1. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 7

    Raise your hand and take a bow if you saw what took place in East Lansing, Madison and State College happening on Saturday—because few saw how those three games played out coming...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 8,313 reads 41 comments

  2. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg Becomes a Legend vs. Michigan

    Bill Belton will be remembered for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth overtime as Penn State upset No. 18 Michigan, 43-40 , but the performance of quarterback Christian Hackenberg should be what everyone remembers for years to come...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 13,450 reads 44 comments

  3. Northwestern vs. Wisconsin: Badgers Prove They Can Win Through the Air Too

    Jared Abbrederis ' day started off like this: a fumble on his first catch, a target that was incomplete, followed by a 71-yard touchdown pass and then dropping a pass that resulted in an interception...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,229 reads 3 comments

  4. Are Neutral-Site Games in Big Ten Country a Way to Level Playing Field with SEC?

    What was perhaps the worst-kept secret of all time became a reality on Friday afternoon, as LSU vs. Wisconsin was announced for 2016 at Lambeau Field —and with it the Badgers ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 3,525 reads 28 comments

  5. Nebraska's Defense Getting Better with Experience and Health

    There is one image that has stuck out above all others for the Nebraska Cornhuskers season thus far and that's that of Nebraska's defense giving up 31 points in the second half on the way to losing to UCLA...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,086 reads 11 comments

  6. Is Youth Movement at Quarterback Setting Big Ten Up for Future Success?

    Taylor Martinez, Devin Gardner, Nathan Scheelhaase and Rob Henry—those are the quarterbacks that make up the "old guard" of the Big Ten, if you will...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 1,153 reads 0 comments

  7. Has Penn State Finally Hit the Sanctions Wall?

    Just a few weeks ago, the Penn State coaching staff and players received some great news from the NCAA , as the scholarship limits were going to be partially changed for the 2014 year and fully restored the following year...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 4,195 reads 8 comments

  8. Big Ten Football Q&A: Handicapping the Crazy Legends Division Race and More

    This week we're unveiling two new features here on the Big Ten blog for Bleacher Report, and after showing you our " Big Ten Notebook " earlier this week, welcome to the new "Big Ten Q&A...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 1,983 reads 5 comments

  9. Picks, Predictions and Prognoses for Every Week 7 Big Ten Football Game

    Halfway through the season already? Where has the time gone, right? Week 6 wasn't exactly fun for my picks, outside of my call for Indiana to win their first ever game against Penn State, so here's hoping Week 7 is a rebound...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 14,867 reads 14 comments

  10. Big Ten Notebook: Michigan Won't Rush Return of Jake Ryan

    The news of Jake Ryan going down with an ACL tear this spring was like a shot to the heart for those around the Michigan program, given the fact that Ryan was not only a great player, but the heart and soul of the defense...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 3,920 reads 2 comments

  11. Perception of Big Ten's Leaders Division as Weaker of Two Could Be Changing

    Since the inception of the ill-concieved Leaders and Legends Division names, the Legends Division (M's, N's and Iowa if you still haven't gotten used to it) has had the perception of being the stronger and much more competitive division...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 3,013 reads 6 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: Updating Week 6 Performances of Conference's Top Freshmen

    Once again the bye week took out a good portion of the Big Ten freshmen we've been watching all season long...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,909 reads 12 comments

  13. What Has Happened to Michigan Quarterback Devin Gardner?

    Heading into 2013, the Michigan Wolverines were supposed to be a contender , and a large part of that contender status was because of Devin Gardner 's finish to the 2012 season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 15,753 reads 92 comments

  14. Ohio State Can Finish Unbeaten but Is in Danger of Being Frozen Out of BCS

    We have reached the halfway point of the 2013 college football season, and Ohio State hasn't lost a game in its last 18 tries. The Buckeyes sit at 6-0 so far this season and are ranked No...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 38,590 reads 354 comments

  15. What We Learned About the Big Ten in Week 6

    Is it just me, or was that the most fun we've had watching Big Ten football from start to finish on a Saturday in a long time? There was great competition and great individual performances all over the place...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 5,084 reads 21 comments

  16. For Perception and Credibility, Big Ten Needed Ohio State to Beat Northwestern

    The final score at Ryan Field may have read 40-30 Ohio State, but the reality of what took place on Saturday night is that no one was a loser at all in this matchup...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 19,706 reads 185 comments

  17. Michigan Football: Is This the Worst 5-0 Team You've Ever Seen?

    Michigan is 5-0 on the season following its 42-13 win over Minnesota, and as such, it is the owner of the Little Brown Jug for about the 50th time in a row (it's actually only eight times, but it is the 22nd time in 23 years)...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 16,083 reads 187 comments

  18. Jerry Kill: Continuity in Staff Allows Minnesota to Work Through Coach's Issues

    Minnesota players left Minneapolis on Friday without their head coach, Jerry Kill , who wasn't feeling well enough to travel, but they expected their head coach on the sidelines on Saturday as they took on Michigan for the Little Brown Jug...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 1,006 reads 3 comments

  19. Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Is This the Biggest Game in Pat Fitzgerald Era?

    The bright spotlight of prime-time football on ABC and the early a.m. wake-up call of ESPN's College GameDay will all descend upon Evanston, Ill. and the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,741 reads 13 comments

  20. Minnesota Didn't Trash-Talk About Michigan and Devin Gardner, It Was the Truth

    What would a good rivalry be without some trash talk and some bulletin board material, right? Especially in a rivalry as one-sided as Michigan vs...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 8,824 reads 39 comments

  21. Is Nathan Scheelhaase the Best Quarterback in the Big Ten in 2013?

    If you asked any "expert" before the 2013 season for a list of their Top Five quarterbacks in the Big Ten, chances are names like Braxton Miller , Taylor Martinez, Devin Gardner and Kain Colter would've been on just about every list...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,891 reads 20 comments

  22. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 6 Big Ten Football Game

    Pretenders to the left of me, Contenders to the right....here I am stuck in the middle with you. Sorry, I digress...apparently I've been watching too much "Reservoir Dogs" here...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 8,042 reads 25 comments

  23. Pretenders and Contenders Will Emerge This Week in Big Ten Legends Division

    Floyd of Rosedale went back home with the holders of the past year last weekend, as Iowa took down Minnesota in pretty dominant fashion ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 3,122 reads 3 comments

  24. What's Up with the Health of Nebraska Quarterback Taylor Martinez?

    Nebraska's issues haven't been completely confined to the defensive side of the football, despite the spotlight that side of the ball has gotten, and now we may know why...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 4,663 reads 26 comments

  25. Northwestern Primed for an Upset of Ohio State, but Is It Capable?

    For the second straight week Ohio State will take the Big Ten spotlight, as they take on cross-divisional foe Northwestern in prime time in Evanston . Even ESPN's famed College GameDay will be in town for this one ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 6,536 reads 73 comments