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Ranking the Big Ten's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 4 days ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
College football’s spring practice session is already underway for some teams, which means the countdown to the 2015 season can officially start. Quarterback play is always under a microscope and several playoff or conference title contenders are breaking in a new starter in 2015. While pinpointing breakout players is easier after spring practice, it’s never too early to examine...

Big Ten Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the Big Ten consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Lapping the fieldThe Buckeyes are the clear-cut biggest dog on the block in the Big Ten when it comes to recruiting. SB Nation worked the math and proved that,...

Early Big Ten Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 5 days ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season. While repeating as a national champion in college...

Buckeyes, Harbaugh Will Return Big Ten to National Prominence

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Ohio State won the BCS National Championship in 2002 in dramatic fashion over heavily-favored Miami. An unbeaten, Charles Woodson-led Michigan team split a national championship with Nebraska in 1997. But, quickly, name the last time the Big Ten won a national title in football before the ’97 Wolverines? That would be the undefeated 1968 Ohio State Buckeyes coached by Woody...

Big Ten's Top 10 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten played a lot of dramatic and exciting games in 2014. Unfortunately, when it came to non-conference contests, the league didn’t win too many of them. However, an entire year of disappointment can all be washed away by two great showings by Ohio State in the College Football Playoff. But, in the meantime, here are the best and most exciting Big Ten games of the 2014...

Illinois and Northwestern Overcome Early Struggles to Have a Shot at Bowl Game

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 week ago
The Big Ten is setting up for a wild finish in the Big Ten West with Wisconsin and Minnesota doing battle for the division championship. The winning school will lay claim to Paul Bunyan’s Axe and represent the division in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis against Big Ten East champion Ohio State. The division will also feature a game with plenty of stakes on the line....

Irish seek turnaround in matchup with Wildcats

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 2 weeks ago
South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - With an eye on bolstering their bowl stock and finishing the season strong, the 15th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish welcome the Northwestern Wildcats to South Bend on Saturday afternoon.Brian Kelly's Irish were their own worst enemy at Arizona State last weekend, as sloppy play and a solid Sun Devils squad handed Notre Dame its second loss of the season (55-...

Recap: Notre Dame vs. Northwestern

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 2 weeks ago
South Bend, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Northwestern trailed by 11 points late in regulation but rallied to force overtime and stunned No. 15 Notre Dame, 43-40.The Irish (7-3) made countless mistakes for the second straight week.After having their title hopes dashed by turning the ball over five times at Arizona State, the Fighting Irish committed four turnovers Saturday, including a fumble while...

College Football Matchup - Northwestern at (15) Notre Dame

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 2 weeks ago
College Football Matchup - Northwestern at (15) Notre Dame Northwestern Wildcats:== Aug 30 - L vs. California, 24-31== Sep 6 - L vs. Northern Ill, 15-23== Sep 13 - Open== Sep 20 - W vs. Western Ill, 24-7== Sep 27 - W at Penn State, 29-6== Oct 4 - W vs. Wisconsin, 20-14== Oct 11 - L at Minnesota, 17-...