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Big Ten Football Breakout Players for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 1 day ago
Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Whether it’s a true freshman playing for the first time, a junior college recruit stepping into the lineup or a player on the roster that’s finally ready to assume a starting job, predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task. The...

11 Big Ten Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting Big Ten statistics you need to know about in 2014: 0-0: Big Ten teams in the BCS title game not named Ohio StateNebraska's 2001 national championship game appearance doesn't count for the Big Ten (although, the Big Ten would probably be fine with the Big 12 keeping that one). So other than Ohio State...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The Big Ten is well-stocked with talent at running back for 2014. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is a projected first-team All-American, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah isn’t far behind. Gordon and Abdullah each averaged over six yards per carry in Big Ten games last year.The depth at running back extends beyond Gordon and Abdullah with Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford,...

The Complete History of Big Ten Realignment

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
Conference realignment reached a fever pitch a few years ago and it caused great headaches for fans and coaches across the nation. The dollars and “sense” of conference realignment blazed a path through college football for a few years following the turn of the century, however, teams shifting leagues for greener pastures isn’t a new phenomenon. The Big Ten was...

Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support, home-field...

Big Ten Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

Big Ten's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Big Ten is in desperate need of some non-conference success. This league has begun to fall behind the rest of the biggest boys in college football and some marquee non-conference wins — along with expansion — is a great way to regain some national respect. In 2014, the Big Ten has plenty of opportunities for headline grabbing wins against national...

Big Ten Win Total Projections for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the Big Ten. Although there’s a long way until kickoff, the preview magazines for 2014 are already on newsstands, and Vegas isn’t far behind with its projections for the upcoming season. CG Technology has released some its win total projections for...

Big Ten Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 4 weeks ago
2014 Big Ten PredictionsEast DivisionBig TenOverall 1. Ohio State (No. 3)7-112-1 2. Michigan State (No. 11)7-110-2 3. Penn State (No. 22)6-210-2 4. Michigan (No. 32)5-38-4 5. Maryland (No. 48)3-56-6 6. Indiana (No. 58)2-65-7 7. Rutgers (No. 73)1-74-8 West DivisionBig TenOverall 1. Wisconsin (No. 15)7-110-3 2. Iowa (No. 26)6-29-3 3. Nebraska...

2014 College Football Rankings: #52 Minnesota

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 4 days ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 52 Minnesota.Previewing Minnesota’s Offense for 2014: Three weeks after Minnesota’s loss to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl...