1. Wisconsin Football: Joel Stave Season-Ending Injury Puts Rose Bowl Bid in Peril

    Wisconsin may be a heavy favorite to go back to the Big Ten Championship Game, but the Badgers haven't had the greatest of seasons this year...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 6,414 reads 22 comments

  2. Big Ten Football: When It Comes to Freshman QB Talent, Michigan Is the Have-Not

    Of the six Big Ten football games last Saturday, half-featured freshman quarterbacks playing prominent roles as their team's primary signal-callers down the stretch—none of whom were expected to play serious minutes this year...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,304 reads 40 comments

  3. Big Ten Football: Week 10 Bowl Projections

    Week 9 is in the books, and we're rapidly approaching bowl season. That's when the Big Ten plies its wares against teams from other conferences, and...oh, stop crying. It won't be that bad...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,831 reads 26 comments

  4. Michigan vs. Nebraska: Wolverines Are Absolutely Lost Without Denard Robinson

    It's fair to say Denard Robinson has had an up-and-down career with the Michigan Wolverines. His highs have been very high, his lows have been very low and the in-between has been ...

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  5. Ohio State vs. Penn State: Unmatched Muscle Leaves Buckeyes as Big Ten's Best

    Ohio State at Penn State was supposed to be a clash of the titans, and for a half, it certainly looked every bit like exactly that. The game stood at 0-0 after one quarter and 7-7 at the half, and neither team could solve the other's defense...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 6,637 reads 24 comments

  6. Big Ten Football Q&A: Taylor Martinez, Ohio State-Penn State, Illinois 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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  7. Michigan vs. Nebraska: Breaking Down the Postseason Implications for Both Teams

    Ohio State-Penn State may be the meeting of the two titans of the Big Ten so far this year, but Michigan-Nebraska is by far the most consequential game of the week—especially for postseason implications...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,989 reads 21 comments

  8. Big Ten Kicks off Basketball, and Everybody Wants to Talk Football Woes

    The Big Ten is about to transition into its college basketball phase of the year, and more power to the B1G for that...

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  9. Michigan State Football: When Head Coaches Backing Coordinators Goes Bad

    So even with a 4-4 (1-3) record and a painfully anemic offense for the second straight season, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is sticking by embattled offensive coordinator Dan Roushar ...

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  10. Big Ten Football: Game by Game Predictions for Week 9

    We've got a hierarchy of sorts coming into Week 9 of Big Ten football, and for all we'll learn about all 12 teams this week, one thing that won't be happening is that hierarchy getting ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,393 reads 37 comments

  11. Wisconsin Football: Let's Not Forget About the Badgers and the Rose Bowl

    It hasn't been projected by any serious prognosticator since about Week 2 or so, but it just might be time to revisit an old notion: Wisconsin going to the Rose Bowl...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,517 reads 8 comments

  12. Ohio State Football: Braxton Miller's Questionable Status Is the Right Move

    Remember the shock and worry of seeing Braxton Miller down and motionless on the Ohio Stadium turf on Saturday after being slammed into the ground ? Remember the continuing uneasiness ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,232 reads 2 comments

  13. Ohio State vs. Penn State: Why the Lions Might Be Big Ten's Best Team Right Now

    In yesterday's Big Ten power rankings, we left undefeated Ohio State atop the list with Penn State clocking in at No. 2...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,695 reads 75 comments

  14. Can a Mediocre Big Ten Even Fill Its Bowl Lineup This Year?

    We're heading into the stretch run of the season now, and for plenty of Big Ten teams the goals have shifted from "win the conference" to something still feasible—namely, "get to a bowl game...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,932 reads 11 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: Why Kenny Guiton Almost Wasn't a Hero

    When Braxton Miller didn't get up from a violent collision with the turf late in the third quarter against Purdue on Saturday, Ohio State fans had every reason to be worried...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,529 reads 7 comments

  16. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Big Ten Teams in Week 9

    We're four weeks into the Big Ten slate already (even though only four teams have actually played four Big Ten games—the rest have taken byes), and we're starting to get a clearer picture of the pecking order in the conference...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,674 reads 9 comments

  17. Braxton Miller Injury: How Much Running Is Too Much for a Quarterback?

    Braxton Miller is a tough son of a gun. He's not expected to miss a start after a frightening collision with the turf left him visibly woozy and sent him to the hospital near the end of the third quarter in Saturday's 29-22 win over Purdue...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,066 reads 21 comments

  18. Ohio State vs. Penn State: Call It the 'Big Ten Bowl' for Both Teams

    This one's for all the marbles, folks. One 60-minute struggle to determine Big Ten supremacy for the entire season, with the two best teams locking horns, the way it was meant to be...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,056 reads 55 comments

  19. Michigan State vs. Michigan: Denard's Revenge Keeps UM's Rose Bowl Dream Alive

    It looked like all hope was lost. On 3rd-and-22, backed up out of field goal range, Denard Robinson fired a deep ball into the end zone, where it bounced ineffectually away...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,449 reads 34 comments

  20. Purdue vs. Ohio State: Are the Buckeyes the Worst of the Unbeaten Teams?

    Ohio State is still undefeated after beating Purdue, 29-22. That's a very good thing. And that's about the only good thing we can say about Ohio State on Saturday, considering how bad the Buckeyes looked in victory...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,993 reads 105 comments

  21. Northwestern Football: Pat Fitzgerald Demands That His Players Take a Cat Nap

    Pat Fitzgerald is wired differently than you or me. This much is obvious and has been obvious since he was the one strapping on pads in Evanston . His blood type is "I...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,601 reads 5 comments

  22. Penn State Football: How Bill O'Brien Is Selling the Nittany Lions to Recruits

    The prospect of recruiting for Penn State football over the next four years or so, seems, shall we say, daunting...

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  23. Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Picks for Week 8

    We've got a full slate of games this week in Week 8... sort of. We've got six games on tap, including a trio of very interesting late afternoon games, and let's be honest, football's just better when it starts at 3:30...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,513 reads 11 comments

  24. Nebraska Football: Wrigley Field Should Not Be a Viable Option for Big Ten Game

    Remember the great Wrigley Field debacle of 2010 when Northwestern and Illinois locked horns in the venerated old stadium? The game eventually went off without any major problems, ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,869 reads 8 comments

  25. Michigan vs. Michigan State: Loser Takes Home Title of Most Disappointing Team

    We've got quite the contest this week between 4-3 Michigan State and 4-2 Michigan, a rivalry that has been traditionally owned by Michigan, but as of late, has belonged to the Spartans, winners of four straight...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,947 reads 34 comments