Advertisements

Archive | NE RSS feed for this archive

Top 10 Big Ten Stories Of 2012

December 20, 2012

0 Comments

The Big Ten had an eventful 2012, marked by great basketball, lousy football, some messes off the field and lots going on with the business side of things. With that, here are the top 10 Big Ten stories of 2012: 1. The Fall – And Rise – Of Penn State Football. After Sandusky happened in […]

Continue reading...

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

December 19, 2012

2 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

0 Comments

Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

Continue reading...

Northwestern: No. 1 Football Team (Academically)

December 11, 2012

0 Comments

Northwestern is ranked No. 1 Among the top 25 college football teams in academic achievement, according to a new study from the New America Foundation. The rankings go beyond graduation rates and instead look at factors such as: The team’s graduation rate compared to that of the school’s overall male student body. Black-white graduation gap, […]

Continue reading...

SWAG: Big Ten Bowl Gifts

December 10, 2012

3 Comments

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, […]

Continue reading...

2013 Big Ten Football Commitments

December 10, 2012

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

0 Comments

The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

Continue reading...

Big Ten? Big Underdogs

December 4, 2012

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

Badgers Highlight SI’s All-American Team

August 9, 2012

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Wisconsin’s Special Outfits For Nebraska Game

August 7, 2012

0 Comments

Here are the Wisconsin uniforms for their game against Nebraska, which will be wearing these. And a video:

Continue reading...

Urban Meyer Wins Popularity Poll

August 6, 2012

1 Comment

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 — […]

Continue reading...

Big Ten Football Twitter Follower Rankings

August 3, 2012

5 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Coaches Poll: Michigan Top Big Ten Team

August 2, 2012

1 Comment

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 […]

Continue reading...

Five Best: Nebraska Baseball

July 30, 2012

0 Comments

We are highlighting the five best Major League players to ever play baseball at each of the Big Ten universities. Today, we take a look at the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Earlier stories can be found here. School: Nebraska Number of Major Leaguers: 39 First: Ad Liska (debuted Sept. 24, 1933) Most recent: Dan Jennings (debuted April 30, 2012) Five best: Darin Erstad (who […]

Continue reading...

Nebraska Unveils Alternate Uniforms

July 27, 2012

2 Comments

The Huskers will wear them Sept. 29 against Wisconsin. Nebraska’s news release about the uniforms can be found here. And here’s a picture:

Continue reading...

B1G Betting: Big Odds On Big Ten BCS Champion

July 13, 2012

0 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...