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The inaugural Big Ten title game featured the teams widely regarded as the league’s best. This season’s race could be less clear-cut. The Legends Division looks rock solid, while the Leaders is filled with more than a few question marks. Michigan...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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With the completion of Athlon's college football Top 25 for 2012, it's time to take a look at the rest of the rankings, continuing with No. 46-60.  Note: Ranking is where team is projected to finish at the end of the 2012 season...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The college football season is a couple of months away, but the countdown to 2012 has officially begun. Athlon Sports’ 2012 preseason annuals will be hitting newsstands in early June and its official top 25 countdown will begin on May 1...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The 2012 college football season is still months away, but it's never too early to preview. Athlon continues its countdown to the upcoming season and spring previews by ranking the quarterbacks in each of the BCS conferences. The...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The one-and-done format of the NCAA Tournament often leads to the best team going home without a title. Amazing seasons tend to crash and burn in the maelstrom that is March Madness. From the pages of Athlon Sports Monthly, we look at the best...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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by Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on twitter) and Braden Gall (@BradenGall) Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) and Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven) College football spring practice is already underway and it won't be long until Athlon's 2012 preseason annuals are hitting the shelves. The top 25 countdown will...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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One of the most intriguing coaching positions in college basketball became available when Illinois dismissed Bruce Weber on Friday morning after nine seasons in Champaign. Some consider Illinois one of the elite jobs in the sport. The school has...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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It was a wild weekend around college basketball, with several upsets and plenty of last drama. Some of the most notable results were Florida State winning at Duke, Syracuse tasting its first defeat, Baylor losing at home to Missouri,...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@BradenGall on Twitter) Very Early 2012 Big Ten Predictions Leaders Division 1. Ohio State Buckeyes Key Returnees: QB Braxton Miller, RB Jordan Hall, RB Jamaal Berry, RB Carlos Hyde, WR Corey Brown, TE Jake Stoneburner, OL...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois vs. UCLA  Date: Dec. 31, 3:30 PM ET  Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl may have as much...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The rollercoaster tenure of Ron Zook has ended after seven seasons at Illinois, and athletic director Mike Thomas is conducting a search that has a wide array of candidates. Houston coach Kevin Sumlin’s name seems to come up in every coaching...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 13 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (10-2, 7-1...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The Ron Zook era had a few highlights, but his seven-year tenure at Illinois was mostly met with mixed results. During Zook’s watch, the Fighting Illini played in the 2008 Rose Bowl, but followed...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 12 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. And two Big Ten teams came in at #1 of our Top 25 College Football Rivalries. 1. Michigan State (9-2, 6-1...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 11 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Michigan State (8-2, 5-1) – The Spartans cleared one of their final hurdles in the race for...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 10 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Michigan State (7-2, 4-1) – In a league where there is clearly no definitive No. 1 team, Michigan State...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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There were many jokes over the summer about who would be the ‘leader’ in the Big Ten’s Leaders, but the on-the-field answer should provide one of college football’s best divisional races down the stretch. Wisconsin looked like the prohibitive...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 9 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (7-1, 3-1) – The recipe for success against Michigan State was simple: Establish the ground...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Stanford (-8) at USC Stanford owns the nation’s longest active winning streak at 15 games, and each of the last 10 wins have...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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-by CoachesByTheNumbers.com We don't believe Ron Zook is Irish, but we do believe he was born with the luck of an Irishman. Ron Zook is currently making over $1.5 million per year as the Head Coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini. Since he...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 8 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (6-1, 2-1) – Almost by default, and after an easy 41-14 win over Minnesota, the Cornhuskers...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) At the midpoint of the 2011 season, it's time to take a look at the first half and predict how the second half will turn out in the Big Ten. First-Half Awards Coach of the Year – Brady Hoke,...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 7 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0) –  Paul Chryst certainly gave the coaching staffs in East Lansing, Columbus and...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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