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10 Toughest Players to Replace in the Big Ten in 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 3 weeks 6 days ago
With a record number of underclassmen declaring early for the NFL draft this spring piled on top of the seniors graduating and a number of transfers, the 2019 season could see plenty of position battles brewing this spring. Big shoes need to be filled across the Big Ten and other conferences, some more difficult to replace than others.   Here are the 10 (or more) players that will be the...

Top 25 College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 6 days ago
College football's season is the shortest of any major sport. We must cherish the autumns as a result; and when the long road of another offseason arrives, we cherish the memories.   Despite lacking much in the way of landscape-altering upsets, the 2018 campaign still managed to provide enough drama to sate college football's passionate fans. In particular, a top-heavy campaign...

Penn State Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Nittany Lions in 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 4 weeks 7 hours ago
Penn State started the 2018 season with high expectations of competing for a Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff. But the Nittany Lions had to settle for third place in the Big Ten East Division behind Ohio State and Michigan, losing games to each along the way as well as Michigan State. And with another year of some roster turnover between graduating players, a hefty number...

10 Big Ten Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2019

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 2 days ago
The Big Ten may not be the conference leading the way in the NFL draft these days, but there will be plenty of underclassmen from Big Ten programs making some waves come late April. From a potential top quarterback prospect to a handful of top defensive linemen, the Big Ten could be well-represented in the draft this season just with underclassmen alone.   But once those players have left...

College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 days ago
The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2019 season and the players returning: regardless of the position, breakout players will have a huge role in shaping the national championship and playoff picture. Breakout quarterbacks led the way for playoff teams in 2018, as Kyler...

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 days ago
The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2019 draft officially passed on Monday evening and more than 120 players declared for the next level. All four of the playoff teams from the 2018 season lost a key player early. Alabama has to replace two All-Americans in the trenches with Jonah Williams (LT) and Quinnen Williams (DT) headed to the NFL. Clemson is losing a couple of defensive...

Ranking Every College Football National Champion Over the Last 50 Years

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 5 days ago
Clemson’s 2018 national title run was exceptional, but where do the Tigers rank with other college football champions? Every national championship team was great, but I have attempted to rank every title-winning squad over the past 50 years by asking the following questions:   How strong was their schedule? What was their record? How dominant were their wins? Did they win their...

The Big Ten's Best College Football Games of 2018

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 5 days ago
Northwestern and Purdue went to the wire on Thursday, Michigan State rallied on Friday to beat a Utah State bunch that earned a final Top 25 ranking, and Penn State combined with Appalachian State for an overtime thriller that was one of the Big Ten's best games of 2018.   And that was just Week 1.   The first week of the 2018 season set the tone for an exciting...

Jalen Hurts: 15 Potential Transfer Destinations for the Former Alabama QB

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal and can be contacted by other teams and coaches in regards to a transfer for next season. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019.   Hurts accounted for 1,976 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and threw for 5,626...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2019

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The Big Ten should be one of the deepest conferences in college football for 2019. In the way-too-early top 25, the conference has seven teams ranked among the top 25, and as indicated in the early predictions, there's a wide-open battle atop the West Division and another Ohio State-Michigan showdown for the No. 1 spot in the East. New coach Ryan Day will keep the Buckeyes in the mix for a...