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Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 1 week 1 day ago
Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost. Now, you are getting thrown right into the fire of the Big Ten with what may be the most difficult schedule any team in the conference faces this upcoming college football season.   Frost is bringing plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future of Nebraska football, but he will have his work cut out for him this season,...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2018

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 21 hours ago
The Big Ten was left out of the College Football Playoff last season but redeemed itself in the postseason against other conferences. But if the Big Ten is going to ride that conference momentum, then it must thrive on non-conference play this fall.   Overall, the non-conference schedule for the Big Ten leaves a little something to be desired, but it is not without some challenges. But...

College Football Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
With spring practice completed for all 130 college football teams, it’s never too early to evaluate how every program looks at quarterback for the 2018 season. College football lost a handful of stars from last season, including USC’s Sam Darnold, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. However, the next group of stars is ready to emerge at the FBS level...

Ranking the Big Ten's Quarterbacks for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 2 days ago
With five teams likely to start in the top 15 of most preseason polls in 2018, the Big Ten won’t be short on intrigue this fall. Standout defenses are a big reason why the top of the Big Ten is deep this year, but the league also returns a handful of talented signal-callers to push the top contenders into CFB Playoff contention. Penn State’s Trace McSorley takes the top spot in...

Early 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 3 weeks 4 days ago
The 2018 NFL Draft is still fresh in everyone’s minds, but the work has already begun by pro scouts and analysts alike for the 2019 edition. In looking at Athlon Sports’ early top 50 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, two things jump out right away – it’s heavy on defensive players and there are quite a few Clemson Tigers.   Clemson, which has been a College...

5 Big Ten Players Facing a Make-or-Break Spring

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 2 months 3 days ago
Spring football practice has begun across Big Ten country, and that’s usually a welcome sign. It’s a time of clean slates, the opportunity to climb the depth chart and, in some cases, keep a scholarship. Today, we look at a handful of players across the conference that have one more shot to stake their claim to the title of “program contributor.”   Jalin...

Way-Too-Early College Football 130 Team Rankings for 2018

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
Spring practice is underway across the nation, as all 130 college football teams are getting the first look at how their roster and program are shaping up for the 2018 season. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to look at the year ahead and project where all 130 teams could rank when the official Athlon Sports magazine predictions are...

Purdue Boilermakers 2018 Spring Football Preview

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The first year of the Jeff Brohm era was an unmitigated success for the Purdue football program. The Boilermakers improved from their 3-9 finish in 2016, which included a 1-8 mark in Big Ten play, to go 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the conference. Purdue overcame a slow start in league play and a series of injuries to finish the regular season with three wins in its final four games. The Boilermakers...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Rankings are nothing new when it comes to college football and basketball, but what about combining the two sports? That’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do once again this offseason, sizing up the coaching tandems in both for the Power 5 conferences. With spring practice starting up across the country and March Madness just around the corner, there’s no better time for...

Ranking the Big Ten's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 2018

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 2 days ago
The Big Ten wasn’t hurting for talent in its coaching ranks to begin with but has only added to its quality depth with some of the conference’s most recent hires. In football, the Big Ten already boasts Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio, Jim Harbaugh and James Franklin, and added Jeff Brohm and P.J. Fleck a year ago. Now Scott Frost has returned home to Nebraska after leading UFC to an...