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College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 19 hours ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...

Ranking the Big Ten’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 days ago
The importance of the non-conference schedule supposedly has been increased in the College Football Playoff era, and the Big Ten has instituted a new scheduling policy to give the conference-wide strength of schedule a boost. This season sees a few notable matchups against programs like Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Oregon, Notre Dame and more to put the Big Ten in a national spotlight.  ...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Robert A. Boleyn, 1 month 1 week ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2016 season with sky-high expectations, coming off the historic ‘15 campaign in which they went 12-2, won the Big Ten West Division, and earned a berth in the Rose Bowl. With more returning firepower than any Iowa team in recent memory, and a schedule that included the most difficult games in the friendly confines of Kinnick Stadium, there appeared to be...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

Big Ten 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
The Big Ten closed the gap with the SEC last year in the race to be college football’s No. 1 conference, and the league is in great shape as spring ball opens for 2017. Ohio State and Penn State should be among the nation’s frontrunners to win it all next year, while Michigan and Wisconsin will also rank in many preseason top 10 lists. There’s depth in the league with the...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

10 Big Ten Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 18 hours ago
Just a few years ago, there were question marks about the Big Ten’s ability to churn out NFL talent in large numbers. That’s no longer the case however, as the league is sending an impressive 51 players to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine this year.   Leading the way is Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan squad, which has more players in Indianapolis this week (Feb. 28-March 6) than...

Kirk Ferentz Banking on New-Look Offense to Help Make Iowa a Big Ten Threat Once Again

By Robert A. Boleyn, 2 months 4 days ago
As National Signing Day once again came to a close, the Iowa Hawkeyes’ Class of 2017 made a significant leap up the rankings when last-minute additions shook out, putting the Hawkeyes a solid 39th in an average of the top recruiting publications (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout). But with signing day now in the rear-view mirror, observers once again turn back to the nuts of bolts of...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2017

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 5 days ago
The Big Ten isn’t hurting for talent in its coaching ranks. The duo of Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio ranks as the best in the conference, but Ohio State (Urban Meyer and Thad Matta) and Michigan (Jim Harbaugh and John Beilein) round out a strong top three. And the conference also features some up-and-coming duos, including Minnesota, Northwestern and Penn State.   Each year, Athlon...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year’s cycle. While no hire can be judged accurately prior to the first game or even after the completion of a full season, this year’s cycle didn...