1. No Title Sponsor for College Football Playoffs a Step in the Right Direction

    A couple of months ago, according to Adweek , the common thought was that the BCS National Championship game by itself could fetch $35 million from a main sponsor...

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  2. Big Ten Football Q&A: The Toughest Spring Battle, B1G vs. SEC and the Basement

    Every week (or so) on The Big Ten Blog, we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email...

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  3. Nebraska's Imani Cross Fell into the Top RB Role, and He Might Not Give It Up

    Nebraska's backfield doesn't look nearly as crowded this spring as it did just a few weeks ago. Rex Burkhead is gone, and we obviously knew that was coming...

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  4. 4-Star's Comments That Michigan State Can't Win Championships Damning to Program

    You might not want to say the name "Drake Harris" around any Spartan fans for a while. Not unless you hate them, anyway (and let's be honest, life is too short for hate)...

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  5. Why Braxton Miller Could Be the Best Dual-Threat Quarterback Ever

    Braxton Miller is not the best dual-threat quarterback in college football history. Not yet, anyway. The rising junior signal-caller of Ohio State put together a monster season ...

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  6. Denard Robinson Should Rethink His Pro Day Priorities

    Michigan's annual pro day is coming up on March 16, and it'll be the last great opportunity for Denard Robinson and his fellow seniors to impress pro scouts and try to boost their draft stock...

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  7. Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz Needs to Stop Hiring Family

    It seems pretty cut-and-dried that in a highly competitive field like college football, the one overriding impetus for all coaches is to win by any means necessary...

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  8. Big Ten Football Q&A: Goodbye to Denard, Hanging on to Kevin Wilson and More

    Every week (or so) on The Big Ten Blog, we will feature questions from the B/R inbox, Twitter and email...

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  9. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Is Really Second to None as a College Force

    Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated recently updated his list of the 10 most influential people in college sports . NCAA president Mark Emmert is, of course, not No. 1. It's the NCAA we're talking about here, after all...

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  10. Montee Ball's Pro Day at Wisconsin Probably Saved His 2nd-Day Draft Status

    One of the Big Ten's most disappointing NFL combine performances of the year was probably that of Wisconsin RB Montee Ball , who ran a 4.66 40-yard dash and failed to rate very highly in basically every drill he participated in...

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  11. Why Does the College Football Hall of Fame Continually Snub Tommie Frazier?

    The College Football Hall of Fame has its ballot for the 2013 class of inductees, and of the 82 nominees, 20 of them are from Big Ten schools (as long as we're including Penn State and Nebraska, anyway)...

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  12. What 1 More Year of Eligibility Really Means for Michigan and Devin Gardner

    Michigan had a nice day on Tuesday, announcing that Devin Gardner had officially been granted a fifth year of eligibility after a back injury sidelined him for most of the 2010 season, his true freshman season (via MGoBlue...

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  13. Just Wondering, Does B1G Basketball Success Put Pressure on B1G Football?

    On Sunday, college basketball fans were treated to a thrilling matchup between Michigan and Michigan State, two Top-10 squads that aren't even the best team in the Big Ten. That'd be Indiana, who has been at or near No...

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  14. Don't Look Now, but Michigan's Making a Move for 5-Star DL Da'Shawn Hand

    Ask any recruiter what his first goal is for recruiting a top-notch prospect, and the answer's always the same: "Just get him on campus...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 7,669 reads 35 comments

  15. We Must Do Better Than Asking Guys Like Denard Robinson Have 'Real Girlfriends'

    Unless you've been living under some rock, you are exquisitely well-versed in the whole Manti Te'o "catfishing" saga. Also, please take us to your rock, because it sounds like a wonderful place...

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  16. Big Ten Football: Coaching Suddenly Unstable Once Again

    If you were a Big Ten coach in 2012, raise your hand. There should be 120 of you with your hands raised (yes, each and every one of them is reading this, and at the exact same time...

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  17. Can Illinois Rebuild and Win with JUCO Transfers? Go Ask Kansas State

    One quick perusal of Illinois' 2013 recruiting class shows five JUCO signees , which doesn't sound like a ton until you realize nobody else in the Big Ten signed more than three JUCOs ( we checked) ...

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  18. Michigan Football: Wolverines Hoping Another Early Commit Turns Recruiter

    First, good news for Michigan: Four-star 2014 prospect Mason Cole, perhaps Michigan's top target on the offensive line, verbally committed to the Wolverines earlier this week...

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  19. Big Ten Football Q&A: Danny Hope Drama, Breakout B1G QBs and Gophers Gophin'!

    Every week (or so) on The Big Ten Blog , we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email...

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  20. Big Ten Football Winners and Losers for the Month of February

    So, the month of February is just about in the books (what books?), and even though the football season officially ended about eight weeks ago, it was still a mighty eventful month for the Big Ten and its football programs...

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  21. Hard to Believe, but Jim Bollman Got Another Job as a College Football OC

    Imagine, if you will, this scenario: An offensive coordinator at a college football powerhouse puts together a stunningly inept season of offense, takes a year off from taking plays, ...

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  22. Some Big Ten Players, Like Montee Ball, Needed Stronger Combine Performance

    NFL scouting is, for all the data that goes into it, a very inexact science. If it weren't, there'd be no such thing as a draft-day steal and Tom Brady wouldn't have lasted until the sixth pick, much less the sixth round...

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  23. The Big Ten's 2014 Rose Bowl Sleeper? Try Northwestern

    When Northwestern takes the field for spring practice (and ultimately its spring game) in 2013, the team on that field will not be a Rose Bowl-caliber squad. It's going to struggle to do some things that other teams can do well, particularly on defense...

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  24. Braxton Miller's QB Coach Says He Has 'Rare Arm Talent,' and He's Right

    Here's a scary thought: Braxton Miller has a lot of improvement to make as a quarterback. Mind you, this is the same Braxton Miller who came in fifth in 2012 Heisman voting ...

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  25. Breaking Down the Big Ten's Top Spring Wide Receiver Battles

    There weren't many conferences that cared less about the pass in 2012 than the Big Ten, and for good reason. The talent level was light at both quarterback (at least when it came to throwing the football) and at wide receiver...

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