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10 Big Ten Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2018

By Mark Ross, 5 days 7 hours ago
For the second straight season, more than a dozen Big Ten players declared early for the NFL draft. While there are some significant losses among the 13 departures, including the conference’s offensive player, defensive back and wide receiver of the year, it could have been worse.   Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards, Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson and Ohio State defensive...

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
The 2017-18 college football season is officially in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the year with full 130 team rankings for every FBS team based upon the body of work. Alabama defeated Georgia on Jan. 8 to claim the national championship, and in no surprise, coach Nick Saban’s team takes the top spot in the rankings. The Bulldogs finish No. 2, with Clemson and...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 6 days ago
The 2018 college football season doesn’t start until August, but the Big Ten is already making a strong case as the best conference in the nation. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin each take a spot in the way-too-early top 25 college football rankings by Athlon Sports for 2018. The Buckeyes are the early favorite to win the league, but the next tier of teams...

Top 10 Moments in College Football National Championship Game History

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Depending on the matchup, college football’s national championship game can be one for the ages or a real bore. Last year's game, of course, is in the former category.   Between the pre-BCS No. 1 vs. No. 2 pairings and the national championship games, there have been some classic moments that are etched in our memories. Here are the top 10.   10. Jan. 3, 2003...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Orange, Fiesta, Rose, Sugar and Peach

By Mitch Light, 3 weeks 2 days ago
College football's bowl slate wraps up with an intriguing slate of must-see matchups on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could be playing in his final collegiate game in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State. The Liberty Bowl features Memphis' high-powered offense against an improved Iowa State team, and the Fiesta Bowl matches a tough Washington defense...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Pinstripe, Cotton, Alamo, Sun and Holiday

By Mitch Light, 1 month 8 hours ago
The post-Christmas slate of college football's bowl season kicks off on Dec. 26 with three games, including the Heart of Dallas Bowl between West Virginia and Utah, along with the Cactus Bowl matchup of Kansas State versus UCLA. A busy slate is on tap for Dec. 27, as the schedule features four games, including the Texas Bowl between former Big 12 foes Missouri and Texas. With ...

College Football's 2017 Postseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 8 hours ago
With college football’s 2017 regular season in the books and bowl season already underway, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers for the All-America team. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there were no shortage of clutch performances by players at every position. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield claimed...

Big Ten 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The Big Ten missed out on having a team make the College Football Playoff, but the 2017 season was still a good year for the league. Ohio State finished No. 5 in the final selection committee poll with an 11-2 record, while Wisconsin and Penn State both earned trips to New Year's Six bowl games. Michigan State rebounded from a 3-9 record in 2016 to a 9-3 mark this season. Additionally,...

College Football Bowl Spread Picks: Las Vegas, Bahamas, Birmingham and Dollar General

By Mitch Light, 1 month 1 week ago
College football's bowl season starts on Dec. 16 with five matchups on tap, including Oregon-Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl, as well as North Texas and Troy meeting in the New Orleans Bowl. After the opening Saturday of the 2017-18 bowl season, nine other games are slated prior to Dec. 25. With bowl season approaching, here are picks against the spread for each postseason game from...

15 Best Big Ten College Football Games of 2017

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2017 Big Ten football season ran the full gamut from traditional, defense-oriented slugfests to high-scoring shootouts. The conference has maintained its longstanding identity of physical, smash-mouth football while at the same time integrating more modern concepts, thus cultivating an entertaining style.   This 21st Century Big Ten provided some of the most spectacular finishes...