1. Big Ten Football: Will East Division Spending Spree Tilt Balance of Power?

    When not considering whether players can unionize or the ramifications of the Rutgers and Maryland athletic departments joining the Big Ten this summer, a big portion of offseason news has focused on new coaching salaries...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 4 months ago 5,141 reads 1 comments

  2. Big Ten Football Position Battles 2014: How Ohio State Replaces Ryan Shazier

    As spring practice reaches a midpoint and begins to wind down around Big Ten country, now is a perfect time to take a look at some of the position battles that will be critical to winning a Big Ten championship this autumn...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 4 months ago 4,021 reads 8 comments

  3. March Madness: Who Wins a Big Ten Football Conference Tournament?

    Spring football has started around Big Ten country, and the journey to a championship is just beginning for all conference teams...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 5 months ago 12,000 reads 44 comments

  4. Big Ten Football Needs November Night Game Spotlight

    Imagine a future where the Big Ten stretches across half the country, engaging the rich markets of the East Coast as well as the core Midwestern audience. Starting in 2014, we now have just that in this grand old football conference...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 5 months ago 3,281 reads 16 comments

  5. Northwestern Union Push Will Break Apart FBS Football as We Know It

    As recruiting season builds up to a fever pitch a week from National Signing Day, current and former Northwestern players dropped a headline-stealing bomb earlier this week...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 6 months ago 1,945 reads 6 comments

  6. Big Ten Football: Which Division Dominated Legends/Leaders Era?

    When the Big Ten football conference added Nebraska in 2011, competitive balance was the order of the day with the establishment of Leaders and Legends Divisions...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 7 months ago 3,013 reads 9 comments

  7. Capital One Bowl 2014: Live Game Grades, Analysis for Wisconsin Badgers

    Final Score: South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Wisconsin (9-4) lost a competitive Capital One Bowl 34-24 to South Carolina (11-2) on New Year's Day. For the full box score, check out NCAA...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 7 months ago 4,742 reads 19 comments

  8. Minnesota Football: Did Texas Bowl Loss Create QB Controversy for 2014?

    Minnesota kicked off Big Ten bowl season but came up just short for the second straight year in the Texas Bowl, losing 21-17 to Syracuse...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 7 months ago 2,430 reads 32 comments

  9. Big Ten Football: Which Bowl Matchups Are Most Winnable?

    The refrain is the same almost every single bowl season: the Big Ten plays a tough slate of games and comes up short, especially in the bigger bowls...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 3,914 reads 46 comments

  10. Buckeyes, Seminoles and SEC Creating Fitting End to BCS Era

    It is unclear how the history books will view the BCS era of college football, but the 2013 season is coming together almost like a Hollywood screenplay to tie up 16 years of storylines...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 2,969 reads 14 comments

  11. Big Ten Awards and BCS Championship Race Prove Ridiculous Preseason Bias Thrives

    While the country is now a few days into one of the most compelling debates in BCS Championship history (one-loss SEC team against a major conference team that has not lost in two seasons), the Big Ten is busy handing out postseason awards...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 2,141 reads 31 comments

  12. Why Ohio State vs. Michigan Is the Best Rivalry in College Football

    Rivalry—it incites the passions of fans and motivates legions of past and current players. It is the foundation upon which sports, and particularly college sports, is founded upon...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 14,214 reads 14 comments

  13. Ohio State vs. Michigan: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Buckeyes

    Final Score: Ohio State 42, Michigan 41 Ohio State (12-0, 8-0) won a classic rivalry game against Michigan (7-5, 3-5) 42-41 on Saturday afternoon...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 9,797 reads 50 comments

  14. Indiana vs. Ohio State: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Buckeyes

    Final Score: Ohio State 42, Indiana 14 Ohio State locked up the Leaders Division championship with a 42-14 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on senior day in Columbus. Check out how the Buckeyes graded out below in this victory...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 5,209 reads 25 comments

  15. Big Ten Football's Best-, Worst-Case Bowl Scenarios

    It's hard to believe that the final two weeks of regular season Big Ten football are upon us, but that is the reality...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 8 months ago 9,507 reads 14 comments

  16. Nebraska vs. Michigan: 10 Things We Learned in Cornhuskers' Win

    The Nebraska Cornhuskers survived another close showdown with Michigan on Saturday afternoon, coming from behind to win in Ann Arbor 17-13 ...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 11,179 reads 56 comments

  17. Nebraska vs. Michigan: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Cornhuskers

    Final Score: Nebraska 17, Michigan 13 Nebraska rallied for the second straight week to win 17-13 against Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 4,553 reads 20 comments

  18. Oregon vs. Stanford: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Ducks

    Final: Stanford 26, Oregon 20 Oregon saw its national championship hopes go up in smoke with another loss to Stanford, this one by a 26-20 margin. The Ducks fell in a hole that even they could not climb out of on The Farm...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 4,124 reads 111 comments

  19. Breaking Down the Inevitable Buckeyes vs. Spartans Big Ten Championship

    The best teams in the Big Ten standings sit at 5-0 as Michigan State and Ohio State have defeated all comers so far in 2013. However, both teams have a bye this week, putting the pursuit of a Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl (or better) on hold...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 18,559 reads 254 comments

  20. Big Ten Football: Conference Play Midterm Grades and Rose Bowl Chances

    All Big Ten teams have now played half of their conference games, with some teams already having played five B1G games...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 4,562 reads 13 comments

  21. Big Ten Football: Has Jim Delany Kept His Scheduling Promises for the Future?

    When the Big Ten decided in April to split into East and West divisions starting in the 2014 season, Jim Delany made some "campaign promises" in a follow-up interview with Adam Rittenberg...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 2,244 reads 11 comments

  22. Penn State vs. Ohio State: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Buckeyes

    Final: Ohio State 63, Penn State 14 Ohio State looked like a national title contender with a 63-14 beat down victory over Penn State on Saturday night. Let's take a look at the grades for this solid performance by the Buckeyes...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 9,974 reads 69 comments

  23. Big Ten Football: How the BCS Standings Affect B1G Title Contenders

    The initial BCS Standings have been released for the final time before college football moves to a playoff, and the table has officially been set for the back half of the 2013 season...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 9 months ago 5,178 reads 14 comments

  24. Midseason Grades for Every Big Ten Team

    Seven weeks down, seven to go in the regular season. Every Big Ten team except for Illinois has now played six games, making this a perfect opportunity to grade the first half of the season...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 10 months ago 7,365 reads 24 comments

  25. Alabama vs. Kentucky: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Crimson Tide

    Final Score: Alabama 48, Kentucky 7 Alabama dominated all phases of the game at Kentucky in a 48-7 win Saturday night. The Crimson Tide look like one of the best teams in the country, but this was not very good competition...

    David Fitzgerald II Written by David Fitzgerald II about 10 months ago 7,468 reads 17 comments