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Big Ten's Future Scheduling Mandate Not in Best Interests of Non-Power 5 Programs

By Ryan Wright, 3 days 22 hours ago
For the moment college football has forgotten about college football in a mad dash forward to appease a small group of the viewing public and more importantly to make television advertisers happy. Due to some unnecessary upcoming changes in scheduling, for years to come we will have the Big Ten to thank in part for a new evolution of the game. Since the BCS era has transitioned into the...

College Football's Top 25 Non-Conference Games for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 1 day ago
There is a lot that is still unknown about the College Football Playoff Committee. One thing that was learned about the new postseason format in year number one is that the voters value strength of schedule. Teams have ramped-up non-conference scheduling almost instantly (See: No. 4 below) and the results are a healthy list of top-level games. It may take a few full seasons for...

Why Michigan State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Michigan State enters the 2015 season on the back of two of the most successful campaigns in program history. Over the past five seasons, the Spartans have taken several steps toward the top of college football's national pyramid of prestige and established itself as one of the Big Ten's premier programs. Related: Michigan State Spartans 2015 Preview and Prediction Expectation...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Michigan State's College Football Schedule in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Despite the departure of a bevy of NFL talent and their defensive coordinator over the last couple of seasons, the Michigan State Spartans are still widely regarded as the second-best team in the Big Ten. There is still plenty to be excited about in East Lansing, starting at quarterback. Senior signal-caller Connor Cook is expected to be one of the premier passers in the nation and the face...

Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The Big Ten may not get one team in the Playoff — it could actually end up with two in college football's version of the Final Four. A big reason why that's even possible is Michigan State's non-conference showdown with Oregon. In fact, with five of...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With media days underway and players reporting to camps in August, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 50 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the...

Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 12 Big Ten experts Gerry DiNardo, Eddie George, Tom Dienhart, David Jones and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big Ten. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the Big Ten's East Division

By Matt Josephs, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The Big Ten is home to some of the best storylines in college football. In the East Division alone, you've got defending national champion Ohio State, which has three QBs capable of starting for anyone in the country. Watching who will come out on top will be fascinating. Elsewhere, you've got Jim Harbaugh trying to resurrect Michigan while James Franklin continues to build Penn State....

A College Football Fan's Dream Road Trip for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 5 days ago
You can go to one college football game each weekend. You can't go to the same place twice and the travel budget is endless. Where are you going? That's 14 straight weekends on 14 different campuses, so ask the spouse for forgiveness, not permission. The possibilities are almost endless. And it would make for a dream come true for most college football fans. So I...

The Big Ten's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. The Big Ten is home to college football’s defending national champions (Ohio State), but the conference is full of intrigue, especially as Jim Harbaugh returns to Michigan, and Penn State...