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Big Ten Football 2013 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for this season.Related Content: Big Ten Predictions for 2013First-Team OffenseQB Braxton Miller, Ohio StateRB Ameer Abdullah, NebraskaRB Venric Mark, NorthwesternWR Jared Abbrederis, WisconsinWR Allen Robinson, Penn StateTE...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Stadiums

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months ago
Fall Saturdays are special. Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend in the fall, college stadiums become a staging ground for history. There are a variety of ways to evaluate the greatness of a stadium. Huge...

Big Ten Football 2013 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 months ago
  2013 Big Ten Predictions     Leaders Division   Big Ten Overall 1. Ohio State 8-0 13-0 2. Wisconsin 6-2 9-3 3. Penn State 4-4 8-4 4. Indiana 3-5 6-6 5...

College Football 2013 Preseason Rankings: 61-80

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 months ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still a few months away. However, Athlon Sports is already counting down the teams for the upcoming year. Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes expected to finish No. 2 nationally. While there is always plenty of intrigue in filling out the top 25, No. 26-40 features a handful of...

Ranking the Big Ten's Running Backs for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
The Big Ten doesn’t have the deepest set of running backs in the nation, but the 2013 group still boasts plenty of talented options. Northwestern’s Venric Mark shined in his first full year at running back, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah kept the Cornhuskers’ rushing attack going with Rex Burkhead sidelined due to a knee injury. Montee Ball is gone at Wisconsin, but James White and Melvin...

Ranking the Big Ten's College Football Coaches for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013. Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the assistants paid? Are the facilities up to par...

Big Ten Football 2013 Schedule Analysis

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The start of the 2013 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about preseason predictions and some of the top games to watch in each conference. Scheduling has been a hot topic in the Big Ten recently, as the conference is expected to move to a nine-game slate in the future. Maryland and Rutgers are slated to join the Big Ten in 2014, and an...

5 Players to Watch in Big Ten Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
With spring practice underway across college football, most of interest will focus on quarterback battles or incoming freshmen that enrolled early to get a jumpstart on making an impact for 2013. However, there’s always a handful of players – outside of the quarterback position – that fly under the radar that need to have a big spring practice for their team. Whether it’s a running back...

Big Ten Football 2013 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
With two of its best teams ineligible for a bowl game, 2012 was mostly a year to forget for the Big Ten. Despite having nothing to play for, Ohio State ran the table and finished with a perfect 12-0 record. The Buckeyes were joined by Penn State in NCAA timeout, as the Nittany Lions finished with a solid 8-4 record in Bill O’Brien’s first season. With Ohio State and Penn State out of the...