About Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley Thus Far

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 1 week ago
The Nebraska football program is an amazing thing for so many reasons. It has so much power that it can bring an entire state together or turn family members against each other. The fossil fuel energy crisis could be nixed if only the passion for Nebraska football could be harnessed to power the world. Take that passion, that raw emotion and combine it with a controversial firing, largely...

Nebraska Football's 3-5 Record is a Matter of Trust

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 1 week ago
The Nebraska football team finds itself 3-5 following (get this) another heartbreaking loss, this time to Northwestern. At this point, that may very well mean no bowl eligibility, a sobering thought. Regardless of whether or not the Huskers find themselves with extra practices come the holidays, something jumped out at me while analyzing the Big Red following its most recent defeat. I...

College Football Week 8 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Week 8 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. While the Week 8 schedule appeared to be light on intrigue, Saturday's action wasn't short on drama or key outcomes in shaping the playoff and national title picture. With another weekend of action in the books, it’s...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game. Whether the stats are historic, advanced or just an observation from a box score, Athlon Sports brings the...

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 8 Games

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Week 8 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 8 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes, overtime battles and outstanding plays. Miss anything from Week 8? Here’s 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action: 20 Must-See Moments from College...

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Preview and Prediction

By Chip Minnich, 11 months 1 week ago
Fresh off a #DarkNight 38-10 victory over Penn State, Ohio State travels to High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. This game will mark the first trip to High Point Solutions Stadium for the Buckeyes, as the teams played for the first time in 2014; Ohio State defeated Rutgers in Ohio Stadium 56-17. New Jersey is one of the most fertile...

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction

By Chris Dougherty, 11 months 1 week ago
The Badgers head into Champaign on Saturday in an attempt to defeat the Fighting Illini for the sixth consecutive time. Wisconsin is fresh off a 24-7 victory over Purdue, holding the Boilermakers to just 192 total yards of offense, only solidifying their nationally-ranked third overall defensive unit. The Badgers have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Illinois, the last three ending...

Week 8 College Football Picks Against the Spread

By Braden Gall, 11 months 1 week ago
Last week was both unpredictable and bizarre. Entering last weekend, there were the seven teams left in college football without a win against the spread all year. Five covered and UTEP didn't play, leaving the Miners and Old Dominion as the only teams in college football without a win against the spread. Meanwhile, Central Michigan remained the lone unbeaten against the...

College Football's Top 10 Breakout Players at Midseason

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
With the first half of the 2015 college football season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the first seven weeks and examine some of the new stars across the nation. Breakout players are hard to predict in the preseason, but the emergence of new stars are a huge boost for a team’s win total or the opportunity to compete for a playoff spot. Stanford running back...

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 11 months 1 week ago
Who will show up for this contest, the "same old Spartans" from the past or the recent "new and improved Spartans" of the previous eight seasons? From 1970 through 2006, after Michigan State defeated Michigan, the Spartans struggled to win the next game, going 4-4 in those following matches. During head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure, his teams have won five out of six...