1. Ohio State Football: Yeah, Urban Meyer Had Better Call a Defensive Meeting

    Four hundred yards. That's a nice, round number. For Ohio State, it's a nice, round, bad number, because it is precisely how many yards per game the defense gives up. Twenty-eight hundred yards...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 10,557 reads 20 comments

  2. Big Ten Football: 2012 Midseason Award Winners

    We are at the halfway point of the 2012 regular season (yes, already) (yes, that depresses us too) (yes, this is too many parenthetical asides at once), and even though the bulk of ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,089 reads 4 comments

  3. Big Ten Football: Breaking Down the 2012 Rushing Title Race

    There's not a lot of positive drama going on in the Big Ten these days, but there is one very interesting race shaping up in the conference: who's going to rush for the most yards in the Big Ten this season? It's a crowded field...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,269 reads 4 comments

  4. Indiana Football: Kevin Wilson Is the 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year Thus Far

    Urban Meyer is 58.3 percent of the way toward leading Ohio State to an undefeated season. Bill O'Brien is rushing headlong into the impossible task of keeping Penn State's head above water and doing it well...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,758 reads 8 comments

  5. Ohio State Could Have Won BCS Championship in 2012, but Administrators Blew It

    With Saturday's 52-49 win over Indiana, Ohio State is a cool 7-0 now, over halfway to an undefeated regular season and with very few serious hurdles left on the schedule...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 17,518 reads 43 comments

  6. Big Ten Football Gets Big Dis from First 2012 BCS Rankings

    So, the first BCS rankings are out. If you're looking for a Big Ten team, well, we have bad news: The Big Ten has been completely shut out of the BCS . The worst part is that it's not even a surprise...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,691 reads 35 comments

  7. Ohio State vs. Indiana: Buckeyes Are Playing with Fire with Porous Defense

    Where in the world do you start with that Ohio State-Indiana game? Do you start with the finish, with the Hoosiers missing an onside kick with a minute to play after a furious rally ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 4,326 reads 39 comments

  8. Illinois at Michigan: Wolverines Stake Claim as the 'Big Brother' with 45-0 Win

    Saturday was a tale of two teams in Michigan going in two very different directions on the season. In East Lansing, the Michigan State Spartans choked away a dominating defensive ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,438 reads 29 comments

  9. Wisconsin Football Video: Badgers' Starting QB Performs 'Drops of Jupiter'

    There's really nothing we can print here to adequately prepare you for this video, which dates back to April but has been flying under the radar since then with under 10,000 total views...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,143 reads 9 comments

  10. Wisconsin vs. Purdue: Deal with It, It's the Best the Leaders Division Can Do

    It's not often that the Big Ten's conference slate has all its interesting games at noon. But lo and behold, that's what we've got this week, with the Big Ten's only BCS hope Michigan ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 1,032 reads 6 comments

  11. Big Ten Football: What to Expect in the First BCS Rankings

    So, the first BCS rankings of the season come out on Sunday evening. What should you expect as a Big Ten fan? Pain. Jealousy. Anger. Sadness. Emptiness. Big Ten football. The BCS projection site BCSKnowHow ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,195 reads 3 comments

  12. Ohio State Football: Pizza Boy Was Right, Buckeyes Defense Needs Some Work

    So we probably have to talk about this pizza boy business, right? Kid finds out he's delivering a pizza to defensive coordinator Luke Fickell 's house, meets his wife Amy Fickell ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 5,028 reads 37 comments

  13. Ohio State Football: 2022-23 Texas Series Makes OSU Big Ten's Scheduling Leader

    On Wednesday afternoon, Ohio State announced that it was setting a two-game series with Texas for the 2022 and 2023 seasons...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,431 reads 22 comments

  14. Big Ten Football Q&A: On Urban Meyer, Recruiting Rankings and Tubas

    On Thursdays on The Big Ten Blog , we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email. Do you have questions for next week's Q&A? Send them to Big Ten lead ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,343 reads 1 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: Game by Game Picks for Week 7

    Week 6 was quite the slate of games, wasn't it? We started off with Indiana putting the Michigan State season on the brink of collapse before the Spartans stormed back for the win, ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,391 reads 3 comments

  16. Illinois Football: If Tim Beckman Wants to Chew Tobacco, Let the Man Chew

    The college football world was rocked—rocked, we say!—by Illinois coach Tim Beckman 's blatant violation of NCAA rules when he was caught on camera taking a dip of chewing tobacco during Saturday's game against Wisconsin...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 4,702 reads 14 comments

  17. 2012 College Football: Why We Need to Get Rid of Preseason Polls

    We hear it every year and it's as true now as it's been for years: the preseason poll must go. It's innocuous on its own, of course, and nobody wants to be the person that declares ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,607 reads 25 comments

  18. Ohio State Football: What Happens If Buckeyes Are Nation's Only Unbeaten Team?

    Over at the secret underground NCAA military compound in Indianapolis, a room of low-level employees sits in a basement facility, peering at radar screens, looking for unity, order and everything in its right place...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 14,862 reads 115 comments

  19. Jerry Sandusky Sentence: 30-60 Years Won't Satisfy All, but It's Still Death

    Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to die in prison. If nothing else, remember this: Sandusky has been sentenced to a state prison for his dozens of convicted crimes against children, ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 1,090 reads 7 comments

  20. Ohio State Football: Handstand O-H-I-O Takes Buckeye Fandom to New Level

    "O-H!" "I-O!" That's the call back and forth between Ohio State fans, ever pleased with themselves that with a collaborative effort, they can spell the name of their state...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,594 reads 7 comments

  21. 2013 Heisman Watch: Braxton Miller Just Made It a Two-Man Race with Geno Smith

    Geno Smith is the favorite for the 2012 Heisman Trophy . He is a heavy favorite at that, and his numbers are beyond dominant—they're purely absurd. It will take an enormous collapse for him to win the Heisman Trophy...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 31,088 reads 28 comments

  22. Big Ten Football: Week 7 Team Power Rankings

    Week 6 is in the books, and while nobody is bowl-eligible in the Big Ten just yet, one squad has pushed through unscathed and is now the unquestioned leader of the conference as a result...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 7,496 reads 77 comments

  23. Ohio State Football: Cardale Jones Is Wrong About Classes, but He Shouldn't Be

    On Friday, freshman Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones caused a stir on these here Internets when he sent out a very, very ill-advised tweet expressing his frustration with the academic side of his collegiate experience...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 6,034 reads 21 comments

  24. Screw the Sanctions, the Big Ten's Rose Bowl Team Should Be Ohio State

    NOTE: This post is ultimately a joke, but it's one of those jokes you say for a laugh. Then you spend the rest of the day wishing it would happen...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 5,088 reads 49 comments

  25. Purdue vs. Michigan: Leaders Division Is Devoid of Rose Bowl Contenders

    Coming into Saturday, Purdue had a prime opportunity to make a statement to the rest of the Big Ten that it was ready for a Rose Bowl run by taking the legs out from under a Michigan team that struggles on the road...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 1,848 reads 0 comments