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Big Ten Football: Over/Under Predictions on DraftKings Win Totals for 2021 Season

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
College football’s 2021 season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to start placing wagers and bets on the DraftKings over/under totals for the Big Ten. It's Ohio State's conference to lose once again in '21, but a solid second tier of teams is in place with Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Penn State all projected as top 25 teams.   Earlier this week...

Penn State Football: 2021 Nittany Lions Season Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 5 days ago
For a guy who is coming off his first losing season at Penn State, James Franklin sounds pretty upbeat these days. Maybe that’s because the Nittany Lions were better at the end of the 2020 season than they were at the beginning, winning their last four after starting 0–5. Maybe it’s because he pulled off a recruiting coup in January when he fired offensive coordinator Kirk...

Big Ten Football 2021 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The 2021 All-Big Ten team is led by 13 selections from Ohio State, while Wisconsin (11), Indiana (11), Penn State (10) and Indiana (10) also hit double-digit picks. Michigan has seven selections on the Big Ten All-Conference Team for '21, while Nebraska checks in with six.    Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2021. Now, it’s time to take a look at the...

College Football Rankings: Top 25 for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 6 days ago
The 2021 college football season is scheduled to officially begin on Saturday, Aug. 28, but it's never too early to start thinking about top 25 rankings and projecting what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging in the national title picture. However, that’s not the case at the top, as the list of favorites...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2021

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
College football’s 2020-21 coaching carousel featured 17 changes, including moves at Texas, Kansas, Auburn, UCF, South Carolina and Illinois. With the carousel completed and all 17 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. At the top, it's a close call between the hires of Steve Sarkisian (Texas), Clark Lea (...

Michigan or Penn State: Which Team Has a Better Chance to Rebound in 2021?

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 5 days ago
College football’s 2020 season was not kind to Michigan and Penn State. Instead of challenging for a finish in the top 25, the Nittany Lions and Wolverines combined for a 6-9 record in the abbreviated Big Ten slate. But both programs didn’t sit idle this offseason and hope for improvement. Instead, there were significant changes to build optimism for ’21. Michigan’s...

2022 NFL Draft: Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2022 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 28-30 in Las Vegas. While the 2021 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by North Carolina's Sam Howell, Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler, and USC's Kedon...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2021 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
With the 2021 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 a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, 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...

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Penn State started their 2020 season off on all the wrong feet, but James Franklin's Nittany Lions got into a bit of a groove to close the campaign out with a four-game winning streak. Things may not get too much easier in 2021 with a formidable schedule that includes the two toughest cross-division road games a team in the Big Ten East can possibly draw, a road game against Ohio State, and...

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' 2021 Spring Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 1 day ago
The 2020 season was a bumpy one for the Penn State Nittany Lions. After slumping out to a historically bad 0-5 start to the adjusted Big Ten season, Penn State managed to end the year on a winning streak before opting to stay home for the bowl season. Now, a year after not getting a chance to hold a spring practice, James Franklin hopes the opportunity to get in some work with new players and...