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Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 5 days 6 hours ago
The Big Ten may have slipped slightly in terms of conference pecking order over the last couple of seasons, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2014. Of course, the season-ending shoulder injury to Braxton Miller eliminates one of the league’s Heisman contenders, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is a first-team All-American by Athlon Sports, and there...

College Football's Top 50 Games to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 5 days 7 hours ago
You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now. 1. Auburn at Alabama (Nov. 29)Not only are in-state and conference bragging rights on the line for 364 days in the nation’s biggest event this year, but the winner of this one game also played in each of the final five...

The Big Ten's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 6 days 6 hours ago
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder re-injury might be the biggest piece of offseason personnel news in all of college football this year. It likely makes the Michigan State Spartans the team to beat in the Big Ten, and, when it comes to the B1G earning a College Football Playoff berth, all eyes now turn to Sparty’s trip to Oregon in Week 2. A win in Eugene might be a...

Big Ten Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 6 hours ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. ...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

Michigan State Football 2014: Complete Preview and Predictions

By Evan Buhler, 3 weeks 3 hours ago
Expectations are high once again for Mark Dantonio's Michigan State Spartans as he enters his eighth year as head coach of the program. Last season, the Spartans were nearly flawless, as they lost just one game...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

15 Defensive Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 8 hours ago
When it comes to the Heisman Trophy, the little guy gets no respect. And by the little guy, I don’t mean Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton. I mean 300-pound defensive lineman or 6-foot-4 fire-breathing linebackers. No, when it comes to the most prestigious trophy in sports, the entire defensive side of the ball has been largely ignored for the better part of a century. Michigan...