1. Utah State vs. Tennessee: Game Grades, Analysis for the Volunteers

    Tennessee had been developing a reputation as a doormat of the SEC's East Division. Those days may very well be fading into the fog of memory...

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  2. Utah State vs. Tennessee: Live Score and Highlights

    Tennessee 38, Utah State 7—FINAL So begins year two of the Butch Jones era at Tennessee. After a 5-7 finish to 2013 that included a number of close calls against conference ...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 4 months ago 29,276 reads 47 comments

  3. South Dakota vs. Oregon: Game Grades, Analysis for the Ducks

    Oregon has developed a reputation as an offensive juggernaut. After the Ducks' performance against the South Dakota Coyotes, it's clear that the reputation is set to continue for at least another season...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 4 months ago 8,122 reads 11 comments

  4. South Dakota vs. Oregon: Live Score and Highlights

    Oregon 62, South Dakota 13—FINAL Year 2 of the Mark Helfrich era got underway Saturday evening in Eugene as the Oregon Ducks easily defeated the South Dakota Coyotes from the FCS's Missouri Valley Football Conference...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 4 months ago 9,441 reads 27 comments

  5. Rice vs. Notre Dame: Game Grades, Analysis for Fighting Irish

    Everett Golson had 600 days off between games. Instead of spending a week shaking off the rust, he stepped onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium in Week 1 and instantly looked to be in midseason form...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 4 months ago 6,303 reads 2 comments

  6. Rice vs. Notre Dame: Live Score and Highlights

    Notre Dame 48, Rice 17—FINAL Football is back, and Notre Dame got off to a rare quick start in 2014. The Irish defeated the defending Conference USA champions Rice, 48-17, thanks to five total touchdowns from Everett Golson...

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  7. Big Ten Football: Biggest 2014 Games with Playoff Implications

    Every college football game carries some level of importance for every team. But for those vying for one of the four coveted berths in the new College Football Playoff, the stakes are even higher this season...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 4 months ago 11,309 reads 55 comments

  8. Big Ten Football: Every Team's Biggest Trap Game for the 2014 Season

    It was almost exactly seven years ago that Michigan, then the No. 5 team in the nation, fell victim to one of the biggest trap games ever: a Week 1 visit from FCS Appalachian State...

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  9. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking Top 15 Players Heading into 2014 Season

    Fall camps are well underway across the Big Ten, and the countdown to kickoff will soon transition from weeks to days...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 5 months ago 14,874 reads 107 comments

  10. 1 Freshman to Watch for on Every Big Ten Football Team in 2014

    There will be plenty of Big Ten teams eager to make a run at a conference championship in 2014 and secure the likely resulting berth in the College Football Playoff...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 5 months ago 30,497 reads 126 comments

  11. Big Ten Football: 10 Most Crucial 2014 Fall-Camp Battles

    The impending start of fall camp can only mean one thing: position battles. There are certainly many returning stars in the Big Ten who, barring major injury, will be full-time starters...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 5 months ago 8,145 reads 44 comments

  12. Questions We'd Love to Ask at 2014 Big Ten Media Days

    If ever there was a list of events that could be described as a "media circus," certainly the various football conference media days have to rank near the top...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 5 months ago 5,141 reads 14 comments

  13. Grading Top Big Ten Recruits' Performances at The Opening 2014

    Last week, we identified the top high school prospects at Nike's "The Opening" on whom the Big Ten had set its collective sights...

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  14. Top Big Ten Recruits to Watch at 2014 Nike 'The Opening'

    Nike's "The Opening" brings together the nation's top prep stars as they prepare for their senior high school season...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 6 months ago 14,838 reads 12 comments

  15. Every Big Ten Team's Biggest Recruiting Flop from BCS Era

    In hindsight, it's always easy to identify mistakes. Head college football coaches, however, often don't have the luxury of waiting around to see a player develop...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 6 months ago 23,980 reads 53 comments

  16. Big Ten Football Players Who Would Still Be Stars in the SEC

    The somewhat tired argument that the SEC is somehow leaps and bounds better than the Big Ten is something about which college football fans south of the Mason-Dixon Line can't stop talking...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 6 months ago 6,885 reads 33 comments

  17. Big Ten Football: 10 Best Players from BCS Era

    The BCS has been consigned to the history books, and many Big Ten fans may be happy to see it go. After all, the Bowl Championship Series was marred with repeated disappointments for the conference...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 6 months ago 9,680 reads 74 comments

  18. 5 Most Likely Matchups for the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game

    It's still six months away, but even at this early stage eyes are starting to focus on the Big Ten Championship Game on December 6...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 7 months ago 25,637 reads 86 comments

  19. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking 5 Teams with the Best Chance to Win Conference

    Michigan State was nothing short of impressive in 2013, blowing past the best the Big Ten could offer in route to an 8-0 conference record and a win over Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game—all by double-digit margins...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 7 months ago 22,802 reads 217 comments

  20. Every Big Ten Team's Strongest, Weakest Position Groups Heading into 2014 Season

    The job of building a college football powerhouse is an ongoing process for every coach across the nation. Every season, coaches must juggle lineups depleted by graduations or early departures while plugging the next great campus legend into the mix...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 7 months ago 20,715 reads 85 comments

  21. Big Ten Football: Ranking the Top 25 Players Heading into 2014

    Spring football is now in the rear-view mirror, and fans have set their sights on the opening of fall camp in early August. In the meantime, we have a better idea about which teams and which players will rise to the top come the fall...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 7 months ago 22,123 reads 211 comments

  22. Big Ten Football: 5 Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2014

    College football is filled with pressure, and there's no single person in any program that feels that pressure more keenly than a head coach...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 8 months ago 7,420 reads 17 comments

  23. Big Ten Football: 5 Top Performers from Spring Practice

    Spring practices are in the rear-view mirror for the Big Ten, and fans now have to endure the long summer layoff between now and fall camps...

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  24. Power Ranking Every Big Ten Quarterback, Post-Spring Practice

    There's still several months to go before the start of the 2014 college football season, but that doesn't mean we don't have a clearer picture of the quarterback situation in the Big Ten...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 8 months ago 15,168 reads 104 comments

  25. Power Ranking Every Big Ten College Football Stadium

    The Big Ten will be expanding again in 2014, so it's a great time to take a fresh look at the stadiums that the conference's teams call home...

    David Luther Written by David Luther about 8 months ago 25,043 reads 78 comments