1. Heisman Stock Watch: Big Ten Quarterbacks

    The Heisman trophy hasn't made an appearance north of the Mason-Dixon line in quite a few years. The onset of SEC dominance and the prevalence of the powerful spread passing offenses ...

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  2. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 4

    The third week of games in the Big Ten offered a lot of disappointment at the top and a lot of horrible cupcake beatings everywhere else...

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  3. Movin' and Shakin': The Big Ten in the National Polls

    Now that Week 3 is in the books, we can move on from the ever so popular early season strategy of: "Step one, count returning starters, step two, ?, step three, profit," to the slightly ...

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  4. Notre Dame To....ACC? Why the Irish Might Break Big Ten Hearts

    Every conference realignment discussion has included a doomsday scenario—a set of circumstances so rapidly evolving, widely affecting, and utterly surprising that the entire college football world is shaken to its core...

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  5. 3 Things to Know About Ohio State vs. Miami on Saturday

    Ohio State University Buckeyes (2-0) at University of Miami Hurricanes (0-1) Saturday, 7:30pm: ESPN 1...

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  6. Little Giants, the Sequel: Previewing Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

    Michigan State at Notre Dame South Bend, IN; 3:30pm NBC These teams certainly won't need any introduction this Saturday when they take the field under the watchful eye of Touchdown Jesus...

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  7. Previewing Big Ten Battles for Week 3

    Just two more weekends of non-conference football before we get to the real games, and like last weekend there are just enough intriguing matchups to distract from the handful of FCS and MAC teams on the schedule...

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  8. What We Learned About the Big Ten in Week 2, and Power Rankings

    From the first afternoon snap to the last touchdown Denard Robinson threw Saturday night, there was plenty of action in Big Ten country. Five teams lost games, three got blowout victories over hapless opponents and three games went down to the wire...

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  9. Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31: The Lights of the Big House Are Harsh on UM's Flaws

    The first Saturday of the season the weather deprived Wolverine fans of a fourth quarter. The team more than made up for the lost quarter a week later under the night lights of Michigan Stadium...

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  10. Alabama vs. Penn State: 3 Things Nittany Lions Must Do To Beat Alabama

    Alabama is unquestionably one of the best teams in the country this year, sitting at third in the AP Poll and second in the USA Today Coaches Poll...

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  11. Lights, Camera, Action: Michigan & Notre Dame Square Off in Prime Time Saturday

    All the way back in 1887, the Michigan Wolverines gave Notre Dame an important gift: the gift of football...

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  12. Big Ten Football: What We Learned About the Conference in Week 1

    We got our first taste of college football in almost nine months this past weekend, and while a slate of FCS creampuffs, MAC-ky cakes and two BCS conference teams isn't the most ...

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  13. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 2

    It was a crazy opening week for the Big Ten. Two weeknight games, two weather delays, one all out cancellation in the third quarter. We also learned a few things about Big Ten teams...

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  14. College Football Week One: Big Ten Preview

    Week 1 is finally here. With the first of twelve (12!) non-conference Big Ten games in the books—courtesy of Wisconsin's new scorched earth offense and UNLV's "We're UNLV" defense—the ...

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  15. Big Ten Football: Preseason Power Rankings

    If you happen to see me in the next couple days, I will most likely be whistling a song that seems wildly inappropriate given the fact that it isn't December —or, the way things seem to be going in our consumer culture, the day after Halloween...

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  16. The 2011 All-Backbone Team: 12 Big Ten Football Players Who Must Step Up

    Every team has its team captains, its all-conference performers, and its rockstars. The guys that the press love to interview, talking heads like to shower with praise, and girls on campus dream about...

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  17. What Does Texas A&M's Decision To Leave the Big 12 Mean for the Big Ten?

    Texas A&M is expected to announce this week that it is leaving the Big 12, presumably to open the door to an invite from the SEC . What does this mean for the rest of college football—specifically the Big Ten? The short answer? Nothing...

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  18. Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust: Rating the Big Ten Rushing Offenses

    If there is one thing that Midwestern folks like to see from their football teams in the fall, it is a punishing ground game. The Big Ten is a league built on the legends of dynamic running backs and the coaches who loved them...

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  19. Eight Days and Counting: Notes and Rumors from Big Ten Fall Camps

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a QB controversy It seems the Dan Persa Heisman train might be stuck in the station. Dan Persa, who is still recovering from an Achilles heel injury from late last season, is still struggling to regain his 2010 form...

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  20. Exam Time: 2 Questions Each Big Ten Leaders Contender Needs to Answer in 2011

    Monday, we took a walk through the Big Ten Legends division to try to sort out a division race that goes five teams deep...

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  21. This Week in QB Controversies: Penn State and Ohio State Look for "The Guy"

    It is the QB battle that won't die: Matt McGloin vs. Rob Bolden. August 2010 was an up and down month in Happy Valley...

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  22. Exam Time: 2 Questions Each Big Ten Legends Contender Needs to Answer in 2011

    Perhaps no conference title race in the country is as wide open as the Big Ten, which will have all its teams gunning for the 2011 title. All the other major conference races seem to go just two or three deep...

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  23. Inexperience on Michigan State's Offensive Line Could Mean Bad News for 2011

    MSU put together a dream season in 2010 (with the exception of a couple brief nightmares ). However, if the Spartans want to reach the same lofty heights in 2011 there are some questions to answer on the offensive line...

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  24. How Russell Wilson and Bubba Starling Will Shape the Big Ten Title Race

    The debate over the Big Ten front runner going into the 2011 season can be summed up mostly by the quarterback situation each team faces...

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