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Nebraska Football: What a Lack of Running Back Transfers Says About Maurice Washington's Future

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 5 days 6 hours ago
No matter the situation, Maurice Washington is a person of interest. Arguably the most dynamic member of Nebraska's offense not named Adrian Martinez, the running back's ability to be a threat on every play speaks for itself. Flip to a different lens and he’s made headlines because of a pending revenge pornography case in California along with being cited for possessing drug...

Michigan State Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Spartans' Schedule

By J.P. Scott, 5 days 7 hours ago
Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio has established one of the toughest cultures in all of college football over the last decade. That culture will be greatly tested by the Spartans' 2019 schedule.   Road trips to some of the Big Ten's most intimidating sites highlight a tricky slate of games that Michigan State will be asked to navigate this season. That, coupled...

Rutgers Football: 2019 Scarlet Knights Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 7 hours ago
Heading into his third campaign last summer, Rutgers coach Chris Ash told anyone willing to listen that he expected his Scarlet Knights to contend for the bowl berth that had eluded his program since 2014. It didn't happen. A string of arrests resulted in the suspension or dismissal of nine players, and then an offense that featured a freshman quarterback produced historically poor results...

Illinois Football: 2019 Fighting Illini Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 7 hours ago
There hasn't been a bowl bid for Illinois in five seasons. The last winning record came in 2011. The players have had enough.   "I'm sick of losing," says starting center Doug Kramer, who joined the team in 2016.   He looks forward to better days. To a time when Illinois is relevant in the Big Ten West. "What's happened in the past stays in the past,...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2019 (Top 130)

By Steven Lassan, 6 days 7 hours ago
With summer workouts underway and fall practice right aroud the corner for all 130 college football teams, it's never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2019 season. The FBS level is loaded with talent at this position for the upcoming year, as Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence are neck-and-neck for the No. 1 spot...

Indiana Football: 2019 Hoosiers Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 7 hours ago
Tom Allen and his Indiana University football team need to flip the script. In back-to-back seasons, the Hoosiers have won all three nonconference games and inched to the brink of bowl eligibility, needing to defeat Purdue in the season finale to complete the deal.   And then whiffed. The Hoosiers finished 5–7 during both seasons Allen has been in charge. Indiana has endured 27...

Nebraska Football: Huskers Administration Working to Schedule Like a Champion Today

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 week 3 days ago
Scott Frost taking Nebraska to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game obviously isn't a realistic goal for at least a few years. However, that's not stopping the Big Red administration from planning for the eventual possibility. A major component that makes or breaks a team's chances is its schedule. While many schools are still in a state of confusion about how to...

Maryland Football: 2019 Terrapins Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 week 3 days ago
Enthusiasm for Maryland football had to take a redshirt season last year. The tragic death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair at a team workout cast a long shadow all season.   Third-year coach DJ Durkin was suspended and ultimately dismissed; medical practices were scrutinized and revamped; and a local son — Mike Locksley — has been brought home to restore trust in the...

Big Ten Football 2019 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The Big Ten tied the SEC for the most teams (seven) in Athlon’s projected top 25 teams, and 10 programs are projected to reach bowl eligibility in Athlon’s Big Ten predictions for 2019. While the teams – Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin – atop the Big Ten predictions are familiar, the upcoming season could bring change to which programs...

Purdue Football: 2019 Boilermakers Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 7 hours ago
Purdue made a major statement on a national stage last year with a stunning 49–20 upset over No. 2 Ohio State. It was one of three wins over ranked opponents.   But perhaps the biggest statement came in the offseason. When Louisville tried to poach Purdue coach Jeff Brohm and halt the positive momentum the Boilers had created over the coach’s first two seasons, the school...