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Big Ten Football 2017 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The Big Ten had a top-heavy 2016 season, as four teams finished inside of the top 10, Ohio State earned a CFB Playoff spot, and Penn State fell just short of reaching the top four after defeating Wisconsin in the conference title game. Fast forward to 2017 and not much has changed with the depth at the top of the league. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin are Athlon’s projected...

Iowa Football: 2017 Hawkeyes Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Iowa won eight games last season, but got blown out by Florida in the Outback Bowl and struggled in general to move the ball and put points on the scoreboard. Head coach Kirk Ferentz overhauled his coaching staff in the offseason, turning the offense over to his son, Brian, who has a 1,000-yard rusher returning and a veteran offensive line, but will be breaking in a new starting quarterback. The...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning from injury, scheme tweaks or just overall depth chart concerns make any preseason prediction difficult for a number of teams. While any FBS team...

Big Ten Football 2017 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten features four teams - Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State - inside of Athlon’s top 25 for 2017. These four teams return a good chunk of talent this year, with 14 Buckeyes earning a spot on Athlon’s All-Big Ten team, and the Nittany Lions and Badgers each garnering 12 selections. The Wolverines aren’t far behind with nine picks, but Iowa (10) and...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
College football’s best collection of head coaches resides in the Big Ten. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer boasts three national championships in his career and takes the top spot in Athlon’s rankings. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, Penn State’s James Franklin and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald round out an impressive top five. And the...

Big Ten Football 2017 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks 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 should have a couple of...

Iowa Hawkeyes 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Robert A. Boleyn, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Once upon a time in a faraway land, there existed an Iowa Hawkeyes home field which elicited shock and awe in opponents visiting Iowa City. Kinnick Stadium, with its intimate seating that puts fans directly on the opponent’s sidelines, infamous pink visitor’s locker room, and a fan base that just didn't know when to stay quiet, was a nasty place to visit. And very few teams came...

Top 25 Big Ten 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Michigan set a school record with 11 players hearing their names called during the three-day 2017 NFL Draft. Ohio State was once again well represented in the draft as well, as Urban Meyer continues to pump out NFL-ready talent in Columbus. In all, 35 Big Ten players were among the 253 players selected.   But now, the page is quickly turning to the 2018 NFL Draft. It figures to be another...

Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 weeks ago
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in the early rankings. Darnold provided a spark for the Trojans last season and is a big reason why coach Clay Helton's team is a contender for the...