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College Football's 12 Best Position Battles to Watch in Week 1

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The first week of the 2016 college football season is finally here and it certainly delivers when it comes to some incredible matchups to open the year. With a non-conference slate that might be the best of all-time when you factor in some of the brand names and Top 25 teams facing off against each other, it’s pretty easy to understand why there’s so much hype for Week 1 around the...

Michigan Wolverines 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Mike Bainbridge, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The Michigan Wolverines enter 2016 with as much hype and expectations as any team in the country after posting a 10-3 record last season, including a blowout victory of Florida in the Citrus Bowl.   Related: Michigan Wolverines 2016 Spring Football Preview   The schedule sets up very nicely for the Wolverines with five straight homes games to start the year, and eight...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the 2016 Season

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 4 days ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you my Outrageous Predictions for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. You read them. You shared them. In some cases you had a laugh at their...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Following a snake-bitten 6-7 season, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley’s looking to take the momentum enjoyed in the Cornhuskers’ current recruiting cycle and turn it into a season that can be called “solid” at the very least.   Related: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Football Preview   The Huskers have one of the most potent offenses in the Big Ten and they...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Much of the offseason discussion about James Franklin seems to suggest the 2017 season will be an important one for him as he enters his third season as Penn State’s head coach. After two straight seven-win seasons since taking over the program while also working to rebuild the depth across the board with a renewed recruiting strategy, fans are itching to see Penn State take a noticeable...

Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2016 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news.   To help you prepare for the 2016 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Chip Minnich, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Ohio State is coming off a 12-1 2015 season that culminated in a 44-28 victory over Notre Dame in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Heading into the 2016 season, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer faces a challenging schedule, with over half of his roster comprised of freshmen and redshirt freshmen (44 out of 85 scholarship players).   These players, while inexperienced, are tremendously talented...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Every few years it seems Kirk Ferentz finds something to work with that turns into a somewhat magic run by the Iowa Hawkeyes. Last year may have been just that, although an undefeated regular season ended unceremoniously with losses to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game and a whopper of a loss to Christian McCaffrey and Stanford in the Rose Bowl. But a new season is here and Iowa...

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive opening weekend ever. Added to a schedule packed with great games from now until December and there should be no shortage of fun on the gridiron this year...

College Football's Top 80 Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon’s No. 1 player for 2016, but the gap between the next set of players is pretty small. While Fournette checks in at No. 2, a strong case could be...