1. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 9

    College football provided a ton of drama in Week 9. Unfortunately, not a lot of it came from Big Ten Country as really only one game was all that close...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 6,726 reads 41 comments

  2. Ohio State Finally Gets Style Points It Needed for BCS Push in Blowout of PSU

    The words Ohio State and style points have become synonymous with each other as of late, and not in the good way, but all of that may have changed on Saturday night as Ohio State trounced Penn State, 63-14...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 6,040 reads 94 comments

  3. Don't Look Now, but Minnesota Could Be on Its Way to Relevancy in the Big Ten

    Minnesota Golden Gophers football hasn't been to back-to-back bowl games since the 2008-2009 seasons, but after upsetting No. 24 Nebraska on Saturday to go 6-2 on the season, the team will be going bowling for a second straight campaign...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 5,182 reads 16 comments

  4. Does Nebraska's Loss to Minnesota Put Bo Pelini Back on the Hot Seat?

    Bo Pelini should be familiar with the coaching hot seat. He's seemingly been on it with some faction of the Nebraska Cornhuskers fan base since he took the job. But after Minnesota upset the No...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 19,630 reads 156 comments

  5. Penn State Has Chance to Play Ultimate Spoiler in Big Ten Race

    We all know that Penn State isn't going bowling or to the Big Ten Championship game, but that doesn't mean the Nittany Lions have lost any motivation at all. Instead, they are starting to embrace the roll of spoiler a bit more these days...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,040 reads 38 comments

  6. Minnesota's Quarterback Situation Is Weird, Yet It's Working for the Gophers

    Move over Northwestern, there's a new king of the two-quarterback system in the Big Ten—Minnesota. The only difference between the two is that Northwestern's two-quarterback system actually has a known starter...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 2,938 reads 1 comments

  7. Miami Hurricanes Can Thank NCAA's Ineptness for Getting Off Easy

    A paper trail of illegal payments a mile long, parties on million dollar yachts and confessions from nearly everyone involved in the Miami Hurricanes' latest football and basketball ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 919 reads 17 comments

  8. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 9 Big Ten Football Game

    By the time you are done reading this sentence I'm pretty sure Indiana has scored once and Michigan twice. Oh, wait.....

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 10,406 reads 14 comments

  9. Big Ten Notebook: Is Jerry Kill Closer to a Return to Coaching for Minnesota?

    After missing the Michigan game due to another seizure , Jerry Kill and his doctors decided it was time for him to step away momentarily from the game he loves so much...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 1,395 reads 4 comments

  10. Carlos Hyde Has Kept Ohio State Undefeated the Last 3 Games

    When people caught wind of Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde 's suspension for allegedly slapping a woman at a Columbus night club this summer, the reaction was interesting to say the least...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,724 reads 27 comments

  11. Big Ten Football: Updating Week 8 Performances of Conference's Top Freshmen

    Earlier this year we featured a look at who we thought would be the impact freshmen in the Big Ten this season, highlighting five freshmen to watch the most and some other names that could be worth keeping an eye out for...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 1,324 reads 2 comments

  12. Ohio State's Best Win so Far Is Buckeyes' Preseason Ranking

    If there is one thing American's love more than their football, it's ranking things. Whether we're ranking college sports teams, high school sports teams or even the likes of ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,972 reads 61 comments

  13. Michigan State Can't Afford to Take Step Back on Offense with Upcoming Schedule

    Just when we all thought we knew that Michigan State was becoming a complete football team, it had to go out and do what it did on Saturday against Purdue...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 2,527 reads 18 comments

  14. BCS Standings 2013: Ohio State Needs More Help from Nebraska Than from Michigan

    Following the release of the first BCS standings of the 2013 season , what some of us have been assuming for the past few weeks became a reality—the now No...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 7,585 reads 45 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 8

    The Big Ten is boring. Well, not so much anymore after Week 8, huh? One could be forgiven for being lulled into a false sense of "here we go again" after two eye-gougingly awful games to open the day on the Big Ten slate...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,737 reads 7 comments

  16. Ohio State's Close Wins Are Still a Lose-Lose Despite Improved Big Ten

    Ohio State got all it could handle from the Iowa Hawkeyes for a half on Saturday afternoon in Columbus before pulling away for a 34-24 win—a win that moved the Buckeyes' streak to 19 straight victories and their record to 7-0 for the 2013 season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 13,683 reads 343 comments

  17. Exploring Which Team from Legends Division Will Make Big Ten Title Game

    Ohio State has a de -facto two game lead on the rest of the field in the Leaders Division race, but on the other side of the Big Ten things are a lot more complicated...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,985 reads 7 comments

  18. Is Player Revolt at Grambling a Sign of Things to Come in College Football?

    Players walking out of a meeting, boycotting practices and getting coaches fired? That was just the beginning of a week in the life of a Grambling State University football player...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 1,070 reads 1 comments

  19. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 8 Big Ten Football Game

    Last week saw matchups go down to four overtimes, and the biggest game of the day end up being a complete beatdown ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 13,642 reads 30 comments

  20. Big Ten Notebook: Ohio State Battles Preceptions of the Spread Offense

    Ohio State has been killing it on the recruiting trail ever since Urban Meyer 's arrival at the Columbus campus just short of two years ago now. Per 247Sports, the Buckeyes have pulled in two Top 5 classes ( 2012 and 2013 ) and are currently the No.

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 2,494 reads 4 comments

  21. Does Bill O'Brien Want to Be the Next Joe Paterno or the Next Bill Belichick?

    Bill O'Brien is a Bill Belichick disciple, he loves the NFL and he'll jump at the opportunity to move to the big time stage as a head coach in the league as soon as possible—at least that's the prevailing narrative out there...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 10,383 reads 14 comments

  22. Getting Jake Ryan Back Helps Michigan, but It Doesn't Cure What Ails Team

    When Jake Ryan went down with a torn ACL this spring, his season was presumed over by most people. However, Jake Ryan is not most people...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 5,043 reads 35 comments

  23. Is Big Ten Facing Past Perception Bias in Polls?

    As the Week 8 polls came out for college football, two major themes emerged—the SEC is amazing and the Big Ten is plain awful...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,102 reads 54 comments

  24. All Is Not Lost for Northwestern's Big Ten Title Hopes

    An 0-2 start to conference play, ranked no more—it seems like it's all doom and gloom in Evanston these days. But, I'm here to say cheer up to the purple and black faithful...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 699 reads 14 comments

  25. Michigan Won't Beat OSU, but Can Buckeyes Make BCS Title Game?

    There always seems to be one crazy weekend during the college football season, and last weekend was one such example . It even has a name—"Upset Saturday...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 11,249 reads 82 comments