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Ranking the Big 12 Expansion Candidates

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
The Big 12 could be expanding by two or four teams in the near future, as the conference’s board of directors on Tuesday authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby to evaluate and gather information on programs interested in joining the league. The timeline for expansion is expected to move fast, as the new programs could join the Big 12 in time for the 2017 season. While expansion isn’t...

Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 5 days ago
The Big Ten moves to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, meaning fewer non-conference battles to evaluate from the 14-team conference. Even though the number of non-conference tilts has been reduced, there are still some good quality matchups to put some of the Big Ten’s programs to the test.   Related: Big Ten Football 2016 Predictions   If the College Football Playoff...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 6 days ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

College Football's All-Star Baseball Team

By Lance Dozier, 3 months 1 week ago
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to show that only the best of the best make it professionaly - especially with only 1.6% of student-athletes playing on Sundays.   Out of...

Notre Dame’s 10 Best College Football Rivalries

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 1 week ago
From the late 1970s to 2014, the Notre Dame/Michigan game seemed to be the premier event early in the college football season. Like all great rivalries, it had its ups and downs, but the excitement was always there. Both Michigan and Notre Dame seem to recognize this fact since they have agreed to renew that matchup in 2018. Michigan even paid Arkansas $2 million to free up its schedule to do...

What if Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level. What if each Power 5 league had an all-star game during the offseason...

The Big Ten's 15 Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks 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. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 15 names, we tried to stick...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Michigan State's College Football Schedule in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Few programs in college football have enjoyed more success during this decade than Michigan State. The Spartans have won 11 or more games in all but one season since 2010, bringing home three conference titles during that span.   Much of that has to do with the elite talent that Mark Dantonio continues to bring in. The 2016 Spartans are another talented group, but they'll...

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the Big Ten's East Division

By Matt Josephs, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Michigan was in the headlines a ton this offseason with Jim Harbaugh globetrotting around the United States with his satellite camps. The Wolverines now have to try to get headlines for their on the field work. They’ve got their work cut out for them in the Big Ten's East Division with another stout Ohio State team back to go the College Football Playoff, as well as defending B1G...