1. Notre Dame vs. Michigan State: Which QB Would Sparty Rather See, Golson or Rees?

    Notre Dame has itself a mini-controversy at quarterback with Everett Golson and Tommy Rees fighting for the starting role...

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  2. Notre Dame to ACC: Rivalries with B1G Will Remain Part of Irish Football

    When Notre Dame announced its new membership with the ACC as a partial member, it was only natural for schools like Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue to wonder what this move ...

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  3. Big Ten Football: Game by Game Predictions for Week 3

    The best thing about Week 1 for Michigan and Penn State is that it's over. The best thing about Week 2 for the Big Ten as a whole is that it's over...

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  4. What Bri'onte Dunn Brings to Ohio State Ground Game in Place of Injured RBs

    Things are pretty touch-and-go in the Ohio State backfield for Week 3. Carlos Hyde is out with an MCL injury he suffered late in the first half of Week 2's 31-16 victory over UCF, and it could take him multiple weeks to recover from that...

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  5. Big Ten Football: How a 5-8 Team Makes the 2013 Rose Bowl

    The Big Ten Leaders Division is quite possibly the biggest mess in college football today, with one-third of its members ineligible for the postseason and another one firing its offensive line coach after his first two games in the position...

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  6. Notre Dame vs. Michigan State: Is It All on LeVeon Bell to Carry Sparty to a W?

    The Big Ten's marquee matchup of Week 3 is ABC's 8:00 p.m. prime-time game between Notre Dame and host Michigan State...

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  7. Why Michigan State Is the Big Ten's Best Hope for the Rose Bowl

    Dark days in the Big Ten this season. Dark, dark days. Penn State's in the opening throes of a long and painful set of sanctions that will cripple the program for years. Ohio State is under sanctions and won't get a shot at the postseason...

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  8. Comparing 2012 Braxton Miller to 2010 Denard Robinson

    We're on the precipice of witnessing something special in Columbus. Sure, it's only been two games, but what we've seen from sophomore Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is legitimately awe inspiring...

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  9. Wisconsin Football: Offensive Line Coach's Departure Won't Save Badgers' Season

    Things are not pretty for the Wisconsin football team right now. Coming off two straight Rose Bowl seasons and with 2011 Heisman finalist Montee Ball back in action, the Badgers looked ...

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  10. College GameDay Was Wrong to Choose UT vs. UF over Michigan State vs. Notre Dame

    So ESPN's College GameDay crew is heading down to Knoxville for No. 18 Florida's game against No. 23 Tennessee, under the lights at Neyland Stadium. ESPN? Catering to the SEC? Crazy, yes, we know...

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  11. Week 2 College Football: For Big Ten, an Embarrassment for the Ages

    It was supposed to be a relatively drama-free weekend for the Big Ten. Sure, there were seven automatic qualifier (AQ) opponents, but that qualifier status belied the actual strength ...

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  12. Michigan Football: Better Denard Robinson Gameplan Puts Team Back on Right Track

    Well, Michigan, you messed with the service academy bull, and Air Force certainly brought its fair share of the horns in Week 2...

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  13. Ohio State Football: Buckeyes Won't Miss Carlos Hyde in Crowded Backfield

    When Carlos Hyde came off the field late in the first half and trainers wrapped his knee in ice, it was certainly cause for concern; Hyde had been the leading rusher among Ohio ...

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  14. UCF at Ohio State: Braxton Miller Stakes Claim as Big Ten's Best Quarterback

    On paper, it wasn't a blowout: Ohio State 31, UCF 16. And really, the game could have been much worse for Ohio State, as UCF had four drives end in Buckeyes territory without any points scored, with another ending at its own 48-yard line...

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  15. Penn State Football: God Help Us All, There's Going to Be a Joe Paterno Movie

    This awful, horrible, wretched Penn State scandal has left a lot of people wanting—survivors wanting their lives back, Penn State fans wanting a sense of due process, the Paterno ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,089 reads 12 comments

  16. Power Ranking the Games of the Big Ten's Week 2 Schedule

    Not all games are created equal. And in the nonconference portion of the season, most of them are terrible, where there's usually one team involved that you wouldn't pay money to see...

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  17. Wisconsin at Oregon State: Don't Be Surprised by Close Game for Badgers

    Coming into the season, it was only natural to look at Wisconsin's non-conference schedule and roll your eyes...

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  18. Michigan Football: Fitz Toussaint's Return Means a Different Wolverines Offense

    Michigan is set to welcome back Fitzgerald Toussaint after a one-game suspension for what the courts eventually determined was driving while visually impaired...

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  19. Penn State Football: Let's Not Give Jerry Sandusky Any More Headlines

    Penn State fans and college football fans as a whole were greeted by the dirtiest S-word in the sport today—that being "Sandusky," of course—in this morning's headlines...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,294 reads 11 comments

  20. Big Ten Football Q&A: Week 1 Surprises for Every Big Ten Team and Also Indiana

    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 blogger ...

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  21. Penn State Football: Do the Nittany Lions Even Have a Chance vs. Virginia?

    So, the Penn State season hasn't exactly been left for dead following a 24-14 season opener loss to Ohio at Beaver Stadium, but a game most were writing off as another loss even before ...

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  22. Nebraska Football: Breaking Down the Backfield If Rex Burkhead Can't Play

    One of the more intriguing sub-plots of the Big Ten season thus far is what's going to happen if Nebraska doesn't have its workhorse for any substantial amount of time...

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  23. Michigan Football: What We Need to See from Brady Hoke and Staff vs. Air Force

    Here's the best thing about the Alabama game for Michigan: it's over. Dee Milliner isn't going to ruin Denard Robinson 's day anymore; Barrett Jones and his friends aren't going ...

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  24. Comparing Le'Veon Bell's Heisman Chances vs. Top Big Ten Contenders

    A college football season is an epic poem and the first stanza was marked by Le'Veon Bell's heroic performance against Boise State on Friday night...

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  25. Big Ten Football: Predictions on Every Week 2 Game

    It's time to look ahead to the next chapter of the 2012 season, with Week 2 and a fresh slate of games on the docket. There are so many great games, like... Like... OK, look. This is how college football is...

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