Big Ten

Big Ten

Top Articles

Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 12 Big Ten experts Gerry DiNardo, Eddie George, Tom Dienhart, David Jones and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big Ten. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all...

James Franklin is Setting the Foundation for Future Success at Penn State

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 4 days ago
James Franklin took over a Penn State football program in the midst of difficult times. His predecessor, Bill O’Brien, managed to keep the ship floating in spite of massive scholarship reductions and a four-year postseason ban for the program with a bitter taste attached to it in the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal that rocked State College and the nation in the fall of 2011. It...

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Ends Rumors and Speculation, Plans on Competing for QB Job

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days ago
The rumors and speculation about Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s future are officially over. Somewhat. On Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch released an interview with the senior quarterback, and Miller states his intention is to return to Columbus in 2015 and not transfer to another school. “I’m from Ohio, this is my home state,” Miller told the...

A College Football Fan's Dream Road Trip for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 5 days ago
You can go to one college football game each weekend. You can't go to the same place twice and the travel budget is endless. Where are you going? That's 14 straight weekends on 14 different campuses, so ask the spouse for forgiveness, not permission. The possibilities are almost endless. And it would make for a dream come true for most college football fans. So I...

The Big Ten's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 5 days 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. The Big Ten is home to college football’s defending national champions (Ohio State), but the conference is full of intrigue, especially as Jim Harbaugh returns to Michigan, and Penn State...

Cooler Heads Prevail? Penn State Needs Rebound Season from Christian Hackenberg

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The frustration had been building, and when Christian Hackenberg bounced a short pass to Bill Belton on 3rd-and-10 in the third quarter of Penn State’s Big Ten opener against Northwestern, it finally boiled over. Belton jabbed a finger at Hackenberg’s chest as the offense retreated to the sideline. The two players exchanged words, Hackenberg stalked off and legions of lip-...

Bovada Releases Updated Heisman Odds for July

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 hours ago
The 2015 college football season is just over 50 days away, and media days are just around the corner. And once August hits, teams will report to camp and start the official preparations for the upcoming season. Bovada released Heisman odds earlier this offseason, but the sportsbook has updated its list on Wednesday. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is now the favorite by Bovada, with...

Ohio State LB Darron Lee Takes a Few Jabs at Michigan

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 8 hours ago
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry never stops - even in the offseason. With Jim Harbaugh coming to Ann Arbor, the annual battle between the Buckeyes and Wolverines is only going to increase in intensity and intrigue. Needless to say, the war or words between the two programs will never stop in the offseason. Michigan announced on Monday its intention to switch apparel providers from Adidas to...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 10 hours ago
College football’s new playoff format was a huge success. The four-team playoff generated huge ratings and provided what the fans wanted in a postseason: A chance to settle it on the field. As the second season of the playoff approaches, the bowl schedule has expanded to 41 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will be on Dec. 31 instead...

College Football's Top 25 Position Groups Under Pressure in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 1 day ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And needless to say, it’s difficult to challenge for a conference championship or national title if the quarterback play is an issue all year or if...