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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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Ohio State Pokes Around Athletes’ Finances

December 18, 2012

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The New York Times takes a look at Ohio State’s new program to monitor spending by its athletes, which attacks precisely the wrong end of the big-time athletics money conundrum: Ohio State, as part of this compliance makeover, “strongly encourages” athletes, especially football and men’s and women’s basketball players, to open checking accounts. University officials, […]

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Book: Clarett Took Pay Cut Leaving Ohio State

December 14, 2012

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Maurice Clarett on life at Ohio State back in the day, in a book excerpt via Deadspin: He was a hard worker in practice and in games. But off the field, he was living a completely different life. “I took golf, fishing, and softball as classes,” Clarett says. “Away from class, anything you can think […]

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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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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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Blotter: Dope Belongs To Bri’Onte Dunn’s Mom

August 1, 2012

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Ohio State running back won’t face drug charges, but he still is doing his part to help the Buckeyes stay near the top in the Big Ten arrest/citation standings over the last two years with a disorderly conduct charge. Why won’t he be facing drug charges? Because his mom says the marijuana was hers, according […]

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Recruiting: The Selective Outrage Of Bret Bielema

July 27, 2012

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The Badgers are taking a principled recruiting stand when it comes to Penn State: Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said Thursday he has no plans to recruit the players at Penn State, suggesting it would violate what he calls a Big Ten coaching brotherhood. “I made the decision as a head coach we would not reach out to […]

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We Are … Convinced There’s A Conspiracy

July 25, 2012

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Let’s check in on how the last Japanese soldiers on the island the Paterno and Penn State true believers are faring two days after the NCAA announced its penalties. We turn to Blue White Illustrated, where we found a post started by Pissed…kDaddy (may be a pseudonum): One thing made clear to me, Penn State […]

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Desmond Howard As A Buckeye

July 14, 2012

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I, for one, have been enjoying this commercial

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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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Unliking Bielema And Meyer

February 25, 2012

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The Big Lead is taking a look at college football’s most unlikeable coaches. Two Big Ten coaches make the ballot: Bret Bielema (Wisconsin) Successful, runs a clean program. His claim to the title is entirely personality driven. No one likes a whiner, especially one unwilling to back up his claims in public. No one likes the guy […]

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