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

By Ryan Wright, 3 weeks 5 days 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...

The Big Ten's Top 15 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 7 hours ago
We go through this exercise every year. "Who will be the face of the college football season?," we ask ourselves. Recently, names like Mariota, Manziel and Winston have answered that question, putting their own personal stamps on an entire season and making it their own en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. Every Power 5 conference is filled with players who could potentially do...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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...

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

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
The good news for Michigan fans: You got the guy you wanted, Jim Harbaugh, as head coach. The bad news: Now he needs to lead a team that appears to be average at best in terms of talent against a schedule littered with programs on the rise. That could make for a very long season. Related: Michigan Wolverines 2015 Preview and Prediction If there is another potential...

Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 2 weeks 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....

The Big Ten's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 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. 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...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...