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Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the attention and headlines. With that in mind, Athlon has ranked the top 25 triplets in college football for the 2015 season. How did we compile the...

Athlon Archive: Chris Spielman - Not Ruthless, Just Realistic

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman was one of the most feared linebackers of his day, winning the 1987 Lombardi Award and earning consensus All-America honors in 1986-87. The decorated recruit made an immediate impression as a freshman in 1984, with a style described as “brutality” after his debut against Oregon State. Athlon Sports spoke with Spielman before his sophomore...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
Ohio State opens 2015 as the favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion. Winning back-to-back titles is no easy assignment, but coach Urban Meyer’s team is loaded with proven talent. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is a Heisman contender, and there’s no shortage of options at quarterback. The defense is also one of the best in the nation.Follow Athlon Sports on...

Athlon Archive: Orlando Pace - The Pancake Man

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
After the 1995 season, Ohio State tackle Orlando Pace had only scratched the surface of his potential — and at that point he was already a Lombardi Award winner and blocker for a Heisman Trophy recipient. Pace would finish his career as a two-time unanimous All-American, a Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, a top-four finisher for the Heisman Trophy and a likely Pro Football Hall of...

Ranking the Big Ten's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Big Ten is known for possessing some of the nation’s top defenses, but this conference isn’t short on offensive talent for 2015. The Big Ten has three potential first-round picks at quarterback in next year’s draft. Cardale Jones is expected to start over Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett at Ohio State, while Michigan State’s Connor Cook is back for his third year under...

SEC, ACC have no right to hate Big Ten for Satellite Camps

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The SEC has only itself to blame. You too, ACC. Coaches (and fans) from both leagues have some serious diaper rash when it comes to "satellite camps." But the SEC and ACC power brokers are directing their anger in the wrong direction. They have no right to get angry at the Big Ten or Urban Meyer or James Franklin. Penn State's Franklin immediately began the Big Ten...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The Big Ten boasted the nation’s only two running backs that eclipsed 2,000 yards last season, and both players – Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Indiana’s Tevin Coleman – have moved onto the NFL. But the running back position isn’t devoid of talent in the conference in 2015, as Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is one of the nation’s best and is back to...

Top 25 Quarterback-Head Coach Combinations in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The two most important pieces of any college football program is the head coach and the quarterback. Elite leadership on the field and elite leadership on the sideline can carry a team to a division or conference championship. Not too many teams have won national championships without high-level talent at both positions. Here are the best 25 quarterback-head coach combinations in...

Top 25 Big Ten 2016 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The 2015 NFL Draft is over and more than 400 players have begun the next chapter of their football careers. So what better time than now to look ahead to next spring and the 2016 NFL Draft. Here are the top 25 prospects that could be drafted from the Big Ten: 1. Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State (6-4, 230)He got no support from his running game or offensive line last fall, but...