Big Ten Articles

Dabo Swinney
Predictions for any FBS conference and all 130 college football teams are an inexact science. Some teams are just a bigger mystery than others or a hard program to get a read on for the upcoming year. Coaching changes, transfers, players returning...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Trace McSorley
After making a surprise run to a Big Ten championship in 2016, Penn State is no longer a team flying under the radar. In 2017, the Nittany Lions will be put in a position to be considered a favorite on a regular basis, including in some big games...
Kevin McGuire
4 weeks ago
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Football
Ohio State’s somewhat controversial inclusion in the College Football Playoff last season ended with a thud. However, it could be that the Buckeyes were just a year ahead of schedule. Three-fourths of a rock-solid secondary and the nation...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
James Franklin, Penn State Football
Penn State may have been a surprise Big Ten champion last year, but the Nittany Lions aren’t sneaking up on anyone in 2017. The offense returns every starter but one while the defense brings back plenty of experience as well. Ohio State will...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Football
Jim Harbaugh has turned Michigan into a recruiting force, and that’s a good thing considering all the talent the Wolverines are replacing. A total of just six starters are back with only one of those being on defense. Harbaugh does have a...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin Football
Wisconsin is the defending Big Ten West Division champion, but the Badgers’ customary running game will look different this fall with new primary ball carriers and left tackle. The hope is that quarterback Alex Hornibrook can take a step...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State Football
The Big Ten features four teams - Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State - inside of Athlon’s top 25 for 2017. These four teams return a good chunk of talent this year, with 14 Buckeyes earning a spot on Athlon’s All-Big Ten...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Clayton Thorson
Northwestern has been in back-to-back bowl games, this coming after a two-year absence from postseason play. As Pat Fitzgerald looks to keep the program on an upward trajectory in his 12th season at the helm of the Wildcats, he’ll have to...
Matt Fortuna
1 month 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 month ago
Urban Meyer
College football’s best collection of head coaches resides in the Big Ten. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer boasts three national championships in his career and takes the top spot in Athlon’s rankings. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are in the rare position of going through a coaching change after what was – by most accounts – a successful season. New head coach P.J. Fleck inherited a relatively experienced team that could realistically...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Jim Harbaugh
Returning starter data in college football preseason charts or magazine pages isn’t an exact science. The numbers and data can vary among different websites, magazines or other resources. However, even if there’s some disagreement on...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Once upon a time in a faraway land, there existed an Iowa Hawkeyes home field which elicited shock and awe in opponents visiting Iowa City. Kinnick Stadium, with its intimate seating that puts fans directly on the opponent’s sidelines,...
Robert A. Boleyn
1 month ago
De’Mornay Pierson-El
Nebraska saw an incredible streak related to the NFL draft come to an end last week. The Cornhuskers’ national-best 54-year run of having multiple draft picks was snapped. Former Huskers safety Nate Gerry was the program’s only...
Matt Fortuna
1 month ago
Sam Hubbard
Michigan set a school record with 11 players hearing their names called during the three-day 2017 NFL Draft. Ohio State was once again well represented in the draft as well, as Urban Meyer continues to pump out NFL-ready talent in Columbus. In all...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Sam Darnold
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jim Harbaugh
The 2016 college football season for the Michigan Wolverines was moving along quite smoothly until one raucous weekend in Iowa City where a last-second field goal sent the season in a downward spiral. The Wolverines wound up losing three out of...
Mike Bainbridge
2 months ago
The 2016 Big Ten season may not have ended the way you would have expected. Who could have seen it coming, with Penn State getting blown out at Michigan and losing on the road in Pennsylvania for a second straight season (at Temple in 2015, at...
Kevin McGuire
2 months ago
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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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 months 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 months ago

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