1. Utah Loss Shows Jim Harbaugh's 1st Season's Fate Lies on Jake Rudock's Right Arm

    All things considered, there were plenty of positives to take away from Jim Harbaugh's debut as Michigan's head coach...

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  2. Meet the Man Set to Lead Jim Harbaugh's Offense

    Given the standard Jim Harbaugh set for the position at his alma mater in the mid-1980s, it's not a surprise that so much of the speculation surrounding his first offseason as Michigan's ...

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  3. Why the Big Ten Shouldn't Sleep on Michigan Football in 2015

    When Michigan kicks off its 2015 campaign against Utah on Thursday night, it will officially bring an end to an offseason unlike any other in school history...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 2 days ago 23,835 reads 87 comments

  4. Ohio State QB Competition Bringing J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones Closer Together

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It'd be tough to blame Tyvis Powell for carrying a bias when it comes to Ohio State's quarterback battle...

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  5. Ohio State Football: Top Takeaways from 2015 Fall Camp

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Anytime you're the defending national champion, you can expect an extra amount of attention to be paid to anything you do — especially in today's day and age of 24/7 coverage...

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  6. How Illinois Could Have Avoided This Mess with Tim Beckman

    Based on the wording—and more importantly, the timing—of Tim Beckman 's firing Friday, it was clear that Illinois could no longer continue with him as its head coach...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 7 days ago 30,797 reads 27 comments

  7. James Franklin Has Penn State Acting Like an Elite Program Again

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — If Penn State no longer deserves to be considered one of college football's premier programs, somebody forgot to tell James Franklin ...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 8 days ago 13,787 reads 34 comments

  8. Big Ten Football: Storylines That Will Define the Season

    With Michigan's season opener against Utah taking place next Thursday night, we are nearly one week away from the start of Big Ten football...

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  9. Ohio State Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2015 Preview and Predictions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — What a difference a year makes. After Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending injury two weeks prior to the start of the 2014 campaign, it was hard to find anything but doom and gloom in Columbus...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 10 days ago 19,516 reads 49 comments

  10. Meet Urban Meyer's Secret Weapon

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With a combined 38-3 record in the three seasons since he arrived at Ohio State, Urban Meyer has the Buckeyes sitting atop the college football world...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 10 days ago 26,649 reads 72 comments

  11. Ohio State Football: Week 2 Fall Camp Takeaways

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With two weeks to go until its season opener against Virginia Tech, Ohio State officially finds itself at the midway point of fall camp...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 11 days ago 13,415 reads 7 comments

  12. 2015 Ohio State Is Worth the Hype of 1st Unanimous No. 1 Preseason Ranking

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It won't officially kick off the season for another two weeks, but the 2015 Ohio State football team has already made history...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 12 days ago 21,680 reads 93 comments

  13. The Under-the-Radar Heisman Trophy Favorite

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If the bizarre nature of Ohio State's upcoming season hadn't set in yet, it was impossible to avoid at the Buckeyes' annual media day on Sunday...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 17 days ago 12,433 reads 41 comments

  14. What a Difference a Year Makes for Ohio State's Braxton Miller

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The mood around Ohio State's Woody Hayes Athletic Center was somber, far from the optimism that can typically be found in Columbus two weeks prior to the start of a season...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 17 days ago 12,186 reads 12 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: Week 1 Fall Camp Stock Report

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — After months of hype, speculation and anticipation, Ohio State finally took the practice field for the start of fall camp last week...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 18 days ago 12,071 reads 12 comments

  16. Don't Let Him Fool You, Urban Meyer Will Know His QB Decision Sooner Than Later

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Urban Meyer took the podium following his team's first practice of fall camp, the Ohio State head coach didn't waste time playing coy...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 21 days ago 40,289 reads 92 comments

  17. 2015 Ohio State Offense Could Be the Best We've Seen in College Football History

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — It may be hard to believe, but it's been 10 years since Matt Leinart lined up as USC's starting quarterback. Behind him was tailback Reggie Bush, the player who would go on to succeed Leinart as the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 22 days ago 24,874 reads 79 comments

  18. Darron Lee Is College Football's Most Overlooked Star

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — With a mother who's a local newscaster, and having taken part in his fair share of interview sessions over the past year, Darron Lee has a knack for saying the right thing...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 23 days ago 14,459 reads 38 comments

  19. The Battle to Become Jim Harbaugh's Next Frank Gore

    Derrick Green could hardly hide his smile. It was Michigan media day, and the Wolverines running back had just been asked to recall the day he found out his team had hired Jim Harbaugh as its new head coach...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 24 days ago 19,130 reads 44 comments

  20. Ohio State Football: Inside Braxton Miller's 1st Day as a Wide Receiver

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As he stood on the practice field outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, it'd be hard to argue that Braxton Miller didn't look the part...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 25 days ago 24,553 reads 48 comments

  21. Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett? Complete Guide to Ohio State's Historic QB Battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohio State's freshmen took the field for the first official practice of their college careers Monday, a familiar face stood off to the side for the newcomers-only gathering...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 25 days ago 158,876 reads 67 comments

  22. Jim Harbaugh's Preseason Hype Is Over. It's Go Time in Ann Arbor

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On Thursday, when six-year-old Brady Carpenter was greeted with a hug after asking Jim Harbaugh how much milk he had to drink to grow big enough to be ...

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  23. Meet the 6-Year-Old Who Stole the Show at Jim Harbaugh's Press Conference

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With all due respect to the reporters in attendance, the highlight of Michigan's media day didn't stem from inquiries into the Wolverines quarterback controversy, ...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 29 days ago 27,548 reads 46 comments

  24. Can Braxton Miller Live Up to the Hype as a Wide Receiver?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Braxton Miller announced his move to wide receiver two weeks ago, the former quarterback's position change was met with applause from fans, teammates and even NFL scouts...

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  25. Michigan State's Made Up Motivation For 2015

    Like a pesky fly that couldn't quite be swatted away, a repetitive annoyance found itself popping up on a seemingly set schedule during Michigan State's meeting with reporters at Big Ten media days last week...

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