1. Carrying On About Big Ten Football: Sept. 12

    What an eventful day in Big Ten football. It began with a half dozen games kicking off at noon and it ended (for me) a little after 1:30 am ET Sunday morning when Purdue's last-ditch onside kick attempt was unsuccessful...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 371 reads 9 comments

  2. Memo To Michigan State: Watch Out For Dan LeFevour

    If Michigan State were playing Tim Tebow on Saturday afternoon, it would be a big deal. Okay, maybe not quite OSU-USC big—face it, some presidential elections have had less hype than the Buckeyes-Trojans showdown—but still a big deal...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 393 reads 10 comments

  3. Werner, Williams Finally Healthy To Lead Experienced Purdue Defense

    WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA—Jason Werner had lost count of exactly how long ago his last football game was. "It's been awhile, right? Over 500 days since I last played," the Purdue linebacker ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  4. Purdue Runs To Season-Opening Win Over Toledo

    Purdue sophomore Ralph Bolden claimed to be nervous before his first career start at running back. “My heart was jumping through my chest,” Bolden said after the game...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 205 reads 1 comments

  5. Carrying On About Big Ten Football: Sept. 5

    If you're like me, you're probably suffering through football overload. After not getting to watch a single live college football game for the last eight months straight, you've seen (insert double-digit number here) in the last three days...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 383 reads 11 comments

  6. Carson Wiggs' Big Leg Keeps Smashing Records At Purdue

    WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA-- With time left for only one final play before halftime in Saturday's game against Toledo, Purdue head coach Danny Hope didn't hesitate...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 521 reads 2 comments

  7. B/R Interview: Talking Big Ten Football With Curtis Painter

    While Curtis Painter waited anxiously today to find out if he had made the 2009 Indianapolis Colts roster, he took a few minutes to talk football with FirstandBigTen.com...

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  8. Carrying On About Big Ten Football: Indiana 19, Eastern Kentucky 13

    The stage was set.A Thursday night showcase.Memorial Stadium had its face lift.Indiana had the school's biggest home opener crowd in a dozen years.The world was watching on the Big Ten Network...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  9. Breaking News: Iowa Running Back Jewel Hampton Will Miss the 2009 Season

    As Bleacher Report's First and Big Ten.com predicted almost a week ago, Iowa running back Jewel Hampton will miss the entire 2009 season with a knee injury...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 559 reads 12 comments

  10. Purdue Football Preview: Can Danny Hope Lead The Boilermakers To a Bowl?

    With the season opener against the Toledo Rockets only a few days away, Purdue's football program is finally ready to kick off the Danny Hope era...

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  11. Report: Wolverines Players Blow Whistle on Michigan's Rule Violations

    In a story that could have major ramifications throughout Ann Arbor, the Big Ten, and the country, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Michigan football program has ignored and/or broken ...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 819 reads 75 comments

  12. Is Jewel Hampton Ready To Redshirt?

    According to rumors out of Iowa City, sophomore Hawkeye running back Jewel Hampton may be contemplating knee surgery that would cause him to redshirt for the 2009 season...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 731 reads 6 comments

  13. Indiana Hoosiers "Sell Out," Trade Home Conference Game for Cash

    According to a release from the Indiana University athletic department, Indiana has agreed to play its 2010 home game against Penn State at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.In exchange for moving the game from Bloomington to the suburbs of Washington, D.

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 324 reads 7 comments

  14. Michigan Wolverines: Three Quarterbacks? You Must Be Crazy

    Excuse me, Rich Rodriguez—what did you just say?I'm sorry, really I am...but I must not have heard you right.It sounded like you just said your football team would play three quarterbacks next weekend against Western Michigan...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 755 reads 17 comments

  15. Why the Big Ten Race Depends on Rebuilt Knees

    Each of us has at least one three-letter acronym we never want to hear. Something that immediately brings to mind a terrible fear, past horror, irreversible mistake, or worst nightmare...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 341 reads 11 comments

  16. Breaking News: Michigan State To Visit Three MAC Schools

    Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis announced a "Celebrate the State" tour for his school's football program today...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 287 reads 11 comments

  17. Predicting the Big Ten Season Game by Game: Weeks 3, 4, and 5

    Wondering how your favorite team will fare in 2009? Trying to figure out which bowl game to buy tickets for? Curious if your school will be an upset victim? Wonder no longer. FirstandBigTen...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 135 reads 15 comments

  18. Predicting the Big Ten Season Game-By-Game: Weeks One and Two

    Wondering how your favorite team will fare in 2009? Trying to figure out which bowl game to buy tickets for? Curious if your school will be an upset victim? Wonder no longer. FirstandBigTen...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 665 reads 22 comments

  19. B/R Interview: A USA Soccer Supporter's Experience in Mexico City

    While millions watched worldwide as Mexico edged the U.S. by a 2-1 score in yesterday's World Cup soccer qualifier, over 100,000 fans were lucky enough to actually be in Estadio Azteca for one of the biggest games in CONCACAF history...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 864 reads 3 comments

  20. SEC Creates Shortsighted New Policy, Uninvents Al Gore's Internet

    According to the Tuscaloosa News, the SEC has developed and distributed to all member schools a new media policy for sporting events "sponsored or hosted by the Southeastern Conference or by any one or more of its member institutions...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 384 reads 22 comments

  21. Greg Paulus: Will the Big Ten's Nemesis Strike Again?

    Without question, the most famous member of Syracuse University's 2009 football team is the third-string quarterback. Of course, this isn't just any ordinary third-string quarterback we're talking about...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 315 reads 3 comments

  22. Uh-Oh in Ann Arbor? Michigan Wolverines Await News on Incoming Freshmen

    Only a week ago, everything seemed to be going swimmingly in Ann Arbor for second-year coach Rich Rodriguez.At least, as well as it can go for a coach who went 3-9 last season at one of the greatest football programs in college football history...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 617 reads 4 comments

  23. Can You Even Name The Mascot? Five Worst Big Ten Non-Conference Games

    I understand that not every non-conference game can be quite as riveting as the looming September showdown between Ohio State and USC at the Horseshoe. Really, I get it...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 847 reads 23 comments

  24. Great Freshman Performances in College Football History: Maurice Clarett

    Forgive Ohio State fans for living in the past. With OSU's recent well-publicized BCS failures still stinging, many of my neighbors in the Buckeye State cling desperately to memories from a few years further back...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 853 reads 1 comments

  25. Birthdays Through the Years: Growing Older One Sports Memory at a Time

    I was born on July 14, 1983, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the oldest child of a college marching band jock (Dad) and a college basketball player (Mom). Talk about being destined for sports fandom...

    Tim Cary Written by Tim Cary about 5 years ago 158 reads 5 comments