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WSJ: Big Ten Football Is Lousy

January 2, 2013

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Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal watched some football Tuesday and noticed that the Big Ten … well … sucks: For three quarters Tuesday, the Rose Bowl seemed like that Clint Eastwood commercial at halftime of last year’s Super Bowl about an auto-producing Rust Belt city rising up to reclaim its former glory. It […]

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Purdue Recruiting Update

December 20, 2012

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New Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell told the Journal and Courier that he has talked to each of Purdue’s 13 recruits for next season – and so far they seem to be sticking: “They all sound very good. I’ve bonded with some of them, I think. Some really neat guys. I’m looking forward to getting […]

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Indiana Football Is No. 2! (In A Bad Way)

December 19, 2012

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Forbes takes a look at the worst college football teams for the money – and found the Indiana Hoosiers are the second worst bargain in all the land (behind Kansas). Their three-year analysis of automatic qualifying conference teams found that Indiana spent $58 million between 2009 and 2011 – or $5.8 million per win. On […]

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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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Darrell Hazell Can Wear A Hat

December 5, 2012

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Purdue’s hiring of Darrell Hazell has been met with universal approval, near as we can tell. Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com sums up the hiring nicely: Perhaps most importantly, Purdue needs to generate some buzz around its program again, as attendance has been on the decline. Hazell isn’t a huge name, but he has a good track […]

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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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Hope, Bielema Lose Popularity Contest

August 7, 2012

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ESPN continues its survey of Big Ten football players, today asking “Which Big Ten coach would you least like to play for?” The results: Danny Hope, Purdue — 4 votes Bret Bielema, Wisconsin — 4 votes Kevin Wilson, Indiana — 3 votes Urban Meyer, Ohio State — 2 votes Brady Hoke, Michigan — 2 votes […]

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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: Purdue Boots Collins

July 18, 2012

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So long, Sean Collins. From the Indy Star: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue senior cornerback Sean Collins has been dismissed from the Boilermaker football team, head coach Danny Hope announced Tuesday. The dismissal comes after Collins was arrested on July 14 outside a bar on campus on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery. Hope […]

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Blotter: 59 Big Ten Arrests In Two Years

July 17, 2012

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With the arrest of Sean Collins for allegedly hitting a woman at a bar, Purdue has the dubious distinction of pulling into a first-place tie in the Big Ten for the most athletes arrested in the last two years. According to ArrestNation.com, here are the athletes from each Big Ten school who have been arrested […]

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Blotter: Purdue CB Arrested, Suspended

July 16, 2012

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Not good: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue athletics official says cornerback Sean Collins is suspended from the team after being arrested outside a bar on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery. The Tippecanoe County Jail says the 21-year-old was arrested early Saturday outside Where Else? bar. West Lafayette Police Lt. Scott Fohr […]

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Old School Clip: Brees In ’98 Alamo Bowl

July 15, 2012

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A look back at the $100 million man.

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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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