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The Big Ten's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 days 6 hours ago
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder re-injury might be the biggest piece of offseason personnel news in all of college football this year. It likely makes the Michigan State Spartans the team to beat in the Big Ten, and, when it comes to the B1G earning a College Football Playoff berth, all eyes now turn to Sparty’s trip to Oregon in Week 2. A win in Eugene might be a...

NCAA Football Preview - Illinois Fighting Illini

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 days 15 hours ago
The team got off to a promising 3-1 start, which included wins over Cincinnati (45-17) and Miami-Ohio (50-14) sandwiched around a 10-point loss to Washington. Illinois went on the road for the first time on Oct. 5 and was dealt a 39-19 loss by Nebraska, which started a six-game slide that ultimately sunk the season.The defense was victimized time and again during that stretch, allowing an average...

Big Ten Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 3 days 6 hours ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

Big Ten offensive award candidates

By Evan Buhler, 4 days 16 hours ago
We just made it through the “Watch List” season, so we’ll tell you who we think is the top candidate in the Big Ten to win the national award for offensive excellence.

Predicted order of finish for Big Ten West

By Evan Buhler, 5 days 23 hours ago
Today we take a glance at how we think the final West Division standings will look at the end of the Big Ten regular season.

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 2 days ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...

Turner's Stock Should Soon Take Off

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 2 days ago
Mundelein (Ill.) Carmel Catholic 2016 TE Noah Turner is one of the more versatile players in the Midwest. He has a pair of Big Ten offers with more likely on the way.

Love Likes What He Sees At Illinois

By Evan Buhler, 1 week 6 days ago
La Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy 2016 athlete Julian Love has an early offer from the Illini and talks about Saturday's visit.

Griffith Grabs Earliest Scholarship Offer Of Beckman Era

By Evan Buhler, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Chicago Mount Carmel 2018 ATH Houston Griffith is an Illini legacy and after two camps this summer he earned the opportunity to play his college football in Champaign as well.

Ranking the Big Ten's Best and Worst Logos in 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Official school logos have been and will always be the simplest and most important way for a college program to classify and separate itself from its peers. Some change dramatically over time while others are literally set in stone for decades. Some are edgy, exciting and extremely busy while others are clean, classic and simple. Every college football program in the nation has an official...