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Big Ten’s Best Quarterback Matchups of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 2 months 1 week ago
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t become a consistent winner without a quarterback making all the throws and executing the right decisions on offense.   That’s why the...

Big Ten Football 2017 Returning Starters Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on the numbers, the data is an interesting early look at how teams are shaping up for the upcoming season.   The Big Ten should have a couple of...

Top 25 Big Ten 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Michigan set a school record with 11 players hearing their names called during the three-day 2017 NFL Draft. Ohio State was once again well represented in the draft as well, as Urban Meyer continues to pump out NFL-ready talent in Columbus. In all, 35 Big Ten players were among the 253 players selected.   But now, the page is quickly turning to the 2018 NFL Draft. It figures to be another...

Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 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, 3 months 23 hours 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...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Coming off the heels of a surprising run to the Big Ten championship and an appearance in the Rose Bowl, the expectations have been raised for Penn State in 2017 from every angle you look. With that being the case, Penn State will now have to face going through a season that could see the Nittany Lions as the favorite in every game they play, with the exception of a road game at Ohio State....

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

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.  ...

Penn State Nittany Lions 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 4 months 2 days ago
Coming off its first outright Big Ten championship since the 1994 season, Penn State has raised the bar for success and is aiming higher in 2017. The Nittany Lions bring back a loaded offense highlighted by not one, but two, potential Heisman Trophy candidates and a sense of confidence in the program not seen in some time. The road back from the rubble of the fall of 2011 has been a bumpy one at...