1. Nebraska Football: If Braylon Heard Leaves, Husker Backfield Still in Good Shape

    Don't be surprised if Nebraska's backfield gets a little lighter over the next few days. According to reports from the Omaha World-Herald and MyValleySports ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,706 reads 31 comments

  2. Ranking the Best Core of Returning Starters in the Big Ten in 2013

    In a sport where the talent is as transient as college football's is, experience is key, and to that end it's time to take stock of who's got starters coming back and how many...

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  3. Why the Big Ten Still Has Its Eye on Expansion

    Raise your hands if you think the Big Ten's going to be sticking around at 14 teams for the foreseeable future. You had better not have your hand up. No way, no how...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 7,263 reads 23 comments

  4. How 5-Star Running Back Derrick Green Changes Michigan's Offense

    Michigan's 2013 recruiting class got its crown jewel on Saturday when 5-star tailback Derrick Green verbally committed to the Wolverines...

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  5. Big Ten Football: Early Projections for 2013 Breakout Stars

    Barring injury, Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is going to be a star in 2013. Anyone knows that. Everyone knows that...

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  6. Who Has Early Lead in Michigan vs. Ohio State 2014 Recruiting Battle?

    The recruiting war between Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer won't be coming to an end on National Signing Day in little over a week...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 14,870 reads 77 comments

  7. Big Ten Football: Why More Neutral Site Games Would Be Bad for the Big Ten

    The college football landscape is shifting dramatically these days, as conference alignments change at an unprecedented pace, and the new playoff selection process is forcing high-level football programs to rethink their entire scheduling strategies...

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  8. Big Ten Football Q&A: The 2013 NFL Draft, Punting, Wrestling and #B1G

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

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  9. Updating the Big Ten Recruiting Scene 2 Weeks Before National Signing Day

    We're counting down the days until National Signing Day in college football, and with it comes the official word about these kids' hopes and dreams being put on the dotted line...

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  10. How Senior Bowl Injury Affects John Simon's 2013 NFL Draft Stock

    Did you blink? Did you miss it? That fleeting flash was former Ohio State defensive end John Simon 's presence at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, AL...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,928 reads 4 comments

  11. Can Nebraska Football Overcome the Loss of 29 Seniors in 2013?

    One cursory glance at the Nebraska roster shows a healthy class of 23 seniors for 2013, including longtime QB Taylor Martinez and star offensive lineman Spencer Long. And, y'know, 21 others...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,699 reads 35 comments

  12. Denard Robinson's Senior Bowl Experience so Far Is a Mixed Bag

    Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is at the Senior Bowl, practicing as a wide receiver in the hopes of getting drafted and embarking on a long NFL career at that position, ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 6,980 reads 10 comments

  13. Ohio State Is Jacking Up Ticket Prices Again, but It's Actually a Good Move

    Ohio State football is about as big-time as it gets in college football. The Buckeyes routinely compete for conference championships, routinely haul in one of the best recruiting ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,198 reads 17 comments

  14. Big Ten Alums Who Will Make an Impact in the 2013 Super Bowl

    The Super Bowl is now less than two weeks away. The 49ers and Ravens are set to lock horns (NOTE: Ravens do not have horns) with the Vince Lombardi Trophy at stake. It will be spectacular...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,339 reads 2 comments

  15. Nebraska Football: Here's How We Wish the Recruiting Cop Story Went Down

    There's a delightful story from the Quincy Herald-Whig (via the USA Today , which we admit to reading slightly more often than the Quincy Herald-Whig) about Nebraska picking ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,263 reads 14 comments

  16. Why Ohio State Wants Michigan in the Same Big Ten Division

    The day of reckoning for the Legends and Leaders is soon at hand, and with that change will come a new round of divisional realignment as Rutgers and Maryland join the Big Ten in 2014...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,100 reads 51 comments

  17. Big Ten Football Q&A: Division Names, Northwestern, Punters and Badgers

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

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  18. The Big Ten Was Awful on the Field This Season, but a Cash Cow off It

    We have good news and bad news for you, Big Ten fans. Bad news first—you always ask for the bad news first. The bad news is that, Ohio State (and maybe Northwestern?) aside, Big Ten football was a borderline farce in 2012...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,509 reads 20 comments

  19. Al Pacino as Joe Paterno? Sure, but Should a Movie Even Be Made?

    Back in September, word got out that a Joe Paterno movie was in the making, and that Al Pacino had been cast as the venerated-then-disgraced head coach...

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  20. How the Big Ten Can Broaden Its Football Recruiting Base

    This probably isn't much of a spoiler alert, but the Big Ten has a bit of a talent problem. It's not terrible—we're not talking about a backslide into MAC-like levels of talent ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,147 reads 33 comments

  21. Why Purdue DT Kawann Short Will Boost His Stock at the Senior Bowl

    Johnathan Hankins may well be the first Big Ten player to go in the 2013 NFL draft, but he might not be the best Big Ten player at even his own position...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,156 reads 2 comments

  22. Michigan Won't Be the Notre Dame of the 2013 Season

    After Notre Dame's miracle run to the 2013 BCS Championship Game on the backs of QB Everett Golson , RB Cierre Wood and LB Not Appearing In This Story, it's only natural to wonder ...

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  23. Senior Bowl 2013: Is Denard Robinson Really the Next Antwaan Randle El?

    The college football world was rocked on Wednesday by the revelation that former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson would indeed be playing wide receiver in the 2013 Senior Bowl in preparation for an NFL career at the same position...

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  24. William Gholston Should Have Returned to MSU Instead of Entering 2013 NFL Draft

    Generally, the Big Ten Blog is in agreement with Michael Felder's stance that going to the NFL is a more positive thing for talented juniors (and redshirt sophomores), since it's ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,320 reads 11 comments

  25. Michigan's Vincent Smith Downplays Jadeveon Clowney Hit, as He Should

    By now, you've seen the play several times. In the fourth quarter of the 2013 Outback Bowl, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney blew through a Michigan offensive line that ...

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