Big Ten Articles

James Franklin
Players weren’t quite ready for James Franklin when he took over Penn State’s football program in January, fresh off a remarkable three-season run at Vanderbilt. It was nothing personal. Truth is, they might not have been ready for...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft,...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
USC Trojans
Do most SEC fans know who Taylor Kelly is? That he is the only other player in the nation other than the great Johnny Manziel to throw for at least 3,000 yards and rush for at least 500 in each of the last two seasons? Because if not, they...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Jameis Winston
The quarterback position is stocked with talent in the college football ranks for 2014. Florida State’s Jameis Winston is the defending Heisman winner and should be the early favorite to go No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft.Winston is closely...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Gus Malzahn
Perhaps we should have seen the signs for Auburn’s turnaround from winless in the SEC in 2012 to conference champions in 2013.In only his first season as a head coach, Gus Malzahn had an unblemished record in close games at Arkansas State the...
David Fox
4 months ago
Wes Lunt
Free agency isn’t an option in college football, but player movement is still a big part of every offseason. The transaction wire was busy over the last year with several players changing homes for the 2014 campaign.Several quarterbacks...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Ranking College Football's Best and Worst Logos in 2014
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s new four-team playoff has added extra intrigue to the upcoming season.No one knows exactly how this year will play out and what the committee will value when it comes to evaluating and ranking the teams. However, with four...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Michigan Wolverines alternate
Michigan is set to host Penn State in a rare night game in Ann Arbor this year, and the Wolverines will wear a special uniform for the matchup against the Nittany Lions.The uniforms aren’t drastically different from Michigan’s usual...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Gary Nova
One of the biggest fall question marks for Rutgers entering its debut season in the Big Ten was its quarterback position. However, just a few days into fall practice, the Scarlet Knights have found their starting quarterback in Gary Nova.Coach Kyle...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Cole Stoudt
Predicting college football's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Kyle Allen
College football fans know about Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, but there’s a new crop of superstars waiting to emerge. Every college...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Clemson Tigers
When it comes to the Heisman Trophy, the little guy gets no respect. And by the little guy, I don’t mean Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton. I mean 300-pound defensive lineman or 6-foot-4 fire-breathing linebackers. No, when it comes...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
College Football
The Athlon Sports Cover 2 college football podcast is finally back in Nashville after trips to SEC and Big Ten Media Days.  To offer a complete media days recap and a general state of college football address, Braden Gall and David Fox...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
Defining the term “dark horse” was actually the toughest part of this exercise. Finding really talented players who could breakout into prominent roles is actually the easiest part of trying to pick Heisman Trophy sleepers. Part of...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Blake Sims
Less than a month remains to the start of the 2014 college football season, and with fall camps opening, positions on every depth chart are up for grabs. While battles on the offensive line, defense and receiving corps are important, the...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Brutus Buckeye
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...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Bryce Petty
There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, QBs have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Nebraska is set to honor 125 years of football on its Sept. 27 home date against Illinois. The Cornhuskers will take the field against the Fighting Illini wearing alternate red jerseys. Alternate jerseys are becoming more prominent in college...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Bo Pelini
With fall practice set to open around the nation for all 128 college football teams, the time to finalize preseason predictions is coming to an end. Of course, there are a handful of teams every year that are flagged in the preseason as a...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Some coaches are great recruiters. Some are great talent developers. Some are great with the media and power boosters. Some are simply great CEOs. Only a select few can say they can do it all. So being able to identify your weaknesses and...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Florida State Seminoles
Each year, Athlon Sports produces conference and national unit rankings for all of the major position groups on the field. Who has the best receiving corps — both wide receivers and tight ends — in the nation? Who...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Big Ten Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Chicago, Ill., to talk all things Big Ten with coaches, players and writers alike.  Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and David Fox discuss all things Nebraska with Huskers...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
Ameer Abdullah
CHICAGO — At first, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wasn’t thrilled when Nebraska's sports information director put his name in the running for the featured player speech at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon without his knowledge....
David Fox
5 months ago

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