Big Ten Articles

TCU and Baylor were deserving and they got left out of the College Football Playoff. That doesn’t mean the system is broken. The season hadn’t even ended on Saturday evening before the ethos started clamoring for an eight-team...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
College Football Playoff
 Hosts Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the merits of the Selection Committee. Did they get the right four teams? What hurt the Big 12 the most? Who will be crowned the national champion when the dust settles? The guys break it...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
College football’s regular season is over and the postseason and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in New Orleans on Dec. 20 and concludes with the national championship in Arlington, Texas. 39 bowl games are slated for...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Florida State Seminoles
Baylor is upset that it beat TCU head-to-head and won the Big 12 championship by any logical or rational definition and is sitting at home. TCU is upset because the Horned Frogs won a game 55-3 and dropped from third to sixth and finds itself out...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
 The NFL and Major League Baseball playoffs have their wild cards. The College Football Playoff does, too. If not in name, Ohio State is the wild card in practice. The Buckeyes were the last team in the four-team field, and the most...
David Fox
4 months ago
The saying goes that the backup quarterback is the most popular person in football.At Ohio State, that may be no exaggeration.Quarterback injuries have been the norm for Urban Meyer in Columbus, but lucky for the Buckeyes, the next man up has been...
David Fox
4 months ago
Mike Riley
Nebraska didn’t waste time in finding its next coach, as less than a week after Bo Pelini was fired, athletic director Shawn Eichorst has hired Mike Riley from Oregon State.Not only was Eichorst’s hire quick, but Riley’s move from...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Oregon Ducks
It's the final weekend of the regular season and I'm not going to lie to you. I don't feel good about it.  I pick all of the championship games every season against the spread and will do the same again. (But am only...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Mike Riley has had many opportunities to move during his second stint as Oregon State’s coach. USC took a look at their former coordinator. So did Alabama, where Riley played for Bear Bryant.After 11 seasons since his return to Corvallis,...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Football
 Brady Hoke is out as the Michigan head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox, Steven Lassan and Mitch Light debate the Michigan Wolverines head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Michigan job?...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Change is a constant in college football, particularly in the coaching profession.In decades past, a coach could ascend to the top jobs — and some of the mid-level posts — in the sport and stay year after year. Think of Bear Bryant,...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan preview Championship Weekend in college football. Do any of the underdogs have a chance to pull an upset? Can Florida State avoid disaster? Can Baylor jump TCU in the playoff standings? Will Oregon get...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Urban Meyer
When Ohio State clinched the Big Ten East weeks ago, the Buckeyes probably thought they’d spend a week worrying about how to stop Melvin Gordon or whichever running back the Big Ten West sent to Indianapolis. If only this week were that...
David Fox
4 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
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
4 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide
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
4 months ago
Michigan Wolverines
Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons with the Wolverines, including an 11-2 record in 2011. However, since leading Michigan to a Sugar...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Alex Collins
The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
College football’s playoff committee has released four sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska is the best job in the Big Ten West. But it’s the fourth-best job in the Big Ten. After seven consecutive seasons with at least nine wins, Nebraska has parted ways with head coach Bo Pelini. The fiery and often...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race. Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more...
David Fox
4 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Bo Pelini is out as the Nebraska head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox and Mitch Light debate the Nebraska Cornhuskers head coaching vacancy in an Athlon Sports roundtable.How good is the Nebraska job? Where does it rank...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox breakdown all of the action from Thanksgiving Weekend. Championship games are set in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12. Ohio State is dealing with a huge injury, the ACC wins the rivalry series with...
Braden Gall
4 months ago
Gary Andersen
It does not matter which division you put them in, as the Wisconsin Badgers just have a knack for playing for the Big Ten championship game. In the four years the Big Ten has held an organized championship game, Wisconsin will be making their...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Tevin Coleman
Running backs made a strong return to prominence in the 2014 college football season, and no other conference saw running backs take the spotlight the way the Big Ten did. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah entered...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska fired coach Bo Pelini after the Cornhuskers closed the 2014 regular season with a 9-3 record. Pelini’s record in Lincoln was an impressive 67-27, but the program never took the next step under his watch. Nebraska won at least nine...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago

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