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Top 5 Indiana vs. Michigan State College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Indiana and Michigan State are certainly no strangers when it comes to matching up against one another, as both schools have been members of the Big Ten together for more than 60 years now. However, when it comes to the Hoosiers vs. Spartans rivalry, one probably thinks of basketball and names like Izzo, Knight, Johnson and Alford. You don’t necessarily think of the gridiron and Randle El...

Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 8

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Week 8 of the 2015 college football season kicks off with three intriguing games on Thursday night. Temple hopes to keep its unbeaten record intact against East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State meet in a critical Sun Belt showdown, while California travels to UCLA to cap the Thursday action. Memphis plays at Tulsa and Utah State visits San Diego State on Friday night. The...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for Week 8

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
You can't get much more outrageous than the end of the Michigan State-Michigan game last weekend, but you know the college football world is sure going to try. With another slate of season-shaping matchups and potential trap games on the docket, the potential for outrageousness is alive and well in Week 8. Related: 15 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 7 Games ...

5 Reasons the Iowa Hawkeyes are Still Undefeated

By Robert A. Boleyn, 11 months 2 weeks ago
To call Iowa under-estimated entering the 2015 college football season wouldn't come even close to properly stating the degree to which the Hawkeyes have thus far surpassed even the most starry-eyed zealot's definition of “success” for head coach Kirk Ferentz and his team. Of the current members of the AP Top 25, only the No. 3 Utah Utes were provided less love entering...

College Football 2015 Midseason Awards

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The first half of the 2015 college football season is officially in the books. And at the midpoint of 2015, it’s time to look back at the first seven weeks, revisit preseason predictions and take a glimpse at what the second half of the season has to offer. With half of a season still to go, plenty of changes, surprises and disappointments should be expected. The playoff picture is...

BTN Mailbag Question Shines Light on College Football's Perpetual Flaw

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
As you might expect from a guy who covers and blogs about the Big Ten, BTN.com is a site that I frequent regularly. I'm a guy who is fascinated by the fan. I always like to know what the mood is and what they are feeling. As a result, one of my favorite weekly reads is the Big Ten Mailbag, where senior BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart answers questions about the conference from the fans. In...

Ranking College Football's Top Heisman Trophy Contenders at Midseason

By Kevin McGuire, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The Heisman Trophy has become more of a quarterback award over the past decade, but it looks as though we are on track to see running backs dominate the field this season. The year of the running back in college football is living up to the hype and running backs are leading the way all across the country, and it is not all Leonard Fournette at LSU. Fournette, however, is leading the way with a...

Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Second Half of the Season

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Utah as a Top 5 team? Iowa sitting at 7-0? Four unbeaten Group of 5 teams in the Top 25? Yes, yes and yes — and nobody saw any of it coming. A phenomenally outrageous first half to the 2015 college football season has positioned the dominoes in a way that should make the stretch run one of the more memorable in recent years. There are still well over 20 FBS teams who can control...

Mike Riley May Be Rebooting the Nebraska Fullback

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Andy Janovich, what have you done? Nebraska football head coach Mike Riley has been singing the praises of the Gretna, Neb., native ever since his breakout game against Southern Miss earlier this year. It looks like thanks to Janovich's offensive output, Riley may endear himself to countless Husker fans soon. Kingston Davis, a Michigan commit and the No. 1-rated fullback...

Big Ten Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten ended 2014 in the spotlight after Ohio State claimed the national championship and Jim Harbaugh arrived at Michigan. And through seven weeks in 2015, it’s safe to say this conference has been worthy of all of the offseason attention and more. The Buckeyes are putting together the necessary pieces and working through a few early-season kinks to make a run at the...