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Nebraska Football: Cornhuskers' 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Kevin McGuire, 3 days 24 min ago
The fourth season of Nebraska football with Scott Frost at the helm is looming with some growing concerns about whether or not Frost will be able to restore Nebraska to its winning ways. After three consecutive losing seasons without a bowl trip, Frost could have Nebraska silencing some of his critics this fall.   But doing so will not be easy. With a non-conference game against Big 12...

Illinois Football: Fighting Illini's 2021 Schedule Analysis

By Gabe Salgado, 6 days 54 min ago
It's a new day for the Illinois Fighting Illini football program. New head coach Bret Bielema has brought a new sense of optimism to Champaign, which is sorely needed due to the fact that the team has posted just one winning season since 2014 (2019). Bielema's success as a collegiate coach, especially in the Big Ten, speaks for itself. And now he's hoping to take that success to turn...

Wisconsin Football: Badgers' 2021 Spring Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 2 weeks 1 hour ago
After missing out on the Big Ten Championship Game last year, the Wisconsin Badgers are gearing up for a possible return to the top of the Big Ten West. In a fairly competitive division, Wisconsin looks to have everything in place to make a run if things go according to plan. Last year, they did not. But spring brings a sense of renewal and optimism for all around Madison, and Wisconsin's...

Iowa Football: Hawkeyes' 2021 Spring Preview

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes finished the 2020 college football season right where they normally do: in contention for a division title and full of NFL prospects.   Head coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff will look to improve on the team's 6-2 record from the COVID-shortened season. Doing so involves dealing with some major changes in both the trenches and the coaching staff.   Ferentz will...

Nebraska Football: Cornhuskers' 2021 Spring Preview

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Nebraska opens its 2021 spring practice and fourth under coach Scott Frost looking to find the right answers for a program that hasn’t posted a winning season since ’16. The Cornhuskers finished 4-8 in Frost’s debut in ’18 and 5-7 in ’19. Nebraska played in eight games last fall and recorded a 3-5 mark, dropping Frost’s overall record to 12-20 in Lincoln....

Minnesota Football: Golden Gophers' 2021 Spring Preview

By Mark Ross, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Like many other college football teams last fall, the Minnesota Golden Gophers struggled through their pandemic-shortened campaign, both on the field and off of it. A year after going 11-2 and finishing the season ranked 10th in the final AP poll, P.J. Fleck's Gophers went just 3-4 in the fall.   Minnesota certainly felt the impact of COVID-19 as not only were two games canceled...

Michigan State Football: Spartans' 2021 Spring Preview

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The Michigan State Spartans began spring practice on Tuesday, March 23. After finishing with a 2-5 record that earned them a last-place finish in the Big Ten East during a pandemic-altered season, it was apparent that first-year head coach Mel Tucker's program needed some changes.   Those changes will be front and center during the spring session, driving any and all narratives that...

Illinois Football: Fighting Illini's 2021 Spring Preview

By Gabe Salgado, 3 weeks 24 min ago
It's a new day for the Illinois Fighting Illini football program. As the team begins its spring football session in Champaign, there's a little more optimism on campus this time around. A new head coach, a scheme change, and a new outlook altogether are giving the Illini hope in 2021. During the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, the Illini posted its fourth losing season in five years....

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes' 2021 Spring Preview

By Chip Minnich, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Just like every other college football program in America, the Ohio State Buckeyes are eager to turn the page from 2020 and get into 2021. The coronavirus impacted Ohio State dramatically in 2020, with the Big Ten initially canceling the fall season in August, then resuming an abbreviated season in late October — and then Ohio State suffering three cancellations of regular-season games in...

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' 2021 Spring Preview

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 1 day ago
The 2020 season was a bumpy one for the Penn State Nittany Lions. After slumping out to a historically bad 0-5 start to the adjusted Big Ten season, Penn State managed to end the year on a winning streak before opting to stay home for the bowl season. Now, a year after not getting a chance to hold a spring practice, James Franklin hopes the opportunity to get in some work with new players and...
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