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Ranking the Toughest Games on Iowa's College Football Schedule in 2015

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 7 months ago
Iowa didn't even show up as a blip on the radar of most national publications entering the 2015 season. And given recent history, that's probably a well-deserved slight. But even as Kirk Ferentz’ name comes up repeatedly when talk turns to coaches on the hot seat, there's a very quiet renewed confidence in this edition of the Hawkeyes, who secretly feel they could be wearing...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2015 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly rests with Ohio State and the East Division in 2015. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion, and one look at the expert poll results for the best players in the Big Ten solidifies why coach Urban Meyer’s team is the No. 1 pick for 2015. Ohio State had four players voted among the top...

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst College Football Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 7 months ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping produce some of the best-looking magazines on the newsstands, graphic designer Daly Cantrell. Here is what she had to say about the Big Ten'...

Why Ohio State Freshmen Football Players Do Not Want To Be "Back in Black"

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 7 months ago
The color black is one of the most popular, yet on the Ohio State Buckeyes, the color black is something that freshmen players are hoping to shed and avoid as quickly as possible. The origins for this mindset go back to head coach Urban Meyer's first season in Columbus in 2012. Related: Looking Back At Ohio State's 2012 Recruiting Class (Part One) Even before Meyer was...

Nebraska's Offense Suffers Big Setback With Injury to WR De'Mornay Pierson-El

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Nebraska’s offense suffered a setback on Wednesday, as receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was ruled out for six to eight weeks after a foot injury in fall camp. Pierson-El was slated to be a key piece of the Cornhuskers’ passing game in 2015 under new coach Mike Riley. Pierson-El finished third on the team with 23 catches for 321 yards and four touchdowns last season but...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
As the Big Ten Conference improves, so too does the incoming talent. The end result is a new crop of players talented enough to crack their respective starting lineups and make an impact throughout the season. The Big Ten has a group of freshmen as talented as any conference in the country. They'll be stepping into starting roles or regular rotations and likely having a say in how the...

Michigan Unveils New All-White Road Alternate Uniform for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Jim Harbaugh’s fingerprints are all over the Michigan football program in 2015, and the first-year coach reportedly plans on making an alteration to the Wolverines’ away uniforms. According to, Michigan is changing its road uniforms to an all-white design. Usually, the Wolverines wear white jerseys and maize pants in away games. The new all-white look is a...

Ranking the Toughest Games on Wisconsin's College Football Schedule in 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
Despite a coaching change and the loss of a Heisman Trophy candidate in the offseason, it's surprisingly (or not, depending on who you talk to) business as usual for Wisconsin. The Badgers are gearing up for another division championship run, leaning on veterans on defense and the same old "pound the ball down their throat" running game. Corey Clement is expected to fill the...

College Football's Top 10 Dark Horse Playoff Contenders for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Rankings are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason projections or the in-season polls from the playoff committee, rankings generate discussion and interest from all 128 fanbases. While some argue preseason rankings have too much of an impact on the actual in-season product, the reality is a playoff contender or national champion can come from anywhere. Need...

Nebraska Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
It’s a new era for Nebraska football in 2015. Bo Pelini was jettisoned after leading the Cornhuskers to at least nine wins in every year from 2008-14. Needless to say, the bar is set high in Lincoln, and Nebraska expects to contend (and win) Big Ten titles. New coach Mike Riley inherits a team capable of winning the West Division, but also a roster with question marks on both sides of...