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Ranking the Toughest Games on Washington's College Football Schedule in 2016

posted on June 24, 2016
The Washington Huskies will have to navigate some treacherous terrain in order to meet the lofty expectations ahead of them in the 2016 season.    Related: Washington Huskies 2016 Preview and Prediction   Though Washington's slate is not as brutal on paper as some of its Pac-12 brethren, the uneven breakdown of conference games sends the Huskies on the road more in league play than home. That makes defending the home turf of Husky Stadium paramount.    Washington...
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Ranking the Toughest Games on Tennessee's College Football Schedule in 2016

posted on June 24, 2016
The bar was set fairly high for a young Tennessee Volunteers team in 2015. Despite suffering heart-breaking losses to four great teams by the narrowest of margins, the Volunteers still managed to close out the season in strong fashion, culminating in a nine-win season and a dominant 45-6 Outback Bowl victory over Northwestern. The bar has been raised even higher for Butch Jones and company in 2016 with a veteran team featuring 18 returning starters and a depth chart loaded with talent from...
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10 Big 12 Stats You Need to Know for 2016

posted on June 24, 2016
It has been anything but a quiet offseason for the Big 12. Shifting the focus to on-field matters, here are the most important or interesting stats to know for the 10 Big 12 teams to help get you ready for the upcoming season. Related: Big 12 Football 2016 Predictions   26: Baylor NFL Draft picks in eight seasons under Art Briles The once-lowly Bears produced a grand total of six NFL Draft picks in the eight years prior to Briles’ arrival. College football junkies showered...
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12 Pac-12 Stats You Need to Know for 2016

posted on June 23, 2016
The Pac-12 Conference marketed its athletics in the 2015-16 school year with the motto, "The Power of 12." In recognition of the league's mathematical slogan, the following are 12 statistics to know heading into the Pac-12's next college football campaign.   Related: Pac-12 Football 2016 Predictions   The numbers of a season ago provide insight into how last year shaped up, and gives a forecast for what's to come in the autumn.   49.2: Arizona's PPG yield...
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Ranking the Toughest Games on Texas A&M's College Football Schedule in 2016

posted on June 23, 2016
The summer temperatures in Texas maybe soaring into the triple digits but the heat building up under the seat of Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has to be feeling even hotter for the embattled leader. The Aggies have descended down the SEC ranks since an 11-win 2012 season and have faced a fair share of public embarrassments over the past two years. The 2016 season could be a double-digit win or go home campaign for Sumlin and company.   Related: Texas A&M Aggies 2016 Preview and Prediction   The...
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Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football

posted on June 23, 2016
Be it a savory brat haze floating over State Street, towering Georgia pines surrounding the 40 Watt Club or 1.5 million bats emerging nightly from slumber, the uniqueness of college football is captured by the individuality of the college towns it calls home.   They are literally and figuratively the foundation of the sport.   Madison, Austin and Athens are just three of the dozens of exceptional locales in college football. All of them offer an original experience for college football...
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Ranking College Football's Top 30 Impact Quarterback Transfers for 2016

posted on June 23, 2016
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. This position is the toughest to evaluate, develop and project for upcoming seasons. Finding a new starter or replacing a departing senior comes easy for some teams. While all teams would prefer to develop a quarterback pipeline through the recruiting ranks, a transfer from another program could be the right fit as the new starter. Whether it’s a one-year stopgap solution or a player that could develop into a multi-year...
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Top 10 Returning FCS Running Backs in 2016

posted on June 23, 2016
Defenses in the FCS can’t stop what they can’t catch.   Most of the best running backs in the FCS this season may be undersized, but they’re fast, deceptively strong and, oh, so electrifying.   Seven of the nation’s top 10 finishers in rushing yards last season are back in 2016, including Chase Edmonds (1,648, fourth). It might be time to say it’s the year of the running back across the FCS.   Related: Athlon Sports 2016 FCS All-America...
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Alabama Players Blast Clay Travis on Twitter For Column

posted on June 22, 2016
People are going to disagree with writers. It's the circle of life.    Fox Sports' Clay Travis probably knows more than anybody about people disagreeing with his opinion. Sometimes players are at the point where they just can't take it anymore. Travis recently wrote about the DA's decision to drop the charges against two Alabama players, and mentioned that there are other people who work harder than athletes.   Alabama's Blake Barnett and Mekhi Brown were not...
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College Football 2016 All-America Team

posted on June 22, 2016
The 2016 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2016 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of players on offense. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Stanford running back/all-purpose threat Christian McCaffrey are just a few of the big names returning on offense...
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