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Penn State Ranked No. 14 in Athlon's College Football Top 25

By Athlon Sports, 5 days 2 hours ago
The college football season officially begins on Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Athlon Sports released its College Football Top 25 Rankings today and the Penn State Nittany Lions came in at No. 14.   Here's why: The Nittany Lions have won at least nine games in each of the last three seasons, and there's a good chance...

2019 Big Ten Quarterback Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 5 days ago
Quarterback play should be a strength in the Big Ten for the 2019 season. Michigan's Shea Patterson takes the top spot in Athlon's Big Ten quarterback rankings, but Ohio State's Justin Fields and Nebraska's Adrian Martinez aren't too far behind. Iowa's Nate Stanley and Michigan State's Brian Lewerke round out the next tier of options, with Northwestern's Hunter...

Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in order to get a better snapshot of the program. Every college football program is unique and has its own set of challenges. But some programs are...

College Football's Top 12 Impact JUCO Transfer Quarterbacks for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time. While developing a quarterback through the high school ranks is the preferred option for coaches, the junior college...

Top 25 Big Ten 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 4 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, 3 weeks 5 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, 3 weeks 5 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...

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' 2019 Schedule Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Change is in the air around the Penn State football program this year but the expectations remain the same. Despite a number of key players moving on from last year's roster and a couple of staff changes, James Franklin's mission is still to have a team capable of competing for a Big Ten championship in the fall. How close this team is to being ready to go that distance remains to be...

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' 2019 Spring Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 1 week ago
James Franklin begins another spring in Happy Valley with perhaps the most questions he has had to address in a while with Penn State. The Nittany Lions have some notable departures from the program this season leaving some fascinating position battles to pay attention to this spring, all while Franklin is looking to keep Penn State in the running for a possible Big Ten title run.   5...

Ranking the Big Ten College Football Coaching Jobs

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks 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...