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Know It All Podcast: Big Ten Picks and College Football Truth Bombs

J.P. and Ryan are back for another weekly installment of the Know It All Football podcast. As always, they give their thoughts on the upcoming Big Ten games, but not before dropping knowledge about the current college football season and the upcoming College Football Playoff.…

Land Grant Rant: The B1G Enters Conference Play on Equal Footing

The story of B1G play pretty much re-wrote itself in week 4 of the 2014 college football season. After a dismal first 3 weeks that had the conference at the center of criticism of every sports media outlet in the country, the B1G bounced back…

Rutgers goes from being the trap game to playing in one

Can you have a trap game if you’ve been considered a trap team?  This week, Rutgers goes up against its final 2014 non-conference opponent, Tulane from New Orleans.  Tulane has played a fairly aggressive Power 5 schedule so far, up against Georgia Tech and Duke,…

Big Ten Writers Rankings for Week 4

Four of our staff writers have submitted their rankings for the Big Ten Conference after four weeks of play. The voting was calculated using 14 points for first place, 13 for second, etc. First place votes are in parentheses. 1. Michigan State, 55 points (3) 2.…

Big Ten Writers Awards For Week 4

Our staff writers have weighed in with their choices for offensive and defensive player and coach of the week in the Big Ten for Week 4. Let’s see what they came up with. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska — The Husker I-Back…

The Rust Belt Rundown: Big Ten Football is Alive and Well

Boy, it’s a good thing we don’t pick the four teams who qualify for the first ever College Football Playoff after three weeks! This whole “let’s let the season play out” idea might be worth listening to. The Big Ten had easily its best week…

Nebraska’s Abdullah Grabs Weekly Hornung Honors

Louisville, KY – Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah was one of two players chosen for the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll selection in week four of the college football season. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football.…

Big Ten Week 4 Writers Picks Against the Spread

Welcome to the scaled-down version of our weekly picks against the spread. We are going to switch it up for this weekend and give only one writer’s take for each game. I’ve tried to assign games based on subject matter and geography to the best…

Know It All Podcast: Big Ten Week 3 Review, Week 4 Preview

Ryan and J.P. go over last week’s Big Ten games and give their thoughts on the upcoming contests, including against the spread. Listen to the podcast HERE. You can also listen by downloading the Soundcloud App on iTunes and Google Play. September 19, 2014 Reads:…

The Land Grant Rant: Big Ten at an Early Season Crossroads

The hits keep coming for the B1G conference in 2014. The B1G as a whole has not only stumbled out of the gate, it is several lengths behind the pack before we hit the turn and conference play really cranks up. At some point you…

Big Ten Writers Awards For Week 3

Our writers have chimed in with their thoughts as to who the Big Ten’s outstanding offensive player, defensive player and coach were in Week 3. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK J.T. Barrett, Ohio State — After losing last week at home to an unranked Virginia…

Big Ten Writers Rankings for Week 3

Four of our staff writers have submitted their rankings for the Big Ten Conference after three weeks of play. The voting was calculated using 14 points for first place, 13 for second, etc. First place votes are in parentheses. 1. Michigan State, 55 points (3) 2.…