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Indiana Hoosiers vs. Michigan State Spartans Preview and Prediction

By John La Fleur, 11 months 1 week ago
Who will show up for this contest, the "same old Spartans" from the past or the recent "new and improved Spartans" of the previous eight seasons? From 1970 through 2006, after Michigan State defeated Michigan, the Spartans struggled to win the next game, going 4-4 in those following matches. During head coach Mark Dantonio's tenure, his teams have won five out of six...

College Football's Top 15 Games of the Second Half of 2015

By Allen Kenney, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Unfortunately for college football fans, we’ve reached the halfway mark of yet another season. A compelling first half of 2015 has set up a frantic scramble to the finish in the remainder of the year. Related: 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far In particular, keep an eye on the Big 12, where the league office backloaded the conference slate with showdowns...

Big Ten Week 8 Predictions: Indiana Aims for Upset at Michigan State, Nebraska Hosts Northwestern

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Matching the intensity and overall interest level of last week’s Michigan-Michigan State game won’t be easy for the Big Ten with its Week 8 slate of matchups. Indiana-Michigan State and Northwestern-Nebraska are the league’s must-see games for Saturday, with the Spartans hoping to avoid a letdown after the chaotic end to the win over Michigan. The Wildcats need to rebound after...

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 ...

The Pac-12's 10 Best College Football Games of the Season So Far

By Kyle Kensing, 11 months 2 weeks ago
The social media movement #Pac12AfterDark, which began as a Twitter alert for wildly entertaining or surprising games in the Pac-12 Conference, has taken on a new life in the 2015 season. Pac-12 Networks president Lydia Murphy-Stephans gave the hashtag a shout-out at Pac-12 media days in July, crediting it for unprecedented attention on the conference's football. #Pac12AfterDark...

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...

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...