Big Ten Articles

Ralph Friedgen
After an extended search, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has finally hired his offensive and defensive coordinator for the 2014 season.Joe Rossi held the title of interim defensive coordinator after Dave Cohen was fired, and Flood has decided to keep...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Greg Robinson
College football’s BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn on Jan. 6 in the national championship. With the playoff era set to start next season, lets look back at the BCS era and some of the coaching tenures that were a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Vidal Hazelton
“Five-star” is a term in recruiting reserved for the nation’s elite. Roughly 30 players each year are awarded the coveted fifth star next to their name by the recruiting websites.According to MaxPreps.com, there are roughly 15,000...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Philip Nelson
Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson recently announced his intention to transfer, and after considering a couple of schools, he has found a new home at Big Ten newcomer Rutgers.Due to NCAA transfer rules, Nelson must sit out 2014 and will be...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Kenny Hill
College football’s 2014 season is still several months away, and spring practice won’t begin for many teams until March. However, it’s never too early to look ahead. With the official list of early entries into the draft finalized...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Nik Stauskas
The list of star players not present in East Lansing was staggering Saturday: Branden Dawson, Mitch McGary and Adreian Payne all were out for two teams that have been the walking wounded for most of the season.Spartans point guard Keith Appling...
David Fox
10 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
The weekend of college basketball delivered only one true marquee matchup, but the weekend didn't lack for news. Although Michigan and Michigan State delivered in every way we hoped it would, other teams made key strides on Saturday and Sunday....
David Fox
10 months ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s Heisman Trophy won’t be awarded until next December, but it’s never too early to think about the frontrunners for next season.Bovada has released its early odds for 2014, and there’s a familiar face at the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Gary Harris
This weekend will feature only two games between ranked teams, but one of them is a doozy.After Michigan defeated Iowa on Wednesday and Michigan State dodged Indiana on Wednesday, the top two teams in the Big Ten standings will meet in East Lansing...
David Fox
10 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Each year, Athlon Sports takes a look back at one recruiting class to figure out what happened to the best and brightest prospects in the nation.The 2008 class was as heralded as any in modern era of recruiting rankings and was highlighted by a...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Venric Mark
Northwestern running back Venric Mark was expected to be one of the Big Ten’s top running backs in 2013, but an ankle injury sidelined him for most of the season.But the Wildcats received some good news for 2014 this week, as Mark was granted...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Kevin Sumlin
The phrase “SEC Speed” instantly conjures images of glory, victory and pride for one region in the country and thoughts of depression, agony and exasperation for every other part of the nation. But after claiming seven consecutive...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
James Franklin
After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The deadline for college football players to enter the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and the official tally stands at 98 underclassmen declaring early for the next level.The list of early entrants also includes four players that have already graduated...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Jameis Winston
College football’s 2014 season won’t start until August, but it’s never too early to take a look at what’s ahead. Florida State edged Auburn for the national championship in early January, and both teams will be in the...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
10 months ago
Braxton Miller
The Big Ten is set to grow by two teams next year, but a familiar set of programs will lead the way in the conference in 2014.Ohio State is the early favorite to win the Big Ten next season, but Michigan State and Wisconsin are the next two teams...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Jeremy Pruitt
An underrated part of coaching is hiring the right coordinators. College football head coaches can be strong X’s and O’s leaders, but coordinators are a huge piece of the puzzle and are often the fall guy when things go wrong. And if a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Philip Nelson
One of the key pieces in Minnesota’s offense has decided to transfer. Quarterback Philip Nelson will depart Minneapolis after two years with the Golden Gophers.Nelson threw for 1,306 yards and nine touchdowns and added 364 yards and six...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Brian Kelly
The early entry deadline for the 2014 NFL Draft has passed, and a record number of college football underclassmen are set to jump to the next level.With the early entrants declared, it’s time to take a look at the winners and losers from a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
James Franklin
After three successful years at Vanderbilt, James Franklin has been hired as the new head coach at Penn State. Franklin replaces Bill O’Brien, who decided to leave Happy Valley for the NFL after two seasons.During his three-year stint with...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Gary Patterson
College football’s head coaching carousel hasn’t been as busy as some may have anticipated in November, but there has been plenty of movement in the coaching ranks.Whether it’s a change in head coaches or a coach wanting to shake...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
James Franklin
After a successful three-year stint as Vanderbilt’s head coach, James Franklin is returning home. Franklin was announced as Penn State’s new head coach on Saturday, replacing Bill O’Brien who departed Happy Valley for the NFL....
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Marcus Mariota
Johnny Manziel couldn’t do it. Neither could Jason White, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram or Sam Bradford.So why is Jameis Winston any different?The odds of Winston repeating as the Heisman Trophy winner are slim to none. It’s not...
Braden Gall
10 months ago

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