1. Predicting the MVP of Every Big Ten Bowl Game

    Seven Big Ten bowl games fast approach, and for each player on each team, it's the last opportunity of the season to put together a breakout performance, one that can springboard him to a higher draft pick or an increased role with the team next year...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,127 reads 9 comments

  2. Barry Alvarez Tells Wisconsin Fans 'Don't Panic' over Coach Search; Should They?

    The second-worst* thing someone can tell you is not to panic. It generally means the situation is worse than anyone wants to let on, but acknowledging it and reacting accordingly is not an option...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,073 reads 8 comments

  3. How the Michigan Football Suspensions Affect the Wolverines in Outback Bowl

    Michigan announced suspensions for three of its players just two weeks before its season-ending tilt with South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. That's not good. Two of them are starters...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,925 reads 12 comments

  4. Big Ten Football: Who's Going in the First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft?

    In the 2012 NFL draft this past April, the Big Ten had to suffer the mild humiliation of not seeing a player drafted until the 23rd pick, when Detroit took Iowa tackle Riley Reiff ...

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  5. Big Ten Football Q&A: Why Ohio State-Michigan in 2013 Is Too Close to Call

    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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  6. Bleacher Report's 2012 All-Big Ten Football Team

    Here's the thing about the All-Big Ten teams: They're incorrect. Oh, they're mostly right, but there's enough in those teams that we took issue with that it only made sense to nominate our own list of the best players in the Big Ten...

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  7. Big Ten Football: Predicting Which Juniors Will Declare for the 2013 NFL Draft

    The 2013 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and with it, comes the crushing disappointment of seeing top juniors and even some redshirt sophomores head off to the pros to get paid instead ...

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  8. Big Ten Realignment: Legends and Leaders Nicknames Deserve to Get Whacked

    Last week, we presented the notion that the impending Big Ten reorganization when Maryland and Rutgers join the fold gives the conference the perfect opportunity to realign—and ...

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  9. How Johnathan Hankins Declaring for NFL Draft Affects Ohio State Football in '13

    Ohio State is bidding a fond farewell to defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins , who announced on Monday that he was entering the 2013 NFL Draft...

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  10. Wisconsin Football: Badgers Wise to Wait Until Bowl Season Is over to Pick Coach

    It's probably no surprise at this point, but Wisconsin will head into the Rose Bowl in roughly three weeks without a permanent head coach leading the team there. Barry Alvarez has announced that he will coach the team in Pasadena (per ESPN...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 6,215 reads 6 comments

  11. A Statistical Case for Why Manti Te'o Should Have Won the Heisman Trophy

    The 2012 Heisman Trophy has been awarded to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel , and it wasn't exactly an unjust decision...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 8,752 reads 43 comments

  12. Big Ten Football Q&A: Division Realignment, Betting on Bowl Wins and More

    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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  13. When Jim Delany Says Big Ten Is 'Inactive but Alert,' It Means B1G Is Expanding

    The Big Ten is not done expanding. No way, no how. Not when you listen to what people around the Big Ten are saying...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,076 reads 9 comments

  14. Which Big Ten Team Has the Best Chance to Beat the SEC in a Bowl Game?

    The Big Ten has not had the greatest record of success against the SEC in bowl games recently. Perhaps you've heard...

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  15. Wisconsin Football: Would Boise State's Chris Petersen Fit as Head Coach?

    As Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez looks for someone to replace outgoing head coach Bret Bielema (working title: The Hunt for Red Successor), the difficulty isn't going to be finding an interested candidate...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 275 reads 60 comments

  16. Bret Bielema to Arkansas Shows SEC Isn't Afraid to Spend Like Champions

    One of the remarkable aspects of Bret Bielema 's sudden defection to Arkansas just weeks before Wisconsin's appearance in the 2013 Rose Bowl is that Wisconsin isn't exactly a lightweight when it comes to spending on coaches...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,449 reads 7 comments

  17. Big Ten Football: Realignment Is Perfect Time to Get Rid of Legends and Leaders

    Oh, so the Big Ten is expanding again. No, not again again, we don't have some surprise news about Notre Dame or anything; we're talking about Maryland and Rutgers...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,135 reads 26 comments

  18. What Impact Does Bret Bielema Leaving Have on Rose Bowl Matchup vs Stanford?

    Obviously, the biggest story facing the Big Ten this bowl season is what its Rose Bowl representative, Wisconsin, is going to do after losing head coach Bret Bielema to Arkansas less than one month before kickoff...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,154 reads 2 comments

  19. Seven Teams, Seven Underdogs: Breaking Down the Big Ten's Bowl Chances

    The struggle is real. It is happening. We worried on Sunday that the Big Ten might not win a single bowl game here in 2012; now that fear has the backing of Vegas...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,778 reads 18 comments

  20. Wisconsin Football: Coaching Candidates Badgers Must Look at After Bret Bielema

    Just 24 hours ago, nobody was thinking about the possibility that the Wisconsin Badgers would be looking for a head coach...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 31,284 reads 27 comments

  21. Bret Bielema to Arkansas: Nothing More Than a Lateral Move for Wisconsin Coach

    According to Yahoo! Sports , Arkansas has lured Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema to Fayetteville to be the next head coach of the Razorbacks...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,155 reads 51 comments

  22. Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o Deserves the 2012 Heisman Trophy

    Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o , not Kansas State QB Collin Klein or Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel , deserves the Heisman Trophy. He might not get it—and it wouldn't surprise us if he doesn't—but he deserves it...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 7,088 reads 62 comments

  23. 2012 Heisman Trophy: Braxton Miller Deserved an Invite to New York City

    The 2012 Heisman Trophy finalists have been announced, and anyone expecting a Big Ten flavor to the proceedings is going to be disappointed...

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  24. B1G Was Right to Ensure Nebraska, Not Northwestern, Earned Capital One Bowl Bid

    Nebraska is in the Capital One Bowl this season, squaring off against fellow conference runner-up Georgia. Northwestern, meanwhile, fell to the Gator Bowl behind Michigan, who was tabbed by the Outback...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,726 reads 22 comments

  25. 2-Team BCS Rule Is Good for College Football Bowl System

    To hear it from the likes of Kirk Herbstreit and ESPN on Sunday, the whole college football postseason is a sham...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 1,592 reads 16 comments