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Nebraska’s Mike Riley And The Question Nobody Is Asking

Everybody loves Mike Riley. From the moment he was hired as the new head coach at Nebraska, the positive comments and love for Riley flowed into the state and program. Nobody has anything bad to say about the guy — not a thing. You almost…

Big Ten Coaches: What Do You Do Here?

About a year ago, I made an admittedly weak attempt at ranking the resumes of what were then the coaches in the Big Ten Conference. I’m not going to do that again. Instead, today I’m going to give a quick once-over of the 14 coaches…

The Recruiting Process In College Athletics Needs To Change

There has got to be a better way to recruit and award scholarships to prospective students for sports.  The way in which colleges and universities recruit athletes for their football teams (and basketball, though not as bad) creates a system in which sniping, back-biting, outright…

Several B1G Stars Projected As High Picks in 2015 NFL Draft

We have a long way to go between now and May when Roger Goodell saunters onto a stage in Chicago — serenaded by a chrous of boos for a variety of reasons — and starts reading off the names of tomorrow’s NFL stars. Be that…

Plenty Of Former B1G Stars Will Be On Display In Super Bowl XLIX

The Big Ten claimed the first ever College Football Playoff Championship this season. Now, it will be a Big Ten quarterback who will raise the Vince Lombardi trophy at the conclusion of the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year. Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) and Tom…

Six B1G Players Named To 2014 FWAA Freshmen All-America Team

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (FWAA) – The 14th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team has a decidedly Texas twist to it, including two members of the teams that recently settled the College Football Playoff championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Oregon tailback…

What Ohio State’s Championship Means For The Rest Of The Big Ten

Ohio State capped off a magical season with a 42-20 thumping of the Oregon Ducks on Monday night. It was a great win for the Buckeyes and a win for the Big Ten and its fans. After years of having the mainstream media force-feed us…

College Football Playoff Nation Championship Preview: Ohio State Vs. Oregon

It all comes down to this. Tonight, Oregon and Ohio State take the field in the house that Jerry built and play for all the marbles. Injuries and suspension will play a role. Contrasting playing styles will be key. Who has the advantage? Will one…

With Harbaugh At The Helm, The Time Is Now For The Michigan Wolverines

The time is now, Michigan – no more excuses. You have the guy you have wanted since Rich Rod left town.  You got the guy who is the very definition of “Michigan Man” —  the guy that if Bo was alive, he would have handpicked…

B1G Performers From Bowl Season

All the bowls games are wrapped up and all that’s left is the national championship game (featuring a Big Ten team!). It was a great bowl season altogether and a successful one for the Big Ten conference. As I’ve reminded people throughout bowl season on…

Big Ten Bowl Roundup: Order Restored

At long last, will January 1, 2015 finally stop the narrative about the Big Ten being a has-been?  It was a heck of a day for the conference, that’s for sure. First up, the Wisconsin Badgers took Auburn, who had national title hopes until they…

College Football Bowl Word Association, Volume 3

So, here we are, on the cusp of the end of the college football season.  I don’t know about you, but it has been a great ride.  We are in the home stretch of games, and while the final games are not as obscure, there are still…