1. Big Ten Football: Top 5 Games from 2013 Season

    If the 2013 season will be remembered for anything in Big Ten country it will be remembered for the amount of close games, insane finishes and upsets that occurred. Few, if any, saw what transpired this season happening...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 2,316 reads 17 comments

  2. Penn State Football: James Franklin's Recruiting to-Do List Before Signing Day

    The excitement over James Franklin 's hire at Penn State will only last for so long, but that is unless Franklin does something special between now and the opening of spring football in about two months or so...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 17,676 reads 10 comments

  3. Remembering Former Iowa Defensive Coordinator Norm Parker

    For this generation of fans across Big Ten country, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz represents what it means to "be Big Ten," but there was another member of his staff who truly embodies what it means to be all about the Big Ten—Norm Parker...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 2,229 reads 4 comments

  4. James Franklin, Doug Nussmeier's Contracts a Sign of Things to Come in Big Ten

    Brett Bielema shocked Wisconsin and the rest of the Big Ten by upping and leaving Madison for the Arkansas job following a second straight Big Ten championship in 2012...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 1,690 reads 1 comments

  5. Big Ten Football: Way-Too-Early 2014 Power Rankings for West Division

    With the offseason upon us, the Big Ten is going through a ton of changes. However, the only thing that's changing for most schools in the new West Division is just that—it's a new division...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 2,989 reads 17 comments

  6. Michigan Needs Its Early Enrollees to Play Big Roles in 2014

    The beauty of college football is that every year is different, players graduate, and new recruiting classes come into programs...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 1,735 reads 5 comments

  7. What Penn State's Hire of James Franklin Means for QB Christian Hackenberg

    For the second offseason in a row, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg will be learning a new offense. However, he'll still be the main attraction to Penn State's offense, and that is the smartest thing any new coach could do...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 18,701 reads 17 comments

  8. Big Ten Football: Way-Too-Early 2014 Power Rankings for East Division

    For the second time in four years the Big Ten is going through some massive changes. Come 2014 the conference ditches the unpopular "Leaders" and "Legends" division names...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 13,245 reads 29 comments

  9. Penn State Football Gets It Right with James Franklin

    As Bill O'Brien ran off to the NFL faster than Allen Robinson could burn a cornerback, it became painfully obvious that Penn State needed its next hire to be someone that wanted to be there and embrace the position...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 40,408 reads 111 comments

  10. Has Nebraska's Bo Pelini Turned over a New Leaf for 2014?

    Nebraska was one of two Big Ten teams to win bowl games this season, so the team and its fans have a right to celebrate. But it appears as though head coach Bo Pelini may have let the party go on a bit too long...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 7,006 reads 25 comments

  11. Should Big Ten Be Encouraged by Rose Bowl Win or Demoralized by Other Losses?

    The annual disappointment that is New Year's Day in Big Ten country was not so disappointing this year, thanks to Michigan State winning the Rose Bowl and the conference going 2-2 on the day...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 1,989 reads 15 comments

  12. Michigan Football: How Hiring Doug Nussmeier Will Change Wolverines' Offense

    Michigan coaches have long talked about being a physical run team, playing downhill and being a pro-style based team...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 8 months ago 18,158 reads 95 comments

  13. Big Ten Football Early Enrollees You Need to Know More About

    Early enrollees are becoming a greater trend in college football, and the Big Ten is perhaps one of the leading conferences in this practice. For those that enroll early, the chances of playing as a freshman increase dramatically...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 5,118 reads 9 comments

  14. If Ohio State's Noah Spence Sues the Big Ten, How Will That Impact B1G's Image?

    When news first broke of Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Spence's suspension, something just didn't add up. Now we know why. Noah Spence didn't get a three-game suspension for a dietary supplement , like was first reported...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 15,881 reads 55 comments

  15. Why College Football Programs Fire so Many Coaches Looking for "The One"

    The late owner of the NFL's Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, had his "Just Win Baby" mantra, but perhaps he missed his true calling all along—that of a college football booster...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 2,166 reads 6 comments

  16. BCS National Championship Game 2014: Florida State Special Teams Wins the Day

    Jameis Winston, Tre Mason, Nick Marshall...pshh, try Roberto Aguayo , Levonte Whitfield and Karlos Williams...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 997 reads 0 comments

  17. BCS Championship 2014: It's Not Ready Yet, but ESPN's Megacast Is the Future

    ESPN went all-in on its coverage of the 2014 BCS National Championship Game, dubbing it the "BCS Megacast ," and hoping to give fans innovative and new ways to view a football game...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 9,097 reads 17 comments

  18. Big Ten Football: 10 Things We Learned from 2013-14 Bowl Season

    Bowl season and the Big Ten: It's a match made in...well, how to put this delicately...how about a match made in purgatory? Yes, that's it—after all, fans of schools in the ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 8,259 reads 33 comments

  19. Why Urban Meyer's Ohio State Squad Is Only Big Ten Team That Will Miss the BCS

    Monday night will be reason to celebrate in Big Ten country, no matter what happens between Florida State and Auburn. That's because the three-letter word, B-C-S, has been most unkind to the majority of B1G schools...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 14,558 reads 76 comments

  20. BCS National Championship Game 2014: Why Auburn's Luck Will Finally Run Out

    Few will ever forget the name Chris Davis thanks to his 109-yard return of a missed Alabama field goal. It's a play many believe put Auburn in Monday's BCS National Championship Game against Florida State...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 11,424 reads 193 comments

  21. Orange Bowl 2014: Has Urban Meyer Lost Big-Game Edge?

    Everything was going Urban Meyer 's way to start his career at Ohio State. He was 24-0, and it appeared that no one could beat his Buckeyes from the Big Ten...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 16,158 reads 274 comments

  22. Orange Bowl 2014: How Clemson Should Scheme to Stop Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde

    Coming into the Orange Bowl, Ohio State may look like a M.A.S.H. unit on defense, but offensively the Buckeyes are working with a full complement of weapons for the Clemson Tigers to worry about...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 1,520 reads 15 comments

  23. Rose Bowl 2014: Michigan State Saves New Year's Day for the Big Ten

    The Big Ten started New Year's Day 1-2, and Michigan State went down 10-0 early to Stanford in the Rose Bowl—if you listened closely you could hear the eulogy of the Big Ten being typed out all over the country once again...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 8,642 reads 82 comments

  24. Capital One Bowl Proves Wisconsin Needs More from the QB Position

    For the fourth straight season, the Wisconsin Badgers played in a New Year's Day bowl, and for the fourth straight season, they came away losers—going down to South Carolina, 34-24, in the Capital One Bowl...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 5,653 reads 20 comments

  25. Ohio State Players Who Must Step Up with Noah Spence Suspended

    When Ohio State left Columbus minus star defensive end Noah Spence, speculation and intrigue followed. OSU would only say he was "dealing with a personal issue," and no more...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 4,972 reads 6 comments