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College Football's Top 25 Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 16 hours 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...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 days 19 hours ago
If not for an NCAA decision midway through 2014, the highlight of last season may have been a win over UCF on Aug. 30 across the Atlantic Ocean. The Nittany Lions started 4-0 but struggled through most of the season thanks largely to a thin offensive line. They did, however, get to six wins, key since the NCAA lifted their bowl ban. Penn State took advantage by defeating Boston College 31-30 in...

Ranking the Big Ten's Offensive Triplets for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 16 hours 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 week 2 days 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...

Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackles a Tree

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
Penn State’s Anthony Zettel is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation. The Michigan native recorded 17 tackles for a loss and eight sacks in 13 games last season. Despite his huge 2014 campaign, Zettel isn’t sitting idle this offseason. Instead, Zettel is keeping in shape by tackling a tree. Showing proper tackling form, here’s a short video from Zettel just...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day 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, 2 weeks 1 day 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, 3 weeks 16 hours 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...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. With that in mind, Athlon continues its countdown to the season by ranking the college football coaches by conference. Needless to say, ranking college football coaches is no easy...

Ranking the Big Ten College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...