Posts tagged "Ohio State football"

Ohio State A.D. says they're not facing additional major violations

Ohio State A.D. says they're not facing additional major violations
Ohio State is on probation for NCAA violations stemming from the 2010 tattoo-and-memorabilia scandal. The pay-to-play fiasco that ended up costing Jim Tressel his job, disgraced Terrelle Pryor and led to the suspension of Boom Herron and Devier Posey. The Buckeyes’ are ineligible for a bowl this college football season. This morning, Ohio State released... Read more »

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Brutally Honest Game Preview

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Brutally Honest Game Preview
Last week, the Penn State Nittany Lions played their first game after the biggest story is sports history unfolded on their campus. It led to their first Big Ten loss of the season. This week they’ll take to the road for the first time in the wake of the PSU pedophilia scandal, and face the... Read more »

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections
“They’re radioactive,” a bowl official told Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. “[Bowls] wanted Joe Paterno ‘s last game, not a nightmare.” The Nittany Lions finish the season at Ohio State and Wisconsin. The OSU game looks like a toss-up, and the Badgers will likely destroy them. That season ending tilt is looking like... Read more »
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Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers
When looking at the Big Ten conference standings, and trying to figure out the hierarchy for the college football bowl system, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite lines from the ’80s movie “Fletch.” “I’d say we’re in a gray area.” “How gray?” “Charcoal.” We do know this however- the Big Ten... Read more »

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws
There are only two times when doing a power rankings can be fun- way early in the season/preseason, or when everything is jumbled, disorganized chaos and blah. Doing a power rankings when the hierarchy is clear cut is a practice strictly for centrist, vanilla losers. In the current Big Ten football world, mediocrity, blahness, national... Read more »

Illini Suffer First Loss of 2011 to Ohio St; in Very Boring, Ugly Fashion

Illini Suffer First Loss of 2011 to Ohio St; in Very Boring, Ugly Fashion
Ohio State coach Luke Fickell summed it up best: “It didn’t really matter to me. The game plan was the win. And however we had to do it, we were ready to do it.” As ugly a win as ugly can be, still, Ohio State gave the Illini their first L in 2011 season. Ohio... Read more »
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Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition
Can’t leave college football alone the game needs me. Biggee Smalls once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.” You write and talk about what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. “Banks is... Read more »

Your 15th Ranked Illini vs. Ohio St. Brutally Honest Game Preview

Your 15th Ranked Illini vs. Ohio St. Brutally Honest Game Preview
When was the last time Ohio State were underdogs to the Fighting Illini? Was Dick Butkus still on campus? When the 3-3 Buckeyes visit #15 6-0 Illinois Saturday, no one will expects them to win. And why should they? Whenever Illinois and Ohio State are close to being on the same page, the Illini almost... Read more »

Big 10 Power Rankings

Big 10 Power Rankings
One of the main storylines in the Big Ten entering this college football season was all the dual threat quarterbacks. Well so far, I’d say it’s really only Wisconsin‘s Russell Wilson and Nathan Scheelhaase who fit that bill. Michigan’s Denard Robinson did throw for over 330 yards and 4 TDs, but he is an average... Read more »
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B1G 10 Football Season Predictions

There’s four good teams in the Big Ten this season and five more that could be good or just blah. You can call it parity (just don’t call it PARODY, I HATE when people make that mistake, it isn’t Weird Al Yankovic playing college football here) or you can call it mediocrity. Expect a lot... Read more »