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Athlon Sports previews each league, key QB battles and more in our 2011 spring primers.
Welcome to Athlon Sports 2011 Spring Practice Central.
Yes, erasers and printers are in overdrive this week as one of the world's greatest sporting event gets ready to tip off on Thursday. Bracket busters, Cinderellas, overtime and Gus Johnson will all be a major part of the sports landscape for the next three weeks.
But here at Athlon, we never forget about the gridiron. Spring practices are beginning around the country and the football junkies here at Athlon couldn't care less about the Wofford Terriers versus Jimmer-Nation. Who will play quarterback at Alabama? Can Auburn rebuild its offensive line? Who is favorite in the Big East? How will Nebraska address its defense this spring? Can Oregon thrive under NCAA scrutiny?
All of these questions and more will be addressed over the next few weeks.
Here is Steven Lassan's look at all the big quarterback battles to keep an eye on this spring:
Here is Braden Gall's 2011 national, team, conference and positional recruiting rankings:
2011 Recruiting Rankings Index
Athlon will go conference-by-conference previewing every team's spring practice, including schedules, returning starters, redshirts to watch, fantasy tips, early enrollees and the biggest individual question marks.
Spring Primer Schedule
Mon., Mar 14th: Big 12, Part 1
Tues., Mar 15th: Big 12, Part 2
Wed., Mar 16th: ACC Atlantic
Thur., Mar 17th: Notre Dame
Fri., Mar 18th: ACC Coastal
Sat., Mar 19th: Big East Part 1
Sun., Mar 20th: Big East Part 2
Mon., Mar 21st: SEC West
Tues., Mar 22nd: SEC East
Wed., Mar 23rd: Big Ten Legends
Fri., Mar 25th: Big Ten Leaders
Mon., Mar 28th: Pac-12 South
Tues., Mar 29th: Pac-12 North