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15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2016 Athlon Sports College...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The quarterback position in the Big Ten is filled with uncertainty in 2016. Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Iowa’s C.J. Beathard are easily the league’s top options, but the question marks begin at No. 3. Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong takes the third spot in Athlon's early rankings for 2016, with Illinois’ Wes Lunt checking in at No. 4. Armstrong and Lunt have the...

10 Best College Football Players Not Taken in the 2016 NFL Draft

By John Coon, 3 weeks 4 hours ago
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing with draft picks to make an opening-day NFL roster.   Who were the most notable omissions in the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at the best...

Top 25 Big Ten 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Another NFL Draft has copme and gone, and the 2016 edition was a big year for the Big Ten, specifically the Ohio State Buckeyes. Looking forward in time, however, and it looks as if next year could be big for Ohio State's archrival, the Michigan Wolverines.   Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   Power Five Conference 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch...

Can the Ohio State Buckeyes Make NFL Draft History in 2016?

By Chip Minnich, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The Ohio State Buckeyes will be well represented in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft. Ohio State was going to be sending a strong group of seniors to the draft, but the Buckeyes had several talented underclassmen give up their final year of eligibility following the 2016 BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. In some circumstances, there were some players who gave up two years of eligibility as redshirt sophomores...

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

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 week 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...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Chip Minnich, 1 month 1 week ago
Ohio State is coming off a 12-1 2015 season that culminated in a 44-28 victory over Notre Dame in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Heading into the 2016 season, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer faces a challenging schedule, with over half of his roster comprised of freshmen and redshirt freshmen (44 out of 85 scholarship players).   These players, while inexperienced, are tremendously talented...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week 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...

Big Ten Football 2016 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 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...