Big Ten Articles

One of the hallmarks of the 2013 season as it reached its halfway point was its stability.Only three top-10 teams lost through the first six weeks of the season. Two of those losses were inevitable (No. 8 Clemson over No. 5 Georgia, No. 1 Alabama...
David Fox
1 year ago
Big Ten Football
Wisconsin was the most impressive team of the Week 7 Big Ten slate. The Badgers completely and thoroughly dominated Northwestern and may be the second-best team in the league. Contenders Michigan State and Nebraska both made quality statements by...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
After taking Ohio State to the wire last weekend at home, Pat Fitzgerald’s Northwestern Wildcats have the unenviable task of traveling to Wisconsin. The Cats need a breakthrough win against the big boys of the Big Ten and this weekend offers...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Michigan State posted one of the most complete outings of the Big Ten season thus far in a critical road division win over Iowa. Indiana exercised some demons with the first win in school history over Penn State. Without Taylor Martinez, Nebraska...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ohio State and Northwestern have not played since 2008 and much has changed between these two teams since the last meeting.The Buckeyes are 46-10 from 2009-13, which includes the lost 2011 season due to suspensions and the preseason departure of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
After a 1-4 start, new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell is making a few changes to his lineup.Quarterback Rob Henry has been benched in favor of true freshman Danny Etling, and the Boilermakers will have two weeks to prepare their new starter with a bye...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Big Ten conference play really opens up across the league this Saturday after a teaser last weekend. Ohio State is in commanding early position in the Leaders Division but has another huge test on Saturday — this time on the road. All eyes...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The shortest season in major sports moves into its second month, and there’s still a ton to learn.The ACC has two frontrunners in Florida State and Clemson, but neither have been able to get out of their own way in the past. The best of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The 2013 college football season is only five weeks old, but there is plenty to learn from the first month of action.Quarterback play is always under the microscope in any season. But performance under center is at an all-time high, especially as...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Before sitting out last Saturday's game against South Dakota State, Taylor Martinez made 32 consecutive starts. The streak, dating back to his freshman season, was ended due to a nagging turf toe injury. Martinez was replaced by the combination...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
It was bizarre weekend in the Big Ten. Five of the top seven teams in this league were on bye in Week 5 as well as Indiana. So all of the focus was on the Leaders Division showdown in Columbus where Braxton Miller made his triumphant return to the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jim Delany knows what he’s doing.Half of his conference won’t play football this weekend, including most of his highest profile programs. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern and Indiana are all off this weekend...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ohio State is 4-0 and one of the top contenders to play for the national championship. However, do the Buckeyes have a quarterback battle on their hands?Braxton Miller began 2013 as one of the frontrunners to win the Heisman, but he suffered a MCL...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Bo Pelini
Nebraska’s Bo Pelini has reached a defining point of his tenure in Lincoln. After a bad performance against UCLA, audio tapes surfaced of Pelini calling out the Cornhuskers’ fans and media members after a 2011 victory against Ohio...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether its a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Big Ten to put together...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Braxton Miller's sprained left knee will be under the microscope this week as the Buckeyes head west to face Cal. The star Ohio State quarterback left the Week 2 game with San Diego State early after getting sandwiched by a pair of Aztecs...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Big Ten Football
No MCL in Big Ten history will be more closely watched than Braxton Miller's this week. The star Ohio State quarterback left the Week 2 match with San Diego State just a few series into the game with a left MCL issue in his knee. The Heisman...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
It began with blowouts in Minneapolis and Bloomington on Thursday night. Saturday got started with more one-sided affairs in Madison, Columbus and Ann Here are the Big Ten's Week 2 Superlatives:Offensive Player of the Week: Nathan...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller left Saturday’s game against San Diego State with a MCL injury. According to the Buckeyes’ sports info department, Miller could return to the game, but coach Urban Meyer is expected to keep the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Devin Gardner
Thanks to conference realignment, Michigan and Notre Dame are only scheduled to play one more matchup after this season. The Fighting Irish had to cancel the 2015-17 scheduled games with the Wolverines due to their decision to play five games with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
After three marquee games, Sept. 7 may end up being a slow week in college football. The schedule is littered with FCS games and off weeks before a mammoth Sept. 14.Teams may not want to look ahead, but Athlon Sports does.With the Week 1 madness...
David Fox
1 year ago
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. Whether you condone gambling or not, think of it as becoming a more...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Northwestern and Indiana have interesting tests this weekend. Illinois is facing an uphill battle against Cincinnati. But, for the most part, the Big Ten should be business as usual in Week 2.That is, of course, except in Ann Arbor. Notre Dame and...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Tajh Boyd
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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