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Big Ten Football
It began with blowouts in Minneapolis and Bloomington on Thursday night. Saturday got started with more one-sided affairs in Madison, Columbus and Ann Arbor. It all ended with an thoroughly entertaining Week 1 finale in Berkeley. And in between,...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Penn State Nittany Lions
The painfully long offseason is in the past and football is here.The Big Ten will begin in familiar fashion as most of its conference contenders — Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska — should have little problem...
Braden Gall
11 months ago
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Big Ten Football
Many believe that a renewal of the 10-Year War between Ohio State and Michigan could be the only thing that saves the Big Ten. While there is no need to add pressure to an already elite, if not the nation’s best, rivalry game, the season...
Braden Gall
12 months ago
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Every now and then, the college football schedule is a kingmaker. Or it turns conference title hopefuls into paupers.In our series examining critical stretches across the country, we take a look at the Big Ten. Each team will have its string of...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Derrick Green
Named after two transcendent freshmen — Minnesota’s Darrell Thompson and Indiana’s Antwaan Randle El — the Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year award has been given to some seriously talented first-year athletes...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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A year after being the nation’s most competitive conference at the top, the Big Ten is counting on a handful of new faces to remain so in 2013-14.Michigan State returns nearly intact, but most of the Big Ten wasn’t so lucky. Indiana is...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The Big Ten has plenty of candidates to project for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like The Horseshow in Columbus or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Illinois had a miserable 2012 season, recording a 2-10 mark in coach Tim Beckman’s first year in Champaign. But the offseason has been relatively positive for the Fighting Illini, especially with the commitment of Oklahoma State transfer...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Ohio State marching band
There are many reasons a sports fan can come to the realization that the college game is a better product than the professional version. Some of that has to do with charming, sleepy college towns and the scenic tailgating. The college game has...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for this season.Related Content: Big Ten Predictions for 2013First-Team...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The 2013 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first, second and third All-Big Ten teams for this season.Related Content: Big Ten Predictions for 2013First-Team...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Fall Saturdays are special. Small towns, huge crowds, tailgating, bands, cheerleaders and student sections are just a few of the reasons college football is the best sport on the planet. When campuses jump to life across the nation each weekend...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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  2013 Big Ten Predictions     Leaders Division   Big Ten Overall 1. Ohio State 8-0 13-0 2. Wisconsin 6-2...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The Big Ten doesn’t have the deepest set of running backs in the nation, but the 2013 group still boasts plenty of talented options. Northwestern’s Venric Mark shined in his first full year at running back, while Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah kept...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Most college football fans associate the word “hot seat” with coaching changes. While that term mostly applies to the men on the sideline, it can also factor into the discussion of quarterbacks. Every coach preaches competition under center in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Considering how important coaches are to teams or even making preseason predictions, Athlon is taking a look at how each conference stacks up with its head coach rankings for 2013. Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The start of the 2013 college football season is still months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about preseason predictions and some of the top games to watch in each conference. Scheduling has been a hot topic in the Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The NCAA Tournament has moved into the weekend where tickets to the Sweet 16 will be punched. Now that we’re into the Sunday's slate of games, hopefully you don't have to sneak away from work to catch the action. Here’s everything you need to...
David Fox
1 year ago
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With spring practice underway across college football, most of interest will focus on quarterback battles or incoming freshmen that enrolled early to get a jumpstart on making an impact for 2013. However, there’s always a handful of...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Caution employers: Work productivity may be down Thursday and Friday this week and next. The wild ride continues as college basketball conference tournaments enter their most dramatic phase. Four games in one day in major conferences,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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March Madness is just getting started as the college basketball season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten. BIG TEN...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
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With two of its best teams ineligible for a bowl game, 2012 was mostly a year to forget for the Big Ten. Despite having nothing to play for, Ohio State ran the table and finished with a perfect 12-0 record. The Buckeyes were joined by Penn State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago

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