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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
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
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
3 months ago
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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
3 months ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide
Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case. Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
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.  Braden Gall visited with Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan, Maryland wide receiver Stefon...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
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.  Braden Gall and David Fox were joined by Big Ten Network studio host and author Dave...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Wisconsin Badgers
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Ezekiel Elliott
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Ali-Frazier. Manning-Brady. Magic-Bird. Mariota-Hundley? Okay, maybe I’m over doing it a bit. But as far as college football fans are concerned, there will be no bigger quarterback matchup in 2014 than when UCLA’s Brett Hundley and...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Shilique Calhoun
You can call Shilique Calhoun whatever you want — he has at least three nicknames so far — but be sure to call him one of the best defensive ends in the nation. Calhoun, a 6'4", 257-pound fourth-year junior from Middletown...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
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Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big Ten statistics you need to know about in 2014: 0-0: Big Ten teams in the BCS title game not named Ohio StateNebraska's 2001 national championship game...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Melvin Gordon
The Big Ten is well-stocked with talent at running back for 2014. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is a projected first-team All-American, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah isn’t far behind. Gordon and Abdullah each averaged over six yards...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
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Big Ten Conference
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
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Rasheed Sulaimon
College basketball coaches have known for several months the rosters spots they’d have to refill. For many, NBA draft day only reinforced that some of the replacement players are true replacements in name only.Creighton likely won’t...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Note to the uninitiated: Charles Woodson is not a good name to drop around Knoxville.In 1997, the Michigan defensive back beat out Peyton Manning for the Heisman Trophy, one of the greatest Heisman heists if you ask anyone in SEC country.Tennessee...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
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Melvin Gordon
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season,...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
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The Big Ten is in desperate need of some non-conference success. This league has begun to fall behind the rest of the biggest boys in college football and some marquee non-conference wins — along with expansion — is...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
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Christian Hackenberg
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the Big Ten. Although there’s a long way until kickoff, the preview magazines for 2014 are already on...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
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Braxton Miller
2014 Big Ten PredictionsEast DivisionBig TenOverall 1. Ohio State (No. 3)7-112-1 2. Michigan State (No. 11)7-110-2 3. Penn State (No. 22)6-210-2 4. Michigan (No. 32)5-38-4 5. Maryland (No. 48)3-56-6 6. Indiana (No. 58)...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
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College Football Playoff
Just reading the words “playoff contender” warms the soul, doesn’t it?Or “playoff berth,” “playoff contention” or “postseason bid.”No one really knows what to expect from the College Football...
Braden Gall
5 months ago

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