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Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten looks to make some noise this season with some high-profile, non-conference matchups against the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Will the conference hold its head above water or will it crumble under pressure and lead many around the nation to declare the Big Ten dead before mid-September?   Related: Ranking the Big Ten’s Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.   The 2016 college football season opens with one of the best single days in the sport's history, which sets a fitting tone for the fall to follow...

NCAA Closes Imaginary Set of Flood Gates with Camp Ban While Opening A Real One

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 months 2 weeks ago
The NCAA: Protector of Student-Athletes Everywhere. At least that’s the tagline they want you to swallow hook, line and sinker while passing a ban on college football satellite camps.   For those of you just tuning in, Big Ten schools such as Michigan and Nebraska were setting up shop in SEC and ACC country. This didn’t sit well with either conference and it didn’t help...

Nebraska’s De'Mornay Pierson-El’s Best Option is a Different Red Shirt in 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 months 3 weeks ago
There was a time when Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El wasn’t just the best thing since sliced bread. He shoved aside the invention of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Since his serious leg injury (fractured left leg and torn knee ligament) in the Purdue game last season, Pierson-El’s been on the sideline recovering with an estimated return time of...

Big Ten Football 2016 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on the numbers, the data is an interesting early look at how teams are shaping up for the upcoming season.   The Big Ten features one of the nation...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is shaping up to be a wild ride in the Big Ten with matchups in September against the SEC, Pac-12, ACC and Big 12 (and Notre Dame) highlighting the non-conference slate. Big Ten play will also open with a number of games that could set the tone for the division and conference championship hunt.   Ohio State and Michigan State may have some holes to plug,...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 1 day ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Nebraska Wide Receivers Coach Keith Williams A Twitter Must Follow for Different Reasons

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 6 months 2 days ago
If you’re on Twitter, you can easily find recruits chirping away, but there’s a new manner of bird making noise in the nest – college football coaches. Jim Harbaugh’s taken to it like a duck to water, being the most egregious offender. His latest endeavors include slamming Tennessee’s Butch Jones and harassing Ohio State’s AD, which prompted former Buckeyes to...

Jordan Westerkamp Brings the Leadership of Rex Burkhead Back to Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 6 months 4 days ago
Everyone in Nebraska knows Rex Burkhead’s name. Not only for how he brought Jack Hoffman’s fight against pediatric brain cancer into the spotlight, but for something else Husker fans are quick to underscore – his heart and determination on the football field.   Burkhead wasn’t the fastest running back, but what he did better than anyone else wearing an “N...

Keyshawn Johnson Jr.'s Commit a Sign of Mike Riley's Future Success at Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 6 months 6 days ago
Fourteen words may very well have changed the trajectory of Nebraska football. "I told you I was going to make my own path. Go Big Red.” Now’s the time to buy all of the Big Red stock you can.   No, the Huskers aren’t going to best Alabama in next season’s College Football Playoff. But thanks to the words of their newest commit, four-star wide receiver...