1. Ohio State Football: Carlos Hyde Could Steal Starting Role from Jordan Hall

    When Jordan Hall went down with a freak foot injury in July, one of the biggest concerns was how his role in the Buckeyes offense would be replaced...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,358 reads 11 comments

  2. Penn State Sanctions: Accreditation Warning Is Bad News, but Not the Worst News

    Penn State may be moving forward with its NCAA sanctions , but just as that chapter draws to a close, a new crisis looms for the university: the potential loss of accreditation...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,296 reads 34 comments

  3. Penn State Sanctions: Board Meeting Should Be Final Chapter in PSU's NCAA Drama

    Just a week ago, the Penn State sanction situation looked like a tinderbox, ready to go up in flames. President Rodney Erickson had run an end-around of sorts, negotiating a consent ...

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  4. Ohio State Football: Jake Stoneburner's Move to WR Dramatically Changes Offense

    One of the most intriguing stories of the offseason came about on Sunday when Urban Meyer told reporters at Ohio State's media day that, while tight end Jake Stoneburner had been ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 9,743 reads 12 comments

  5. Michigan Football: No, Denard Robinson Cannot Beat Usain Bolt in a 40-Yard Dash

    Denard Robinson is fast. He is very, very fast. What he does in the first 10 yards when he takes off on a scramble is utter absurdity. He's quite possibly the fastest football player in the Big Ten...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 12,358 reads 67 comments

  6. Michigan Football: Roy Roundtree's Knee Surgery Is Last Thing Wolverines Need

    Nobody in the Top 25 has a tougher assignment in Week 1 than Michigan—going down to Dallas to face defending champion Alabama...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,781 reads 17 comments

  7. Classic Big Ten Football: Wisconsin at Michigan State, 2011

    Every week, the Big Ten Blog will break down one classic game from the Big Ten's long and storied history. Today, we're going all the way back to 2011, and the best game of the Big Ten season...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 519 reads 8 comments

  8. Big Ten Football Tweets of the Week: All the Kids Are Listening to Gerry DiNardo

    Every Friday on the Big Ten Blog, we'll bring you the best Big Ten-related tweets of the week. Gerry DiNardo...

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  9. Michigan Football: Special 'Legend' Lockers Better Motivational Tool Than Bonus

    A reader at MGoBlog recently got to tour Michigan Stadium and its locker rooms, and one surprise that he saw there—we assume it's a he because there were a bunch of dads on ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,488 reads 9 comments

  10. Nebraska Football: Get Ready for Bigger Numbers in Year 2 of Tim Beck's Offense

    The common wisdom in football is that the biggest leaps in improvement come after the first year on the field...

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  11. Penn State Football: True Freshmen Need to Get on the Field—Then Stick Around

    One of the biggest delights of preseason camp is seeing a true freshman work his way into the mix right off the bat, earning playing time when most of his classmates are likely to ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,552 reads 1 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: Players in Stadium Survey Must Have Forgotten About Ohio State

    Quick, name the most intimidating stadium in the Big Ten. There's no one true right answer (except that it's definitely not Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium or Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium), ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 6,758 reads 21 comments

  13. Big Ten Football Q&A: Can Taylor Martinez Throw His Way to Big Ten Glory?

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

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 823 reads 2 comments

  14. Penn State Scandal: Trustees Get Hint About Moving On, Will Ratify Sanctions

    If a lawsuit is forthcoming against the NCAA for its handling of the Penn State sanctions, one ally the potential plaintiffs won't have is Penn State—or its board of trustees...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,548 reads 7 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: You Shouldn't Worry About the Unsold Game Tickets Just Yet

    It's year one of the Urban Meyer era, and that's as good a reason as any to get excited about Buckeye football, yes? Sure, last season's suspension-filled, Tressel-and-Pryor-less, 6-7 debacle is nothing to get excited about...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,352 reads 16 comments

  16. Penn State Football Media Day: Notes from Bill O'Brien's Press Conference

    Penn State's annual media day is underway, and it started with a lengthy press conference from Bill O'Brien on the state of Nittany Lion football as preseason camp starts...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 831 reads 0 comments

  17. Big Ten Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: The Penn State Exodus Continues

    Every week here at The Big Ten Blog, we will update you on the latest commits, decommits and rumors in the recruiting world. Commits Zach Hannon broke a roughly month-long dry spell of commits for Nebraska by committing on Wednesday afternoon...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,475 reads 0 comments

  18. Michigan Football: Will Campbell's Weight Loss Needs to Turn into Production

    Denard Robinson may be the focal point of the Michigan offense, but when it comes to the defense, all eyes are on senior DT Will Campbell. Or, what's left of him, anyway...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,986 reads 10 comments

  19. Penn State Football: 5-Star OL Dorian Johnson Is Worst Decommit Yet for PSU

    On Tuesday, we noted that Penn State's recruiting class had suffered four decommits, including two in as many days. That's a brutal state of affairs—and, as it turns out, not entirely correct...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 6,001 reads 12 comments

  20. Penn State Football: Merchandise Sales Rightfully Stay Strong in Wake of Scandal

    In the wake of the Penn State scandal, one might expect the PSU brand to be so radioactive, so steeped in controversy that even its most ardent supporters will at least think twice before buying more Penn State gear...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 563 reads 8 comments

  21. Top Five Scandalous Anonymous Big Ten Coaches' Quotes from Athlon Sports

    *NOTE: not actually scandalous at all. As part of its season preview, Athlon Sports contacted several Big Ten coaches (it doesn't say head coaches, so we're assuming some if ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 489 reads 3 comments

  22. Ohio State Football: No Need to Wait for Freshmen's Impact on Defensive Line

    Even at the collegiate level, football is a grownup's game that goes doubly so in the trenches, where every single play is a brute test of strength, resolve and endurance...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,694 reads 4 comments

  23. Penn State Football: Names on the Backs of Jerseys Will Not Cause World to End

    Penn State announced on Tuesday afternoon that its iconic uniforms would be getting a bit of a tuneup. According to the school, the uniforms will bear a blue ribbon in support of survivors of child abuse...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,816 reads 11 comments

  24. Penn State Football: Panic Hits the Recruiting Game as 3-Star LB/WR Decommits

    Zach Bradshaw was one of the most intriguing pieces of Penn State's recruiting puzzle in the 2013 class. He wasn't anywhere near as highly rated as TE Adam Breneman or QB Christian ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,258 reads 17 comments

  25. Michigan Football: It's Time to Make Devin Gardner a Full-Time Wide Receiver

    Michigan opened its preseason camp on Monday, which is beyond delightful. It's been a long, long offseason, and football is wonderful...

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