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Big Ten Championship Preview and Prediction: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
When Ohio State clinched the Big Ten East weeks ago, the Buckeyes probably thought they’d spend a week worrying about how to stop Melvin Gordon or whichever running back the Big Ten West sent to Indianapolis. If only this week were that easy. Instead, Ohio State is dealing with a range of emotional and personnel obstacles ranging from tragedy to misfortune. On Nov. 25, the...

Outrageous College Football Predictions: Championship Weekend

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its complete unpredictability and drama. Here are some outrageous predictions for Week 15. Note: The point of this column is to have some fun...

Expert Poll: Week 14 Heisman Trophy Voting

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five points and each last-place vote getting one point. The Panel: Stewart Mandel, FOX SportsDave Revsine, Big Ten...

8 Coaching Candidates to Replace Brady Hoke at Michigan

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons with the Wolverines, including an 11-2 record in 2011. However, since leading Michigan to a Sugar Bowl appearance and winning 11 games, the Wolverines are just 20-18 and missed out on a bowl in 2014. Hoke was hailed as a “Michigan Man...

College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the...

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action. The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead...

It's time for Nebraska Cornhuskers fans to lower expectations

By Braden Gall, 1 year 9 months ago
Nebraska is the best job in the Big Ten West. But it’s the fourth-best job in the Big Ten. After seven consecutive seasons with at least nine wins, Nebraska has parted ways with head coach Bo Pelini. The fiery and often abrasive head football coach had plenty of moments that caused fans and administrators to shake their heads. But he also won 67 times in 94 games, including...

Previewing the Top Games of College Football's Championship Week

By David Fox, 1 year 10 months ago
Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race. Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more depending on upsets. The selection committee has said since Day One that conference championships will factor into their decisions, but to what...

Podcast Debate: Who should be the Nebraska Cornhuskers new head coach?

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
Bo Pelini is out as the Nebraska head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the Nebraska Cornhuskers head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Nebraska job? Where does it rank nationally? What are the strengths and weaknesses? Is this still an elite job? Are expectation levels too high in Lincoln or is it fair to compete...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: Week 14 Recap and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown all of the action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Championship games are set in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12. Ohio State is dealing with a huge injury, the ACC wins the rivalry series with the SEC, Nebraska makes a coaching change and the Pac-12 South race ends in dramatic fashion. We debate it all and offer our playoff predictions on...