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

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
Minnesota's football program has shown continuous improvement each year under head coach Jerry Kill. That improvement has raised the bar of expectations in some circles, as the Golden Gophers are being mentioned as a front-runner in the Big Ten West, despite losing two of the conference's most talented offensive weapons from a season ago. The 2015 slate will present plenty of...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 1 week ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. It shouldn't surprise us, considering that we are dealing with young men in their late...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly rests with Ohio State and the East Division in 2015. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion, and one look at the expert poll results for the best players in the Big Ten solidifies why coach Urban Meyer’s team is the No. 1 pick for 2015. Ohio State had four players voted among the top...

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Big Ten'...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 3 months 2 weeks ago
As the Big Ten Conference improves, so too does the incoming talent. The end result is a new crop of players talented enough to crack their respective starting lineups and make an impact throughout the season. The Big Ten has a group of freshmen as talented as any conference in the country. They'll be stepping into starting roles or regular rotations and likely having a say in how the...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

Big Ten Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the Big Ten to talk...