Big Ten Articles

The third week of college football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. On paper, Week 3 was supposed to be boring. After all, there were few matchups featuring top 25 teams. However, Week 3 provided plenty of entertainment, including...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
As expected, it was a rough day for Kent State against Ohio State. The Buckeyes easily handled the Golden Flashes, winning 66-0 to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Virginia Tech in Week 2.In addition to recording only 126 yards and turning...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
It’s hard to call Penn State and Rutgers a true rivalry since these two teams have not played since 1995. However, there’s some renewed interest in this series, as Rutgers has joined the Big Ten, and new Penn State coach James Franklin...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Duke Blue Devils
I was feeling pretty good about my picks with about 19 minutes left in the Oregon game and about 19 seconds left in the Stanford game. Then Marcus Mariota and Stanford’s red zone offense happened and I finished 2-3. Although, I did go 9-...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
College Football
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan previews all of the big action from Week 3 including Georgia-South Carolina, UCLA-Texas, an underrated Big 12 slate and plenty of conference games. The guys also give their locks of the week against...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
 After two weeks, the top of the Big Ten has lost to Oregon, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and LSU. At the same time, the bottom of the league has lost to Central Michigan and Northern Illinois.Seven teams are 2-0, but only one was in the AP...
David Fox
2 months ago
Marcus Mariota
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
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Big Ten already has losses to the Pac-12 (twice), SEC, ACC and Notre Dame — not to mention two losses to the MAC. Many, including myself, are writing the Big Ten off as a playoff contender. It’s not that there won’t...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Maryland is going patriotic for Saturday’s matchup against West Virginia. The Terrapins unveiled on Tuesday a new patriotic uniform, which features the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner on the shoulder pads and helmet.Check out the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Big Ten teams experienced one of the worst weekends in Big Ten history overall, so sifting through the box scores to find 10 interesting stats was a bit of a chore. As you might suspect, most of the stats are alarming in detail and take a deeper...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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

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