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Big Ten Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 days 20 hours ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

Rebuilding a Powerhouse: How James Franklin Is Leading Penn State Back to Glory

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 16 hours ago
Brick by brick. This is how one of the nation’s premier college football powers will be resurrected. It won’t happen today or tomorrow or even next year, but it will happen...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 1 day ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

James Franklin, Penn State Putting Together the Surprise Star Class of 2015

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 3 days ago
James Franklin established himself as one of the coaching industry’s top rising stars after his successful stint at Vanderbilt over the last three years...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 4 days ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 22 hours ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...

Penn State Football 2014: Complete Preview and Predictions

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Last year, head coach Bill O'Brien guided the Penn State Nittany Lions to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-4 record within the Big Ten Conference. However, O'Brien left Penn State for the Houston Texans, and now James Franklin takes over at the helm...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

10 Dark Horse Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Defining the term “dark horse” was actually the toughest part of this exercise. Finding really talented players who could breakout into prominent roles is actually the easiest part of trying to pick Heisman Trophy sleepers. Part of what makes college football the greatest sport in the world is its volatility and unpredictability. After debates with many trusted advisors...

Big Ten Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 4 days ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the Big Ten to talk anonymously about...

Top 25 Heisman Trophy Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, QBs have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and Reggie Bush (2005) are the only running backs since the turn of the century to win the award. Second, only once in the nine-decade...