Let's Give Them Nothing to Talk About : Big Ten Football Week 12 Review

Week 12 of college football -not just in the Big Ten – is intentionally set up each year as a sleeper of a Saturday. This is done as a precursor to the final weekend of the year that highlights a cornucopia of rivalries – we’ll get to that. The only major storyline going into the... Read more »

Help Me, Wisconsin. You're My Only Hope: Big Ten Football Week 10 Review

After last week’s 39-38 thriller in Columbus, Ohio State catapulted themselves in the Big Ten east standings as well as the first College Football Playoff rankings – coming in at 6th. Though there would be work left to inject themselves into the top 4, the hardest challenge seemed to be behind them as they prepared to travel Iowa... Read more »

Hey, It Could Be Football: Nebraska Basketball Preview

As part of previewing the 2017-2018 Big Ten basketball season, The Big Ten Blog will preview each team in reverse order in which I predict they will finish. In the spirit of the school’s crippling athletic disappointment, Nebraska is up next at 13th. 2017 record (conference): 12-19(6-12) At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year,... Read more »
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At Least You'll Have the Garden : Rutgers Basketball Preview

As part of previewing the 2017-2018 Big Ten basketball season, The Big Ten Blog will preview each team in reverse order in which I predict they will finish. Coming in at dead last is the scarlet-haired stepchild of the Big Ten, Rutgers. 2017 Record(conference): 15-18 (3-15) On a innocuously frigid Saturday afternoon last March, Rutgers... Read more »

One-Horse Races: Big Ten Football Week 5 Review

Going into week 5 of the Big Ten football season it didn’t look like a lot would be determined in terms of division supremacy with a slew of cross-divisional matchups while Michigan was on a bye week and Ohio State was on a faux bye week at Rutgers. What was abundantly clear by Saturday night... Read more »

Everybody Calm Down: Big Ten Football Week Five

The fifth week of football for Big Ten Conference fans shouldn’t be a breathless jaunt into painful results as the fourth week proved to be. Regardless on which side of the Penn State-Iowa game one was on, neither fan base is willing to go through that roller-coaster of emotions for a second straight week. Some... Read more »
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What to Watch : Big Ten Football Week 4

Week 4 of the college football season marks the unofficial official opening of Big Ten conference play – not counting Indiana-Ohio State kicking off the college football season week 1. Six schools will open up the 2017, 9-game slate of conference games this weekend mixed in with Michigan State and Notre Dame trying to make... Read more »

Big Ten Road Trip: Wisconsin Football Preview

This is part the part of the Big Ten Blog season where we preview the upcoming football season in a road trip fashion. Next stop, we’re taking US-151 North up to Madison even though we probably should’ve went to Minnesota just before Wisconsin. But this is my road trip. Badger time. 2016 Record (Bowl Game) :... Read more »

Big Ten Road Trip: Iowa Football Preview

This is part the part of the Big Ten Blog season where we preview the upcoming football season in a road trip fashion. Next stop, it’s all I-80 East. Iowa. The Motherland. 2016 Record (Bowl Game): 8-5 (Outback Bowl vs. Florida, L 3-30) Iowa was one stop away from the 2015 College Football Playoff before they... Read more »
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Big Ten Road Trip: Nebraska Football Preview

This is part the part of the Big Ten Blog season where we preview the upcoming football season in a road trip fashion. Next stop, we’re taking I-35 to I-80 West. It’s your turn Nebraska. 2016 Record (Bowl Game) : 9-4 (Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee, L 24-38) Nebraska hasn’t finished in the top 10 since... Read more »