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After two concerning weeks of play in the Big Ten, the league watched many of its teams bounce back with easy wins. It finished 10-2 this week with losses to Notre Dame and Ball State, but what was the top win of Week 3? Ohio State inching past...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Week 2 wasn't any better than Week 1 for Big Ten fans. In fact, it was much worse. As stated in the weekly Big Ten recap, the league is 2-7 against BCS conference teams and Notre Dame. Those two wins are Northwestern's victories over Syracuse and...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Things didn't exactly play out the way most expected in Week 1 of the Big Ten season. Penn State's emotional roller coaster continued and doesn't look to be slowing anytime soon. Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern, Indiana and Minnesota escaped upset...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The Big Ten had a few marquee showdowns in Week 1 and a whole schedule of mid-major opponents and FCS snoozers. However, this weekend was anything but boring for the Big Ten. Penn State's first time back on the field since Joe Paterno's...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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It has certainly been a tumultuous offseason for the Big Ten. Jim Delany battled Mike Slive in playoff negotiations that completely restructed the way college football determines a national champion. Ohio State, now with Urban Meyer leading the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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On Monday, teams around the nation will move from preseason camp mode and into game-week preparation. We’re starting to see coaches name starting quarterbacks and settle on position battles. Although questions are still out there before the...
David Fox
2 years ago
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Notre Dame's Manti Te'o was expected to be a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft but made a surprising decision to return back to South Bend for one more year. Te'o is one of college football's top players and should lead a tough Notre Dame...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Winning the battle in the trenches is crucial to claiming college football's national championship. The SEC has claimed six consecutive national titles, so it should come as no surprise this conference has some of the top defensive linemen. South...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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With college football's fall practice in full swing around the nation, it's really the first time names made famous on recruiting websites are showing up in actual practice reports. When it comes to picking which freshmen will make an impact in...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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With Midnight Madness less than two months away, our look at some of the biggest questions in college basketball for 2012-13 continues into its second week. Like the NCAA Tournament, we’re taking on 17 questions in each of our four regions of...
David Fox
2 years ago
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As the college football season draws near, Athlon Sports is making sure fans know exactly when and where to tune in this fall. Here are the Big 12's top 30 must-see football games for the 2012 season: 1. Week 13 (Nov. 24) Michigan at Ohio State...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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They’re the teams within the team — those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context. Whether it’s the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or...
Steven Lassan
2 years 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 during the year. In order...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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With college football season less than a month away, some (but hopefully not all) preseason predictions and projections will be moot. Trust us, we’ve been digesting our thoughts on the upcoming season since the end of spring practice and even the...
David Fox
2 years ago
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As usual, the Big Ten should produce plenty of elite defensive talent this season. Ohio State's John Simon and Michigan State's William Gholston should be two of the top defensive ends in college football, while Purdue's Kawann Short should be a...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is just around the corner. However, plenty of unanswered questions remain around the nation for every team. Injuries, quarterback battles and players that need to step up to make a run at the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Illinois coach Tim Beckman was a busy man last week. The Big Ten held its annual media days in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, and Beckman made an appearance at Wrigley Field on Saturday to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The seventh-ranked coach in the Big Ten has a national title ring. That’s what kind of challenge ranking the Big Ten coaches presents. Indeed, the Big Ten may have the deepest group of accomplished coaches in the country. Tom Izzo and Thad...
David Fox
2 years ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Only in college basketball could 45 programs make coaching changes and only a handful of them be truly blockbuster. No moves at Arizona or Kentucky as in recent seasons. The biggest name to move may be Frank Martin from Kansas State to South...
David Fox
2 years ago
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The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires: 1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Kickoff for the 2012 college football season is still two months away, but it's never too early to project how the year might play out. Athlon will be taking a look at how each position stacks up in the BCS conferences and nationally...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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College football expansion has taken over the hearts and minds of college football junkies everywhere. The sky is falling, rivalries are dead and the future of college football is in great peril. I am here to tell you that this just simply isn’...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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