Big Ten Articles

Leave it to the state of Indiana to remind us how much fun regular season college basketball can be. The top two games of the year have been played in the Hoosier State with a wildly different cast of characters, different pressures and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Wednesday night turned out to be only a formality for the top two teams in the Big Ten. If anything, two easy victories against overmatched conference opponents for Michigan and Indiana showed neither teams are having jitters for one of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The emergence of Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson has brought back a vestige of an older age in college basketball. The villain. He’s brash. He’s super-confident. He seems to relish his role of going into a opposing arenas and being the target...
David Fox
1 year ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends,...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
A light week of college basketball, relatively speaking, should come to a thrilling end. Michigan at Indiana has the potential to be one of the best games of the season, with both teams in the top three, with rosters containing Player of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Philadelphia's decision to pick Chip Kelly as its head coach will be one of the most intriguing and heavily scrutinized hires in NFL history. Kelly was a traditional college coach, as he ran an up-tempo, spread offense that most don’t believe...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Miami’s 90-63 drubbing of Duke last week shuffled the power rankings in more ways than one. First, the Blue Devils’ loss means Athlon will have a new No. 1 this week. Our nod goes to Michigan, who is having its best season since Chris Webber...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
With nearly 350 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Perhaps the best sign of the Big Ten’s depth this season is the revolving door of teams as the flavor of the week. Indiana started the season as the preseason No. 1. Then, Illinois won the Maui Invitational and started 12-0. After that,...
David Fox
1 year ago
College football’s coaching carousel was in full effect this offseason. Thirty programs will have a new head coach in 2013, ranging from Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee in the SEC to FBS newcomer Georgia State in the Sun Belt. As with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Recruiting is reaching a fever pitch as the college football machine churns toward National Signing Day 2013. The first Wednesday in February is the NCAA’s version of Christmas morning for fans and coaches alike. Great coaching is the key to...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
As the college basketball season nears the end of the first month of the new year, the standings still reveal a handful of surprises. Instead of Arizona and UCLA, Oregon is atop the Pac-12. Ole Miss is undefeated in the SEC, though the Rebels...
David Fox
1 year ago
Can the rest of college football stop the SEC from its eighth straight national championship? That’s the big question facing coaching staffs in the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and at Notre Dame this offseason. Alabama is a heavy...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Recruiting rankings are an inexact science, and even the experts will admit that. It is virtually impossible to measure heart, work ethic, mental focus and self-awareness in 17- and 18-year-old kids. Especially, in the face of the most important...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The start of spring practice is still over a month away, but college football coaches have already turned the page from 2012 to 2013. With the passing of the NFL Draft deadline and new recruits coming in after Signing Day, coaches have a good...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
David Fox
1 year ago
The top prospects of the 2007 signing class was a cautionary tale of sorts. USC was the big winner on National Signing Day that year as the Trojans claiming four of the top 10 prospects in one of the final classes of Pete Carroll’s tenure. The...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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 their seventh national...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The early entry deadline to the NFL Draft is always a nervous time for many coaches in college football. Even though most coaches have an idea of which players will be back for the next season, there’s always a few surprises. And of course, it’s...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
One of the critiques of the 2012-13 college basketball season has been a lack of eye-popping players vying for player of the year awards. Think of Player of the Year performances and competitions in recent years by Anthony Davis, Jimmer Fredette...
David Fox
1 year ago
If you listen closely, you can almost hear the whispers: Bracketology, bubble watch, resumes, seeding, RPI. The college basketball season is halfway through January and the conference races are starting to be determined. Though most...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Big Ten had a year to forget in 2012. Two of the conference’s best teams (Ohio State and Penn State) were ineligible to compete for the postseason, while Michigan State underachieved and finished with a 7-6 mark. While the 2012 season will...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
Where do starting quarterbacks come from? What makes them great? How are they constructed? All important questions college coaches must ask themselves when trying to evaluate the most important position on the field. A truly great field general...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The college basketball season is rolling along as we’ve reached the halfway point to the Final Four. If this week’s debate for the No. 1 team is any indication, the competition for the national title will be hotly contested. The top two teams...
David Fox
1 year ago
With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport...
David Fox
1 year ago

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