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Michigan Wolverines 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Mike Bainbridge, 2 months 2 days ago
The 2016 college football season was moving along quite smoothly for Michigan until one raucous weekend in Iowa City where a last-second field goal sent things in a downward spiral. The Wolverines wound up losing three out of their last four games, including a nail-biter at Ohio State and the Orange Bowl to Florida State, after starting the year 9-0.   Heading into 2017, as many as 17...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 2 days ago
Chris Ash opens his second spring practice as head coach at Rutgers, and he has plenty to focus on as the Scarlet Knights look to improve in 2017. Year one was expected to be quite the uphill battle for Ash in his head coaching debut, and it most certainly was.  Rutgers won just two games in 2016, the fewest in a season for the program since winning just one game in ‘01.   5...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 3 days ago
Coming off its first outright Big Ten championship since the 1994 season, Penn State has raised the bar for success and is aiming higher in 2017. The Nittany Lions bring back a loaded offense highlighted by not one, but two, potential Heisman Trophy candidates and a sense of confidence in the program not seen in some time. The road back from the rubble of the fall of 2011 has been a bumpy one at...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Robert A. Boleyn, 2 months 4 days ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2016 season with sky-high expectations, coming off the historic ‘15 campaign in which they went 12-2, won the Big Ten West Division, and earned a berth in the Rose Bowl. With more returning firepower than any Iowa team in recent memory, and a schedule that included the most difficult games in the friendly confines of Kinnick Stadium, there appeared to be...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

Wisconsin Badgers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 1 week ago
The Wisconsin Badgers exceeded the expectations of most college football fans and media members in 2016. Despite beginning the season as an afterthought, the Badgers became a mainstay at the top of the polls, riding their always dependable running game and a surprisingly dominant defense to a Big Ten West title.   As the 2017 spring football season gets rolling in Madison, there are a lot...

Maryland Terrapins 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 2 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks 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 months 2 weeks 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...