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College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

Michigan State Spartans 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Michigan State has won at least 11 games in five out of the last six seasons, so the bar is set high for coach Mark Dantonio as the program looks to quickly restock a depth chart losing a handful of key players. The Spartans were easily handled by Alabama in the College Football Playoff last year, but there were plenty of highs and accolades for last year’s team. Michigan State claimed the...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2015 regular season was the stuff dreams are made of in Iowa City. A magical 12-0 campaign landed Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, where it took a 22-play scoring drive by Michigan State to hand the Hawkeyes their first loss.   The season still could have ended on a high note with a decent showing in the Rose Bowl, but Stanford turned that dream into a nightmare...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 1 month ago
Change is in the air in Happy Valley as Penn State moves one more year into the James Franklin era. Could this be the year the program begins to take a step forward as it comes closer to escaping the shadow of an abbreviated sanction era? This could prove to be an important season for Franklin, and it comes with plenty of changes in the makeup of the team's identity.   Penn State...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...

What We’ve Learned About Nebraska Football This Spring: Week Two

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 1 month ago
It’s been around 70 and sunny more often than not recently in the San Diego of the Big Ten a.k.a. Nebraska. Now that helmets and pads are part of the practice festivities, separation and storylines are already occurring. Here’s the report for week number two of the festivities in Lincoln. Quarterback Competition ContinuesThe spot for who’ll be the eventual signal-caller is...

Big Ten 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Ohio State and Michigan enter 2016 as the frontrunners to win the Big Ten title, but both teams enter spring practice with plenty of work to do. The Buckeyes return quarterback J.T. Barrett and a few rising stars on defense. However, only six starters are back for coach Urban Meyer. The skill players need to be restocked, and the defense has to reload in the trenches and in the secondary. The...

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 1 month ago
It was business as usual in Madison last fall. Despite a coaching change, Wisconsin posted yet another 10-win season, complete with a bowl game victory over USC. The Badgers were right in the thick of a heated Big Ten West race in 2015, and all signs point to the same this upcoming season. But it all starts in the spring. Second-year head coach Paul Chryst and his team will need to...

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

Maryland Terrapins 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 1 month ago
A new era of Maryland Terrapins football is set to begin as D.J. Durkin will have his first spring practice as head coach of the team. Durkin will place Randy Edsall, who was 22-34 overall and 0-12 against ranked opponents in his three-plus seasons at College Park. Mike Locksley replaced Edsall at the midway point of last season, but Maryland still finished 3-9. Durkin, who was Michigan...