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Wisconsin Football: 2017 Badgers Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Wisconsin is the defending Big Ten West Division champion, but the Badgers’ customary running game will look different this fall with new primary ball carriers and left tackle. The hope is that quarterback Alex Hornibrook can take a step forward, and stay healthy. The defense will have a new coordinator and also must replace two standout linebackers. Still, the beat should go on for Paul...

Big Ten Football 2017 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 weeks ago
The Big Ten features four teams - Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State - inside of Athlon’s top 25 for 2017. These four teams return a good chunk of talent this year, with 14 Buckeyes earning a spot on Athlon’s All-Big Ten team, and the Nittany Lions and Badgers each garnering 12 selections. The Wolverines aren’t far behind with nine picks, but Iowa (10) and...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 4 days ago
College football’s best collection of head coaches resides in the Big Ten. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer boasts three national championships in his career and takes the top spot in Athlon’s rankings. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, Penn State’s James Franklin and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald round out an impressive top five. And the...

Big Ten’s Best Quarterback Matchups of 2017

By Bryan Fischer, 4 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, 4 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, 4 months 2 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, 4 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, 4 months 4 weeks 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...

Wisconsin Badgers 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By J.P. Scott, 5 months 3 days ago
When it comes to strength of schedule, you'd be hard-pressed to top the road the Wisconsin Badgers had to navigate in 2016. But in true Wisconsin fashion, all they did was win on the way to a Big Ten Championship Game appearance.   Related: Wisconsin Badgers 2017 Spring Football Preview   As for 2017, a couple of games against teams from the state of Utah along with what should...