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WSJ: Big Ten Football Is Lousy

January 2, 2013

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Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal watched some football Tuesday and noticed that the Big Ten … well … sucks: For three quarters Tuesday, the Rose Bowl seemed like that Clint Eastwood commercial at halftime of last year’s Super Bowl about an auto-producing Rust Belt city rising up to reclaim its former glory. It […]

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SWAG: Big Ten Bowl Gifts

December 10, 2012

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Bowl season is nigh – and that means the unpaid student-athletes get free crap from the bowl organizing committees. Sports Business Daily breaks down what each bowl is handing out. Here is the Big Ten bowl SWAG: Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl: Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack. Michigan State, […]

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2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

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National Signing Day is just 57 days away (Feb. 6, if you choose not to do the math), and Big Ten classes are beginning to take shape. While there are plenty of commitments, de-commitments and switches to be made, here’s an early look at where each Big Ten team stands as signing day approaches (click […]

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Big Ten? Big Underdogs

December 4, 2012

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The Big Ten – in all its football excellence – is a cumulative 55-point underdog for its seven bowl games this holiday season. Better yet, not one Big Ten school is favored in any of the bowls. See: Bowl Big Ten Opponent Line Meineke Minnesota Texas Tech TT -13 Buffalo Wild Wings Michigan St TCU […]

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Ohio Poll: 60-2 In Favor Of Urban Meyer

August 16, 2012

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Public Policy Polling – fresh off of getting Wisconsin wrong again – takes a look at the really important issues in Ohio. Namely: football. Ohio State fans are happy with the job Urban Meyer is doing so far as their football coach. 60% approve, while only 2% disapprove. 38% say they’re not sure and are […]

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Sadly, Penn State Alums Fight To Clear Paterno Name

August 14, 2012

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  The proprietors of a website called The Framing of Joe Paterno have commissioned a poll that shows that the public has less than solid grasp on the details of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State. The implication, according to the poll’s sponsors, of the results “(proves) our premise that the extreme media bias in […]

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When Does The AP Release College Football Top 25 Poll?

August 13, 2012

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August 18. Hurry up! We have Poll Watch to publish.

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Denard Robinson Thinks He Can Beat Bolt (In 40)

August 13, 2012

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Denard Robinson says he thinks he can beat Usain Bolt in a 40-yard dash: “I’ve watched him run, and I’m pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash,” Robinson said at Michigan’s media day on Sunday. “I’d get a better start, and I could take him. “At 60 yards, I’d be in trouble, […]

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Badgers Highlight SI’s All-American Team

August 9, 2012

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Three Big Ten players were named Thursday to Sports Illustrated’s preseason All-American football team: Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, Wisconsin tackle Ricky Wagner and Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short. Big Ten second-teamers include Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead, Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick and Michigan State defensive lineman William Gholston. Given that, Wisconsin will clearly […]

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Penn State Adds Names To Football Uniforms

August 7, 2012

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Meltdowns are sure to occur in the wake of this news: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When they take the field at Beaver Stadium for their 126th season, The Pennsylvania State University football team will wear uniforms featuring a blue ribbon to support all victims of child abuse. Also, for the first time, the names of each […]

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Hope, Bielema Lose Popularity Contest

August 7, 2012

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ESPN continues its survey of Big Ten football players, today asking “Which Big Ten coach would you least like to play for?” The results: Danny Hope, Purdue — 4 votes Bret Bielema, Wisconsin — 4 votes Kevin Wilson, Indiana — 3 votes Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 2 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — 2 votes […]

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Urban Meyer Wins Popularity Poll

August 6, 2012

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ESPN surveyed 28 Big Ten players about which other coaches in the Big Ten they would most like to play for, with the following results: Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 8 votes Kirk Ferentz, Iowa — 6 votes Mark Dantonio, Michigan State — 4 votes Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern — 3 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — […]

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Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

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Big Ten football programs are increasingly turning to Twitter to share news, pictures and manage issues. But which schools have the greatest reach? Is it purely a function of the biggest fan bases? Or the best use of Twitter? Or a combination of both? As you see below, it’s a combination of both – with […]

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IU Football: Suspensions, Dismissals & Defections

August 3, 2012

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A dismissal, two quit and three suspended. Just another day in Indiana football. From the Indy Star: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana junior wide receiver Kofi Hughes, the former Cathedral standout who caught 35 passes for IU last season, is among three players who will be suspended for one game during the 2012 football season, IU coach Kevin […]

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Big Ten Picture Of The Day

August 3, 2012

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Illinois center Graham Pocic signs a small human (Photo via @BTNBrentYarina).

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Was The Montee Ball Attack Not So Random?

August 3, 2012

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It’s starting to look like Wisconsin running back Montee Ball may not have been just some random target while he walked down the street at 2:15 the other morning. From the State Journal: Madison police said they believe a “precipitating event” led to the attack early Wednesday on University of Wisconsin senior running back Montee […]

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