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Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott Shows Off CFB Championship Tattoo

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Running back Ezekiel Elliott was one of the key performers in Ohio State’s run to the college football national championship in 2014. The sophomore rushed for at least 220 yards in each of his final three games and is one of the early favorites to win the 2015 Heisman Trophy.And Elliott isn’t going to forget the Buckeyes’ title anytime soon, as the St. Louis native recently had...

Iowa WR Breaks Odell Beckham's Record With 41 One-Handed Catches

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made some spectacular one-handed receptions as a rookie, and the LSU product recently grabbed 33 one-handed catches in 60 seconds to set a new record. The previous mark in the Guinness World Records was just 10.After Beckham’s 33 catches in a minute, you can bet other receivers started to plot on how to break the new record.Iowa’s Tevaun...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2009 Re-Ranked

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft. So Athlon Sports...

10 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in College Football for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup. Regardless of how the player is replaced, all-conference and All-America talent departs every...

Wisconsin RB Dare Ogunbowale Makes the Most Amazing Field Goal You Will Ever See

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale is slated to see an increase in rushing attempts with Melvin Gordon off to the NFL next season, but the Milwaukee native is grabbing attention this offseason for his kicking ability. The Badgers already have a good kicker in Rafael Gaglianone, but Ogunbowale might be a serviceable option based upon this Instagram video, which features the running back...

Recruiting Analysis: What was the Best QB Class Since 2002?

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
Not every recruiting class is created equal. Depending on the state, region or position, each recruiting cycle offers different areas of strengths or weaknesses. A quick examination of the most important position on the field during the modern era of football recruiting (2002) makes this painfully obvious. Every team needs a quality signal-caller to compete for championships but not...

5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Big Ten for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup. Regardless of how the player is replaced, all-conference and All-America talent departs every...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2010 Re-Ranked

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, just like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-American teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft. So Athlon Sports...

Recruiting Analysis: Class of 2011 Re-Ranked

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
Recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is the lifeblood of the sport. But recruiting, like the NFL Draft, is an inexact science. Five-star prospects have a significantly better shot at landing on All-America teams or getting drafted than two-star prospects. But busts and overlooked talents are a natural and inherent part of the process — just like the NFL Draft. So Athlon Sports re...

Recruiting Analysis: Where do the best football players come from?

By Braden Gall, 1 year 10 months ago
Don’t listen to the old guard. Recruiting rankings matter. Landing an elite class isn’t a guarantee of future success, as coaching, development and plenty of luck are all needed to win a national title. But having the best players is the best way to start. A huge reason why Ohio State rolled through the Big Ten and then Oregon was superior talent. The Buckeyes had...