Big Ten Articles

Urban Meyer
Ohio State’s stay in second place in the Big Ten pecking order did not last very long. After being dethroned as the class of the Big Ten in last season’s conference championship game by Michigan State, the Buckeyes had to wait until Nov...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Bo Pelini
This was a great weekend to have off if you are Nebraska. With Ohio State and Michigan State doing battle in the big Ten East, Minnesota and Iowa colliding in the west and Wisconsin on the road, this was a good weekend to sit back, relax and check...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jerry Kill
It goes without saying that Minnesota’s offense starts with running the football. David Cobb has already rushed for 1,200 yards this season and leads the team with eight rushing touchdowns. The Minnesota rushing attack has carried the Gophers...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply flawless in Saturday’s win over Michigan State. The redshirt freshman finished with 300 passing yards and three scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a matchup against one of the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams had a huge performance in the Golden Gophers’ game against Iowa.With Minnesota leading 14-7 midway through the second quarter, Williams made one of the catches of the year in the Big Ten. The tight end kept...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Connor Cook
The Big Ten has spent most of 2014 out of the national spotlight, but the Michigan State-Ohio State showdown on Saturday night carries significant playoff implications. This matchup is easily the biggest game of the year in the conference and is a...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Michigan State Spartans
A 5-4 record last week got me into the black for the season and I am going to screw it all up this week by picking the six massive national showdowns. I will toss in a few top picks, as usual, but this week is too big not to take a shot at...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Mark Dantonio
Entering Saturday, one of the themes for Michigan State and Ohio State will be the differing character of the two programs. One program features a classic dropback quarterback while the other runs the spread through a pass-run threat. One...
David Fox
1 month ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview the big games of Week 11. Huge showdowns in East Lansing, Fort Worth, Norman, Salt Lake City, Baton Rouge and Tempe highlight a critical weekend in college football. We pick every big game...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Finally. A Big Ten game with national import. For weeks, the season has been pointing toward Ohio State-Michigan State as the game of the year in the Big Ten, perhaps overshadowing the conference title game. Indeed, the stakes have been...
David Fox
1 month ago
Blake Sims
College football’s new playoff format has added a layer of intrigue to the regular season. While finishing in the top two – just like the old BCS format – is important, two additional teams have a chance to win the national title...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Michigan State Spartans
The original reality TV show is sports. No contrived setting where seven strangers living in a house or one bachelor searching for love can match the excitement the Iron Bowl delivered last fall. The beauty of college football lies in its...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
TCU Horned Frogs
Athlon Sports has formed a Heisman Trophy committee. Each week, we will ask 13 members of the national college football media to rank their top candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Each voter will rank their top five candidates, with each first-...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Gus Malzahn
College football’s playoff committee released its first set of rankings last Tuesday. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Melvin Gordon
With 10 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its second set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Gary Patterson
Time to sort through the contenders and the pretenders in the College Football Playoff race. Certainly, the top teams in the mix have challenges ahead of them for the remainder of the season, but this will be a critical week for teams ranked...
David Fox
1 month ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox recap all of Week 10's action in college football. This week's edition features press conference conflict, poorly timed tweets, upsets in the SEC, isuses at Florida and Michigan as well as lots of...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Gary Andersen
Michigan State claimed a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory on the strength of its defense last season. Penn State is wasting a perfectly good defensive effort this season. When discussing the best defenses in the Big Ten, Wisconsin tends...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Randy Edsall
It may be years before we can fairly pinpoint the most extreme low point of Penn State’s sanction era, but there may be a new leader in the clubhouse. Maryland made the trip Beaver Stadium to face its new Big Ten neighbor to the north, mixed...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs shined in the Volunteers’ 45-42 overtime win over South Carolina. Dobbs was the catalyst in a furious fourth-quarter rally, guiding Tennessee’s offense 21 points – including the game-tying...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah left Saturday’s game against Purdue due to a knee injury. Abdullah was injured early in the first half against the Boilermakers and was replaced by Imani Cross and Terrell Newby.Prior to the knee injury,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
New rivalries are a part of any league as expansion has changed the outlook of all of the Power 5 conferences in recent years.In their first meeting as Big Ten foes, Maryland and Penn State attempted to jumpstart a new rivalry with some pregame...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Arizona Wildcats
You can blame me, Ole Miss fans. I cost you the game against LSU (not Bo Wallace) by picking the Rebels to cover in Baton Rouge. Needless to say, I need to make it up to you but I’m hoping you glanced at the Top 25 picks. I went 11-6...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
John Groce
For the first time during his tenure at Illinois, John Groce has a roster loaded with familiar faces. Of the 13 players making up this year’s Illini, 11 have been a part of Groce’s system for at least one year, a stark contrast to Year...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Aaron White
Iowa’s eight-year NCAA Tournament drought finally ended last spring, but it hardly was cause for celebration. The Hawkeyes climbed to as high as 10th in the national rankings only to mysteriously unravel down the stretch. Iowa made the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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