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Maryland Terrapins 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 1 week 5 days ago
After going just 3-9 in 2015, the Maryland Terrapins took a step forward in head coach DJ Durkin’s first season in College Park. While Maryland did finish fourth in the Big Ten East division with a 6-7 (3-6) record, the Terrapins were invited to the Quick Lane Bowl, where they lost 36-30 to Boston College.   With Maryland set to begin spring practice on March 12, the Terrapins...

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
It's not often that a coaching change in the Big Ten West becomes a national headline in college football, but that’s exactly what happened this offseason when Minnesota landed former Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck. Considering that Fleck's named had been tied to possible future vacancies at schools like Notre Dame and Tennessee, Minnesota's new hire was nothing short...

Ohio State Buckeyes 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Chip Minnich, 2 weeks 17 hours ago
Entering the 2016 season, Ohio State was somewhat of an enigma to college football fans. Having lost so many talented players to the 2016 NFL Draft, head coach Urban Meyer was fielding a team that was talent-laden, but was tremendously inexperienced.   Even though Ohio State didn’t win the Big Ten, let alone its division, the Buckeyes still wound up in the College Football Playoff...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Matt Fortuna, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Nebraska hosted what was officially the final college basketball game of the regular season Sunday, but the good folks of Lincoln needed no time to turn the page, as their beloved football team had started spring practice on Saturday.   Not that the gridiron is ever far from people’s minds in Nebraska.   Mike Riley enters Year 3 with the Cornhuskers at 15-11 overall, looking...

Indiana Hoosiers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 2 days ago
This is the time of year when Indiana fans are focusing on what seed the Hoosiers are going to get in the men’s basketball tournament, but the football Hoosiers are about to open up the spring under a new head coach and plenty of questions to ask going into 2017.   With Kevin Wilson being shown the door amid some controversy with regard to handling players, Indiana promoted...

Big Ten 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 17 hours ago
The Big Ten closed the gap with the SEC last year in the race to be college football’s No. 1 conference, and the league is in great shape as spring ball opens for 2017. Ohio State and Penn State should be among the nation’s frontrunners to win it all next year, while Michigan and Wisconsin will also rank in many preseason top 10 lists. There’s depth in the league with the...

Purdue Boilermakers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Matt Fortuna, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Purdue made what — on paper, at least — looks like one of the offseason’s better hires, as the Boilermakers landed Jeff Brohm from Western Kentucky.   Related: Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017   Brohm went 30-10 in his three years with the Hilltoppers, including a 22-5 mark — and 15-1 in Conference USA play — over the past two...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

10 Big Ten Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Just a few years ago, there were question marks about the Big Ten’s ability to churn out NFL talent in large numbers. That’s no longer the case however, as the league is sending an impressive 51 players to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine this year.   Leading the way is Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan squad, which has more players in Indianapolis this week (Feb. 28-March 6) than...

Michigan State Spartans 2017 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2016 college football season was nothing short of a nightmare for the Michigan State Spartans and their fans. A year removed from punching a ticket to the College Football Playoff, Mark Dantonio's Spartans won just three games all season – and only one game in conference.   Related: What Went Wrong for Michigan State in 2016 and How to Fix the Spartans   It was...