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College Football's Top 35 Defensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success of any defense starts up front. Generating a pass rush and stopping the run are two staples of any defensive scheme.  Related: College...

Big Ten Football Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

College Football's Top 30 Offensive Lines for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and quarterbacks take home all of the accolades and headlines, but neither position can thrive without a solid offensive line. Which teams are strongest in...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Big Ten in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what happened to all that we thought was written in stone. It shouldn't surprise us, considering that we are dealing with young men in their late...

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

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 2 weeks 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, 11 months 3 weeks 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, 11 months 3 weeks 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, 11 months 3 weeks 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...