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Jordan Westerkamp Brings the Leadership of Rex Burkhead Back to Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 4 days ago
Everyone in Nebraska knows Rex Burkhead’s name. Not only for how he brought Jack Hoffman’s fight against pediatric brain cancer into the spotlight, but for something else Husker fans are quick to underscore – his heart and determination on the football field.   Burkhead wasn’t the fastest running back, but what he did better than anyone else wearing an “N...

Keyshawn Johnson Jr.'s Commit a Sign of Mike Riley's Future Success at Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 6 days ago
Fourteen words may very well have changed the trajectory of Nebraska football. "I told you I was going to make my own path. Go Big Red.” Now’s the time to buy all of the Big Red stock you can.   No, the Huskers aren’t going to best Alabama in next season’s College Football Playoff. But thanks to the words of their newest commit, four-star wide receiver...

Big Ten's Top 15 Players on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days ago
Breakout players and the emergence of new faces are one of college football’s annual traditions. Players can go from a backup position into a starting role to earn all-conference honors or produce a big season. Incoming or redshirt freshmen can also make an impact in their first season on campus. Regardless of how players arrive on campus, it’s no secret a new wave of standouts will...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 1 week ago
Few programs were in need of a change in leadership the way Rutgers was. Kyle Flood landed himself a three-game suspension last season from the university in what was a rough season for the Scarlet Knights, their second as a Big Ten member. Now in year three of its new conference home, Rutgers has a new coach in Chris Ash, who comes to town after being a defensive coordinator for Ohio State....

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

Michigan State Spartans 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Michigan State has won at least 11 games in five out of the last six seasons, so the bar is set high for coach Mark Dantonio as the program looks to quickly restock a depth chart losing a handful of key players. The Spartans were easily handled by Alabama in the College Football Playoff last year, but there were plenty of highs and accolades for last year’s team. Michigan State claimed the...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
The 2015 regular season was the stuff dreams are made of in Iowa City. A magical 12-0 campaign landed Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, where it took a 22-play scoring drive by Michigan State to hand the Hawkeyes their first loss.   The season still could have ended on a high note with a decent showing in the Rose Bowl, but Stanford turned that dream into a nightmare...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 1 week ago
Change is in the air in Happy Valley as Penn State moves one more year into the James Franklin era. Could this be the year the program begins to take a step forward as it comes closer to escaping the shadow of an abbreviated sanction era? This could prove to be an important season for Franklin, and it comes with plenty of changes in the makeup of the team's identity.   Penn State...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...