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Top 10 Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 8 months 1 week ago
The Big Ten moves to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, meaning fewer non-conference battles to evaluate from the 14-team conference. Even though the number of non-conference tilts has been reduced, there are still some good quality matchups to put some of the Big Ten’s programs to the test.   Related: Big Ten Football 2016 Predictions   If the College Football Playoff...

College Football's Top 25 Breakout Quarterbacks for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. However, this position is also the most difficult one to judge, rank or evaluate. With the uncertainty and difficulty in evaluating this position, it should come as no surprise that a handful of names...

College Football's All-Star Baseball Team

By Lance Dozier, 8 months 2 weeks ago
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to show that only the best of the best make it professionaly - especially with only 1.6% of student-athletes playing on Sundays.   Out of...

What if Big Ten College Football Teams Had an All-Star Game?

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon Sports thinking about potential all-star matchups at the college football level. What if each Power 5 league had an all-star game during the offseason...

The Big Ten's 15 Most Underrated Players for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching, Athlon Sports wanted to take a look at some players deserving of more preseason accolades or discussion. In an effort to get to 15 names, we tried to stick...

Examining the Over/Under 2016 Win Totals for the Big Ten's East Division

By Matt Josephs, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Michigan was in the headlines a ton this offseason with Jim Harbaugh globetrotting around the United States with his satellite camps. The Wolverines now have to try to get headlines for their on the field work. They’ve got their work cut out for them in the Big Ten's East Division with another stout Ohio State team back to go the College Football Playoff, as well as defending B1G...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The start of the 2016 college football season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to project how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by December. The top four teams for year three of the College Football Playoff era could look similar to the final pairings from 2015. Clemson and Alabama are among the favorites to win it all in 2016, with Florida State, Ohio State...

Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 9 months 1 day ago
You know the big names to take the field in the Big Ten this season, like Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett or Michigan hybrid safety/linebacker Jabrill Peppers. We can go on for days about those players. If you want to dig a little deeper, however, you can uncover some players with the potential to be true wild cards for their teams and in the Big Ten championship hunt.   Related: Big...

College Football's Top 15 QB Matchups for Friday Games in 2016

By Lance Dozier, 9 months 1 day ago
As we all know, a majority of college football games are played on Saturday. But there are quite a few games this year that fall on Friday - 56 to be exact. That is the most ever, and hey, maybe that’s not a bad thing. A matchup on Friday (or a midweek game) provides Group of 5 teams more publicity. But these matchups also take away from high school games and...