1. Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Nathan Scheelhaase Can't Get High Five from the Referee

    Nathan Scheelhaase opened up the scoring in Saturday's Illinois-Wisconsin showdown with a 5-yard scamper for the score in the second quarter...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,801 reads 1 comments

  2. Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Picks for Week 6

    Week 6 is rapidly approaching, and it's going to be a good one. Intriguing games abound (even Michigan State-Indiana could get interesting), and it's capped by a strong candidate for ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,785 reads 5 comments

  3. Why Michigan State Had Every Right to Be Angry After OSU Video Exchange-Gate

    Michigan State may not have filed an official protest with the Big Ten over the video kerfuffle Pat Narduzzi detailed after Ohio State's 17-16 win over the Spartans this Saturday, but make no mistake: It's a pretty big deal...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 9,773 reads 69 comments

  4. Why PSU Winning the Big Ten Leaders Division Wouldn't Be Terrible for CFB

    Don't look now, but Penn State might have itself a season just yet. The Nittany Lions are roaring (sorry) after a 35-7 victory against Illinois that was every bit as lopsided as the score would indicate...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,741 reads 19 comments

  5. Big Ten Football: What Week 6's Games Will Teach Us About the B1G

    We're in the thick of things in the Big Ten now, and the most pivotal week of action thus far is coming up in Week 6...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 4,116 reads 22 comments

  6. 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Present and Future of Big Ten Football

    It's easy to get down on the Big Ten these days. With the strongest team ineligible for the postseason and seemingly everyone else in a drought of quality, a casual fan might just say "eh" and turn on baseball or something...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 806 reads 1 comments

  7. Michigan State Football: Jack Allen Should Be Suspended for Blatant Eye Gouge

    Want to see the most unsportsmanlike act on a football field thus far in the 2012 Big Ten season? There's video, and it's beyond bad...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 10,071 reads 152 comments

  8. Michigan State Football: Offensive Line Injuries Will Doom Slow Spartan Offense

    We have a new most important injury situation in the Big Ten. No, it's not Rex Burkhead's strained MCL ; he's back and Nebraska ran well without him...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,563 reads 4 comments

  9. The Long, Strange Evolution of Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez

    Quick, name the most efficient passer in the Big Ten. It's not early MVP frontrunner Braxton Miller. It's not former Elite 11 QB prospect Andrew Maxwell, and it's not former 3,000-yard passer James Vandenberg...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,482 reads 19 comments

  10. Ohio State Football: How Urban Meyer Won His First Big Ten Road Game

    There are fewer tests bigger for a first-year head coach than taking on a reigning division champion in a conference season opener. Yet Urban Meyer and Ohio State took that challenge on and won on Saturday...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,235 reads 23 comments

  11. Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer Is the New, Unusual Sheriff in Town

    It's a new era in Columbus. Sure, we've been hearing that mantra from the moment Urban Meyer was announced as a future head coach, to say nothing of when he actually took control of the Ohio State Buckeyes program or coached his first game...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 6,880 reads 37 comments

  12. Wisconsin vs. Nebraska: Huskers' Resiliency Saves Chance at Special Season

    First it was 20-3 in the first half. Then 27-10 early in the third quarter. Nebraska didn't panic. You saw adjustments, but you didn't see any wholesale changes. All you saw was Nebraska staying Nebraska...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,239 reads 6 comments

  13. Ohio State vs. Michigan State: Buckeyes Live and Die by Braxton Miller

    The first piece of the Big Ten puzzle is in place, as Ohio State edged Michigan State at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 17-16. Braxton Miller was, unsurprisingly, the king of the day...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,882 reads 6 comments

  14. A Blueprint for How the Big Ten Can Rise Up and Dominate College Football Again

    Enough of the gloom and doom, the terror and horror. Enough of the "woe is we." Enough, we say! The Big Ten will rise again, like a phoenix (not the one in Arizona, because nothing ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 1,421 reads 4 comments

  15. Big Ten Football: Bowl Possibilities for Each Big Ten Team

    The Big Ten conference season is just about to get underway, and although everyone's still a blemish-free 0-0 in conference play, we can already get a pretty good sense of what it'll be that everyone's playing for in November...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 41,946 reads 47 comments

  16. Why Nebraska Is Flying Below Radar, Poised to Run Big Ten Table

    You're not sleeping on Nebraska, are you? You don't want to be the person who was caught sleeping on Nebraska. Not this year. Not with a Big Ten this bad...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 6,383 reads 28 comments

  17. Big Ten Football: 8 Recruits Who'll Quickly Revitalize Downtrodden Conference

    Oh, the Big Ten. Little drab, little sad. Little slow, little weak. We need hope around here. And in college football, hope springs eternal with every single recruiting class, every ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 7,522 reads 9 comments

  18. Nebraska Football: Tom Osborne Leaves as One of Sport's All-Time Greatest Men

    On Wednesday, Tom Osborne announced that he would be retiring as athletic director of the Nebraska Cornhuskers...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,337 reads 12 comments

  19. Big Ten Football: Predicting Where Each Program Will Be in 5 Years

    The Big Ten is in a substantial bit of flux these days, far more than we usually see from the conference. As a result, we've got no truly elite teams this year, and whether or not ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,478 reads 16 comments

  20. Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for Week 5

    Big Ten Conference play! Where all dreams are rebuilt anew...at least for a week or two. Then things usually revert back to how they were shaping up in the conference season. This sport is sort of predictable, after all...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 4,529 reads 11 comments

  21. One Thing Every Big Ten Team Needs to Do to Turn Their Season Around

    The Big Ten is awful this year. Just wretched. The stuff nightmares and the Sun Belt are made of. We know this, you know this, everybody knows this...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 962 reads 4 comments

  22. Canceling Michigan Rivalry Is Extremely Stupid Move by Notre Dame

    When Notre Dame announced its impending move to the ACC, a great deal of consideration was understandably given to whether the annual rivalries with Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue would be preserved...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 9,898 reads 149 comments

  23. Iowa Football: Kirk Ferentz Has the Worst Contract in All of College Football

    32-31. Tell any Iowa fan that score this week and they'll fly into a blind rage, and it's easy to understand why—that was the score by which lowly Central Michigan beat the ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 17,066 reads 8 comments

  24. What's Wrong with Big Ten Football in 2012?

    The Big Ten is bad and it's getting worse. That much is indisputable after a Week 4 that saw the Big Ten drop games to a MAC team, a WAC team and Notre Dame and get taken to the fourth quarter by several other non-BCS (and, um, non-good) teams...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 6,772 reads 41 comments

  25. Michigan Football: Why Brady Hoke Deserves Blame for Wolverines' Sluggish Start

    Remember when the Michigan Wolverines were finishing off the season at 11-2 with a win in a BCS Bowl? Remember when that same team opened up the year ranked in the top 10 of both the AP and coaches polls? Ah, those were good times...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 6,214 reads 47 comments