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Richmond Spiders vs. Maryland Terrapins Preview and Prediction

By Elton Hayes, 1 year 9 months ago
Maryland welcomes Richmond to College Park for Saturday’s season opener. Richmond, an FCS member, rolls into Byrd Stadium ranked No. 18 in the FCS Coaches Poll, after posting a nine-win 2014 season that ended with a loss to Coastal Carolina in the second round of the FCS playoffs. In 2014 Maryland finished third in the Big Ten East behind Ohio State and Michigan State, and...

Flashback: Nebraska's season-opening win streak looks to hit 30

By David Fox, 1 year 9 months ago
When Danny McManus arrived at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7, 1985, the then-sophomore Florida State quarterback allowed himself to soak up the scene. There was Tom Osborne, in the flesh. McManus, who grew up in Hollywood, Fla., saw plenty of the Nebraska coach on trips to the Orange Bowl. “You just remember the sea of red and then our pocket of garnet and gold in...

Michigan State Spartans vs. Western Michigan Broncos Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 1 year 9 months ago
Michigan State travels to Kalamazoo in order to fulfill its end of the "3 for 1" contract with Western Michigan. The stadium is already sold out. However, one might wonder how many of those in attendance will be wearing green and white, not brown and gold. A significant portion of players for Western Michigan have already faced Michigan State. Two years ago, the Broncos'...

5 Nebraska Blackshirts Who Can’t Afford Many First-Game Jitters

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 9 months ago
While The Suspension Bowl featuring BYU and Nebraska is going to be handicapped due to several members of both teams on the sideline, the Cougars and Cornhuskers aren’t left entirely wanting for talent. How defensive coordinator Mark Banker’s first set of Blackshirts handle Taysom Hill likely determines whether or not the people of Lincoln go home happy. Related: ...

Pac-12 Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to the College Football Playoff, but the Cardinal opens 2015 with a tricky road test at Northwestern. Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams faces his...

Big Ten Week 1 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 9 months ago
The Big Ten ended the 2014 season in the spotlight with Ohio State’s national championship victory over Oregon, and the conference opens 2015 with two marquee games on Thursday night. Michigan travels to Salt Lake City to take on Utah in coach Jim Harbaugh’s debut, while playoff contender TCU makes the trek to Minnesota. While both matchups are among the best of the weekend, the...

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview and Prediction

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 9 months ago
Gary Patterson and his TCU Horned Frogs have big plans for the 2015 season. After being left out of the College Football Playoff somewhat controversially last season, TCU begins 2015 ranked No. 2 in both major polls and have a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate under center in Trevone Boykin. In Minneapolis, Jerry Kill's Minnesota team is the sexy pick of many pundits and...

Michigan Wolverines vs. Utah Utes Preview and Prediction

By John Coon, 1 year 10 months ago
Michigan will be making a first-ever trip to Salt Lake City to face Utah in the 2015 season opener for both teams. Both teams enter the game looking to make a statement about their respective football programs. After finishing last season with a 9-4 record, Las Vegas Bowl victory and Top 25 ranking, the Utes are hungry to prove they are no one-year wonder in the Pac-12. The Wolverines are...

620 Twitter Accounts Every College Football Fan Should Follow (2015 Edition)

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 10 months ago
The 2015 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 3 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on all of the teams, players, coaches and latest news. To help you prepare for the 2015 season, Athlon Sports has compiled the best Twitter guide...

The Prophecies of the Oracle Reveal the Fate of the Michigan State Spartans in 2015

By John La Fleur, 1 year 10 months ago
After consulting the Oracle at Sparta, (not to be confused with that charlatan in Delphi), I can report the following predictions about Michigan State's upcoming football season.Related: Why Michigan State Will or Won't Make the College Football Playoff in 2015 1. Michigan State's victory over Western Michigan in Kalamazoo will set up the first contest between top-10 teams in...