Archive for July 2011

2011 Media Day Coaches' Interviews

It was another great year for the Big Ten Media Day. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago played host to all 12 head coaches and others for the event on Thursday. In case you missed it, check out all the coaches’ interviews here.

2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game Tickets on Sale Saturday, July 30

All the info you need is at this link. Get your tickets on Saturday and I’ll see you in Indy on December 3.

Indiana Football: Is it Basketball Season Yet?

This may sound cruel, but IU football will be hard to watch this season. Nabbing their new head coach, Kevin Wilson, from Oklahoma was the biggest win they’ll have all season. They only managed one win in the conference last season and that was to a weak and injury riddled Purdue squad. To make matters... Read more »

Danny Hope's for a Healthier Purdue Squad

The Purdue offense was bitten by the injury bug last season which made it tough for the Boilermakers to compete. However, younger players were given the opportunity to receive valuable playing time, which will help in 2011. Rob Henry is the favorite to start at quarterback after playing well in place of injured Robert Marve... Read more »

Illinois: One Year Away from Popping the Champaign

This is a team that could turn some heads this season if they get hot at the right time. They luck out not having to play Iowa, Michigan State, or Nebraska. They also get OSU, Michigan and Wisconsin at home. Also, don’t be surprised if they edge out Northwestern at home for their conference opener.... Read more »

Happy Valley May Have a Frown by Season’s End

The quarterback situation for Penn State is the scariest coming into this season. Rob Bolden is the likely starter, but will he be mentally ready after being denied a transfer request in January? If Bolden falls flat against Alabama in week two, look for Matt McGloin to start at Temple in week three. Evan Royster... Read more »

Indianapolis Is Not In The Buckeyes Future

I know Jim Tressel and Terrell Pryor are gone, but Ohio State still has enough talent to have a pretty good season. Joe Bauserman is the likely replacement for Pryor; however, true freshman Braxton Miller may be capable of taking over right away if the Buckeyes want a long term replacement instead of a quick... Read more »

Is Bucky Ready to Bring a Title to Madtown?

It’s time to keep our 2011 football season predictions going, starting with number one in the leaders division: Wisconsin. Why do I have Wisconsin winning the leaders division you ask? Russell Wilson. The Badgers are coming off back-to-back double-digit win seasons and Wilson seems to be the perfect fit for a team that otherwise looked... Read more »

Legends #6

Minnesota: Head coach Jerry Kill has his work cut out for him in his first season as head coach. They were terrible last season. The defense was bad, the offense was worse, and a new coach with only ten total returning starters does not play to the Gophers favor. I think Jerry Kill will turn... Read more »

Legends #5

Northwestern: Dan Persa (QB) is back, which is huge. It won’t be enough for Northwestern to get to the top of the division, though. Their defense was one of the worst in the Big Ten last season, and the six starters they have returning won’t make the unit any better. However, with Persa starting, the... Read more »