Big Ten Articles

Blake Sims
Less than a month remains to the start of the 2014 college football season, and with fall camps opening, positions on every depth chart are up for grabs. While battles on the offensive line, defense and receiving corps are important, the...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Brutus Buckeye
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...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Bryce Petty
There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, QBs have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Nebraska is set to honor 125 years of football on its Sept. 27 home date against Illinois. The Cornhuskers will take the field against the Fighting Illini wearing alternate red jerseys. Alternate jerseys are becoming more prominent in college...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Bo Pelini
With fall practice set to open around the nation for all 128 college football teams, the time to finalize preseason predictions is coming to an end. Of course, there are a handful of teams every year that are flagged in the preseason as a...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Some coaches are great recruiters. Some are great talent developers. Some are great with the media and power boosters. Some are simply great CEOs. Only a select few can say they can do it all. So being able to identify your weaknesses and...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Florida State Seminoles
Each year, Athlon Sports produces conference and national unit rankings for all of the major position groups on the field. Who has the best receiving corps — both wide receivers and tight ends — in the nation? Who...
Braden Gall
8 months 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.  Athlon Sports' Braden Gall and David Fox discuss all things Nebraska with Huskers...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Ameer Abdullah
CHICAGO — At first, Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wasn’t thrilled when Nebraska's sports information director put his name in the running for the featured player speech at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon without his knowledge....
David Fox
8 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case. Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every...
Braden Gall
8 months 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...
Braden Gall
8 months 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 and David Fox were joined by Big Ten Network studio host and author Dave...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Braxton Miller
CHICAGO — Braxton Miller has been good — very good — the last two seasons. Only now, though, is Ohio State coach Urban Meyer starting to see his quarterback nearing his potential.“He’s real close,” Meyer said...
David Fox
8 months ago
James Franklin
CHICAGO — This is not the Penn State program Mike Hull thought he was joining.Now, that’s not a bad thing, but the James Franklin style is not one Hull thought he’d be embracing when he was a recruit from Canonsburg, Pa., in 2009...
David Fox
8 months ago
Bo Pelini
CHICAGO —  The Bo Pelini image makeover isn’t a makeover at all, at least as far as his players are concerned. Pelini’s sideline blowups have been well-documented. During the season, he can be short and gruff with...
David Fox
8 months ago
Gary Andersen
Gary Andersen’s first season in Madison was a successful one, as the Badgers went 9-4 with all four losses coming by 10 points or less. Despite having just eight returning starters, the Badgers are Athlon’s early favorites to win...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Wisconsin Badgers
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
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...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
The top programs in the Big Ten, for the most part, take a more traditional route for building rosters. Sign high school players and develop them into veterans.Sure, there are outliers. Ohio State pulls five-star recruits as well as any program in...
David Fox
8 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
The Big Ten’s new 14-team alignment brought another shift in the divisions for 2014. Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State and Michigan headline a strong East Division, with the Spartans and Buckeyes expected to be the class of the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Venric Mark
Every college football season brings a surprise or two each fall. And if you need evidence of that statement, take a look at the two teams that played for last year’s national championship: Florida State and Auburn. While both programs...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Venric Mark
Injuries are a significant part of every college football season. Whether it’s a key starter or solid backup, an injury could derail a team’s national or conference title hopes.Several teams suffered major injuries to key players last...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Brady Hoke
It’s easy. Or at least that’s what Devin Gardner says. The fifth-year Michigan quarterback and his teammates found little difficulty ignoring the criticisms and outrage directed at them during — and following — last year...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
LSU Tigers
Sure, we are all looking forward to Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota battling it out for a potential playoff spot in mid-October. How about Bryce Petty visiting Trevor Knight for a Big 12 championship? I can’t wait for Braxton Miller’s...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
Rashad Greene
The middle of summer is upon us, and for many elite high school prospects, that means 7-on-7 competitions.If quarterbacks, receivers and running backs aren’t working on passing skeletons in their spare time, they’re probably at one of...
David Fox
9 months ago

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