Category: Team Previews

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Big Ten Road Trip: Minnesota 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. First stop, Twin Cities for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  2016 Record (Bowl Game) : 9-4 (Holiday Bowl vs. Washington State, W 17-12) “Ski-U-Mah, means Row the Boat. Huh?” It literally took new... Read more »
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Big Ten Football Road Trip : Northwestern Preview

This is part of The Big Ten Blog season previews. The format will take shape of a road trip, meandering through Big Ten country. We now journey into the motherland down I-90 to Evanston and Northwestern University. It’s time to preview the Wildcats. Northwestern  2015 Record (Bowl Game) : 10-3 ( Outback Bowl L, 6-45... Read more »

Big Ten Football Road Trip : Minnesota Preview

This is part of The Big Ten Blog season previews. The format will take shape of a road trip, meandering through Big Ten country. We continue four and a half hours north  on I-380 to I-35 to the Twin Cities. We’ve reached the University of Minnesota. Minnesota 2015 Record (Bowl Game) : 6-7 ( Quick Lane... Read more »

Big Ten Football Road Trip : Iowa Preview

This is part of The Big Ten Blog season previews. The format will take shape of a road trip, meandering through Big Ten country. We continue 300 miles west on I-80. We’ve reached the alma mater, the University of Iowa. Iowa 2015 Record (Bowl Game) : 12-2 ( Rose Bowl L, 16-45 vs. Stanford) 22-82-9:04.... Read more »
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Big Ten Football Road Trip : Nebraska Preview

This is part of The Big Ten Blog season previews. The format will take shape of a road trip, meandering through Big Ten country. We start in Lincoln, the western frontier of the Big Ten. Nebraska 2015 Record (Bowl Game) : 6-7 ( Foster Farms Bowl W, 37-29 vs. UCLA) Nebraska began the Mike Riley era with... Read more »