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Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 4 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...

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

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 5 days ago
The 2016 Big Ten season may not have ended the way you would have expected. Who could have seen it coming, with Penn State getting blown out at Michigan and losing on the road in Pennsylvania for a second straight season (at Temple in 2015, at Pittsburgh in '16), and then stunning Ohio State with a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown? The lesson learned in 2016 is every game means...

Iowa, Northwestern or Nebraska: Which Team is the Biggest Threat to Wisconsin in 2017?

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly resides in the East Division, as Wisconsin is expected to be the only preseason top 25 team from the West. The Badgers are a heavy favorite to win the division crown in 2017, with Nebraska, Northwestern and Iowa vying for the next couple of spots. While Wisconsin is an easy pick at the top of the division, it's a close call for the second spot with...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Matt Fortuna, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Nebraska kicks off its 2017 slate with a challenging non-conference slate, getting all three non-Big Ten games out of the way in the first three weeks of the season. That nine-game league schedule makes marquee series more difficult to line up, but the Cornhuskers skirt that nicely by flying to Oregon this season, after hosting the Ducks last season.   Related: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 day 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, 3 months 3 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.  ...

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 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...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Matt Fortuna, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Nebraska hosted what was officially the final college basketball game of the regular season Sunday, but the good folks of Lincoln needed no time to turn the page, as their beloved football team had started spring practice on Saturday.   Not that the gridiron is ever far from people’s minds in Nebraska.   Mike Riley enters Year 3 with the Cornhuskers at 15-11 overall, looking...

Big Ten 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 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...