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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Stanford (-8) at USC Stanford owns the nation’s longest active winning streak at 15 games, and each of the last 10 wins have...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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-by CoachesByTheNumbers.com We don't believe Ron Zook is Irish, but we do believe he was born with the luck of an Irishman. Ron Zook is currently making over $1.5 million per year as the Head Coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini. Since he...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 8 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (6-1, 2-1) – Almost by default, and after an easy 41-14 win over Minnesota, the Cornhuskers...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) At the midpoint of the 2011 season, it's time to take a look at the first half and predict how the second half will turn out in the Big Ten. First-Half Awards Coach of the Year – Brady Hoke,...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 7 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0) –  Paul Chryst certainly gave the coaching staffs in East Lansing, Columbus and...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) The the midway point of the 2011 college football in the rearview mirror, so Athlon Sports takes a look at the top must-see games left on the Big Ten slate. 1. Wisconsin vs. Michigan State (Week 8)...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Michigan (+1.5) at Michigan State Michigan State is in the midst of its longest winning streak (three games) against the...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 6 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Wisconsin (5-0, 1-0) –  The Badgers were on bye in Week Six and might as well be on bye again this...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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We all know how bad the offseason was for Ohio State football, but how that drama would affect the Buckeyes on the field was one of September’s most interesting college football storylines. It has not been pretty. After Jim Tressel and Terrelle...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
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There have been several surprise teams through five weeks of the college football season, and three at the top of the list would be unbeaten Clemson, Georgia Tech and Illinois. The Fighting Illini are 5-0 for the first time since 1951, and Ron...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 5 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Wisconsin (5-0) –  The Badgers officially staked their claim to the top spot in the Big Ten with one...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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Saturday's game between Northwestern and Illinois was one of the best in the Big Ten.  Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown's dirty play in the first half? Not so good. Brown decides to deliver a blow to Northwestern lineman Patrick...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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By Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on Twitter) Post-Week 4 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (4-0) – The 38-14 road win over Wyoming this weekend might have been the Huskers' most complete...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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By Mitch Light Take a look at Illinois’ remaining schedule in 2011 and tell me if I’m crazy for believing this football team can win 11 games. The Illini, already 3–0, still have five more home games, and three of their four road games are...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 3 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (3-0) – The Cornhuskers still aren’t hitting on all cylinders, but Saturday’s win over...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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Michigan fans have to be elated with new coach Brady Hoke after the Wolverines’ stunning finish against Notre Dame. The Big House was rather quiet at the end of three quarters, but then a first-ever, late night party ensued as Denard Robinson led...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 2 Big Ten Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (2-0) – Saturday’s win over Fresno State wasn’t pretty. The Cornhuskers allowed 444 yards...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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The first week of college football action is complete in the Big Ten. Here is our look at the week that was. Team of the Week – Northwestern Wisconsin made a strong case for this honor, but beating Boston College without...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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By Steven Lassan Post-Week 1 Big Ten Power Rankings Also check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Nebraska (1-0) – The Cornhuskers first game as a Big Ten member was a success. Nebraska easily handled Chattanooga, beating the Mocs...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light Big Ten Week 1 Game Previews and Predictions It's the first week of college football. Athlon will be breaking down each conference game. Here's the Big Ten.  UNLV at Wisconsin – Thursday, Sept. 1...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago
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Each year we ask college football coaches to tell us what they really think about the other teams in their conference. But we don't want the cliche'd press conference platitudes, so we ask them to give us their quotes off-the-record and...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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Debate: Will the Ohio State Buckeyes play in the Inaugural Big Ten Title Game? Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman): No, I do not think Ohio State will play in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game. With all of the attrition and suspensions the...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
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Forecasting the 2011 Big Ten race is no easy task, given the uncertainty present from the top down. Ohio State enters the fall with much to prove, despite claiming back-to-back BCS bowl wins and winning or sharing the past six Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
3 years ago

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