Big Ten Articles

Mike Riley
The balance of power in the Big Ten clearly resides in the East Division, as Wisconsin is expected to be the only preseason top 25 team from the West. The Badgers are a heavy favorite to win the division crown in 2017, with Nebraska, Northwestern...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
When it comes to strength of schedule, you'd be hard-pressed to top the road the Wisconsin Badgers had to navigate in 2016. But in true Wisconsin fashion, all they did was win on the way to a Big Ten Championship Game appearance.  ...
J.P. Scott
4 days ago
Looking to rebound after an embarrassing 31-0 defeat to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Urban Meyer returns another talented group of Ohio State players intent upon making another run at a national title. With a team returning...
Chip Minnich
5 days ago
DJ Durkin
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with...
Kyle Kensing
1 week ago
Jalen Hurts
College football’s 2017 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. With spring practice underway, the countdown to the 2017 season can officially begin, as teams have...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska kicks off its 2017 slate with a challenging non-conference slate, getting all three non-Big Ten games out of the way in the first three weeks of the season. That nine-game league schedule makes marquee series more difficult to line up, but...
Matt Fortuna
1 week ago
James Franklin
Coming off the heels of a surprising run to the Big Ten championship and an appearance in the Rose Bowl, the expectations have been raised for Penn State in 2017 from every angle you look. With that being the case, Penn State will now have to face...
Kevin McGuire
2 weeks ago
Lamar Jackson
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
The importance of the non-conference schedule supposedly has been increased in the College Football Playoff era, and the Big Ten has instituted a new scheduling policy to give the conference-wide strength of schedule a boost. This season sees a few...
Kevin McGuire
3 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season was moving along quite smoothly for Michigan until one raucous weekend in Iowa City where a last-second field goal sent things in a downward spiral. The Wolverines wound up losing three out of their last four games...
Mike Bainbridge
1 month ago
Janarion Grant
Chris Ash opens his second spring practice as head coach at Rutgers, and he has plenty to focus on as the Scarlet Knights look to improve in 2017. Year one was expected to be quite the uphill battle for Ash in his head coaching debut, and it most...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
James Franklin
Coming off its first outright Big Ten championship since the 1994 season, Penn State has raised the bar for success and is aiming higher in 2017. The Nittany Lions bring back a loaded offense highlighted by not one, but two, potential Heisman...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
The Iowa Hawkeyes entered the 2016 season with sky-high expectations, coming off the historic ‘15 campaign in which they went 12-2, won the Big Ten West Division, and earned a berth in the Rose Bowl. With more returning firepower than any...
Robert A. Boleyn
1 month ago
Deondre Francois
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Paul Chryst
The Wisconsin Badgers exceeded the expectations of most college football fans and media members in 2016. Despite beginning the season as an afterthought, the Badgers became a mainstay at the top of the polls, riding their always dependable running...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
DJ Durkin
After going just 3-9 in 2015, the Maryland Terrapins took a step forward in head coach DJ Durkin’s first season in College Park. While Maryland did finish fourth in the Big Ten East division with a 6-7 (3-6) record, the Terrapins were invited...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
It's not often that a coaching change in the Big Ten West becomes a national headline in college football, but that’s exactly what happened this offseason when Minnesota landed former Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck. Considering...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Entering the 2016 season, Ohio State was somewhat of an enigma to college football fans. Having lost so many talented players to the 2016 NFL Draft, head coach Urban Meyer was fielding a team that was talent-laden, but was tremendously...
Chip Minnich
1 month ago
Mike Riley
Nebraska hosted what was officially the final college basketball game of the regular season Sunday, but the good folks of Lincoln needed no time to turn the page, as their beloved football team had started spring practice on Saturday.   Not...
Matt Fortuna
1 month ago
This is the time of year when Indiana fans are focusing on what seed the Hoosiers are going to get in the men’s basketball tournament, but the football Hoosiers are about to open up the spring under a new head coach and plenty of questions to...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Urban Meyer
The Big Ten closed the gap with the SEC last year in the race to be college football’s No. 1 conference, and the league is in great shape as spring ball opens for 2017. Ohio State and Penn State should be among the nation’s frontrunners...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Purdue made what — on paper, at least — looks like one of the offseason’s better hires, as the Boilermakers landed Jeff Brohm from Western Kentucky.   Related: Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2017...
Matt Fortuna
1 month ago
Mark Dantonio
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
T.J. Watt
Just a few years ago, there were question marks about the Big Ten’s ability to churn out NFL talent in large numbers. That’s no longer the case however, as the league is sending an impressive 51 players to the 2017 NFL Scouting...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Mark Dantonio
The 2016 college football season was nothing short of a nightmare for the Michigan State Spartans and their fans. A year removed from punching a ticket to the College Football Playoff, Mark Dantonio's Spartans won just three games all season...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago

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