Big Ten Articles

Karlos Williams
Starting Jan. 7, the task has been to try to figure out how the 2014 season is going to transpire.It’s only natural after five days of actual, real-live data — sorry, games — to overreact.After the first week, Alabama’s pass...
David Fox
12 months ago
Les Miles
Credit LSU for following the script.The Tigers fell behind in the first half, rolled the dice successfully on a trick play and then let its plug-and-play run game and secondary take over.Even down by 17 to Wisconsin, LSU was able to follow the Les...
David Fox
1 year ago
Illinois’ 28-17 victory over Youngstown State certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty, but neither was this punt executed by the Penguins.Youngstown State’s punter rolled to his right to punt, and instead of bombing the ball downfield...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp made one of the best plays of Week 1 by making an acrobatic, behind-the-back catch.Quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s pass was on target to be intercepted, but deflected off the FAU defensive back and into the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Les Miles
It’s a classic Big Ten versus the SEC matchup on Saturday night, as Wisconsin and LSU meet in Houston for a neutral site kickoff for the 2014 season. The Badgers return just eight starters from last year’s 9-4 squad, but coach Gary...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
See if you can follow the Big Ten in Week 1: Rutgers and Maryland are in the league, and one of those teams will open the season in Seattle.Meanwhile, the three best games for the league this week will take place in Houston, Baltimore and Dublin....
David Fox
1 year ago
Florida State Seminoles
Each week, Athlon Sports brings the fans a taste of Las Vegas with our panel picks against the spread for every top 25 game and Braden Gall’s top individual games of the week. Here are his Week 1 picks: Boise St (-10) vs. Ole...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Nebraska and Florida may have let down fans in recent years, but at least give the Cornhuskers and Gators credit for making them wait until Week 2 to complain.In all likelihood, the two longest active season-opening win streaks will continue...
David Fox
1 year ago
Washington Huskies
Utah won just five games last season but somehow managed to topple mighty Stanford on a fourth quarter, goal-line stand in the waning minutes. It nearly cost the Cardinal a Pac-12 title and did cost Stanford a chance at a national title. ...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Melvin Gordon
The trick to keeping your composure — and your lunch — on those mid-summer stair runs is a sturdy meal.Weeks before camp, Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein watched as many of teammates ran the stairs at Camp Randall. Many gave...
David Fox
1 year ago
College football season is finally here and the guys preview the opening weekend of the season. Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan make picks, talk upsets, discuss Braxton Miller's injury and argue about fall weddings. Have...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Braxton Miller
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury may end up having the most impact of any departure all season, but it won’t be the only one. The Ohio State quarterback and Heisman contender is one of a handful of key players who saw...
David Fox
1 year ago
Predicting the success of college football coaches on a year-to-year basis is nearly impossible. There’s a baseline of results and history to use, along with a program track record, but good coaches can raise the profile of a team in a short...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Previewing the Best Five College Football Games of Week 1
Dear college football, please don’t screw up this first weekend.Week 1 features its fair share of power teams playing other power teams, but we’re not quite sure the first week is going to be the most competitive.We’ve waited all...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s 2014 season is slated to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and the first playoff format of the FBS concludes on Jan. 12 with the national championship game. And with kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to finalize...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Randy Gregory
The Big Ten may have slipped slightly in terms of conference pecking order over the last couple of seasons, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2014. Of course, the season-ending shoulder injury to Braxton Miller...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
You need to know which games you can’t miss in 2014? Here is a comprehensive list of the Top 50 must-see college football games of the year. Set the DVR now. 1. Auburn at Alabama (Nov. 29)Not only are in-state and conference...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jameis Winston
Ranking the best college football players in the nation is an impossible task, but that’s exactly what Athlon Sports has set out to do with the start of the 2014 season less than 10 days away. Florida State’s Jameis Winston takes...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Michigan State Spartans
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder re-injury might be the biggest piece of offseason personnel news in all of college football this year. It likely makes the Michigan State Spartans the team to beat in the Big Ten, and, when it...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Eddie Goldman
Every college football team has personnel issues heading into the 2014 season. But some teams have roster concerns with national title implications. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive tackle or cornerback, every...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Michigan Wolverines
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Notre Dame Shamrock Series 2014
Notre Dame’s uniforms haven’t changed much in its program history, but the Fighting Irish break out an alternate look for the Shamrock Series every year.On Tuesday, the program unveiled its 2014 Shamrock Series uniforms for its Sept. 13...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Braxton Miller
Ohio State’s playoff and Big Ten title hopes suffered a significant blow on Tuesday, as quarterback Braxton Miller was ruled out for the 2014 season as a result of a shoulder injury suffered at practice on Monday, according to ESPN's...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Maty Mauk
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
1 year ago

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