1. Ohio State AD Gene Smith Says No Active Big Ten Expansion Plans. Really?

    The Big Ten will be at 14 teams in 2014. That doesn't even pass the smell test, does it? The "superconference" rumors have been around for years, as at no point did they say anything about conferences with 14 members...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,642 reads 8 comments

  2. Should Elbow Nerve Injury Have Kept Denard Robinson out Longer?

    Denard Robinson 's arm is still hurt. It's been hurt for months, and it won't be healed by tomorrow...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,708 reads 1 comments

  3. Big Ten Players Who Impressed at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    You know those NCAA commercials where the young men and women assert that among NCAA athletes, "most of us are going pro in something other than sports"? Someone forgot to tell that ...

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

  4. Which Big Ten Teams Are Ready to Make the Leap in 2013?

    "The Leap." You know The Leap. It's the jump in viability from doormat to bowl team, from pretender to contender, from a step too slow to Rose Bowl material...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,813 reads 9 comments

  5. Michigan DL Coach Leaving Is Another Example of Double Standard for Recruits

    Congratulations to former Michigan defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, who accepted a similar position at Oklahoma on Saturday, according to AnnArbor .com ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 9,923 reads 30 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Top Big Ten Spring Football Running Back Battles

    The Big Ten accomplished more on the ground than in the air in 2012, to say the least. Only two of the top 50 passing offenses in the nation came from the Big Ten (woof), while four teams topped 225 yards per game on the ground...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,617 reads 9 comments

  7. Iowa's Refusal to Recruit Florida Is a Big Mistake, but No Surprise

    It's not often you see a program just roll over and quit on a region when it comes to recruiting, but it's hard to otherwise describe Iowa's recent decision to no longer recruit the state of Florida...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,921 reads 21 comments

  8. 2014 LB Michael Ferns Already Going Hard on the Recruiting Trail for Michigan

    Coaches can try and try and try on the recruiting trail. They can send out dozens of handwritten letters, make all the promises in the world and even introduce recruits to some of ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,705 reads 12 comments

  9. Big Ten Football Q&A: PSU's QB Race, MSU's New OC, OSU/UM, and the Harlem Shake!

    Every week (or so) on The Big Ten Blog , we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 658 reads 3 comments

  10. Who's Going to Lead the Big Ten in Rushing in 2013?

    College football is an ever-modernizing sport, but at the end of the day, there's just no substitute for a good, old-fashioned three yards and a cloud of dust. Except maybe four yards...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,030 reads 15 comments

  11. Why Chicago Would Be a Great Fit for the Big Ten Football Championship

    It's been two years since the Big Ten instituted a championship game in football for the first time in its history—and no, Ohio State vs. Michigan doesn't count...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,809 reads 38 comments

  12. Penn State Football: Why Bill O'Brien Isn't Afraid of 4th Down

    Bill O'Brien was a revelation after being tasked to do the impossible last year: Replace Joe Paterno. That's mainly because he didn't try to replace him at all. He just did his own job, and he did that job amazingly well...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 3,603 reads 6 comments

  13. Next Round of Big Ten Expansion Won't Be About Football

    So, the Big Ten is heading east again. Allegedly, anyway. That's the rumor floating around , per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune : Virginia is close to joining the Big Ten and North ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 13,166 reads 13 comments

  14. The Changing Demographics of Big Ten Football Recruiting

    The Big Ten was once a great football conference. It was even recently a very, very good football conference. It might yet one day be great again...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,786 reads 16 comments

  15. College Football Teams' Funky Uniforms Don't Help Recruiting

    Are you over the age of 40? If you're not, do you fashion your opinions after those who are? If so, you probably hate the recent onslaught of alternate uniforms in college football...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 8,752 reads 57 comments

  16. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking B1G's Best 2013 QB Recruits

    Say what you will about the mediocre level of recruiting the Big Ten did as a whole, one area where the Big Ten definitely improved with its 2013 recruiting class across the board was at quarterback...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 10,591 reads 35 comments

  17. Michigan Football: Why Devin Gardner Has the Most to Prove in Spring Practice

    Devin Gardner will be the Michigan Wolverines' starting quarterback in 2013. Probably. Certainly the coaches are hoping so, based on Gardner's level of play after being elevated ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 5,470 reads 27 comments

  18. Ohio State Football Recruiting: Why J.T. Barrett Is Hidden Gem of 2013 Class

    There are lots of superlatives flying around out there for Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class, and deservedly so. Scout.com ranks it the best in the nation. Rivals.com puts it at No...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 25,251 reads 45 comments

  19. Big Ten Football Q&A: Nebraska-UCLA, Fake Rivalries and the Westminster Dog Show

    Every week (or so) on The Big Ten Blog, we will feature questions from the B/R inbox, Twitter and email...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,580 reads 3 comments

  20. Why the Big Ten Is Warming to the Idea of Bowl, Scheduling Alliances

    The Big Ten and Pac -12 used to be besties . Remember that? We're not talking about the recent "partnership" that fizzled long before it came to fruition, either; we're talking ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 1,572 reads 5 comments

  21. Is Michigan's Denard Robinson Worth the Risk of a Day 2 NFL Draft Choice?

    Denard Robinson had his struggles at the Senior Game practices and the game itself, though at the very least he was taking on an unfamiliar position and tried at it as best as he could...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 4,674 reads 37 comments

  22. No More FCS Scheduling for Big Ten Makes Everybody Happy

    The Big Ten is expanding its conference schedule. This we know. One of the main questions about the consequences of adding a conference game, however, was what gets subtracted from the non-conference schedules in return...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 252 reads 13 comments

  23. Urban Meyer Be Damned, Minnesota Got a QB Recruit Away from the SEC

    So the Big Ten needs to improve its recruiting. Urban Meyer says it, Adam Kramer says it , Michael Felder says it , we're saying it, it's true...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 12,306 reads 12 comments

  24. So, Did a Turtle Really Bite Woody Hayes on His You-Know-What, or What?

    So did a turtle bite Woody Hayes in the man-gavel? Short answer: No. Long answer: No, you morons. When dealing with guns, always assume they're loaded—even when you know they're not...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 9,077 reads 20 comments

  25. The Repercussions of the Big Ten Playing a 9- or 10-Game League Schedule

    The Big Ten's eight-game schedule is dead. Well, it's on death row, anyway, and Jim Delany isn't in a pardoning mood...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about almost 2 years ago 2,244 reads 5 comments