Big Ten Articles

Welcome to the Week of Doom. The College Football Playoff selection committee will meet for the first time in less than a month, and this week almost certainly will shape the conversations for that group. Every league will have powerhouse...
David Fox
2 months ago
Urban Meyer
After Ohio State arguably lost ground during a bye week, the Buckeyes gained some of it back against Cincinnati. Where that leaves Ohio State for the Big Ten season, which starts Saturday at Maryland, remains in question. While Ohio State...
David Fox
2 months ago
After a month of the season and a few close calls, Penn State learned a little bit about its ceiling. The Nittany Lions can’t survive an off game by quarterback Christian Hackenberg, and the offensive line continues to be the team...
David Fox
2 months ago
Brady Hoke
Brady Hoke has more serious problems than an inept offense on gameday. Before Hoke coaches another game at Michigan, he’ll need to provide better answers than ignorance for allowing his potentially concussed player to take two more snaps...
David Fox
2 months ago
Week 5 of college football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. And as expected with every Saturday, there was plenty of excitement, big plays and last-minute wins among the FBS action. In case you missed any action, we tried to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Todd Gurley
After his team lost by 3 to Georgia, Tennessee coach Butch Jones likened defending Georgia’s run game to defending the wishbone. Don't give Georgia any ideas. It's scary what Todd Gurley might do if he played in that kind of...
David Fox
2 months ago
Everett Golson
If Week 5 reinforced anything, it was the role of clutch play for any Heisman contender. The big play at the right time covers up a ton of miscues or stretches of ineffective play. That is the theme for this week’s contenders. Kenny...
David Fox
2 months ago
Ohio State assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel recorded one of the top plays (and hits) of Week 5 by leveling a fan that ran onto the field during Saturday night’s win over Cincinnati.Schlegel – a former...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Tom Izzo
The Big Ten has taken its lumps during football season, but all that changes on the hardwood. Much of that is due to the coaches on the bench, a deep group of some of the nation’s best coaches that’s only getting better. Tom...
David Fox
2 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews the big games of Week 5. The Pac-12 takes center stage with a deep slate of action while the SEC has three marquee showdowns. Florida State, Baylor and Ohio State all have interesting tests as well...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Brutus Buckeye
The Big Ten isn’t the best conference in college football this season, but the season has at least been interesting. By Week 5, we’re still left wondering where Ohio State stands, and a rare in-state matchup with the (distant) No....
David Fox
2 months ago
Brady Hoke
College football’s coaching carousel is usually quiet in September, but two teams have already made changes this year. June Jones resigned at SMU, and Texas Tech parted ways with defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt after the loss to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Arkansas Razorbacks
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
2 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
2 months ago
Conference bragging rights didn’t start with the College Football Playoff or even the BCS. That said, fighting for championship postseason games has only magnified the “my conference is better than your conference” debate....
David Fox
2 months ago
The Big Ten finally put together a solid weekend as a conference, which means sorting through the box scores for some notable stats was far less of a chore. The big theme of the week seemed to be success in the running game, with two of the top...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
College Football
 The guys recap the big weekend of action in the SEC, including Florida-Bama, Mississippi State-LSU and Missouri's lose to Indiana. The Big Ten deserves credit with the exception of Michigan, so what does the lose to Utah mean for Brady...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Dak Prescott
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
Shannon Scott
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 20 Ohio State enters 2014-15 without trusty point guard Aaron Craft. Thad Matta, as...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Ameer Abdullah
If this season is going to be different for Nebraska, how the Cornhuskers defeated Miami will be a good example why. A Nebraska team the last few years that found it way to four losses or found itself combusting on the sideline on Saturday...
David Fox
2 months ago
Brady Hoke
The sample size is limited, but home losses to Utah is not a good omen for Michigan coaches. The only other coach to lose to the Utes at the Big House was Rich Rodriguez in his debut. He was fired three years later. Brady Hoke added is...
David Fox
2 months ago
Kirk Ferentz
For a coach who got a sorely needed spark on offense, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz doesn’t seem excited. After a 24-20 win over Pittsburgh, Ferentz will head back to Iowa where fans likely will expect him to make a permanent quarterback...
David Fox
2 months ago
Marcus Mariota
Showing up in a highlight package is usually a good thing for Heisman contenders. Not necessarily when that contender is out of pads on the sideline for poor decision-making. That’s where Jameis Winston found himself as backup Sean...
David Fox
2 months ago
As expected, Michigan State handled Eastern Michigan without too much trouble on Saturday.The Spartans rotated several players into action and were able to rest the starters thanks to a huge lead.The Eagles are rebuilding under first-year coach...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Iowa’s offense got a spark in the second half from backup quarterback C.J. Beathard, which included this bomb to receiver Damond Powell.Powell is one of Iowa’s fastest receivers and clearly beat the defense on this route.While Powell...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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