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Ranking the Toughest Games on Minnesota's College Football Schedule in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 2 days ago
Minnesota's football program has shown continuous improvement each year under head coach Jerry Kill. That improvement has raised the bar of expectations in some circles, as the Golden Gophers are being mentioned as a front-runner in the Big Ten West, despite losing two of the conference's most talented offensive weapons from a season ago. The 2015 slate will present plenty of...

Kyle Flood, Rutgers Enter Critical Second Season in the Big Ten

By Chris Dougherty, 1 year 3 days ago
It’s not as if Rutgers has ever had any realistic expectations to be one of the premiere college football programs in the country, but joining the Big Ten amplifies everything for everyone involved. Both players and coaches are under immense scrutiny to not only perform at the highest level, but exceed expectations en route to soaring heights for their programs. Greg Schiano brought...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 days ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 3 days ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. It shouldn't surprise us, considering that we are dealing with young men in their late...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Iowa's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 3 days ago
Iowa didn't even show up as a blip on the radar of most national publications entering the 2015 season. And given recent history, that's probably a well-deserved slight. But even as Kirk Ferentz’ name comes up repeatedly when talk turns to coaches on the hot seat, there's a very quiet renewed confidence in this edition of the Hawkeyes, who secretly feel they could be wearing...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 days ago
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly rests with Ohio State and the East Division in 2015. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion, and one look at the expert poll results for the best players in the Big Ten solidifies why coach Urban Meyer’s team is the No. 1 pick for 2015. Ohio State had four players voted among the top...

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 1 week ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Big Ten'...

Why Ohio State Freshmen Football Players Do Not Want To Be "Back in Black"

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 1 week ago
The color black is one of the most popular, yet on the Ohio State Buckeyes, the color black is something that freshmen players are hoping to shed and avoid as quickly as possible. The origins for this mindset go back to head coach Urban Meyer's first season in Columbus in 2012. Related: Looking Back At Ohio State's 2012 Recruiting Class (Part One) Even before Meyer was...

Nebraska's Offense Suffers Big Setback With Injury to WR De'Mornay Pierson-El

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
Nebraska’s offense suffered a setback on Wednesday, as receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was ruled out for six to eight weeks after a foot injury in fall camp. Pierson-El was slated to be a key piece of the Cornhuskers’ passing game in 2015 under new coach Mike Riley. Pierson-El finished third on the team with 23 catches for 321 yards and four touchdowns last season but...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 week ago
As the Big Ten Conference improves, so too does the incoming talent. The end result is a new crop of players talented enough to crack their respective starting lineups and make an impact throughout the season. The Big Ten has a group of freshmen as talented as any conference in the country. They'll be stepping into starting roles or regular rotations and likely having a say in how the...