1. Big Ten Forecast: Montee Ball Leads Elite Group of Top 10 Running Backs

    The top 10 rushers in 2011 are returning to play Big Ten football this season. That's right. They were all underclassmen last year and three of them were quarterbacks (Michigan's ...

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  2. Big Ten Conference Schedule Is Brutal from Beginning to End

    There is no such thing as easing into the Big Ten conference schedule this year. Four teams with hopes to contend for a division title face off in Week 1...

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  3. Alabama & Boise State Kick off a Demanding Big Ten Non-Conference Schedule

    A review of the Big 10 non-conference schedule shows that there are plenty of marque matchups in the first four weekends of the 2012 college football season...

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  4. Big Ten Football: Ranking the Top 5 Coaches in the Conference

    We are hours away from the start of the Memorial Day weekend, so it is the perfect time to circulate the second annual ranking of the top five Big Ten head coaches...

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  5. Fall Forecast (May Edition): It's Buckeyes' Year to Win Big Ten Leaders Title

    Urban Meyer and the 2012 edition of the Ohio State Buckeyes are primed to prove that a first-year Big Ten head football coach can win the Coach of the Year award two years in a row...

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  6. Fall Forecast (May Edition): Spartans Edge Past Wolverines in Legends Division

    The Big Ten experience of Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio (pictured) and the Spartans give them a slight edge over the Michigan Wolverines in the race for the Legends Division title in 2012...

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  7. NFL Draft: Reiff & Zeitler Go in First Round, While Big Ten Players Reload Lines

    Andrew Luck may not feel lucky, and RG3 may have to scramble more than anticipated, if their offensive lines don't protect them...

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  8. Ohio State & Michigan Early Favorites in 2012 Big Ten Race

    Urban Meyer , the new head coach at Ohio State, has stepped into a wonderful situation. Despite a disappointing 2011 season, the Buckeyes will have seven starters on offense and at least nine on defense returning next season...

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  9. Michigan State Will Beat Wisconsin by Three in the Big Ten Title Game Because...

    It is the first of its kind in the Big Ten. The very first title game will be played tomorrow night in Indianapolis and features the No. 11 Legends Division champion Michigan State Spartans (10-2) versus the No...

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  10. Wisconsin, Michigan and MSU: Why They Will Win Their Regular Season Finales

    I started the season predicting Big Ten games with Sparty's help, so why not call on him for the final weekend of conference play? The only problem is the Spartan "mascot" neglected to remind me that the Iowa-Nebraska game was today, not tomorrow...

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  11. Nebraska Outruns Michigan and Other Big Ten Week 12 Picks

    There are five Big Ten teams with identical 8-2 records among the top 25 teams in the BCS ratings as we begin Week 12 of the 2011 season. There are also 10 conference teams that are in the running for a postseason bowl invitation...

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  12. Penn State vs. Nebraska: Nebraska Will Come out on Top (Big Ten Week 11)

    I will let my journalistic peers concentrate on the scandal at Pennsylvania State University. This weekend I dedicate this article to the men and women who have served our nation in the past or present as members of the military...

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  13. Iowa Beats Michigan at Home and a Look at the Big Ten for Week 10

    Head coach Kirk Ferentz is the face of Iowa Hawkeye football. He is a successful Big Ten coach, who has frequently been on the shopping list when an NFL team owner goes looking for a new on-the-field leader...

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  14. Big Ten Predictions: Can Penn State Take the Leaders Division?

    Joe Paterno (AKA "JoePa") proves you are never too old to coach a college football team. Last year his Penn State team finished 7-6 (4-4 in the Big Ten), and there were detractors ...

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  15. Big Ten Legends Division Forecast: Nebraska Is in the Driver's Seat

    Our opening picture shows one happy Cornhusker and he should be jubilant. Nebraska flattened Michigan State, 24-3, last Saturday and is in the "driver's seat" in the race for the Legends Division title in the Big Ten...

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  16. Week 9: Michigan State Beats Nebraska and 5 Other Big Ten Picks

    In East Lansing, it is simply "The Catch." Michigan State receiver Keith Nichol (pictured) went 59 minutes and 59 seconds without a reception against the Wisconsin Badgers...

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  17. 5 Reasons Wisconsin Will Beat Michigan State and Other Week 8 Big Ten Picks

    Quarterback Russell Wilson (pictured) is one reason that Wisconsin will beat Michigan State in Week 8 of Big Ten football, but I don't want to totally spoil the next slide. October is a rough month for legitimate contenders and wannabes...

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  18. Big Ten Week 7 Forecast: Michigan State Spartans Edge Michigan Wolverines

    As Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio leads his team onto the field at Spartan Stadium tomorrow, they may be stepping into a trap. But I don't think MSU will lose...

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  19. ALCS Game 2: Tiger Outfielder Delmon Young Is in

    The Detroit Free Press and ESPN.com confirmed earlier today that Delmon Young, Detroit's left fielder, will start and play against the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) this afternoon...

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  20. Northwestern Will Beat Michigan and the Rest of the Big Ten Week 6 Picks

    As we enter the sixth week of the season and weekend No. 2 of Big Ten conference games, it's time for a bold upset prediction. The Northwestern Wildcats will beat the Michigan Wolverines this afternoon at Ryan Stadium in Evanston, Ill...

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  21. Big Ten Week 5 Recap: Wisconsin and Michigan Dominate in Conference Openers

    Wisconsin and Michigan combined to outscore their opponents, 106 to 17, in their conference openers and they played teams at the opposite ends of the spectrum...

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  22. ALDS: Could Detroit's Verlander Pull a Hershiser in Game 5?

    Could Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers' most valuable pitcher, pull an Orel Hershiser in Game 5 tonight? Knowledgeable baseball fans remember when the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace ...

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  23. Big Ten Week 5 Picks: On Wisconsin, Two States, U-M and Illini to Victory

    I wonder, does the Wisconsin Badger ever smile? He (or she) will this weekend in the big showdown game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Camp Randall...

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  24. Week 4 Recap: is the Big Ten Weaker than Usual?

    The question in this article's headline has to be asked as the Big Ten starts its conference schedule. The numbers may not look bad, since Big Ten teams are 34-12 after four weeks of non-conference games...

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  25. Big Ten Football Picks: Forecast Calls for Wins with Michigan Leading the Way

    This week's focus is on a coach instead of a player, specifically Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. Hoke took the Michigan job after leading San Diego State to a 9-4 record in 2010...

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