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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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
With 15 starters back, hopes are high for Northwestern to contend for the Big Ten title. The Wildcats open the year on the road at California and plan to wear an alternate white helmet in that road contest.For the first time since 1980, a white...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Venric Mark
Northwestern has never recorded back-to-back seasons of double-digit win totals in its program history. But coming off a 10-3 record, which included the Wildcats’ first bowl victory since the 1949 Rose Bowl, coach Pat Fitzgerald’s team...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
College Football's Best and Worst Logos for 2013
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 Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
Nothing swings a season in college football like a close game.Every time a national championship contender wins by a touchdown or a field goal over a lesser opponent, like clockwork the talking heads say every champion has a game like that through...
David Fox
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
The Big Ten had only four offenses average 30 points or more last season. Ohio State, Nebraska, Indiana and Northwestern reached that mark and each of those four teams should be among the conference’s best offenses for 2013.The Hoosiers take...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Before 2009, Alabama and Baylor were in the same boat.It's tough to imagine ways in which the Crimson Tide and the Bears of Waco stood on the same ground in college football history. But four years ago, Alabama and Baylor both lacked Heisman...
David Fox
2 years ago
Thirty is the new 40. At least in coaching.During the last run through the coaching carousel, five schools hired coaches who had yet to reach their 40th birthday. That included the nation’s youngest coach, P.J. Fleck, who took the Western...
David Fox
2 years ago
Thirty is the new 40. At least in coaching.During the last run through the coaching carousel, five schools hired coaches who had yet to reach their 40th birthday. That included the nation’s youngest coach, P.J. Fleck, who took the Western...
David Fox
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
  2013 Big Ten Predictions     Leaders Division   Big Ten Overall 1. Ohio State 8-0 13-0 2. Wisconsin 6-2...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern each deserving of consideration for the No. 1 spot, the Big Ten Legends Division should be one of the most competitive conference title races in college football. Nebraska won the Legends...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
With four teams battling for the top spot, the Legends Division should be one of the most competitive title races in college football this season. Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern each have a strong case to be ranked No. 1 in...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago

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