1. Big Ten Fear Is Embarrassment vs. SEC, Big 12 in Key Bowl Games

    The Big Ten's regular season is in the books, and we don't need to go into great detail about what a disappointment it was for most of the programs. It was a mess...

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  2. Rose Bowl 2013: Running Game Gives 5-Loss Wisconsin Chance vs. Stanford

    The way this season has gone for the Big Ten, it seems rather fitting to have an unranked team represent the conference in the Rose Bowl. And lo and behold, here's 8-5 Wisconsin traveling to Pasadena to take on No...

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  3. Big Ten Championship 2012: How Was Nebraska This Unprepared?

    Bo Pelini is a man without answers. That's not a knock on him or an otherwise deliberately unfair characterization of the coach who just saw his team get drilled in the Big Ten ...

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  4. Big Ten Championship 2012: These Are the Badgers We Expected to See All Year

    Wow. What is there to say but just "wow"? Wisconsin unloaded a season's worth of frustrations on an unsuspecting Nebraska defense, and the result was a shocking 70-31 beatdown in Indianapolis on Saturday night for the Big Ten title...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,353 reads 46 comments

  5. Michigan Football: Wolverines' Non-Conference Contracts Tell Interesting Story

    The Detroit Free-Press just released contract details for the spate of nonconference games that Michigan scheduled recently, and one thing seems certain: Michigan AD Dave Brandon sure is certain all these games will come to pass...

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  6. Big Ten Championship Game: How to Solve the Woeful Ticket Sale Problem

    When you think of the term "Big Ten Championship Game," it seems pretty straightforward and impervious to misinterpretation. But for this year? Oh, this year we've got some problems...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,261 reads 25 comments

  7. Nebraska vs. Oklahoma Is a Welcome Return of a Great Rivalry

    Oklahoma and Nebraska. Ask any college football fan who's been around for more than 20 years about these two teams, and they'll tell you the same thing: It used to be one of the all-time best rivalries in college football...

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  8. Big Ten Football Q&A: 2013 Skill Position Leaders, Unceasing Futility 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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  9. Penn State Football: Projecting a Bowl Game for the Nittany Lions

    We've spent a little bit of time over the past month trying to figure out what Ohio State's postseason situation would be if, y'know , Ohio State had a postseason...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 10,484 reads 7 comments

  10. Would a Big Ten Championship Validate Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez?

    It's hard to imagine a quarterback of a winning team being more maligned over the previous two seasons than Taylor Martinez . Of course, it's harder to imagine a worse throwing motion on the quarterback of a winning team, so we probably don't need Dr...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,335 reads 63 comments

  11. Why Is Braxton Miller the Big Ten Player of Year but NOT First-Team QB?

    The Big Ten announced its superlative awards on Tuesday , lauding Ohio State by granting DE John Simon the Defensive Player of the Year award and hailing QB Braxton Miller as the Offensive Player of the Year...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,677 reads 30 comments

  12. Big Ten Championship Game: Here's Why Nebraska Has the Edge

    There's one game left in the Big Ten's regular season. One game. Thankfully, it's theoretically the best game; it's the Big Ten Championship ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,968 reads 22 comments

  13. Michigan Football: Granting QB Devin Gardner a Fifth Year Is a Game-Changer

    One of the biggest nuggets of information to come from Brady Hoke's latest news conference was the revelation that junior quarterback Devin Gardner is possibly still-a-sophomore Devin Gardner instead...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 10,739 reads 65 comments

  14. Winners and Losers from the All-Big Ten Team and Awards

    The Big Ten announced its postseason awards and all-conference teams on Monday night, and suffice it to say, there's going to be a little bit of controversy over the next few days...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 15,103 reads 27 comments

  15. Ohio State Football: Are the Buckeyes the No. 1 Team in the Country—in 2013?

    It's November 27, and Ohio State's season is over. If you're thinking that's rare, it is. It's only happened twice before in the last 40 years for the Buckeyes...

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  16. Michigan Football: Wolverines Need a New Offensive Coordinator

    Listening to Brady Hoke on Monday, you'd think Michigan had a wonderful day on offense against Ohio State. You'd think Al Borges called the game of his life. You'd think Michigan was put in position to win and the players just blew it...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 5,814 reads 77 comments

  17. Notre Dame vs. Ohio State: How the Last 2 Unbeatens Match Up

    One of the best aspects of a two-team championship system like college football's is when there are two clear-cut title-worthy teams, especially if they're both undefeated...

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  18. Danny Hope Fired: Who Can Make the Purdue Boilermakers Relevant Again?

    Fare thee well, Danny Hope . The Purdue coach was fired on Sunday (per PurdueSports .com) following a 6-6 regular season. Hope's overall record at Purdue was 22-27 and he never went over ...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 4,721 reads 17 comments

  19. Would 5-Loss Wisconsin Be the Worst Rose Bowl Team in B1G History?

    Wisconsin has not had a great year of football. We can agree to that. Bret Bielema fired his offensive line coach after a 1-1 start to the season in which Wisconsin was near the bottom of the Big Ten in offensive production...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 2,925 reads 18 comments

  20. Wisconsin vs. Penn State: Don't Write Eulogy for Nittany Lions Football Just Yet

    The 2012 season is in the books for Penn State, and what a wild one it was. From the gut punch of sanctions about a month before the season started to the flood of high-profile transfers ...

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  21. Michigan vs. Ohio State: Awful Second Half Play-Calling Dooms Wolverines

    Going into halftime, it looked like the Michigan-Ohio State game was going to be another barnburner , just like the 2011 edition that ended 40-34...

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  22. Ohio State's Invite to Jim Tressel Shows School Already Whitewashing His Legacy

    The whitewashing of Jim Tressel 's legacy continues apace in Columbus, as Tressel was hailed alongside the rest of the national-championship-winning 2002 Buckeyes team at Ohio Stadium on Saturday...

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  23. Even If Ohio State Were Eligible, Would B1G Reputation Cost Them BCS Title Shot?

    Ask any Ohio State fan, and he or she will tell you that the Buckeyes deserve to be in a bowl game this year...

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  24. Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for Week 13

    And now we've come...to the ennnnnd of the roooooad ... sorry, had to get my Boyz II Men on. It's appropriate, though, considering we're at the very last week of the regular season in the Big Ten...

    Adam Jacobi Written by Adam Jacobi about over 1 year ago 3,760 reads 35 comments

  25. Big Ten Expansion: Why Conference Brass Is Overestimating Rutgers' Popularity

    Today is Rutgers Day in the Big Ten, and if this is a decent and just world, it means Jim Delany is layering on the fake tan and adjusting his Snooki wig as we speak. Hey, it'd make the press conference entertaining...

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