Big Ten Articles

Jake Browning
Sporting its best preseason ranking in 15 years and garnering legitimate Pac-12 championship talk, the Washington Huskies embark on a highly anticipated 2016 campaign Saturday against visiting Rutgers.   Rutgers treks to the West Coast for...
Kyle Kensing
6 months ago
Jim Harbaugh and the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines kick off their regular season Saturday against Hawaii (0-1) in what will be the first of five consecutive homes games to start their campaign.   The Rainbow Warriors opened their 2016 season...
Mike Bainbridge
6 months ago
Pat Fitzgerald
Though highly underrated, this battle between two talented teams from the Midwest has the potential to be one of the best games of opening weekend.   Pat Fitzgerald's Northwestern Wildcats are coming off of a 10-win season, highlighted...
J.P. Scott
6 months ago
For the first time since the 2006 season, Bowling Green will venture a couple of hours south to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium. Bowling Green is coming off a 2015 season that saw the Falcons win the Mid-American Conference...
Chip Minnich
6 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Furman ventures north to open its season in East Lansing. It will be a rare night game in Spartan Stadium. The game will be an even rarer game on a Friday.   These two programs have never met in football. In fact, Michigan State has...
John La Fleur
6 months ago
Marcus Cox
Ladies and gentlemen — we have arrived at our destination.   After that long annual layoff, the college football season is finally upon us. The 2016 season is as wide open as any in recent memory, and it all kicks off with a weekend...
J.P. Scott
6 months ago
Mitch Leidner
Oregon State hit rock bottom in head coach Gary Andersen's debut season. The Beavers ranked 11th or 12th in the Pac-12 in several offensive and defensive categories and struggled to keep games close. They finished without a single win over a...
John Coon
6 months ago
Devine Redding
Kevin Wilson gets his sixth year as Indiana’s head coach underway Thursday night on the road against FIU. The Hoosiers will once again get a chance to show how talented their offense may be, while Wilson will kindly ask you not to pay much...
Kevin McGuire
6 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando. Thursday night’s action is headlined...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
JuJu Smith-Schuster
The first week of the 2016 college football season is finally here and it certainly delivers when it comes to some incredible matchups to open the year. With a non-conference slate that might be the best of all-time when you factor in some of the...
Bryan Fischer
6 months ago
We're now only days away from the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. The polls have been released and most predictions have been made.   Well — most predictions.   Over the last couple of weeks, I brought you...
J.P. Scott
6 months ago
The Michigan Wolverines enter 2016 with as much hype and expectations as any team in the country after posting a 10-3 record last season, including a blowout victory of Florida in the Citrus Bowl.   Related: Michigan Wolverines...
Mike Bainbridge
6 months ago
Saquon Barkley
Much of the offseason discussion about James Franklin seems to suggest the 2017 season will be an important one for him as he enters his third season as Penn State’s head coach. After two straight seven-win seasons since taking over the...
Kevin McGuire
6 months ago
The 2016 college football season starts on Thursday, Sept. 1 and concludes in early January with the national championship in Tampa, Fla. With kickoff right around the corner, it’s time to fill up your Twitter timelines with information on...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Ohio State is coming off a 12-1 2015 season that culminated in a 44-28 victory over Notre Dame in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Heading into the 2016 season, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer faces a challenging schedule, with over half of his roster...
Chip Minnich
6 months ago
Every few years it seems Kirk Ferentz finds something to work with that turns into a somewhat magic run by the Iowa Hawkeyes. Last year may have been just that, although an undefeated regular season ended unceremoniously with losses to Michigan...
Kevin McGuire
6 months ago
The offseason is over and after several long and excruciating months, college football is back in our lives. Normally any kind of football in late August and early September should be celebrated but 2016 might just feature the most impressive...
Bryan Fischer
6 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With players like Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and LSU’s Leonard Fournette returning, it’s a crowded year at the top of the player rankings. Watson is Athlon...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
The Big Ten is full of storylines to follow this season, and the schedule offers a good number of intriguing matchups in conference and non-conference play. The Jim Harbaugh Effect has Michigan playing in several matchups you should pay attention...
Kevin McGuire
6 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
College football conference realignment and expansion is all the rage. It's the Hansel from Zoolander of sports. The Big 12 is currently driving the conversation, but truth be told, any article or conversation about expanding or realigning...
J.P. Scott
6 months ago
J.T. Barrett
The Big Ten is short on proven quarterbacks for 2016, but there’s no question the league is stacked with talent on defense. Of Athlon’s projected top 10 players for this season, six come from defense, including standout cornerbacks...
Steven Lassan
6 months ago
Nick Saban
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Kirk Ferentz
The first AP Top 25 Poll of the 2016 college football season was released on Sunday.   Everything went basically as planned in the top 10, with Alabama and Clemson landing in the top two spots based on the accomplishments of their 2015...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
J.T. Barrett
Can a 12-1 season that culminates in a dominating win over your rival, as well as a commanding performance in a New Year's Day bowl game, result in a feeling of disappointment? The answer is possibly yes, if Buckeye fans reflect upon the 2015...
Chip Minnich
7 months ago

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