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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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Northwestern: No. 1 Football Team (Academically)

December 11, 2012

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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, […]

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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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Wisconsin’s Special Outfits For Nebraska Game

August 7, 2012

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

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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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Nebraska Unveils Alternate Uniforms

July 27, 2012

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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:

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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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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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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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Helping The Huskers Feel Better About Themselves

February 3, 2012

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Let’s see if you can follow the logic here of Steven M. Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star as he gives Bo Pelini a pass for missing out on a player that would have made Nebraska’s recruiting class significantly more impressive: Then came Wednesday’s letdown. Five-star offensive lineman Andrus Peat chose Stanford over Nebraska and […]

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Recruiting: Signing Day Is A Big Deal In Lincoln

January 31, 2012

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This is a screen shot from the Lincoln Journal Star. They are really looking forward to tomorrow’s National Signing Day. They have player bios of all of Nebraska’s recruits, with boxes ready to be checked once they sign their lives away offer letters. We’ll have more on recruiting classes from all 12 Big Ten teams […]

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