1. How Losing Safety Christian Bryant Affects This Week and Beyond for Ohio State

    Ohio State may have won 31-24 on Saturday against rival Wisconsin, but there was little celebrating in the Buckeyes locker room less than 24 hours later—and that's because devastating news was handed down to the team in the aftermath of victory...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 11,837 reads 13 comments

  2. Wisconsin Found Another Offensive Weapon in Joel Stave

    Going into the game on Saturday night with the Ohio State Buckeyes, all the talk about the Wiconsin Badgers was about the running back duo of James White and Melvin Gordon, and rightfully so, given their lofty stats...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,263 reads 20 comments

  3. Michigan State Needs to Settle Quarterback Rotation for Sake of Players

    Michigan State pulled one of the most puzzling moves of the past few years in the closing moments of its loss to rival Notre Dame two weeks ago—pulling its starting quarterback in favor of an ice-cold backup...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,107 reads 14 comments

  4. Big Ten Football: Updating Week 5 Performances of Conference's Top Freshmen

    After a week away, we're back this Monday to give you the lowdown on what is happening with the freshmen we highlighted before the season...

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  5. What We Learned About the Big Ten in Week 5

    Despite having just four games and just two conference matchups on the slate, the Big Ten race became a lot clearer in Week 5 of the season...

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  6. Were NCAA Sanctions Lane Kiffin's Downfall, or Is He a Bad Head Coach?

    Losing seven games in the last 11 tries and getting blown out 62-41 in the latest loss was apparently the straw that broke the camel's back for Pat Haden and Co...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 7,160 reads 26 comments

  7. Wisconsin vs. Ohio State: Braxton Miller Proves It's Still Very Much His Team

    The final score may have read 31-24 Ohio State at home, and the stats may question exactly how Ohio State won on Saturday night in Columbus, but one thing became very clear in the win for the Buckeyes—this is Braxton Miller 's team...

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  8. There Will Be No 'Clemsoning' for Clemson Tigers Football This Year

    Clemsoning —it's a term that has made its way into the lexicon of sports fans, pundits and broadcasters over the past two years, and lately it has become a weekly watch for those who enjoy taking delight in others' misery...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,658 reads 65 comments

  9. Alabama Canceling Series with Michigan State Means Big Ten Can't Prove Itself

    Alabama and the Big Ten were supposed to become familiar with each other in the next few years, but as of Thursday that no longer will be the case...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 6,862 reads 37 comments

  10. Why This Is the Most Important Floyd of Rosedale Game in Years

    If you aren't a fan of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes or the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, chances are the outcome of the annual battle for " Floyd of Rosedale " has had very little meaning or significance to you...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,769 reads 13 comments

  11. Kenny Guiton's Success Frees Braxton Miller Up to Take Risks for Ohio State

    Braxton Miller ran for more than 1,200 yards and passed for more than 2,000 last season, setting the Ohio State school record for most yards in a season, yet right now he may not be the most popular quarterback on his own team...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,988 reads 17 comments

  12. EA Sports Settlement Will Alter the Landscape of College Athletics

    While Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany was making headlines for suggesting that players that want to get paid should do just that in a professional environment, via ESPN , there ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 4,319 reads 17 comments

  13. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany's Radical Idea Just May Save College Sports

    To pay or not to pay—there hasn't been a hotter topic in the world of collegiate sports in the past six months or so. It also happens to be one of the most complicated and emotional topics in the college sports arena as well...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,303 reads 9 comments

  14. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 5 Big Ten Football Game

    If your favorite Big Ten team is playing this Saturday, you are in the minority. That's right, just four games dot the Big Ten landscape this week and two of them are hugely important ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 14,959 reads 42 comments

  15. Gary Andersen and Urban Meyer Relationship Changes Wisconsin-OSU Rivalry

    When Wisconsin and Ohio State fans look at their schedules heading into the season, they usually find each other and circle the game on their schedule—at least in recent years...

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  16. An Increase in Passing Hasn't Led to an Increase in Points for Big Ten Teams

    Power offenses and run-first strategies are so last century—spreading the ball all over the field and throwing the ball 70 times a game is all the rage in college football these days...

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  17. How NCAA Reducing Penn State Sanctions Impacts Future of Nittany Lions Program

    On Tuesday morning the NCAA announced some shocking news , Penn State's scholarship reductions were going to be gradually lifted...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 7,510 reads 19 comments

  18. Wisconsin vs. Ohio State: Badgers Fate Rests in Hands of Secondary

    No defense held Braxton Miller in check like the Wisconsin defense did last season and a lot of the credit went to a secondary full of veterans...

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  19. Quietly, Iowa QB Jake Rudock Is Making a Name for Himself in the Big Ten

    The long Iowa nightmare that was James Vandenberg now seems like a distant memory around Kinnick Stadium—and there's one person to thank for that: Jake Rudock ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 6,011 reads 8 comments

  20. Not so Fast Everybody, Kenny Guiton Hasn't Played a Real Defense Yet

    Is there a hotter backup quarterback in all of college football than Ohio State's Kenny Guiton ? He has lit the college football world on fire over the past three games, even ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,469 reads 67 comments

  21. What We Learned About the Big Ten in Week 4

    Week 4 of the season for the Big Ten got better as the day went on, and as fans that's all you could hope for—given the schedule that was presented on Saturday...

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  22. Despite Preseason Hype for Devin Gardner, Michigan Has a Quarterback Problem

    As the old saying goes—Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Most Michigan fans have to be feeling that way to one degree or another about not only their ...

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  23. Wisconsin vs. Purdue: Melvin Gordon Furthers Case to Be Badgers Featured Back

    James White came into 2013 having never started a game in his collegiate career yet was the second-leading returning running back nationally . That's how deep the Wisconsin backfield has been in the past...

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  24. Michigan State vs. Notre Dame: Penalties and Questionable Calls Doom Spartans

    Michigan State had a lot of problems offensively against Notre Dame on Saturday, but that wasn't what cost it the Megaphone matchup...

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  25. Kenny Guiton Is Good, but a Healthy Braxton Miller Is Ohio State's Best Option

    Kenny Guiton set a school record with six touchdowns in one half of football on Saturday afternoon as Ohio State destroyed Florida A&M 76-0 in Columbus...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 11,141 reads 84 comments