1. Michigan vs. Air Force Preview: What the Wolverines Need to Do to Bounce Back

    There's no rest for Michigan's defense in Week 2 as Air Force comes to town. The Falcons rushed for 484 yards in a 49-21 drubbing of Idaho State, and while Michigan is, likely, ever ...

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  2. Big Ten Football: Revisiting the Power Structure at the Top of the Conference

    One week of college football is in the books. And as we shut the door on Week 1, it's time to put together some power rankings for the top-five teams in the Big Ten...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,075 reads 62 comments

  3. Ohio State Football Video: What Buckeye Fans Should Get Excited About in Week 2

    It's officially time for Ohio State fans to get excited again after last week's 56-10 thrashing of Miami University...

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  4. Blake Countess' ACL Tear Turns Michigan Secondary from Strength to Weakness

    One of the less recognized aspects of Michigan's crushing at the hands of Alabama was the absence of Blake Countess, who went out early with a knee injury. That's a torn ACL , it turns out, and that's the end of the year for the talented sophomore...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,685 reads 15 comments

  5. Big Ten Needs Its Legends and Leaders Back on Top of the College Football Polls

    The USA Today Coaches Poll and AP Poll are out for Week 2, and unsurprisingly, the Big Ten doesn't have anyone listed in the Top 10. Now, right below that mark the Big Ten is very well represented: Michigan State is No...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 1,110 reads 11 comments

  6. How Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez's Improved Passing Puts Him in Heisman Picture

    The talk of the town in Lincoln is "Heisman" after Taylor Martinez 's 26-of-34, 354-yard, five-touchdown performance in Week 1 against Southern Miss...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,114 reads 9 comments

  7. Michigan Football: Why Blowout Loss to Alabama Shows 2011 Was a Fluke

    The Michigan Wolverines were "back" in 2011. Eleven wins, Sugar Bowl win, thrilling win over Notre Dame and, most importantly, a victory over Ohio State...

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  8. Ohio State 56, Miami University 10: For New-Look Buckeyes, the Future Is Now

    By all accounts, this Ohio State team is built to be a championship contender in 2013. Braxton Miller will be a third-year starter, he'll have the vast majority of his offense back, and the young defense will be filled with upperclassmen...

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  9. Ohio 24, Penn State 14: Nittany Lions Not Physically Ready for Tough Big Ten

    If there was any question about what effect the attrition of several players would have on Penn State's season, there should be no doubt after Saturday's game...

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  10. Ohio 24, Penn State 14: Post-Game Grades for Bill O'Brien

    In Penn State's first game of the Bill O'Brien era, Ohio came to Beaver Stadium and left with a stunning 24-14 victory. It's not a major upset, as Penn State was only favored by about a touchdown...

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  11. Michigan State 17, Boise State 13: Le'Veon Bell Makes First Heisman Push of 2012

    In a workhorse performance for the ages and with the nation watching, junior Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 44 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns and ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,890 reads 2 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: Barry Alvarez's Comments Mean a Welcome Scheduling Sea Change

    Look, we love college football in September as much as anybody. Just having the sport back is sweet relief from an endless summer of baseball as the biggest show in town. It's just that...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 749 reads 1 comments

  13. Michigan State Will Be Highest Ranked Big Ten Team by Start of Conference Play

    Take a look at the AP and Coaches polls . Coming into Week 1, Michigan is ranked eighth in both polls while Wisconsin is at 12th, one spot ahead of Michigan State...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,774 reads 18 comments

  14. The 2012 College Football Season Is Here. This Is Why We Watch

    It's been a rough few months. Penn State—as a football program, a brand and an institution—suffered severe damage at the hands of the NCAA and public opinion...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 2,092 reads 3 comments

  15. Big Ten Football Q&A: Michigan's Kids, Tailgating and Mouth-Breathing Morons

    On Thursdays on The Big Ten Blog , we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email...

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  16. Ohio State Football: Is John Simon the Best Player Urban Meyer Has Ever Coached?

    Urban Meyer hasn't been coaching for very long—the guy's still only 48, after all—but he's been around some great teams and great players in his time, and that legacy's going to continue apace for as long as he's at Ohio State...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 6,208 reads 6 comments

  17. Penn State Recruiting: Nittany Lions Fans Should Forget About Zayd Issah

    In Wednesday's recruiting roundup , we noted a report from PennLive.com that Penn State RB/LB commit Zayd Issah hadn't yet publicly reaffirmed his verbal commitment to Penn State—and that he recently received a scholarship offer from Oregon...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,765 reads 4 comments

  18. Big Ten Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Everything's Comin' Up Jacobi!

    Every Wednesday here at The Big Ten Blog, we will update you on the latest commits, news and rumors in the recruiting world. Commits —Indiana scored the recruiting coup of the season by landing defensive tackle Jacobi Hunter ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 1,637 reads 2 comments

  19. Denard Robinson vs. Braxton Miller: Who Will Have a Better 2012 Season?

    The question of who's going to be the best quarterback in the Big Ten in 2012 is likely going to come down to a pair of names: Denard Robinson and Braxton Miller...

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  20. Michigan vs. Alabama: Which Team Would Be Most Devastated by a Week 1 Loss?

    Michigan-Alabama is the top game of the weekend, not only for the Big Ten but for all college football. The nation will be watching...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about 2 years ago 3,921 reads 58 comments

  21. Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for Week 1

    Football is almost here. Hoooo boy, it's almost here. We're just a few days away from 10 games of Big Ten football, and if that doesn't sound good enough, we have two early games as appetizers on Thursday and Friday...

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  22. What Ohio State Fans Should Be Watching for in Week 1

    Ohio State's first game under Urban Meyer kicks off in just a few short days as the Buckeyes prepare to square off against in-state rivals Miami University...

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  23. Big Ten Football: Player Award and Conference Champion Predictions for 2012

    Football season is upon us, and it's time for the final predictions of the season. We brought you the predicted standings in the Legends Division and Leaders Division over the last two weeks, and like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said...

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  24. Michigan Football: Fitz Toussaint's Plea Deal Clears Way to Playing on Saturday

    The final piece of Fitz Toussaint's legal puzzle is finally in place, as the Michigan running back has pleaded guilty to driving while visibly impaired, a lesser charge from his DUI arrest back in late July...

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  25. Ohio State Football Video: Carlos Hyde Annihilates RB Coach Stan Drayton

    Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde is 6'0" and 232 pounds. He is also very fast and has no qualms about initiating contact...

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