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Jim Harbaugh Once Babysat a Current Recruit

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 2 months ago
College football coaches look for any way to lure high school players to come play for them. They usually boast the amenities or the success of the team. But new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has arguably the most unique relationship with a recruit. He was a one-time babysitter for Connor Murphy, a highly rated defensive end out of Phoenix. However, that babysitting was unplanned, as...

College Football's All-Sophomore Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
Awards are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason accolades or awards after the year has finished, All-America, all-conference teams or even a list of the best freshmen, these are an entertaining and informative way to get prepared for the next season or look back at the year that was. Looking ahead to 2015, college football isn’t hurting for talent in...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Preseason Playoff Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 months ago
 The Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football podcast is back! Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox take listeners inside the preseason College Football preview magazine. The guys break down the top four teams in the preseason top 25 and how the Athlon team settled on our College Football Playoff Projections. Why did we put two SEC teams into the Playoff? Why did we pick Baylor over TCU...

College Football's All-Freshman Team for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 months ago
College football fans and coaches already know about the established stars, Heisman contenders and proven players entering 2015. However, there’s no shortage of new faces ready to emerge onto the scene as key contributors for all 128 teams this year. Since freshmen need more time to develop physically or within a system, it’s tough to count on every newcomer in a signing class...

Golden Nugget Releases Lines for 2015 College Football Games of Year

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The 2015 college football season is still a ways off, but the preview and look ahead to the upcoming year never stops. On Friday, Golden Nugget sportsbook released odds on several key games for the upcoming year. According to BettingMoves.com, Alabama, Auburn, LSU and USC are favored in nine of the games listed by the Golden Nugget. Check out the full list of first odds for the...

Ohio State Releases Epic Hype Video

By Jasmine Watkins, 1 year 3 months ago
Ohio State is king right now, and already working for another title. The Buckeyes released an awesome hype video focusing on their returning players and how they plan to repeat this season. The video is pretty powerful and as far as hype videos go, it's pretty convincing as well.By the looks of things, the Buckeyes are more than ready to defend the title.

Ohio State and Michigan State Could Both Make College Football Playoff in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months ago
There is a lot of moving and shaking happening in the Big Ten these days. On the field, this league has taken a lot of flack over the years (particularly from the South) about how slow the game is played in the Midwest. Off the field, Jim Delany has been a brilliant puppeteer of conference expansion and television revenue, making his league the most profitable and stable of any of the...

Tommy Armstrong Must Deliver for Nebraska to Win Big Ten West

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The Big Ten West Division is considered Wisconsin’s to lose in 2015. But just how big is the gap between the Badgers and Nebraska? Last season, the Cornhuskers finished two games behind Wisconsin in the Big Ten West standings and were defeated 59-24 by the Badgers in mid-November. What will it take for Nebraska to close the gap in 2015? Quarterback play. Adjusting to a...

14 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Big Ten for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The overall unpredictability of a college football season is one of the main reasons to tune in each Saturday during the fall. While preseason predictions and rankings are often accurate and correctly project the amount of wins for specific teams, each season always brings a surprise or two in the top 25. 2015 will be no different, as there will be a handful of teams that jump into the top...