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College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 5 days ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

2014 College Football Rankings: #29 Nebraska Cornhuskers

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 5 days ago
The Big Ten’s West Division is up for grabs, and Nebraska has the talent and personnel to finish ahead of Wisconsin and Iowa. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong should be better in his second year under center, and he will have the luxury of working with two of the Big Ten’s top skill players in running back Ameer Abdullah and receiver Kenny Bell. Only three starters return on defense, but...

Who Leads the Big Ten in Rushing in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten produced seven 1,000-yard rushers last season, headlined by Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah with 1,690 yards on 281 attempts. Abdullah was joined in the 1,000-yard club by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and James White, Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller, Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford and Minnesota’s David Cobb.Hyde and White expired their eligibility,...

College Football's Top 25 Dynasties of the AP Era

By Braden Gall, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Dynasty is a word that gets tossed around all too liberally by fans and media members alike. However, there are periods of time in sports where the term is not only applicable but completely accurate.The NFL had the Packers of the 1960s, the Steelers of the '70s, the 49ers of the '80s, the Cowboys of the '90s and the Patriots of the '00s. The NBA has the Celtics, Lakers, Bulls...

Nebraska or Iowa: Which Team Finishes Higher in the Big Ten's West Division in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 5 days ago
The Big Ten’s new 14-team and East/West Division alignment should provide for an intriguing 2014 season.The East Division is loaded with likely top-10 teams in Ohio State and Michigan, followed by Penn State and Michigan – two of college football’s top programs. The depth in the East extends to the bottom tier of the division, as Maryland and Indiana could be bowl teams in 2014...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 1 week ago
Scheduling in college football is all that matters. Sure, coaching, rosters and even a little bit of luck play bigger roles in determining championships in the NCAA ranks.But scheduling in college football plays as big a role as any of those other factors. Non-conference play varies greatly from team to team. So, too, does crossover play within the divisions of any conference. Home and road...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten isn’t particularly deep at quarterback this season, but there’s plenty to like at the top.Ohio State’s Braxton Miller takes the No. 1 spot in the quarterback rankings, and the senior is expected to be one of the frontrunners to win the Heisman Trophy in 2014. Miller threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 scores in 12 games. The...

Bo Pelini Brings a Cat to Nebraska's Spring Game

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
So far, it has been an interesting offseason for Nebraska. Well, interesting in a good way.Nebraska coach Bo Pelini appears to be having a lot of fun since beating Georgia in the Gator Bowl, as he had a Twitter interaction with his alter ego (@FauxPelini) earlier this offseason. If you aren’t familiar with @FauxPelini, the avatar features Pelini in a sweater holding a cat.Fast forward to...

Bo Pelini Shocked by Reaction to his Tweet to @FauxPelini

By David Fox, 3 months 3 weeks ago
For a few minutes and for a small sliver of the college football world, the national championship game was of secondary concern.In Lincoln, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini sat down to watch the BCS championship game between Florida State and Auburn and fired off this Tweet to his cat-loving doppelganger. @FauxPelini ok enough is enough... I want my cat back. You've had her long enough!—...

The All-Big 12 Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 months 4 weeks ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...