1. Big 10 Power Rankings: What We Learned in Week 12

    Week 12 has come and gone, and now we are starting to get clear answers to the questions posed through the season...

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  2. Big Ten Football Basement Dwellers: Is Minnesota or Indiana the Worst?

    One aspect of conference expansion that has been widely criticized is the fact that adding teams and splitting conferences into divisions waters down schedules...

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  3. Jerry Sandusky Interview: Did Disgraced Coach Just Help or Hurt His Case?

    They say "any press is good press." They couldn't be more wrong. Tonight, Jerry Sandusky went on the new prime-time news magazine Rock Center with Brian Williams to give some insight into his side of the Penn State sexual abuse scandal...

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  4. Road to Indianapolis: Sorting Through the Big Ten Title Race

    Another week gone, and another seismic shift in the race for the Big Ten title game. A decisive win by Michigan State and an upset loss by Ohio State have shifted the balance of power in the Big Ten and made it a four-horse race...

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  5. Big Ten Power Rankings: What We Learned in Week 11

    Do you know how I know the Big Ten sucks this year? The conference is poised to get ten teams eligible for bowl games. You might not agree. "Ten bowl eligible teams is a sign of strength and depth," you might counter...

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  6. Big Ten Bowl Predictions

    'Tis the season. The season to speculate about who is going where this holiday season. No matter you think of the college football bowl system, this is the postseason we are stuck with for the time being...

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  7. Joe Paterno, Dismissals and Life Not Working out the Way We Expect It

    I can't say I was surprised when, in the final hour working a late shift, I looked at the TV to see the Miami (OH) vs...

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  8. Big Ten Title Watch: Mapping the Road to Indianapolis for Each Contender

    The Big Ten title race took another strange turn this week as two Legends division teams suffered serious setbacks and Iowa jumped back into the driver's seat after an inexplicable loss to Minnesota the previous week...

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  9. Big Ten Football: Power Rankings Week 10

    What a wild, strange and unpredictable season so far. On a day that would end with far and away the best two teams in the country playing a game in which the deciding factors were ...

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  10. The Jerry Sandusky Scandal: Joe Paterno's Actions Were Not Enough

    It is easy to lose our sense of perspective when it comes to scandals in college football. Think of all the things you have spent the last year of your college football-loving life shaking your head in disgust at...

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  11. 3 Keys to Penn State Nittany Lions Going Undefeated in the Big Ten

    If you asked ten Big Ten fans at the beginning of the year to pick the one team that would be unbeaten in Big Ten play going into November, chances are not one of them would have picked the Nittany Lions...

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  12. Big Ten Football: The 25 Best Offensive Players

    The "conference up north" hasn't exactly been known in the past for high-flying, scoreboard-lighting, offensive juggernauts, and to an extent that remains true this year...

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  13. Big Ten Football: Making Sense of the Big Ten Championship Race

    There is only one thing we know about the Big Ten for sure this year. The conference is a mess. There are realistically seven teams fighting for two spots in the first ever Big Ten championship game...

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  14. Big Ten Power Rankings: What We Learned in Week 9

    The Big Ten conference schedule is beginning to look like a cage fight between a bunch of heavy hitters with glass jaws. Every team in the conference except Indiana has had at least one great day and one terrible day...

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  15. The 21 Best Defensive Players in the Big Ten (Plus the Single Best Player)

    The Big Ten has made its name on defense. Think of all the great Big Ten teams and you invariably think of strong defensive teams...

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  16. Wisconsin vs Michigan State: Why This Will Be the First B1G Championship Matchup

    Saturday's game between Michigan State and Wisconsin was hands down the best Big Ten football game of the year. It delivered in every way. High-powered offense led by Heisman candidate? Check...

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  17. Upset Watch: 3 Keys for Purdue to Upset Michigan Saturday

    Quickly looking over this weekend's games, there doesn't seem to be any trendy upset picks. Odds are Ohio State doesn't have the offense to hang with Wisconsin, Illinois has too much ...

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  18. Big Ten in the Polls: Shakeups, Dropouts and BCS Hopes Dashed

    This week the Big Ten sees the most significant movement in the polls since Nebraska was beaten by Wisconsin in the first week of conference play...

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  19. Big Ten Power Rankings: What We Learned In Week 8

    The Game of the Century of the Week* came and went, and we now have definitely answered the question, "What was the best Big Ten game of 2011". Wisconsin vs. Michigan State. Period...

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  20. Big Ten Stats Exam: Winners, Losers and Statistical Oddities

    As sports fans, statistics inform us in our quest to better understand our teams and the games we watch. Stats are how we argue yearly awards and judge careers...

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  21. How Many More Games Can Ohio State Win Without Throwing a Pass?

    After the first few games of the season the common joke was, "Ohio State can't pass." Last week against Illinois, Ohio State embraced that. Now the joke is on Ron Zook...

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  22. Michigan State Football: Is This Defense the Best in the Big Ten?

    The common refrain through the first half of the season when it came to the Michigan State Spartans sitting near or at the top of all four major defensive categories in the NCAA rankings was "Yeah, but they haven't played anyone yet...

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  23. Big Ten Football: This Week in the National Polls and Week One of BCS Rankings

    The Big Ten saw a few shakeups in the Polls this week after an exciting weekend of games. No. 15/13 (AP/Coaches) Michigan State was up from last week's rank of 23/19 as the Spartans beat Michigan in a decisive win at home...

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  24. Big Ten Power Rankings: What We Learned in Week 7

    This week in the Big Ten was an eventful one. Michigan State claimed a decisive win in the battle of Michigan and made its case for being the best defense in the conference...

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  25. Big Ten Football: Help Us Wisconsin, You're Our Only BCS Hope

    It isn't much of a secret that this is a down year in the Big Ten. Ohio State has no offense, Penn State has no quarterback, Michigan is still finding its way out of no-man's-land, and everybody else is either good but flawed, or just plain bad...

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