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Big Ten Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 3 weeks 5 days ago
 Three Big Ten teams will be the center of the college football world in the second week of the season.The league will hope it’s not the last time that’s the case in 2014.This could be the week the Big Ten establishes its College Football Playoff credentials and national perception, one way or another.Michigan State has a chance to continue its status as the Big Ten’s...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The Big Ten may have slipped slightly in terms of conference pecking order over the last couple of seasons, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2014. Of course, the season-ending shoulder injury to Braxton Miller eliminates one of the league’s Heisman contenders, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is a first-team All-American by Athlon Sports, and there...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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 - Minnesota Golden Gophers

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 1 week ago
However, they were hoping for bigger things considering at one point they were 8-2 and coming off a bye week. Northwestern, Nebraska, Indiana and Penn State had all fallen victim to the Gophers in consecutive weeks.Minnesota's final two games on the schedule were at home against No. 16 Wisconsin and at eventual Big Ten and Rose Bowl champ Michigan State. Both games were hard fought, but the...

Big Ten Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week 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 (...

Minnesota Unveils Alternate Helmet for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Minnesota became the latest team to unveil an alternate helmet for the 2014 season, as the school released photos of a gold design slated to appear a few games this year.The traditional “M” logo appears on the sides, and there’s a stripe down the middle featuring the Ski-U-Mah slogan.Check out a full gallery of Minnesota’s new helmets for 2014:New helmets (for a few games...

The Big Ten's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks 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...

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

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks 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...

Big Ten Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the Big Ten to talk anonymously about...

Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast: Big Ten Players Special

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 days ago
Big Ten Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Chicago, Ill., to talk all things Big Ten with coaches, players and writers alike.  Braden Gall visited with Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan, Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. Have a question or comment? Contact us at podcast@...