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Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.   This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by...

15 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Kickoff for the 2016 college football season is still over 100 days away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and previews for the upcoming year. For most college football fans, one of the annual traditions each summer is the trip to the newsstand to pick up a preview magazine. The good news? The wait is almost over. The 2016 Athlon Sports College...

Tackling Misconceptions About Mike Riley's Nebraska Offense

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
Hidden inside Nebraska’s 2015 6-7 record is the belief that Mike Riley’s offense can’t get the job done — period. The term “pro style” doesn’t play well in some areas of Husker Nation. Everywhere Cornhusker fans gather, a familiar paraphrase these days is “you can’t pass 40 times and win!” I’m going to prove those Big Red backers...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
The quarterback position in the Big Ten is filled with uncertainty in 2016. Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Iowa’s C.J. Beathard are easily the league’s top options, but the question marks begin at No. 3. Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong takes the third spot in Athlon's early rankings for 2016, with Illinois’ Wes Lunt checking in at No. 4. Armstrong and Lunt have the...

NCAA Helps Open Flood Gates for Growth of Nebraska Cornhuskers’ Future

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
When Nebraska secures a new football commitment, you’ll see Husker fans cheer across social media. A hefty amount of talent from all over is signing up to play for Mike Riley, but the NCAA recently did Nebraska perhaps the biggest favor it ever could in regards to recruiting.   Starting Aug. 1, schools are able to pick up the tab for a recruit and two parents or guardians to...

7 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the Big Ten West

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 7 months ago
Predicting which freshmen will play or make an impact on any given season is no easy assignment. Considering some players aren’t quite ready for the physical nature of college football or may need a year to work on developing within the scheme or playbook, a good chunk of every team’s signing class will take a redshirt season. With the 2016 season just a few months away, it’s...

6 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
The 2016 NFL Draft is over and four Nebraska Cornhuskers (Maliek Collins, Vincent Valentine, Alex Lewis, Andy Janovich) heard their names called. However, it’s never too early to look to next year and see which members of the Big Red could keep the Huskers’ impressive half century-plus long streak of putting players into The League alive.   Jordan Westerkamp, WR A near-...

Top 25 Big Ten 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 7 months ago
Another NFL Draft has come and gone, and the 2016 edition was a big year for the Big Ten, specifically the Ohio State Buckeyes. Looking forward in time, however, and it looks as if next year could be big for Ohio State's archrival, the Michigan Wolverines.   Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   Power Five Conference 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch...

Four Nebraska Cornhuskers Look to Extend 53-Year NFL Draft Streak

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
Nebraska is a school rich with tradition and putting players into the NFL is most definitely a part of it. In fact, over the past 53 years, more than one Cornhusker has heard his named called in every NFL Draft. Four have a chance to follow in their predecessors’ footsteps, but who can truly be counted on to extend this streak?   Andy Janovich, FB While Kansas State’s Glenn...

Loss of Apathetic Defensive Tackle Duo Leaves Plenty of Questions to be Answered as Nebraska Wraps Up Spring Practice

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 7 months ago
When former Nebraska defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine made their intentions to enter the NFL Draft known, it wasn’t a total shock. Losing two more bodies in Greg McMullen and Kevin Williams at the end of spring may seem like an even bigger blow, but whether or not Nebraska lost true athletes at the position is questionable.   Related: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016...