1. Big Ten Football: Will John L. Smith Follow in Saban's Footsteps to SEC Success?

    Michigan State fans had to roll their eyes a bit today as Arkansas announced the interim replacement for Bobby Petrino, who was fired last week as a result of a lying and cheating scandal...

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  2. Ohio State Football: Winning Fans Back the Right Way

    The week started in Columbus with an ominous tone, as Matt Hayes of The Sporting News took his well-known axe to grind and honed it on Urban Meyer and his tenure at Florida ...

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  3. Big Ten Football: Which Team Has Easiest Path to Indianapolis in December?

    Every Big Ten team has now started spring practices, and spring games and scrimmages will be happening throughout the month of April...

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  4. Big Ten Football: Why Danny O'Brien Will Decide Big Ten Championship in 2012

    Danny O'Brien is on a whirlwind spring break tour of college campuses and football camps all over the eastern half of the country...

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  5. March Madness 2012: How Would This Bracket Play out in College Football?

    Although spring football has finally arrived to provide more news and a good look forward to the 2012 college football season, today is a college sports holiday that has nothing to do with football: Selection Sunday...

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  6. Big Ten Spring Football: Which Early Enrollees Will Make an Impact in 2012?

    Every season, multiple incoming freshmen to Big Ten football programs forgo their last winter semester of high school and graduate early to join their college teams for spring practices...

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  7. Big Ten Football: Building the Perfect Spring Football Road Trip

    The wait is over for Big Ten football players waiting for winter conditioning to end and spring football to begin, as Northwestern and Indiana start practices this weekend...

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  8. Big Ten Leaders Division: Which Team Assembled the Best Coaching Staff for 2012?

    In only the second year of the new Leaders Division in the Big Ten Conference, half of the head coaches will be new in 2012...

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  9. 2012 College Football Rule Changes: How Do These Affect the Big Ten?

    Special teams plays will certainly look a lot different this autumn. Kickoffs are changing dramatically in the name of player safety. The College Football Rules Committee meets every year to propose rules changes in college football...

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  10. Big Ten Football: Which Coach Wins the Title for Most Hated?

    When the tweet went out from Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett that a post on their Big Ten blog would be for all the "haters", it had to be good news. Indeed it was, as they posted a poll on which Big Ten coach is currently the most hated...

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  11. Big Ten Pushing CFB Playoff: Why the B1G Will Change the Sport Forever

    During the first meeting of conference commissioners and BCS officials following the 2012 BCS Championship, over 50 ideas floated for how to change the system that determines the FBS college football champion...

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  12. Bret Bielema vs. Urban Meyer: Has the Wisconsin Coach Doomed Himself?

    This week brought National Signing Day in college football, and most of the Big Ten recruiting classes are finalized pending one or two more late additions...

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  13. Big Ten vs. Pac 12 Agreement: Will Requiring 7 Wins for a Bowl Kill This?

    The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences agreed a month ago to play each other more regularly in all sports, and most importantly, once per year for each team in football...

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  14. Joe Paterno Dies: How Will the Legend Stack Up Against Other Big Ten Greats?

    Although yesterday's reporting of Joe Paterno 's death was premature, this morning we have confirmation from the Paterno family that Joe Paterno has passed away from lung cancer...

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  15. Big Ten Football: Are Hoke and Meyer Returning Us to 'Big Two, Little Ten?'

    National Signing Day is only a week-and-a-half away, and most of the hay is in the barn across the Big Ten Conference. Unlike the speculation of the past 12 months, the class rankings for the 2012 recruiting class is coming into serious focus now...

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  16. Big Ten Football: What the Poor 10-Pack of Bowls Means for 2012

    Another year, another disappointing bowl season for Jim Delany. This completely imaginary story could describe how Delany spent his holiday to end the 2011 college football season: ...

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  17. 2012 BCS Championship: Why the Big Ten Should Cheer for Alabama

    Bowl season has been finished for nearly a week in Big Ten country, and the conference had a disappointing 4-6 finish in the record 10 games...

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  18. Rose Bowl 2012: Why the Wisconsin Badgers Will Give Oregon Yet Another BCS Loss

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza – Part 10 of 10 The Rose Bowl may not have two teams playing for a national championship, but both Oregon and Wisconsin are pleased to be here following seasons with two close losses apiece...

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  19. 2012 Capital One Bowl: Why Nebraska Will Not Finish a Big Ten Sweep over the SEC

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza: Part 9 of 10 When Nebraska was added to the Big Ten conference, the balance of power between the SEC and the Big Ten appeared to be shifting slightly northward...

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  20. 2012 Outback Bowl: Why Michigan State Will Beat the SEC This Time

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza—Part 8 of 10 Michigan State tied with Wisconsin and Ohio State for the 2010 Big Ten title, but then was left out of the BCS and got throttled by Alabama in the Capital One Bowl...

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  21. 2012 Gator Bowl: Why Ohio State Will Avoid First Losing Season in 23 Years

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza – Part 7 of 10 Although a pairing of 6-6 teams on the New Year's bowl slate usually would be cause for turning the channel, the " Urban ...

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  22. 2012 TicketCity Bowl: Why Penn State Will Stumble in Tom Bradley's Finale

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza—Part 6 of 10 Unlike most of the other bowl games involving Big Ten bowl teams, the TicketCity Bowl chose two teams that are likely not thrilled to be playing in this game...

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  23. 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illini Will Recover from 0-6 Finish with Bowl Win

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza—Part 5 of 10 Illinois earned the dubious honor of becoming the first team in college football history to make a bowl game despite suffering through a six game losing streak...

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  24. 2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl: Why the Bowl Drought Will Continue for Northwestern

    Big Ten Bowl Preview Extravaganza—Part 4 of 10 The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas features two teams headed in vastly differing directions...

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  25. Sugar Bowl 2012: Everything You Need to Know About Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

    Although Michigan and Virginia Tech were surprise selections for the 2012 Sugar Bowl , New Orleans still ended up with a sweet match up...

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