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10 Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 5 hours 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, 4 weeks 4 hours 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, 4 weeks 1 day 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...

Michigan State Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Spartans

By J.P. Scott, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The 2018 Michigan State football season was largely a disappointment for everyone with a vested interest in the Spartans. A 7-6 record capped off ironically by a 7-6 bowl game loss was far short of the expectations some people — including myself — had for head coach Mark Dantonio's squad.   As the page turns to 2019, there will be opportunities for some newcomers to make...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. Quarterbacks take the top spot in the rankings for '19. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa narrowly edges Clemson's...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 4 days ago
Ohio State saw its streak of recruiting dominance come to an end among Big Ten teams this past recruiting cycle, but don't write off the Buckeyes just yet. Although Michigan finally took the Big Ten recruiting crown this past recruiting cycle and Penn State managed to stay ahead of the Buckeyes too, Ohio State still has a loaded roster that makes them the team to beat in the Big Ten. The...

Michigan State Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Spartans in 2019

By J.P. Scott, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2018 season did not go as planned for most people with a vested interest in Michigan State football. The Spartans returned the core of a 10-win team and were expected to be serious contenders for the Big Ten East title. Instead, injuries and a general lack of consistency on offense doomed head coach Mark Dantonio's club — resulting in a 7-6 season and a fourth-place finish in the...

College Football's Top 20 Impact True Freshmen for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program looks for the upcoming season. And if teams didn't fill their needs on the recruiting trail, a trip to the transfer...

Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of transfers means that for the second straight season nearly two thirds of the projected starting quarterbacks in the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version of college football's teams on the rise features Texas, Utah, Oregon, Iowa State, and Texas A&M from the Power 5 ranks, along with Louisiana,...