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BYU Cougars 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Cougars '15 football schedule.
BYU Cougars 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Bronco Mendenhall has never had a losing season at BYU.

 

He’s grown accustomed to winning, posting five seasons with at least 10 wins during his decade-long career in Provo.

 

But a move to independence has increased scheduling difficulty and has led to three straight 8-5 seasons.

 

The good news in 2015 is dual-threat quarterback Taysom Hill appears poised to return to form. The bad is one of the toughest schedules Mendenhall has faced since BYU left the Mountain West four years ago.

Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Athlon analyzes the Nittany Lions' 2015 football schedule.
Penn State Nittany Lions 2015 Schedule and Analysis

James Franklin enters his second season in Happy Valley with his work cut out for him.

 

The quarterback position is settled and the defense should be in good shape under star coordinator Bob Shoop, but his offensive line and running game are still major question marks.

 

Big 12 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

The biggest games, easiest schedules, upset specials and more.
2015 Big 12 Football Schedule Analysis

The Big 12 isn’t the best conference in college football but it sure is one of the most entertaining.

 

Baylor-TCU might have been the best game of the year regardless of conference. Oklahoma-TCU wasn’t far behind. Both the Bedlam Series and the Red River Shootout were extremely heated. And any game played in Morgantown felt like it ended in thrilling fashion.

 

Ranking College Basketball's National Champions since 1985

Who is the ultimate champion of champions in March Madness?
Ranking College Basketball's National Champions since 1985

Not all national champions are created equal, especially in college basketball.

 

With 64 teams — and now 68 — competing for a national title, the odds for a random result in the postseason is almost certain.

 

A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2015-16

North Carolina takes a hotly contested to spot ... for now
A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2015-16

A champion has been crowned in college basketball, and while the shining moment will continue in Durham, the rest of the sport is starting to look to 2015-16.

 

Some programs are under more pressure than others in the coming days and weeks. Underclassmen will start to consider the NBA Draft, recruits will commit,  and transfers will come and go.

 

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan Criticizes Officiating in National Championship Game

Duke was 16-of-20 from the free throw line against the Badgers
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan Criticizes Officiating in National Championship Game

In a postgame interview with CBS, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was critical of the officiating in his team's national championship game loss to Duke.

 

In comments to CBS’ Tracy Wolfson, Ryan said the game had more body contact than in any game Wisconsin played all year.

 

National Championship Instant Analysis: Duke 68, Wisconsin 63

Tyus Jones leads Duke freshmen to Blue Devils' fifth championship under Coach K

Duke has needed to answer in tight spots before, but no pressure situation this season was quite like this.

 

The answer was, again, the same. Let Tyus Jones take over. In a rare Duke year ruled by freshmen, the rookies led the way for the Blue Devils’ 68-63 national championship victory.

 

Top 10 Players in the 2015 National Championship Game

Plenty of star power to go around in Indianapolis
The Top 10 Players in the 2015 National Championship Game

How much Duke and Wisconsin can glean from their matchup in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge back in December may be negligible.

 

Some tendencies and stylistic traits may be similar, but consider the personnel. In that meeting in Madison — an 80-70 Duke win — two of the top scorers in the game may not be impact players in Monday night’s national championship game.

 

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