1. The Worst Is Yet to Come for Brady Hoke and Michigan; Big Game Will Be Ugly

    Back-to-back losses, no Top 25 ranking, a losing conference record and a two-game streak of negative yards rushing—it's safe to say these are the times that try Michigan men's souls...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 9,636 reads 74 comments

  2. Michigan State Football: Do We Really Know How Good the Spartans Are?

    When the preseason rankings came out, Michigan State was a distant third in the Legends Division race, finishing behind favorites Michigan and Nebraska ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 6,527 reads 67 comments

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

    At the beginning of the season we highlighted a group of freshmen we thought would make an impact across the Big Ten. This update is a look at how those freshmen are performing and not a collection of all freshmen playing in the Big Ten...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 1,701 reads 4 comments

  4. Ohio State Better Not Forget About Baylor in Its Rear-View Mirror

    The fourth installment of the 2013 BCS rankings are out, and after Oregon fell to Stanford on Thursday night, Ohio State took over the No. 3 position in the standings, just like the BCS Guru projections from last week said it would...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 4,966 reads 31 comments

  5. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 11

    After 11 weeks of play, it has become abundantly clear that this isn't your daddy's Big Ten anymore. Penn State, Michigan and Illinois not being good? When was the last time you ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 5,403 reads 18 comments

  6. Michigan Football: What in the World Is Wrong with Wolverines' Run Game?

    Rushing for negative yards in one game? OK, chalk it up to a bad day and move on. Doing it in back-to-back games? That's pause for some serious concern; and that's exactly what should be going on in Ann Arbor these days...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 10,837 reads 146 comments

  7. BYU vs. Wisconsin: Badgers Defense Proves It's BCS Worthy

    Wisconsin came into Saturday's game with BYU ranked No. 24 in the BCS standings, a not-so lofty position for the team some have pegged as the second-best team in the Big Ten ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 4,170 reads 16 comments

  8. Where Would Braxton Miller Fit into Heisman Race Had He Remained Healthy?

    The Big Ten hasn't had a Heisman Trophy Winner since Ohio State's Troy Smith in 2006. Many thought another Buckeyes quarterback, Braxton Miller , had a good chance of ending that streak this season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 12,244 reads 58 comments

  9. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 11 Big Ten Football Game

    Lat week the Big Ten saw the return of the Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry and the Heartland Trophy game for the first time since the 2010 season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 8,167 reads 27 comments

  10. Big Ten Notebook: Dantonio Accepts Taylor Lewan's Apology, Takes Jab at Michigan

    To say Michigan and Michigan State currently aren't in love with each other would be an understatement, especially after the latest incident of severe facemasking...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 3,275 reads 6 comments

  11. Is Michigan's Taylor Lewan Seeing His Draft Stock Drop?

    Should he have stayed or should he have gone? It's been the eternal debate for high-value NFL Draft prospects for as long as players have been able to declare early...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 9,371 reads 83 comments

  12. How Would We View Wisconsin If Pac-12 Refs Hadn't Screwed Badgers at ASU?

    Another week, another big margin of victory for the Wisconsin Badgers as they beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 28-9 this past Saturday. Winning big is becoming routine at this point, with an average margin of victory at 32...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 5,883 reads 54 comments

  13. Michigan Wolverines Football Is Not 'Back' Under Brady Hoke

    After the disaster that was the Rich Rodriguez era in Ann Arbor, Brady Hoke 's first season was a welcome return to Michigan's rightful place amongst the elite of college football...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 13,220 reads 190 comments

  14. Big Ten Football Division Race Primer: How It All Breaks Down with 4 Weeks Left

    There are just four weeks left in the regular season, and as the calendar turned to November this past weekend, thoughts of division titles and a trip to Indianapolis became a reality for some and a fleeting hope for others...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,954 reads 16 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 10

    Were you not entertained? Seriously, if you didn't enjoy Week 10 in the Big Ten, then you have no pulse. From a crazy Hail Mary to another crazy overtime involving Penn State ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 6,232 reads 10 comments

  16. Wisconsin vs. Iowa: James White Breaks out of Melvin Gordon's Shadow

    James White has shared time in a backfield with some big names for the better part of a decade, so perhaps you shouldn't be surprised to hear that he is one quiet guy. When you've shared a backfield with the likes of Giovanni Bernard at St...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,728 reads 3 comments

  17. Ohio State vs. Purdue: Has Braxton Miller Played His Way Back into Heisman Race?

    When Braxton Miller went down with a sprained knee in the first quarter against San Diego State in Week 2, most assumed his Heisman Trophy hopes were done as well ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 11,826 reads 54 comments

  18. Wisconsin Badgers Coaches Deserve Credit for 2nd Half Performances

    When the Wisconsin Badgers are winning football games, they are winning them big, and a lot of the credit for that goes to how they come out of halftime...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 1,858 reads 5 comments

  19. Ohio State's Braxton Miller Has Gone from Athlete to Quarterback This Season

    When Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke of Braxton Miller before this season, the first thing that came to mind was one word—athlete...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 7,263 reads 22 comments

  20. Picks, Predictions and Prognosis for Every Week 10 Big Ten Football Game

    As the calendar turns to November, that means one thing in Big Ten country— rivalries . Things heat back up between old foes Iowa and Wisconsin for the first time since 2010, ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 7,225 reads 17 comments

  21. Penn State Makes Good on Payment to Sandusky Victims, but Money Isn't Everything

    On Monday, Penn State announced it will be paying 26 victims of former coach Jerry Sandusky a total of $59.7 million in individual settlement agreements . It marked an important public milestone on a long journey of healing...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,828 reads 11 comments

  22. Urban Meyer, Ohio State Paying the Price for Years of Big Ten Mediocrity

    In a world where perception matters most, Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes of 2013-14 appear to be paying the price for the Big Ten's mediocre past. Unfair or fair, it is reality—and it has been that way for a while now...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 9,404 reads 137 comments

  23. Big Ten Notebook: Is Jared Abbrederis the Best Player in the Big Ten?

    Coaches hate fanning the flames of rivalry games, and this week the Iowa-Wisconsin rivalry gets renewed after a few years off. So, naturally Kirk Ferentz and Gary Andersen were going to praise the opposition...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 1,250 reads 6 comments

  24. Florida State Lost Its No. 1 Vote; Did It Cost the Noles the No. 2 BCS Ranking?

    Coaches voting their own team in an advantageous spot, handing off their voting rights to sports information directors and generally not putting in the effort needed—we've all ...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 664 reads 33 comments

  25. BCS Standings 2013: No. 4 Ohio State Closes Gap, Shows Style Points Still Matter

    From the outside looking in, not much changed for Ohio State as the second BCS Standings were revealed on Sunday night—after all, the Buckeyes are No. 4, just like last week...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 5,282 reads 8 comments