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College Football's 10 Most Explosive Running Backs Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Having a running back who has the ability to turn on the jets after getting to the second level of the defense and also make something out of nothing is a must for a great ground game. These running backs have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into pay dirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play back seems to...

College Football Podcast: Big 12 Championship Game, Vegas Odds and Jeffery Simmons

By Braden Gall, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Did the Big 12 get it right by adding a conference championship game? What are the benefits and drawbacks of a 13th data point? How should the new divisions be divided?   - How good of a job is Baylor? Where does it rank nationally and within the Big 12? Where did it rank before...

Big Ten Football 2016 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry has produced plenty of memorable moments throughout its history, and the battle on Nov. 26 should have plenty at stake, as the East Division title and a spot in the College Football Playoff could be up for grabs. With Jim Harbaugh taking over in Ann Arbor, the intensity in this rivalry has only increased over the last two years. The Wolverines took a step...

5 Teams That Could Surprise in Power 5 Conference Title Races in 2016

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has unveiled its projected Top 25 for the 2016 college football season. The top four teams are all familiar faces when it comes to winning conferences titles and appearing in the College Football Playoff during the first two years of its existence. Perhaps more so than any other major sport, however, college football has an element of unpredictability that draws us in and makes us...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Nebraska's College Football Schedule in 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 3 weeks ago
It’s time for college football fans to prepare for the long, arduous trek through summer and look toward the future. That’s certainly what Nebraska fans are doing following last season’s 6-7 record. But what will Big Red backers see once they reach their seats on Sept. 3 in Memorial Stadium and beyond?   Related: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Preview and Prediction...

College Football's 10 Most Explosive Receivers Returning for 2016

By Lance Dozier, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Having a wide receiver who has the ability to stretch the field and take the top off the defense is a must for passing attacks. These receivers have the unique ability to turn ordinary plays into paydirt and six points for the offense. They come in different shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities each big-play receiver seems to possess - speed, acceleration and great hands. This...

College Football Podcast: Baylor, Ole Miss and the Countdown to Kickoff

By Braden Gall, 11 months 4 weeks ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are back in the booth talking the latest in college football.   - Mitch's 14-year old daughter explains satellite camps in one sentence.   - What were our reactions when we found out Baylor fired Art Briles? What (or who) could be next for the Bears? Has Baylor done enough to keep the NCAA at bay and should the NCAA be involved at all? How...

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

By Athlon Sports, 11 months 4 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season is less than 100 days away, but the countdown to kickoff is officially underway. Athlon Sports’ 2016 College Football Preview annuals are already on newsstands across the county and available for order in the online store, hosted by Amazon. Each year, Athlon Sports produces regional preview magazines for the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC, as well as...

Indiana Hoosiers 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 11 months 4 weeks ago
Indiana displayed the improvement fans were looking for by earning a bowl game last season. This year will be no different for the Hoosiers, as coach Kevin Wilson hopes to guide the program to another postseason trip. Losing quarterback Nate Sudfeld will hurt, but Indiana returns talented running back Devine Redding and a solid offensive line. The defense should show improvement behind new...

Minnesota Golden Gophers 2016 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 11 months 4 weeks ago
It’s always tough when a coach steps down in the middle of the year, but Minnesota recovered nicely with wins over Illinois and Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl. Now with the interim tag off, coach Tracy Claeys will see what he is made of with a full season ahead of him in Minneapolis. Running backs Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith should be one of the best backfield tandems in the...
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