Can Melvin Gordon Replace Montee Ball for Wisconsin Badgers This Season?

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The Wisconsin Badgers are a running football team. They’ve been that way since Barry Alvarez‘s arrival as head coach almost 25 years ago, and it has remained that way through Alvarez’s time as Badgers head coach, through Bret Bielema‘s time […]

Brady Hoke Right to Call Out Notre Dame

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  In the world of sports, trash talking comes with the territory when two teams become rivals. It’s a fact of life that athletes and coaches alike are going to talk trash about the other team at one point or […]

Big Ten Football: Playing in Primetime

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It is that special time of the day: primetime. In September, it is the time of the day when the sun begins to set and many people get to bask in a nice, colorful sunset. It is also the time […]

The Fall of Penn State Began With Jerry Sandusky

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Welcome back to a true American horror story. Sadly, this isn’t one that is told amid a backdrop of haunted houses or the macabre. This horror story is one that took place at an institute of higher learning. It’s a […]

Lambeau Field To Possibly Host Wisconsin-LSU Game

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The Wisconsin Badgers and LSU Tigers are working on playing a “neutral location” game against each other during the 2015 college football season. The reason it’s not a legit neutral location game is that the desired location is Lambeau Field […]

Hopes of Gary Andersen as Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach

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With a new coach comes new everything: new expectations, new worries, new curiosities, etc. After Bret Bielema left his position as head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers for the same job with the Arkansas Razorbacks, and former coach Barry Alvarez […]

Andrew Maxwell Has One More Season to Make His Name at Michigan State

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  When following up a quarterback who has made a mark for any team in college football, the results may not be great immediately, if ever. This is what is facing Michigan State Spartans quarterback Andrew Maxwell as he enters […]

Can the Big Ten Climb Out of Football Purgatory?

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  The plunge into football purgatory isn’t something that happens instantly. It takes years for a team, let alone a conference, to make that plunge. The biggest problem is that the plunge is never noticed until impact is near. The […]

Urban Meyer: Stranger in a Strange Land

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When Urban Meyer came to the Big Ten as coach of the Ohio St. Buckeyes, he had to know that he wouldn’t be greeted with open arms by the rest of the conference. Sure enough, he wasn’t. Part of this […]

Big Ten Football in 2012: Weak Conference With a Strong Team Ineligible for Postseason

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Last season for the Big Ten in college football provided plenty of visual evidence of the conference’s on-the-field problems. Whether in non-conference play or conference play, the 2012 regular season was far from the Big Ten’s finest hour. The gap […]

The Big Ten Has a Desperate Need to Win Major Bowl Games

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One thing that can always boost a conference’s overall standing in college football is winning the big bowl games. It is a testament to the Big Ten Conference’s historical legacy and longevity that they are involved in almost every bowl game […]

Expansion in the Big Ten That Isn’t Needed

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The Big Ten joined college football’s conference expansion movement in 2011 when the Nebraska Cornhuskers debuted in the conference. Then near the end of the 2012 season, it was announced that the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Maryland Terrapins would soon […]