Big Ten Articles

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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago
With college football’s 2012 season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was and review the performance of all 124 teams before 2013 kicks off. Twenty-eight coaches made their debut at a new program in 2012 and produced a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The opening of three key SEC jobs this season -- Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee -- sparked debate within the Athlon office, and, it seems, through rabid SEC fans. Which job is the most desirable? It’s a loaded question, for sure. Tradition...
David Fox
2 years ago
With the 2012 season officially in the books, it’s time to take an early look at college football’s top 25 teams for 2013. Alabama will be losing a few key players from its national championship team, but there’s plenty of talent returning to...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Alabama may be reveling in its second consecutive national championship, but college football fans everywhere else are turning their attention to recruiting and spring practice. Those are just appetizers to the date everyone is really...
David Fox
2 years ago
Non-conference schedules are all but wrapped up, meaning we’re starting to have a good idea of the college basketball teams playing for prime slots in the NCAA Tournament, those looking to avoid the NIT and those grasping for, well, anything....
David Fox
2 years ago
The BCS just finished its 15th season of action, and has for the most part, been a major improvement on the previous bowl system. How do each of the 15 official champions stack-up against each other? Who has the most talent? Who had the best...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
It only takes one penalty, one missed assignment or one yard for one loss to end a national championship. The 20 teams listed below came up just short of playing in the national championship game for one reason or another. Sometimes, off the...
Braden Gall
2 years 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
2 years ago
For the 13th year in a row, some the best and brightest future stars of the college football gridiron came together in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Each year dozens of elite prospects go head-to-head all week in practice...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Ohio State coach Thad Matta John Groce can win a tournament game or two. The Illinois coach proved that in the Maui Invitational this season and in two NCAA Tournaments at Ohio. His first foray into the Big...
David Fox
2 years ago
With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
The Grand Daddy of Them All will feature two of the most powerful rushing attacks in the nation when Wisconsin and Stanford meet in the 99th annual Rose Bowl. Wisconsin earned its third consecutive trip to the Pasadena after upsetting Nebraska...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The 67th annual Capital One Bowl — which has gone by many names — is one of the oldest running non-BCS bowls in the country. Both Georgia, which is making its sixth appearance in the game, and Nebraska, which is making its third showing...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
It’s always fresh in the Outback is a steakhouse slogan that doubles for the bloomin’ bowl game. The SEC vs. Big Ten matchup has been one of the best non-BCS bowls in recent years. Since 2000, three games have gone to overtime — including last...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
It’s the one blemish on an otherwise stellar résumé for Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald: The Wildcats are 0–4 in bowl games in his six-plus seasons as the boss at his alma mater. The former All-America linebacker, named to the top job at...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
The end of every year is always a good time for reflection and examining what improvements could be made for the following 12 months. And that’s the case with college football, especially as the sport gets ready to close the books on a crazy 2012...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
For entertainment purposes only, Athlon brings you the top college football picks against the spread. It does not condone, approve or encourage gambling on sports in any way. But if you are a fan of football — college or pro — and you don't...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Purdue won three straight Big Ten games to get bowl eligible for the second season in row. Despite accomplishing at least six wins in back-to-back years for the first time since 2006-2007, the Boilermakers sent their head coach, Danny Hope,...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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