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The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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Braxton Miller
The Big Ten is set to grow by two teams next year, but a familiar set of programs will lead the way in the conference in 2014.Ohio State is the early favorite to win the Big Ten next season, but Michigan State and Wisconsin are the next two teams...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
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Braxton Miller
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last...
Braden Gall
6 months ago
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Michigan State Spartans
The 2013 regular season is in the books and the Michigan State Spartans are the champs.The improbable run to the Rose Bowl for Mark Dantonio is the main headline for what turned out to be a very memorable campaign in the Big Ten, but it’s not...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Penn State Nittany Lions
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Big Ten to put...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Tim Beckman
Illinois coach Tim Beckman is just 6-18 in his first two seasons, but athletic director Mike Thomas has indicated he will return for 2014.Beckman’s debut in 2012 was a disaster, which resulted in a 2-10 record and a winless mark in Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Big Ten Football
The Big Ten regular season is in the books. Two teams went undefeated in the league, and those two teams will square off in the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game. Michigan State topped Minnesota with a suffocating defense to finish unbeaten in the...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Ohio State Buckeyes
There is little left to determine in the Big Ten this weekend. Bowl pecking order is still yet to be ironed out but no more teams can reach the postseason on the season's final weekend. Even one of college football's greatest and most...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Braxton Miller
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Big Ten to put...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Will Muschamp
With two weeks left in the 2013 season, college football’s coaching carousel is about to get interesting. And after this Saturday’s slate of games, several teams will close the book on their 2013 schedule. With the season over for many...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Big Ten Football
It was a throwback weekend in the Big Ten. Blistering temperatures and inclement weather impacted every game in the league and below freezing temperatures, gusting winds and even heavy snow played a role in Week 13.That said, Ohio State and...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Big Ten to put...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Tim Beckman
With three weeks left in the 2013 season, college football’s coaching carousel is set to begin. There were no coaching changes over the last week, but with the end of the year coming for a few teams, expect to see more movement over the next...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Big Ten Football
Fans in the Big Ten need to start getting used to — and excited about — the idea of a Michigan State and Ohio State showdown in the Big Ten title game. Both teams stayed unbeaten in conference play with key road victories over division...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
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Illinois’ lost its 20th straight Big Ten game, dropping a 60-35 matchup to Ohio State. As if the losing wasn’t enough, head coach Tim Beckman and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit had to be separated following an argument on the...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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It’s been a long season for Tim Beckman and Illinois, but the Fighting Illini unveiled some sharp alternate helmets for Saturday’s game against Ohio State.The helmets feature the outline of the state, with 10 stars representing 10...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
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Big Ten Football
The Legends Division championship hangs in the balance this weekend in Lincoln as Michigan State visits Nebraska. Certainly, the Golden Gophers may still be in the mix, but for all intents and purposes, the winner in this game will represent the...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Nebraska Cornhuskers
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Big Ten to put...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Will Muschamp
Another week, another college football coach fired. Ron English was dismissed a day before Eastern Michigan was set to take on Western Michigan last week. Eastern Michigan is one of the toughest jobs in the nation, but English’s teams showed...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Big Ten Football
For the second straight week a feel-good story will get overlooked for a job-saving performance in the Big Ten. Last week a Ron Kellogg III Hail Mary overshadowed a thrilling road win for Minnesota. This week, the Huskers defense stole the show by...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Michigan Wolverines
It will be hard to match the dramatics and excitement of last weekend for the Big Ten. A Hail Mary in Lincoln, overtime comeback in Happy Valley, in-state domination in East Lansing and a back-and-forth final minute in Bloomington made the Big Ten...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Mike London
College football’s coach on the hot seat carousel took an odd turn last week, as FAU’s Carl Pelini resigned over illegal drug use. Pelini’s resignation was the fourth coaching change of 2013, and the first since Miami (Ohio)...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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Michigan State Spartans
What a wild week in the Big Ten. The three best teams in the league — Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin — won in convincing fashion but the rest of the conference was under cardiac arrest in the fourth quarter.Indiana came...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Big Ten Football
What a wild week in the Big Ten. The three best teams in the league — Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin — won in convincing fashion but the rest of the conference was under cardiac arrest in the fourth quarter.Indiana came...
Braden Gall
8 months ago

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