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Top 25 Big Ten 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 5 days ago
After one of the strongest years for defensive linemen in the NFL draft has been recorded in the books for 2019, the Big Ten could already be preparing for another strong year at the position next year. Some of the top draft prospects to watch from around the conference heading to the 2020 NFL Draft will be lining up at a defensive line position, and Ohio State could once again be the school...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 6 days ago
With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event...

Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020 edition have a little something to do with this as well.   Defense may have dominated the 2019 draft, with seven of the top 10 picks coming...

Michigan State Football: Spartans' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2018 season was a bit of a mess for the Michigan State Spartans, culminating in a 7-6 bowl game loss to Oregon to cap off a seven-win campaign. Injuries and some close losses as a result of what can only be called offensive incompetence were the main factors that led to the disappointment in East Lansing.   Heading into 2019, head coach Mark Dantonio has some key pieces in place to...

Michigan State Football: Spartans' 2019 Spring Preview

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 1 week ago
Despite high hopes heading into the 2018 campaign, the Michigan State Spartans appeared to take a step back last season. The defense was decent, but not quite the dominant unit we've come to expect under Mark Dantonio. The offense — for a number of reasons — was simply not very good.   Heading into the spring, the majority of the focus will be on the offensive side of the...

Ranking the Big Ten College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
Perhaps no league in college football is as top-heavy as the Big Ten. The conference is home to three of the elite programs in college football in Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State, but you can make a strong argument that middle and lower tiers of the league lag behind several of other Power 5 leagues.    Ranking the jobs for every FBS conference is no easy task. After all, the...

College Football Rankings: 2019 Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are released later this summer....

10 Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Reputations of conferences tend to go in cycles and will typically be based on how each stacks up in non-conference play. This year, the Big Ten is looking to make some statements after being left out of the College Football Playoff for a second straight year. Compared to last year, however, there are not quite as many non-conference matchups to get overly excited for this fall. But that doesn...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings...

College Football's Top 10 Impact True Freshmen Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 17 hours ago
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit campus prior to spring ball. The quarterback position is a major focal point of interest throughout the offseason for...