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15 Best FBS vs. FCS Football Games in 2016

By Craig Haley, 1 year 1 week ago
FCS teams upsetting FBS programs have come to be one of the leading storylines early in a college football season. Over the first few weekends, Cinderella fires up fans as if it’s March.   Three years ago, FCS teams took down FBS opponents 16 times – a single-season record. Last year, it was nine times, which is still a decent number.   In 2016, there are 113...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 week ago
The quarterback position in the Big Ten is filled with uncertainty in 2016. Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Iowa’s C.J. Beathard are easily the league’s top options, but the question marks begin at No. 3. Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong takes the third spot in Athlon's early rankings for 2016, with Illinois’ Wes Lunt checking in at No. 4. Armstrong and Lunt have the...

NCAA Helps Open Flood Gates for Growth of Nebraska Cornhuskers’ Future

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 weeks ago
When Nebraska secures a new football commitment, you’ll see Husker fans cheer across social media. A hefty amount of talent from all over is signing up to play for Mike Riley, but the NCAA recently did Nebraska perhaps the biggest favor it ever could in regards to recruiting.   Starting Aug. 1, schools are able to pick up the tab for a recruit and two parents or guardians to...

7 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Big Ten West

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Predicting which freshmen will play or make an impact on any given season is no easy assignment. Considering some players aren’t quite ready for the physical nature of college football or may need a year to work on developing within the scheme or playbook, a good chunk of every team’s signing class will take a redshirt season. With the 2016 season just a few months away, it’s...

College Football Podcast: Big 12 Expansion, Implosion and The Kentucky Derby

By Braden Gall, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Braden Gall and David Fox break down the latest in Big 12 expansion and preview the 2016 college football magazines. (We also have some fun by naming Kentucky Derby horses too.)   - What do the latest data reports mean for the future of the Big 12? What is the right structure for the Big 12?   - Who should the league target for expansion and should the Big 12 add a title game...

6 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The 2016 NFL Draft is over and four Nebraska Cornhuskers (Maliek Collins, Vincent Valentine, Alex Lewis, Andy Janovich) heard their names called. However, it’s never too early to look to next year and see which members of the Big Red could keep the Huskers’ impressive half century-plus long streak of putting players into The League alive.   Jordan Westerkamp, WR A near-...

10 Best College Football Players Not Taken in the 2016 NFL Draft

By John Coon, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing with draft picks to make an opening-day NFL roster.   Who were the most notable omissions in the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at the best...

Top 25 Big Ten 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Another NFL Draft has come and gone, and the 2016 edition was a big year for the Big Ten, specifically the Ohio State Buckeyes. Looking forward in time, however, and it looks as if next year could be big for Ohio State's archrival, the Michigan Wolverines.   Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   Power Five Conference 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch...

Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft commences next spring?   Here are Athlon Sports’ top 50 college players to keep an eye on this fall....

College Football Podcast: Power 5 Round Table, Art Briles and Idaho

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?   - Idaho is dropping to the FCS ranks, will this be a developing trend?   The guys then broke down all five Power 5 leagues, previewing the...
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