Big Ten Articles

USC Trojans
Two weeks in and the Big Ten is finished. Okay, that might be a touch dramatic but it’s not too far from the reality. The Big Ten entered 2014 in desperate need of some brand equity — i.e., regular season wins...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Penn State Lion
Only two games onto the job and James Franklin will have the tools to return Penn State to full strength. The NCAA and Big Ten relieved sanctions on Penn State on Monday, allowing the Nittany Lions to play in a bowl and the Big Ten title game...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
College Football
 Week 2 is in the books and the Big Ten should be worried. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap all of the action from Week 2, including the Big Ten's struggles, the Ducks marquee win, the Hokies huge upset and...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Brady Hoke
 The period from National Signing Day through the preseason may as well be the season of optimism in college football.After two weeks of the season, no doubt Big Ten fans would like to revisit those happier times of late August.The Big Ten...
David Fox
2 months ago
Will Muschamp
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Mark Dantonio
In two weeks, the Big Ten is doing its part to make sure the College Football Playoff selection committee doesn’t have to address one of its fundamental issues.As of Sept. 6, the dilemma of picking potential representatives of five power...
David Fox
2 months ago
Everett Golson
After Saturday night, Notre Dame and Michigan both should have good reason to want to continue a rivalry that ended with a 31-0 Irish win.Notre Dame certainly would want to continue to embarrass Michigan in perpetuity. Michigan would likely want to...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Oregon has done many things since it became the leading program in the country for the hurry-up spread offense.Saturday, though, may be one of its finest moments.The Ducks scored 46 points against a Michigan State/Pat Narduzzi defense. Consider...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ameer Abdullah saved Nebraska from embarrassment with a wild 58-yard catch for the Cornhuskers’ game-winning score in a 31-24 over McNeese State of the FCS.Abdullah broke five tackles on a short pass from Tommy Armstrong with 1:03 to go...
David Fox
2 months ago
J.T. Barrett
Virginia Tech and Ohio State passed their opening week tests, but a tougher challenge is ahead on Saturday night in Columbus. The Hokies are one of the favorites in a wide-open Coastal Division and handled FCS opponent William & Mary 34-9 in...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Devin Gardner
The non-conference matchup between Michigan and Notre Dame features two of college football’s most-storied programs and has been played consecutively since 2002. But after Saturday’s game, this series is on hiatus, as the schools do not...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Marcus Mariota
All eyes in the college football world will be focused on Eugene, Ore. this Saturday, as Michigan State takes on Oregon in a clash of top 10 teams. The Spartans handled Jacksonville State 45-7 last Friday and dodged a bullet after a nasty hit to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
 Three Big Ten teams will be the center of the college football world in the second week of the season.The league will hope it’s not the last time that’s the case in 2014.This could be the week the Big Ten establishes its College...
David Fox
2 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Mark Dantonio didn’t set out to be everyone’s favorite coach in the Big Ten.Seven seasons after he arrived to fix a broken Michigan State program, there’s a sense he still wants to be seen as a full-time taskmaster.The image,...
David Fox
2 months ago
Todd Gurley
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
2 months ago
College Football
 Week 1 is in the books and the entire world is overreacting. Hosts David Fox and Braden Gall recap the entire first weekend of action and tell you what they learned about each of the Big 5 conferences. Injuries, upsets, letdowns and analysis...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
Every Saturday night, Athlon Sports’ Braden Gall hosts The Scoreboard Show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Ch. 91. Every Tuesday, Athlon Sports will feature his take on the national conversation from fans to players to coaches. Follow the...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Urban Meyer
The Big Ten will have to wait another week to have a good grip on its College Football Playoff hopes.Perhaps that seems an obvious statement considering it’s Week 2. But imagine if Wisconsin hadn’t collapsed in the second half against...
David Fox
2 months ago
Everett Golson
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Karlos Williams
Starting Jan. 7, the task has been to try to figure out how the 2014 season is going to transpire.It’s only natural after five days of actual, real-live data — sorry, games — to overreact.After the first week, Alabama’s pass...
David Fox
2 months ago
Les Miles
Credit LSU for following the script.The Tigers fell behind in the first half, rolled the dice successfully on a trick play and then let its plug-and-play run game and secondary take over.Even down by 17 to Wisconsin, LSU was able to follow the Les...
David Fox
2 months ago
Illinois’ 28-17 victory over Youngstown State certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty, but neither was this punt executed by the Penguins.Youngstown State’s punter rolled to his right to punt, and instead of bombing the ball downfield...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp made one of the best plays of Week 1 by making an acrobatic, behind-the-back catch.Quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s pass was on target to be intercepted, but deflected off the FAU defensive back and into the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Les Miles
It’s a classic Big Ten versus the SEC matchup on Saturday night, as Wisconsin and LSU meet in Houston for a neutral site kickoff for the 2014 season. The Badgers return just eight starters from last year’s 9-4 squad, but coach Gary...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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