Big Ten Articles

Marcus Mariota
With the conclusion of the regular season, it’s time to reflect on the college football season and honor the best of the best from 2014. There were plenty of outstanding individual and team performances this year, and of course, we can’...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
College Football Playoff
Four isn’t enough and eight is way too much. There is a perfect number of college football playoff teams and it falls right between the two. The NFL uses a six-team bracket for each conference (for now) to determine the most important...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Marcus Mariota is going to win the 2014 Heisman Memorial Trophy. And there couldn’t be a more deserving candidate. The Oregon quarterback won the Pac-12 North, won the Pac-12 championship, earned a spot in the first College Football...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin is surprisingly looking for a new head coach after Gary Andersen left Madison for Oregon State. Andersen went 19-7 in two years with the Badgers, including a 10-3 record and a Big Ten West Division title in 2014. Wisconsin is a solid...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
By a handful of measures, the Big Ten had a successful season. The league produced a College Football Playoff team, a Heisman finalist, one of the top defensive players in the country and one of the nation’s biggest surprise teams.The...
David Fox
6 months ago
Oregon Ducks
Athlon Sports formed a Heisman Trophy committee that voted every week. Now that the season is over, who are they predicting wins the Heisman Trophy? Each voter ranks their top five candidates, with each first-place vote getting five...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago

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