Big Ten Articles

Corey Coleman
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason attention. And...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Jordan Canzeri
Kirk Ferentz has been the man in Iowa City for nearly two decades, but as of recently it seems Iowa Hawkeye fans have begun to grow a little restless with their team’s average performances year in and year out. However, in this article...
Rob Donaldson
11 months ago
The game "King of the Mountain" is one of those childhood memories I sometimes look back upon fondly, sometimes wistfully. Those times when I was able to knock some neighborhood friend from the lofty perch of King of the Mountain,...
Chip Minnich
11 months ago
The first week of the 2015 college football season features a boatload of FBS vs. FCS matchups. Most people out there refuse to bet on those games, but sometimes they represent some of the best value out there. There are multiple FCS teams that are...
Matt Josephs
11 months ago
Seth Russell
Every college football team has personnel issues or question marks entering the 2015 season. But some concerns are bigger than others for teams in the national title or playoff mix. Whether it’s a quarterback battle, an open spot at defensive...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Jaylon Smith
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme utilizes a 4...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Having two national championship contenders in your conference is one way to make sure you stay in the spotlight all season. As good as Ohio State and Michigan State are and are projected to be in 2015, the Big Ten Conference has a slate of games...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
In a report first released by Joe Schad on ESPN.com, Rutgers has suspended five players, including quarterback Chris Laviano and team captain wide reciever Leonte Carroo, for its season opener against Norfolk State. The players are reportedly...
Chris Dougherty
11 months ago
Kyle Flood
According to a report from NJ.com, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is under investigation for a rules violation. The story from reporter Keith Sargeant indicates the investigation is due to “impermissible contact with a university faculty member...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
A'Shawn Robinson
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary, the success...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Raekwon McMillan
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Minnesota's football program has shown continuous improvement each year under head coach Jerry Kill. That improvement has raised the bar of expectations in some circles, as the Golden Gophers are being mentioned as a front-runner in the Big Ten...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Kyle Flood
It’s not as if Rutgers has ever had any realistic expectations to be one of the premiere college football programs in the country, but joining the Big Ten amplifies everything for everyone involved. Both players and coaches are under immense...
Chris Dougherty
11 months ago
Georgia Bulldogs
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent and...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Every season of college football starts out the same way. We have all of these things that we think are knowns — lead-pipe locks as one popular radio host calls them. Then, by midseason, we're all wrong, sitting around wondering what...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Drew Ott
Iowa didn't even show up as a blip on the radar of most national publications entering the 2015 season. And given recent history, that's probably a well-deserved slight. But even as Kirk Ferentz’ name comes up repeatedly when talk...
Robert A. Boleyn
11 months ago
Joey Bosa
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly rests with Ohio State and the East Division in 2015. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to repeat as college football’s national champion, and one look at the expert poll results for the best players...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Just about every sports fan is tied to their team’s logo, which makes ranking logos complicated. To get an educated opinion on what is a good logo and what isn't, Athlon Sports turned to one of the people most responsible for helping...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
The color black is one of the most popular, yet on the Ohio State Buckeyes, the color black is something that freshmen players are hoping to shed and avoid as quickly as possible. The origins for this mindset go back to head coach Urban Meyer's...
Chip Minnich
11 months ago
Nebraska’s offense suffered a setback on Wednesday, as receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El was ruled out for six to eight weeks after a foot injury in fall camp. Pierson-El was slated to be a key piece of the Cornhuskers’ passing game...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
As the Big Ten Conference improves, so too does the incoming talent. The end result is a new crop of players talented enough to crack their respective starting lineups and make an impact throughout the season. The Big Ten has a group of...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Jim Harbaugh’s fingerprints are all over the Michigan football program in 2015, and the first-year coach reportedly plans on making an alteration to the Wolverines’ away uniforms. According to thewolverine.com, Michigan is changing...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago
Corey Clement
Despite a coaching change and the loss of a Heisman Trophy candidate in the offseason, it's surprisingly (or not, depending on who you talk to) business as usual for Wisconsin. The Badgers are gearing up for another division championship...
J.P. Scott
11 months ago
Malik Zaire
Rankings are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s preseason projections or the in-season polls from the playoff committee, rankings generate discussion and interest from all 128 fanbases. While some argue preseason...
Steven Lassan
11 months ago

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