1. Kain Colter Is the Right Person, but Northwestern's Wrong School to Be Test Case

    The latest step in the movement to unionize college football took place on Tuesday, as Kain Colter went before the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago to argue that Northwestern ...

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  2. How Big Ten's Scheduling Initiative Can Help Improve Attendance Numbers

    Welcome to the start of the doldrums of the offseason, where the biggest topic of discussion and rancor is the declining attendance figures of student sections. On Monday, ESPN...

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  3. Ohio State Football: Finding Solid No. 2 QB Is Buckeyes' Toughest Spring Task

    For a team coming off a 12-win season, the Ohio State Buckeyes may be one of the squads with the biggest question marks in the Big Ten entering 2014...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 5 months ago 12,747 reads 36 comments

  4. Big Ten Football: Top Spring Practice Battles to Watch For

    National signing day is in the rearview mirror, and that means it's time to look forward to the next milestone on the college football calendar—spring football...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 5 months ago 3,406 reads 7 comments

  5. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking Top Assistant Coaches

    While the guys wearing the head sets and doing the pre and post game interviews get all of the attention, it's the assistant coaches who can really make or break a team's success on Saturday's in the fall...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 5 months ago 980 reads 12 comments

  6. Michigan Football: How Loss of Jake Butt Will Impact Wolverines' 2014 Offense

    Welcome the annual offseason event at the University of Michigan—a big player tearing an ACL . On Thursday, it was announced that sophomore tight end Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL during winter conditioning drills...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 5 months ago 3,539 reads 9 comments

  7. Why Rutgers Is in a Better Position Than Maryland to Succeed in Big Ten

    Come July 1, 2014 the Big Ten will be forever changed once again, officially adding Rutgers and Maryland as full members of the conference. However, these two schools don't come in to the league on equal footing—on or off the field...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 5 months ago 7,461 reads 6 comments

  8. Big Ten Recruiting Classes That Will Have the Most Immediate Contributors

    National signing day has come and gone, and more and more players are turning to the early-enrollee route in hopes of getting a leg up and earning immediate playing time...

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  9. Wisconsin Fans Should Be Encouraged Gary Andersen Talked to Cleveland Browns

    On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen had interviewed for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching position...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 2,511 reads 1 comments

  10. Does Staff Continuity Set Up Minnesota, Northwestern for B1G Success in 2014?

    The coaching carousel seemingly never stops in the world of college football. Every offseason it seems as if nearly every staff needs to find a new assistant or head coach...

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  11. Can Minnesota Get 2015 5-Star DE Jashon Cornell to Stay in State?

    Minnesota and 5-star recruits aren't often said in the same breath, but as the offseason attention turns toward a new recruiting class, the Gophers have a big task on their hands...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 4,872 reads 10 comments

  12. Michigan State Should Worry 5-Star Malik McDowell Is Planning Other Visits

    Just when we think we've seen and heard it all on the recruiting trail, another year goes by and another crazy scenario presents itself...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 19,923 reads 121 comments

  13. Wisconsin Football: Transition Under Gary Andersen Far from over

    Wisconsin football has undergone a severe transition in each of the last three offseasons . According to Ian Rapoport of NFL...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 4,123 reads 3 comments

  14. Big Ten Football: Hits and Misses from Big Ten 2014 Recruiting Classes

    Another national signing day has come and gone, and Ohio State appeared to put itself in a class all its own on the national level. Signing a ridiculous 15 players rated as 4-star prospects certainly helped the Buckeyes' case...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 6,299 reads 4 comments

  15. Michigan Football: Will Wolverines' 2014 Class Be Catalyst for Quick Turnaround?

    One would be forgiven if there were confusion between Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and Glenn Fry these days, because in Ann Arbor, there's no question that "the heat is on" for Hoke to start winning football games again...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 7,100 reads 26 comments

  16. Illinois' Tim Beckman Needs to Perform Better Before He Starts Trash Talking

    Give Illinois head coach Tim Beckman credit—he doesn't lack for confidence. Results or pesky facts aside, Beckman knows what he wants the Illini program to be, and he is great at messaging that...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 3,200 reads 7 comments

  17. Wisconsin Football: Losing Thomas Hammock Will Have Huge Impact on Recruiting

    What was supposed to be a day of celebration and excitement at Camp Randall quickly turned in to one of sadness, as UW head coach Gary Andersen announced that running backs coach Thomas Hammock was leaving for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 8,747 reads 0 comments

  18. Nebraska Football: Bo Pelini Already off to Hot Start in 2015 Recruiting

    There's no resting on your laurels or getting down on yourself in the bitterly competitive world of college football recruiting. Apparently no one needs to tell that to Bo Pelini and the Nebraska staff...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 7,381 reads 8 comments

  19. Big Ten Football: Class of 2014 Recruiting All-Conference Team

    Penn State is still recovering from its party at the Bryce Jordan Center, we're pretty sure Mark Dantonio can be found camped out in front of the fax machine ( we're looking at you, Mrs...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 7,632 reads 7 comments

  20. Penn State's James Franklin Mastered Marketing on National Signing Day

    Of all the things that happened around the Big Ten on national signing day, no one school or one coach had the day that Penn State and James Franklin had on Wednesday...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 4,917 reads 2 comments

  21. Power Ranking Every Big Ten 2014 Recruiting Class

    While you've been enjoying your planned or unplanned sick day from work, recruits across the country have been single-handedly saving the fax machine business ( nevermind the ability ...

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  22. Will 5-Star Malik McDowell Remain in Big Ten Country or Head to ACC?

    Braxton Miller who? Melvin Gordon and Ameer Abdullah, head to the tail of the line. There's a new name on everyone's radar this week, and that is 5-star defensive end Malik McDowell ...

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  23. Ohio State Football: Why Damon Webb Is Buckeyes' Most Important 2014 Recruit

    As national signing day sits just around the corner, Ohio State has gathered some of the best talent in the country according to the recruiting experts. It has the No. 2-ranked class in the nation according to 247Sports, No...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 20,513 reads 25 comments

  24. Big Ten Teams Can't Afford to Lose Midwest Recruits to SEC Schools

    The Big Ten used to benefit from being at the top of the college football heap and leading in population base. However, those days are long gone, as the focus of the college football world and the population base has shifted to the Southeast...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 2,416 reads 15 comments

  25. Penn State Football: Breaking Down Nittany Lions RB Depth Heading into Offseason

    Penn State comes in to this offseason with one position seemingly not an issue—running back. After all, the Nittany Lions do return a former 1,000-yard rusher, an 800-yard rusher and a former 4-star recruit on their depth chart...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 6 months ago 6,905 reads 10 comments