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Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly rests with Ohio State and the East Division in 2015. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion, and one look at the expert poll results for the best players in the Big Ten solidifies why coach Urban Meyer’s team is the No. 1 pick for 2015. Ohio State had four players voted among the top...

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 5 days ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Big Ten'...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 1 day ago
As the Big Ten Conference improves, so too does the incoming talent. The end result is a new crop of players talented enough to crack their respective starting lineups and make an impact throughout the season. The Big Ten has a group of freshmen as talented as any conference in the country. They'll be stepping into starting roles or regular rotations and likely having a say in how the...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Penn State's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Year two of the James Franklin era at Penn State brings with it a renewed sense of optimism. After going through some adjustments with a coaching transition, the second in three years for the Penn State program, things are expected to run a bit more smoothly this season with an improving offensive line giving quarterback Christian Hackenberg and the running game some time to do make some plays...

College Football's 2015 All-Name Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 hours ago
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2015 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for the 128 teams and pulled out some of the funniest and more interesting names in college football for the 2015 season. OffenseEquanimeous...

College Football's Top 10 Fall Practice Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
College football’s long offseason is almost over. Kickoff for the 2015 season is less than 25 days away, and fall camps are underway across the nation. While every team is 0-0 and hopes of an undefeated season are still alive, all 128 FBS programs have key question marks to answer in fall camp. Optimism can only run high for so long. Eventually, the position concerns have to be answered...

Big Ten Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2015

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 5 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 2015, Athlon asked coaches in the Big Ten to talk...

Penn State 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The Penn State Nittany Lions are still rebuilding depth across the board, which means James Franklin’s squad is not quite ready to go head-to-head with the top of the Big Ten just yet. But they are getting there. In 2014 there were some bumps in the road in Franklin’s first season in Happy Valley, along with some head-scratching moments, but Year 2 of the Franklin era in State...

Big Ten 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
With fall camps set to open in August for all 128 college football teams, the 2015 season is officially around the corner. There’s no shortage of position battles or schemes to work on this fall, but quarterback competitions will steal the spotlight in August. The Big Ten has a solid group of quarterbacks returning in 2015, starting with the Cardale Jones-J.T. Barrett duo at Ohio...