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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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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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Blotter: De’Andre Johnson Suspended

July 29, 2012

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The criminal justice system had its hands full with Iowa running back De’Andre Johnson this past week: The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Johnson was ticketed for speeding and eluding arrest on Saturday. It says Johnson drove his motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and didn’t immediately pull over. University Heights police didn’t […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Look Who’s Back, Keady’s Back

July 14, 2012

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A special Saturday edition of the Daily Big Tidbits … Gene Keady is coming back to the Purdue sideline! (NBC Sports) It looks like Indiana will get an official visit from BeeJay Anya. (Inside The Hall) Tom Dienhart ranks the biggest football games in the Big Ten this year. Michigan and Michigan State are involved in […]

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B1G Betting: Big Odds On Big Ten BCS Champion

July 13, 2012

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OK, degenerates, ready to make some bets on the college football season? At Vegas Insider, these are the odds you can get on Big Ten teams to win the BCS championship on Jan. 7: Nebraska: 40/1 Wisconsin: 40/1 Michigan: 50/1 Michigan State: 50/1 Illinois: 300/1 Iowa: 300/1 Penn State: 300/1 Ohio State: Off, feeling shame […]

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Daily Big Tidbits: Purdue Pete’s Email & Beer!

July 13, 2012

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Bobby Bowden says Penn State should tear down the Joe Paterno statue. (StateCollege.com) Beer! Minnesota football games! But available only in one – or maybe two – spots, far from the student section. (KARE) A 92-year-old concrete baron (I just like the way that sounds) gives $2 million to Purdue’s football program. (Journal Courier) Recruiting […]

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Which Big Ten School Produces Best NFL Offense?

July 13, 2012

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Off the top of your head, which Big Ten school would you say produces the best professional offensive players? Using ProFootballReference.com, we took a look at six categories – passing touchdowns, total touchdowns scored, total points, rushing yards, passing yards and receiving yards. The chart below shows the totals for each of the Big Ten […]

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National Signing Day: Iowa

February 1, 2012

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Kirk Ferentz is still at Iowa – and he seems to have a good class on the way, with highly rated offensive lineman and athletes leading the way. Sounds like a nice combination. The Des Moines Register is all over it – including a live blog of Ferentz’s news conference at 4 p.m. today (or […]

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Coker Lands At Stony Brook

January 30, 2012

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Marcus Coker is headed east: Stony Brook football is poised to take a step toward national prominence with the official announcement coming Wednesday that former Iowa running back Marcus Coker has enrolled as a transfer student, according to Newsday.com. Stony Brook  coach Chuck Priore confirmed Monday that Coker is joining the team, Newsday said. Coker […]

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Where Do Successful Big Ten Coaches Come From?

January 24, 2012

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Could the college football coaching carousel get any more confusing? Todd Graham is the coach at Tulsa, then at Pitt. Blink again and the guy is at Arizona St. What the …? Not only is Joe Paterno gone, gone also are the days when larger then life legends roamed the same sidelines for 20, 30 […]

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It’s A Major Award For Hayden Fry

January 19, 2012

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From the Des Moines Register: Former Iowa football coach Hayden Fry Thursday was named recipient of the 2012 Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award, which is sponsored by Marathon Oil. The award “recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during a career,” according to a press release announcing the award. Past winners include Lou […]

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Iowa Quarterback Leaves School

January 16, 2012

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Another Iowa Hawkeye is leaving the program, this time their backup quarterback turned linebacker/special teamer: University of Iowa football player A.J. Derby has asked for a release from his football scholarship and will transfer from the University of Iowa. The announcement came Monday from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. “A.J. has asked for his release, […]

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News From Around The Big Ten

January 12, 2012

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There’s always lots going on around the Big Ten this time of year, so here’s a links dump for your Thursday morning: Angst: On the heels of Marcus Coker leaving Iowa, Hawkeye Insider asks “Is the end nearing for long-time head coach Kirk Ferentz?” Their conclusion seems to be, “No.” Carry on, Iowans. Hoosier love: […]

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Coker Was Under Investigation For Sexual Assault

January 12, 2012

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A development in the Marcus Coker saga: Former University of Iowa running back Marcus Coker played in as many as five games after UI officials became aware he was the subject of a sexual assault investigation, an investigation that concluded last week. Iowa City Police Lt. Doug Hart said Wednesday that UI officials were notified […]

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Coker Won’t Return To Iowa

January 10, 2012

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No surprise here: Marcus Coker won’t return to the Iowa football team after being suspended for the Insight Bowl. The University of Iowa reported Tuesday that Coker asked for and was given a release from his football scholarship. Coker ran for 1,384 yards during his sophomore season, the fourth-best total in Hawkeye history. It also […]

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