1. Penn State Defying All the Odds on and off the Field

    The grave for Penn State football was supposed to have been dug on July 23, 2012, as the NCAA handed out its sanctions against the Nittany Lions...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 7,310 reads 20 comments

  2. What's Behind Former Iowa Receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos' Twitter Tirade?

    The Twitter rant unleashed Tuesday by former Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos against coach Kirk Ferentz seemed odd, if only because of the timing...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 8,089 reads 15 comments

  3. How 2013 Big Ten Championship Loss Impacts Urban Meyer's Legacy

    Urban Meyer is a winner, plain and simple. He's won two national championships, four conference crowns, five division titles and is 7-1 in bowl games as a head coach...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 31,932 reads 297 comments

  4. Michigan State Exposes Ohio State, Buckeyes Simply Not That Good

    "Why not us?" Those were the words spoken earlier this week by Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio about his team and the national championship...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 18,852 reads 503 comments

  5. Did Move to Big Ten Doom State of Nebraska Football, or Is It Just Bo Pelini?

    If you're a betting man or woman, putting money down on Nebraska to lose four games is a pretty solid one. After all, it has happened every single year of the Bo Pelini era...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 11,480 reads 44 comments

  6. Minnesota Is Just a Passing Game Away from Being a Contender

    Minnesota's regular season ended with a 14-3 loss to Michigan State, yet the Gophers' year was one of the more surprising events in the Big Ten in 2013...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 2,015 reads 2 comments

  7. B1G Championship 2013: Is Braxton Miller or Carlos Hyde Bigger Threat to MSU?

    No doubt the biggest storyline of this year's Big Ten Championship Game has been the matchup between Ohio State's high-powered offense and Michigan State's stingy defense...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,550 reads 56 comments

  8. Picks, Predictions, and Prognosis for the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game

    Take a glimpse at that picture above, because for the first time in Big Ten Championship game history Chris Borland , or any other Badger, won't be hoisting the Stagg Trophy this season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 29,564 reads 171 comments

  9. What Needs to Happen for Michigan Wolverines' Return to College Football Elite?

    Visions of Stagg Trophies, Rose Bowl berths and national championship contention danced through the heads of many a Michigan fan when Brady Hoke was hired before the 2011 season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 13,150 reads 99 comments

  10. Big Ten Championship 2013: The 5 Best 1-on-1 Matchups to Look For

    This year's Big Ten Championship game features two teams that are undefeated in conference play, so someone will walk away as a loser in B1G play for the first time in 2013...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 10,061 reads 35 comments

  11. With Full Seasons Who'd Be Better OSU Heisman Candidate, Hyde or Miller?

    The 2013 college football season has seen just about everything and it's left Heisman voters waiting until the final seconds tick off the clock of championship games to figure out who will get their votes...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 7,342 reads 44 comments

  12. Big Ten Notebook: Championship Game Participants Locked in on Task at Hand

    If there was one phrase that was common amongst just about everyone from both Michigan State and Ohio State, it was, "We're focused on the task at hand...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 1,365 reads 5 comments

  13. Michigan State vs. Ohio State: Could Spartans' Special Teams Be the Difference?

    In a Big Ten Championship Game that features so many star-quality players on both sides of the ball, perhaps the biggest difference-makers to take the field on Saturday are understandably being overlooked—Michigan State's special teams...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 5,727 reads 97 comments

  14. Big Ten Championship 2013: Just How Good Is Ohio State's Offense Historically?

    Saturday's matchup in the Big Ten Championship Game is being billed as the conference's best offense versus the best defense...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 14,408 reads 64 comments

  15. For Ohio State-Auburn Debate, How They Do in Title Games Will Be the Difference

    After a last-second win for Ohio State against rival Michigan and Auburn beating Alabama with a last-second miracle return in the Iron Bowl, many were curious how the polls would view the Buckeyes and Tigers...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 8,442 reads 240 comments

  16. Big Ten Football Predictions for 2013 Individual Awards and All-Conference Team

    Things move quickly in Big Ten country, and just 48 hours after the end of the regular season, the conference will hand out its awards and all-conference selections...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 9,046 reads 38 comments

  17. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 14

    If you weren't on the edge of your seat during the final week of the regular season in the Big Ten, then you were either watching Indiana stomp all over Purdue or you don't have a pulse...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 1,726 reads 14 comments

  18. Did the Wisconsin Badgers Throw Away the Big Ten's Chance for 2 BCS Teams?

    Ranked No. 15 in the latest BCS standings, it was all right there for the Wisconsin Badgers on senior day. Win with Orange Bowl officials on hand, and Wisconsin was very likely off to its fourth straight BCS bowl game...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 5,198 reads 93 comments

  19. Ohio State vs. Michigan: Great Call to Go for 2, Bad Call on Play Itself

    The 2013 version of Ohio State vs. Michigan had it all—amazing individual performances, emotions running high, a full-on brawl and a game that went back and forth all day long...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 31,148 reads 245 comments

  20. Did Iowa Ignite an Otherwise Dormant Rivalry by Dominating Nebraska?

    When Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz was asked about the Heroes Game being a rivalry with Nebraska, he had some sharp words about where this series was at. "Yeah, I mean hopefully we can make it one," said Ferentz...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,275 reads 14 comments

  21. What Is Devin Gardner's Future with the Michigan Wolverines?

    Every year there are surprises and disappointments from preseason predictions, and in 2013, there may be no bigger disappointing performance than that of Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 11,035 reads 88 comments

  22. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 14 Big Ten Football Game

    What is there left to play for? Both division championships are already decided and no one can become bowl-eligible with a win. One could easily think Week 14 has no meaning in the Big Ten...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 7,329 reads 17 comments

  23. Big Ten Notebook: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio Begins BCS Lobbying

    Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio isn't exactly known as one to mince words, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised when he answers a question bluntly...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 5,145 reads 8 comments

  24. With Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State Struggling, B1G Has New Power Structure

    If there is one thing college football is, it's slow to recognize and accept change—and that's exactly what has been going on in the Big Ten over the last five years...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 5,474 reads 75 comments

  25. Wisconsin, Not Michigan State, Has the Big Ten's Best Defense

    Michigan State has held down the spot as the Big Ten's best defense for most of the season in the eyes of many pundits, but is it time for a new king of the defensive mountain to ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 7,067 reads 67 comments