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Michigan Football Is No. 2! (In A Good Way)

December 19, 2012

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There are six Big Ten teams among the 20 most valuable college football programs in the country – and they are the six you would expect (though not necessarily in the order you may think). A report by Forbes shows Michigan climbed nicely while Penn State plummeted in the wake of the Sandusky mess. Ohio […]

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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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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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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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Coaches Poll: Michigan Top Big Ten Team

August 2, 2012

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The preseason USA Today coaches poll is out, with a whole bunch of familiar names at the top and just four Big Ten teams in the Top 25. LSU is No. 1, with 18 first-place votes, followed by Alabama (20 first-place votes), USC (19), Oklahoma and Oregon. The Big Ten? Michigan is No. 8 going […]

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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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Lots Of Winning In East Lansing

March 2, 2012

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The Wall Street Journal notes that Michigan State is on the cusp of going undefeated at home in both football and basketball – something few major conference schools have done this century: But the Spartans are one victory away. After going 7-0 at home during the football season, Michigan State is 17-0 at the Breslin […]

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Danny O’Brien Can Go To Vandy

February 22, 2012

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Is it looking less likely that former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien will be transferring to Wisconsin or Michigan State? Maryland is lifting restrictions and telling departing quarterback Danny O’Brien, offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson that they are free after all to transfer to Vanderbilt or other schools if they wish. Terps coach […]

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Two Big Ten Schools On Danny O’Brien’s List

February 15, 2012

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Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien has been released from his scholarship and could be headed to the Big Ten: According to the Baltimore Sun, O’Brien’s list of schools includes Wisconsin, Michigan State, Stanford and Vanderbilt. O’Brien reportedly is on track to graduate in the spring and would be eligible to play immediately in 2012, just as […]

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Big Ten Alumni Among Most Disliked Athletes

February 8, 2012

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Forbes has a new poll out on America’s most disliked athletes – and it has a heavy Big Ten flavor near the top. After the top two of Michael Vick and Tiger Woods, a trio of former Big Ten players round out the top five: No. 3: Former Michigan State Spartan Plaxico Burress, which seems […]

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National Signing Day: Michigan State

February 1, 2012

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Michigan State advanced to the Big Ten title game and won a thriller of a Bowl Game. But all anybody can talk about is Urban Meyer’s recruiting class. Or Brady Hoke’s. It’s enough to make a coach angry. But Mark Dantonio and Michigan State has put together a solid 2012 recruiting class – ranked No. […]

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