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Michigan State 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles to Watch

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
Despite losing over a half dozen key contributors to the NFL Draft and graduation, not to mention arguably the best defensive coordinator in the country leaving for another job, the Michigan State Spartans enter 2015 fall practice as a dark horse contender for the College Football Playoff. The Spartans need to replace three elite offensive weapons if quarterback Connor Cook is going to...

Big Ten 2015 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
With fall camps set to open in August for all 128 college football teams, the 2015 season is officially around the corner. There’s no shortage of position battles or schemes to work on this fall, but quarterback competitions will steal the spotlight in August. The Big Ten has a solid group of quarterbacks returning in 2015, starting with the Cardale Jones-J.T. Barrett duo at Ohio...

Big Ten's Future Scheduling Mandate Not in Best Interests of Non-Power 5 Programs

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 7 months ago
For the moment college football has forgotten about college football in a mad dash forward to appease a small group of the viewing public and more importantly to make television advertisers happy. Due to some unnecessary upcoming changes in scheduling, for years to come we will have the Big Ten to thank in part for a new evolution of the game. Since the BCS era has transitioned into the...

Ohio State's Suspensions Put Braxton Miller's Position Change in Spotlight

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
The one-game suspension of four potential starters for Ohio State has slightly altered the outlook for the opener against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes won’t need any reminder about how difficult of a matchup this is, as Virginia Tech won in Columbus 35-21 last season. Joey Bosa’s name was by far the biggest in Ohio State’s release of the suspensions for the opener against...

Why the Ohio State Suspensions Will or Won't Matter Against Virginia Tech

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 7 months ago
Ohio State announced today that four key players would miss the Sept. 7 season opener against Virginia Tech. While it’s a big enough news story in and of itself, especially since one of the players suspended is All-American defensive end Joey Bosa, what about the impact on the field? Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the overwhelming favorite to...

Ohio State Suspends Four Key Players for Opener Against Virginia Tech

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Ohio State will begin its national title defense without a couple of key players. According to a release from the school, defensive end Joey Bosa and receivers Corey Smith, Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall will be suspended for the opener against Virginia Tech. Bosa is the biggest loss for the Buckeyes, as the junior is one of college football’s top players and a first-team All-...

Is Iowa’s Coaching History Repeating Itself with Kirk Ferentz?

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 year 7 months ago
Hawkeye faithful everywhere still beam with pride when the name Hayden Fry is uttered. After all, it was Fry who provided Hawkeyes a new sense of identity, not just for the football program he inherited which had gone a dismal 17 years without a winning season prior to his 1979 arrival, but also all other sports at the University of Iowa, which now universally use his personally-designed...

Graham Rahal Has an Awesome Ohio State-Themed Helmet for IndyCar Race

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
IndyCar driver Graham Rahal will have the best-looking helmet in Sunday’s race at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. Rahal is a big Ohio State fan and unveiled on Wednesday night a Buckeye-themed helmet, complete with the college football playoff and stickers. A couple of interesting details about the helmet were the No. 15 sticker on the back – Rahal’s number (which...

College Football's Top Coordinator Hires for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Coordinator changes in college football can have an immediate impact on either side of the ball. Every year, it seems a handful of teams show significant improvement in the win column or on the stat sheet as a result of a coordinator change. Last season, TCU’s offense improved to one of the best in the nation after the hire of Doug Meacham as the team’s play-caller. Which...

The Big Ten's Top 15 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By J.P. Scott, 1 year 7 months ago
We go through this exercise every year. "Who will be the face of the college football season?," we ask ourselves. Recently, names like Mariota, Manziel and Winston have answered that question, putting their own personal stamps on an entire season and making it their own en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. Every Power 5 conference is filled with players who could potentially do...