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Urban Meyer Makes Student Wearing Blue Do Push-Ups

By Jasmine Watkins, 11 months 3 days ago
Don't wear blue if you're in Urban Meyer's class. The only good to come of that is tremendous arm strength. The Ohio State coach made a couple of students do push-ups when they showed up to class wearing blue. That's a big no-no in Buckeyes' territory.  @theohiostatefootball Coach Meyer teaching class today and having students that showed up in blue do some...

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 days ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

College Football's Top 35 Running Back Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days ago
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry workload close to a 50-50 split or use certain players in situational roles. Regardless of the usage, more teams are looking to a committee of players to establish a...

College Football 2015 Conference, Playoff and National Championship Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The start of college football’s 2015 season is less than 10 days away. The 2015 season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3 and ends on Jan. 11 with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. The first season of the College Football Playoff was a huge success and the second year should have just as much intrigue. Athlon’s editors met before the preseason magazine was...

College Football's Top 30 Defensive Backfields for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation. But for some programs, finding the next stars at defensive back is an easy task. LSU and Florida consistently bring in and develop defensive back talent. And it...

College Football's Top 35 Wide Receiver Groups for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And with the balance of power in football shifting to the offense, big-play threats and speedy receivers are more valuable than ever. Compiling the...

Ohio State Begins 2015 College Football Season as the "King of the Mountain"

By Chip Minnich, 11 months 1 week ago
The game "King of the Mountain" is one of those childhood memories I sometimes look back upon fondly, sometimes wistfully. Those times when I was able to knock some neighborhood friend from the lofty perch of King of the Mountain, becoming the king myself, are the fond moments. The instances where I was the one unceremoniously toppled from my lofty perch as the king are the wistful...

10 Players Who Will Decide College Football's 2015 National Title

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every personnel concern is magnified in the race to win a national championship. Which players could shape the national...

College Football's Top 30 Linebacker Units for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4-3, 3-4, 4-2-5 or nickel package, linebackers are a critical component to any defense. How should a team with four starters at linebacker compare to...

10-Year-Old Ohio State Fan Worried Heart Surgery in Michigan Will Make Him Love the Wolverines

By Jasmine Watkins, 11 months 1 week ago
Whenever you're set to have surgery, you always want to know the risks.  Ivan Applin, a 10-year-old boy from Ohio, will soon undergo surgery on his heart and wanted to make sure things weren't going to change in his life. He's a die-hard Ohio State fan, but because his surgery would have to take place at the University of Michigan hospital, he was scared this would make him...