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Latest Big Ten Articles

  • By Steven Lassan, 2 days 10 hours ago
    The Big Ten isn’t particularly deep at quarterback this season, but there’s plenty to like at the top.Ohio State’s Braxton Miller takes the No. 1 spot in the quarterback rankings, and the senior is expected to be one of the frontrunners to win the Heisman Trophy in 2014. Miller threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 scores in 12 games. The...
  • By Steven Lassan, 6 days 10 hours ago
    The Big Ten is set to grow by two teams in 2014. Rutgers and Maryland will officially join the conference on July 1, expanding the Big Ten to a 14-team league and changing the divisional alignment once again.Rutgers was arguably one of the biggest winners in this round of conference expansion, moving from the American Athletic Conference to the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights add a valuable market...
  • By Steven Lassan, 1 week 4 days ago
    Michigan and Penn State are two of the premier programs in the Big Ten, but neither the Wolverines or Nittany Lions have won more than eight games in a season over the last two years.The lack of success by Michigan and Penn State on a national level is just one reason why the Big Ten has slipped in terms of conference hierarchy among BCS leagues.And as the 2014 season approaches, both teams have...

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Latest ACC Articles

  • By Steven Lassan, 4 days 10 hours ago
    The ACC isn’t the deepest conference in terms of quarterback talent for 2014, but it clearly has the No. 1 passer in the nation in Florida State’s Jameis Winston. After a standout freshman season, Winston heads into 2014 with potential to lead the Seminoles to back-to-back national titles, as well as repeat as the Heisman Trophy winner.While Winston is clearly the No. 1 quarterback,...
  • By David Fox, 5 days 7 hours ago
    The debate concerning preseason rankings has started around the Athlon Sports offices, and we’re giving you an inside look at all the things that will shape the 2014 countdown.Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan take you inside the process of the rankings meeting as they talk through the teams in the ACC.Will anyone challenge Florida State in the Atlantic? Will Louisville be a factor...

Latest Big 12 Articles

  • By Steven Lassan, 2 days 10 hours ago
    Oklahoma and Baylor are considered the favorites in the Big 12 for 2014, but Kansas State and Texas aren’t too far behind.The Wildcats and Longhorns both finished 8-5 last season, but Texas held a two-game edge in conference play.Texas defeated Kansas State 31-21 in 2013, but prior to last season, the Wildcats had won five in a row over the Longhorns.With Charlie Strong taking over, Texas...
  • By Steven Lassan, 6 days 10 hours ago
    The Big 12 has been home to some of the top quarterbacks in college football during the BCS Era. The conference isn’t at an elite level under center in 2014, but the talent is clearly on the rise.Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty should be a candidate for All-America honors after throwing for 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns last season. As if those numbers aren’t enough to consider Petty...

Latest American Articles

  • By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
    Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are clearly better than others.So what exactly determines the best job in a conference or in college football? Each person’s criteria will be different, but some programs already have inherit advantages in terms of location, money and tradition. Texas, USC, Florida and Alabama are some of the...
  • By Steven Lassan, 2 months 9 hours ago
    With spring practice already underway for some college football teams, the countdown to the 2014 season has officially started. There’s still a long way to go before August and the season opener, but it’s never too early to start thinking about which players are ready for a big jump in production.There’s no question quarterback is the most important position on the field. And...

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