Big Ten Articles

Ranking All 130 College Football Teams for 2017
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 approaching quickly, it’s never too early to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Jim Harbaugh
Optimism was brimming this time last year for fans of the Michigan Wolverines as they saw a returning roster chock full of upperclassmen ready to finally break through and make it not only to Indianapolis for the first time, but also to the College...
Mike Bainbridge
3 days ago
Saquon Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions Football
The Big Ten returns six 1,000-yard rushers from 2016, including a Heisman Trophy candidate in Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, along with Northwestern’s Justin Jackson and Ohio State’s Mike Weber. Jackson has recorded three...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Congratulations, WakeyLeaks. Wake Forest’s game-plan breach from a highly unlikely source — radio analyst and former assistant coach Tommy Elrod — managed to make already-paranoid college football coaches even more paranoid....
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
Jake Bentley, South Carolina Gamecocks Football
It’s no secret quarterback play is an integral part of every college football team and its hopes of winning a national title, contending for a conference championship or simply making a bowl. And if you need any evidence, take a look at last...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Unfortunately for college football fans, teams from the Big Ten and SEC rarely face each other more than once in the regular season. Why should we have to wait until late December and early January to see these two conferences clash in bowl games...
John La Fleur
5 days ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines Football
Wilton Speight was speaking after Michigan’s first spring practice in March when he let the world in on the philosophy that shapes every aspect of the Wolverines football program, from the replaceable starting quarterback to the superstar CEO...
Matt Fortuna
5 days ago
Wikipedia describes the well-known series of British children's books entitled Where's Waldo? as consisting of “illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location while onlookers are...
Robert A. Boleyn
6 days ago
It was a good regular season in 2016 for the Big Ten, but the conference came up short in its three biggest bowl games. Ohio State proved to be no match for Clemson in the College Football Playoff while Penn State (Rose Bowl) and Michigan (Orange...
Matt Josephs
1 week ago
Jack Cichy
If you asked most experts, Wisconsin's 2016 football season wasn't supposed to end with 11 wins, a division title and a win in a New Year's Six bowl. But just like the Badgers have done for the better part of the last decade,...
J.P. Scott
1 week ago
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Trace McSorley, Saquan Barkley, Penn State Nittany Lions Football
Ohio State is still Ohio State. Even after a 31-point decimation at the hands of eventual national champion Clemson, the Buckeyes are still the class of the Big Ten. But maybe they’re no longer alone: After all, Penn State beat OSU and...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Cougars Football
Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.   That’s the luxury afforded to 6'2", 277-pound blue-chip defensive tackles who are blessed with enough speed to...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
The Big Ten’s offseason coordinator carousel was in full effect for 2017, as nine of the 14 teams experienced some change in the offensive or defensive coordinator position. The offseason’s biggest and most impactful change took place...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Joe Moorhead, Penn State Football
Decades before the 2017 Rose Bowl proved that he had made the right choice, Joe Moorhead had a career decision to make: The former Fordham quarterback could keep chasing auditions for football leagues in Europe as a player, or he could start work...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Humiliated 31-0 by Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Eve, the Ohio State Buckeyes enter the 2017 college football season with redemption squarely as the goal. Despite the loss that ended the 2016 campaign, most...
Chip Minnich
2 weeks ago
Chris Evans
The Big Ten is not a conference lacking in potential star power this season with a handful of Heisman Trophy contenders and potential All-Americans on both sides of the football, but every team needs a wild card (or two) to rely on at some point....
Kevin McGuire
2 weeks ago
The Wisconsin Badgers truly are the death and taxes of the college football world. Every year, we look at this team, chalk up their personnel losses, look at the schedule and underestimate them. The 2016 season was a textbook example of exactly...
J.P. Scott
2 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
College football's 2017 season is still over 50 days away, but it’s never too early to make projections and predictions on how the bowl games and playoff pairings may look by the time the CFB Playoff selection committee meets in December...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
One would say that Michigan had quite the favorable schedule in 2016. Five consecutive home games to start the season, getting both Penn State and Wisconsin in the Big House, and only four true road games for the entire year.   Yet that good...
Mike Bainbridge
2 weeks ago
Mark Dantonio
In 2016, head coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans had far and away their worst season in his 10 years on campus, and one of the worst in the history of the program. They'll look to rebound in 2017, but that won't be an...
J.P. Scott
3 weeks ago
D.J. Moore
The start of the 2017 college football season is just around the corner. What better way to get you ready for another fall of gridiron action than to give you some stats to chew on.   Here's a nice serving of some key numbers to pay...
Kevin McGuire
3 weeks ago
Tom Herman
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Boise State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Penn State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago

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