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Nebraska’s De'Mornay Pierson-El’s Best Option is a Different Red Shirt in 2016

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
There was a time when Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El wasn’t just the best thing since sliced bread. He shoved aside the invention of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Since his serious leg injury (fractured left leg and torn knee ligament) in the Purdue game last season, Pierson-El’s been on the sideline recovering with an estimated return time of...

Big Ten Football 2016 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on the numbers, the data is an interesting early look at how teams are shaping up for the upcoming season.   The Big Ten features one of the nation...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 7 months ago
The 2016 college football season is shaping up to be a wild ride in the Big Ten with matchups in September against the SEC, Pac-12, ACC and Big 12 (and Notre Dame) highlighting the non-conference slate. Big Ten play will also open with a number of games that could set the tone for the division and conference championship hunt.   Ohio State and Michigan State may have some holes to plug,...

College Football Podcast: Toughest Predictions in 2016

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light are gearing up for another Athlon Sports preview magazine and the guys are discussing the most difficult decisions in 2016.   - What seperates Clemson from Florida State in the Atlantic Division?   - Who are the contenders in the Coastal and should we just flip a coin?   - Is a 10 Year War brewing in the Big East or can...

Illinois Fighting Illini 2016 Spring Football Preview

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
Make no mistake about it: Lovie Smith is the center of attention in Illinois — and that's a good thing. As the Fighting Illini prepare to start spring football, their new head coach will serve as a bit of a lightning rod in terms of attention to the program.   Related: Lovie Smith was an Easy Choice for Illinois After a Tough Decision   Smith's presence means...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

Nebraska Wide Receivers Coach Keith Williams A Twitter Must Follow for Different Reasons

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
If you’re on Twitter, you can easily find recruits chirping away, but there’s a new manner of bird making noise in the nest – college football coaches. Jim Harbaugh’s taken to it like a duck to water, being the most egregious offender. His latest endeavors include slamming Tennessee’s Butch Jones and harassing Ohio State’s AD, which prompted former Buckeyes to...

Jordan Westerkamp Brings the Leadership of Rex Burkhead Back to Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
Everyone in Nebraska knows Rex Burkhead’s name. Not only for how he brought Jack Hoffman’s fight against pediatric brain cancer into the spotlight, but for something else Husker fans are quick to underscore – his heart and determination on the football field.   Burkhead wasn’t the fastest running back, but what he did better than anyone else wearing an “N...

Keyshawn Johnson Jr.'s Commit a Sign of Mike Riley's Future Success at Nebraska

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
Fourteen words may very well have changed the trajectory of Nebraska football. "I told you I was going to make my own path. Go Big Red.” Now’s the time to buy all of the Big Red stock you can.   No, the Huskers aren’t going to best Alabama in next season’s College Football Playoff. But thanks to the words of their newest commit, four-star wide receiver...

Big Ten's Top 15 Players on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Breakout players and the emergence of new faces are one of college football’s annual traditions. Players can go from a backup position into a starting role to earn all-conference honors or produce a big season. Incoming or redshirt freshmen can also make an impact in their first season on campus. Regardless of how players arrive on campus, it’s no secret a new wave of standouts will...