Big Ten Articles

Lovie Smith
Year two of the Lovie Smith era at Illinois kicked off on Tuesday, as the Fighting Illini are the first FBS program in the country to begin spring practice.   Smith's first Champaign campaign did not go well, as his team finished...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Nick Saban
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or winning at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Jarrett Stidham
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and quarterbacks often transfer early in their career in search of more playing time if they are...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Urban Meyer
Recruiting may be the lifeblood of a college football program, but developing the incoming talent and maxing out the potential of a roster is a big reason why some coaches thrive and others will fail. At Ohio State, Urban Meyer and his staff...
Kevin McGuire
1 month ago
Despite concluding the 2016 college football season on a very disappointing note, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his restructured coaching staff were able to land one of the nation's best recruiting classes. Ever since being hired...
Chip Minnich
1 month ago
Urban Meyer
The 14 teams in the Big Ten rarely recruit a hefty number of junior college prospects each season, but there are a handful of names joining the conference expected to make an impact in 2017. Ohio State lost three key members from its 2016 secondary...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
National Signing Day is over, Tommy Armstrong graduates in May and – thanks to the hiring of a new defensive coordinator – the Cornhuskers are switching up their defensive approach.   It's a new day in Nebraska.   With...
J.P. Scott
1 month ago
Dabo Swinney
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2017 college football season shifts to spring practices and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of incoming recruits already hit...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Mike Riley
Nebraska endured a little bit of National Signing Day drama — for better and worse — but the Cornhuskers’ 2017 class is officially signed, sealed and delivered.   What are the biggest takeaways for Mike Riley’s crew...
Matt Fortuna
1 month ago
Jimbo Fisher
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which means coaching staffs should have a good snapshot of how their program...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Ed Orgeron
Recruiting is the basic blueprint for any college football program. Building a winner starts on the recruiting trail, and the data is there to back up just how important Signing Day is to all 130 teams. Sure, there are going to be hits...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Nick Saban
College football’s 2017 National Signing Day ended with a familiar face at the top of the team recruiting rankings: Alabama. The Crimson Tide claimed the recruiting national championship for the seventh consecutive season with a clean...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Urban Meyer
National Signing Day is the most anticipated day of the year for high school and college football fans who track the recruiting process. All are eager to see which school earned their favorite player’s commitment and how respective collegiate...
Ryan Wright
1 month ago
Jalen Hurts
As college football programs sign new future star quarterbacks while faces we became familiar with move on to the NFL, it is time to figure out just where all of this talent comes from.   For the third year in a row, Athlon Sports has...
Matt Fortuna
1 month ago
College Football's 2017 Recruiting All-Name Team
National Signing Day typically happens on the first Wednesday in February every year, but perhaps it should be moved to December 25 since it essentially represents Christmas for college football head coaches across the nation. All of the hard...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jack Cichy
Injuries are an unfortunate part of any college football season and usually take a toll on every FBS team by the end of the year. Several key players were hit by the injury bug in 2016, including a handful of big names from the Big Ten....
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Tyler O'Connor
There are surprise teams every college football season, on both the good and the bad end of things. The 2016 season seemed particularly heavy on the bad end, with a number of highly-touted teams in the preseason — or teams that were coming...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Justin Fuente
College football’s coaching carousel was active prior to the 2016 season, as 28 programs hired a new full-time coach. It’s no secret coaching changes can have an instant impact on a problem, but some hires need a couple of years to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Desmond King
The 2016 college football season – for the most part – was a memorable one for the Big Ten. The conference had four teams in the national title picture all season long and inserted itself squarely into the conversation about the best...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Lamar Jackson
The 2017 college football season is still seven months away, but it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players left for the NFL, including Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Florida State...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Baker Mayfield
For better or worse, college football's Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in team sports, drawing hype and controversy from the beginning of the season till the end. Lamar Jackson won it last year, but that didn’t...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Bryce Love
In case you missed it: A number of high-profile college football stars declared early for the NFL Draft. Several even skipped their bowl games, which caused hysterics in some corners. In any event, it is now time for a new crop of talented...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Noah Brown
Although it’s early in the evaluation process, it doesn’t look the 2017 NFL Draft will feature many wide receivers taken in the first round. That doesn’t mean there aren’t quality options available, however, as the position...
J.P. Scott
2 months ago
Demario McCall
Sure, J.T. Barrett, Saquon Barkley and a cast of other familiar faces in the Big Ten are returning to their schools next season. But after a 2016 that saw the league finish with four teams in the final top 10 of both major polls, the Big Ten will...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Saquon Barkley
The battle for conference supremacy is an ongoing race to catch the SEC, but the Big Ten has made considerable progress in recent years to close the gap. Thanks to outstanding coaching hires, Ohio State (Urban Meyer), Penn State (James Franklin),...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago

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