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Cooler Heads Prevail? Penn State Needs Rebound Season from Christian Hackenberg

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 5 months ago
The frustration had been building, and when Christian Hackenberg bounced a short pass to Bill Belton on 3rd-and-10 in the third quarter of Penn State’s Big Ten opener against Northwestern, it finally boiled over. Belton jabbed a finger at Hackenberg’s chest as the offense retreated to the sideline. The two players exchanged words, Hackenberg stalked off and legions of lip-...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

Ohio State LB Darron Lee Takes a Few Jabs at Michigan

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry never stops - even in the offseason. With Jim Harbaugh coming to Ann Arbor, the annual battle between the Buckeyes and Wolverines is only going to increase in intensity and intrigue. Needless to say, the war or words between the two programs will never stop in the offseason. Michigan announced on Monday its intention to switch apparel providers from Adidas to...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...

College Football's Top 25 Position Groups Under Pressure in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 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...

Bovada Releases 2015 College Football Over/Under Win Totals

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Preseason win totals and projections are an interesting part of any college football season. In addition to Athlon’s projected 128 for 2015, a few sportsbooks have released their projected over/under win totals for the upcoming year. On Thursday, Bovada jumped into the mix with their win total projections for the coming year. Needless to say, a few things jump out about the odds...

College Football's Top Cornerback Tandems for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Cornerback is one of the toughest positions to play in college football. Quarterbacks, spread attacks and skill players aren’t getting any easier to defend and the rules certainly favor the offensive side of the ball. While the success of the secondary doesn’t necessarily depend on the two starting cornerbacks for any team, having a standout tandem helps to defend the prolific...

Jim Harbaugh Throws First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game on Tuesday Night

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been a busy man this offseason. Whether it’s satellite recruiting camps, providing entertainment through Twitter or a trip to Peru, Harbaugh always seems to be in the news. And Harbaugh’s busy offseason made a stop in Detroit on Tuesday night, as the Tigers hosted the Pirates for an interleague matchup. Harbaugh threw out the first pitch for...

Jim Harbaugh Once Babysat a Current Recruit

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 5 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 5 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...