Darqueze Dennard: Michigan State’s number one corner

  Darqueze Dennard has generally been an afterthought when discussing the Michigan State secondary. The first name to come up over the last few years has been Johnny Adams, a pre-season All-American that was projected as a first-round pick before the season begun. The second name to pop-up generally has been Isaiah Lewis, an extremely […]

Northwestern: Earning Respect One BCS Victory at a Time

What If I told you that Batman existed in the Big Ten… Batman is Northwestern. Just think about it, they're the team dressed in black (and purple) and they defend what's supposed to be right and good in the world of college athletics. Winning isn't the only thing that matters to the Wildcats, it's doing […]

Gophers down rebels in opener

  Jerry Kill and the Minnesota Golden Gophers got a monkey of their back on Thrusday night when they downed UNLV 30-27 in three overtimes at Sam Boyd Stadium. The win was the first road victory for the Gophers since 2010 and the first in the Kill Era. A Derrick Wells interception setup a field […]

Joe Paterno Returns From Sideline Injury

Joe Paterno is out of the hospital after injuring his right shoulder and pelvis at practice two days ago. Yes, a coach has suffered the most significant injury of training camp so far and, yes, it was everyone’s favorite octogenarian. Paterno was back at practice Wednesday and was happy to put attention back to his […]

Wisconsin, Ohio State Featured in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Since we are talking rankings and getting excited for an upcoming season, why don’t we talk about the upcoming basketball season? It is only in late November and December, right? ESPN officially announced the schedule for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving us blogger types an idea of where the teams stand within the conference. Not […]

Five Big Ten Teams Highlight Preseason Coach’s Poll

Big Ten favorites Wisconsin and Nebraska highlight the five teams from the Big Ten ranked in the preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Badgers clocked in at 10 with the Cornhuskers coming in at 11 in the preseason poll. As always, take preseason polls with a grain of salt. Most of the time they mean nothing, but […]

When A Spread QB Goes Under Center

Change is coming to Michigan. Well, maybe change is the wrong word. The Wolverines are returning to a more conventional offense. The only problem is Michigan has perhaps the most unconventional quarterback in the nation, certainly in the Big Ten. And you cannot really contain Denard Robinson. He is too much like lightning in a […]

Leaders Division Making Transfer Adjustments

The media tabbed Wisconsin its favorite to win the Big Ten’s Leaders Division earlier this week. After last year’s run to the Rose Bowl and Big Ten championship, including a home upset of then-No. 1 Ohio State, it is not so crazy to think the Badgers will not be back near the top of the […]

Media Pick Big Ten Title Game Anyway

The Big Ten announced last week that it would not solicit media members to pick division and conference champions. It was somewhat disappointing because we love discussing these predictions knowing they are going to be wrong. The media’s track record has not been good since the Big Ten started doing this. The coaches made the […]

Cy-Hawk Trophy No More

Trophy games make the Big Ten unique. What other conference do two teams battle for a giant wooden turtle? There is something pure about about college athletes battling for the pride of their state, university and team and a really sweet trophy. The Cy-Hawk Trophy is not one of the prettiest or most unique of the […]

Big Ten Plays Favorites No More

Big Ten media day is coming upon us at the end of next week. The media, coaches and players will gather to show how optimistic they can be about the upcoming season. It is a fantastic time where we learn… well, we really don’t learn much. It just shows us how close we are to […]

Compliance Issues Run Deeper At Ohio State

Ohio State knows the allegations against embattled former coach Jim Tressel and the football program will get worse before they get better. New information will be uncovered revealing exactly how deep the violations went and how intricate the cover up might have been. The Associated Press added to the intrigue, reporting that Tressel had previously […]

Michigan, Michigan State Might Be Winners Of OSU’s Loss

Michigan and Michigan State are heated rivals. The Paul Bunyan Trophy, besides having one of the cooler names among Big Ten trophies, is a pretty serious deal for Spartans fans and Wolverines fans do not like losing to a team they consider their “little brother” on most occasions. It certainly does not sit well that […]

Nation Watching Big Ten

It is July which means football season is right around the corner. It is going to come real fast. The national awards are sending out their watch lists and we are slowly figuring out who the players to watch are. The Big Ten had 17 players named to the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award watch […]

Purdue Will Miss Sean Matti

Purdue will be playing with a heavy heart when they take the field in a few months. No matter how small a role a player plays on the field, they are part of the team’s family and provide something to the makeup of the team. The Boilermakers family and the rest of the Big Ten […]