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Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 9 months 1 day ago
You know the big names to take the field in the Big Ten this season, like Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett or Michigan hybrid safety/linebacker Jabrill Peppers. We can go on for days about those players. If you want to dig a little deeper, however, you can uncover some players with the potential to be true wild cards for their teams and in the Big Ten championship hunt.   Related: Big...

College Football's Top 15 QB Matchups for Friday Games in 2016

By Lance Dozier, 9 months 1 day ago
As we all know, a majority of college football games are played on Saturday. But there are quite a few games this year that fall on Friday - 56 to be exact. That is the most ever, and hey, maybe that’s not a bad thing. A matchup on Friday (or a midweek game) provides Group of 5 teams more publicity. But these matchups also take away from high school games and...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Michigan’s College Football Schedule in 2016

By Mike Bainbridge, 9 months 2 days ago
You know the overused saying, "the schedule does them no favors" that gets applied to almost every team prior to the start of a college football season? Well, that doesn't really apply to Michigan this year.    Jim Harbaugh's team begin 2016 with five consecutive appearances at the Big House, giving them eight home games in all. The non-conference schedule...

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best College Football Quarterbacks in 2016

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 days ago
Personalities and college football experts on SiriusXM College Sports Nation ranked the nation’s top 16 quarterbacks, running backs, coaching staffs, defenses, head coaches, mascots, stadiums, uniforms and fan bases and you can hear in-depth analysis on College Sports Nation, Ch. 84.   Among those taking part are former Alabama national championship quarterback Greg McElroy, former...

College Football's Top 100 Impact Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 3 days ago
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. A transfer could be a one-year stopgap solution or help a team fill a void for a couple of seasons after a few misses on the recruiting trail....

Nebraska Football Has Lost its Sense of Entitlement, and That's a Good Thing

By J.P. Scott, 9 months 3 days ago
As a transplant living in Nebraska, the summer months are often brutal. I'm not talking about the heat and unrelenting humidity. I'm talking about the annual ritual of the Nebraska Cornhusker football fan base, where passion wraps itself in a Big Red cocoon during the spring and hatches into a big beautiful butterfly of great expectations during the summer months.   Related:...

Podcast: What will College Football look like in 2026?

By Braden Gall, 9 months 5 days ago
Braden Gall and David Fox look deep into their Mario Cristobal and try to predict how college football will look in ten years.   - To try to grasp where college football could be in 2026, we have to look back at the game in 2006. DVRs and HD TV was brand new, Twitter didn't exist and the WAC was a thing.   - How will technology changes impact the game? How will it impact...

Big Ten's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 5 days ago
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on all 128 teams by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2015, including a handful of big names from the Big Ten. Wisconsin running back Corey Clement, Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, Michigan State cornerback Vayante Copeland and Penn State linebacker...

Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

By Braden Gall, 9 months 1 week ago
Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it calls home.   They are literally and figuratively the foundation of the sport.   Madison, Austin and Athens are just three of the dozens...

Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 9 months 1 week ago
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams. While all teams would prefer to develop a quarterback pipeline through the recruiting ranks, a transfer from another program could be the right fit as...