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Big Ten Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the fieldThe Buckeyes are the clear-cut biggest dog on the block in the Big Ten when it comes to recruiting. SB Nation worked the math and proved that,...

5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Big Ten for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days ago
Attrition and finding replacements are a key part of any college football offseason. A coaching staff may find answers through the junior college ranks for a quick fix, or they may feel comfortable with a replacement that’s been on the roster waiting for his turn to step into the starting lineup. Regardless of how the player is replaced, all-conference and All-America talent departs every...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season. While repeating as a national champion in college...

Penn State Football: Why the NCAA Should Give Back Joe Paterno's Vacated Wins

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Two and a half years ago, NCAA President Mark Emmert took an unprecedented approach by personally driving down the hammer on Penn State. Now, slowly, the NCAA is backing away from its stance on the Jerry Sandusky-child-abuse scandal...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

How Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg Can Rebound in 2015

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Christian Hackenberg took a mighty step back in 2014, throwing 15 interceptions to 12 touchdowns and submitting a QB rating (109.44) that ranked outside the national top 100. But the former 5-star recruit is not a lost cause...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Buckeyes, Harbaugh Will Return Big Ten to National Prominence

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Ohio State won the BCS National Championship in 2002 in dramatic fashion over heavily-favored Miami. An unbeaten, Charles Woodson-led Michigan team split a national championship with Nebraska in 1997. But, quickly, name the last time the Big Ten won a national title in football before the ’97 Wolverines? That would be the undefeated 1968 Ohio State Buckeyes coached by Woody...

Penn State's Future Bright, Bowl Win Helps Nittany Lions Leave Sanctions Behind

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 week ago
When Penn State kicker Sam Ficken bolted down the field at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night, celebrating the walk-off extra point that gave his Nittany Lions a 31-30 win over Boston ...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Pinstripe Bowl 2014: Game Grades, Analysis for Boston College vs. Penn State

By Evan Buhler, 2 months 1 week ago
The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the Boston College Golden Eagles on Saturday evening in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Pinstripe Bowl Preview and Prediction: Boston College vs. Penn State

By David Fox, 2 months 1 week ago
The last Penn State bowl appearance was hardly an experience the Nittany Lions want to remember. In 2011, Penn State went to Dallas to play in a bowl game televised on ESPNU in a crowded slot with more appealing matchups in the Capital One and Outback bowls. That the bowl was an afterthought was just fine. Under interim coach Tom Bradley, Penn State lost 30-14 to Houston, ending a...

College Football's Top 30 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Here are the 30 best, most entertaining, most dramatic and most important Power 5 football games of the 2014 season: 1. (2) Florida St 31, (5) Notre Dame 27It’s hard to make an entire nation root for the usually hated Fighting Irish but that is what the Seminoles were able to do in this battle of top-five teams. An evenly matched bout most of the way, Jameis Winston led the Noles on a...