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Ohio State and Urban Meyer Have A Lot to Prove Against Michigan State

The Ohio State Buckeyes enjoyed their fourth straight victory with at least 50 points and 500 yards of total offense against Rutgers two weeks ago. After the win at Penn State, they now sit at 6-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play — technically tied for first…

The AP Poll: Who Voted LSU Above Nebraska?

As I explained in an earlier post, the AP Top 25 voters decided on Sunday that LSU’s 10-7 win over Ole Miss was enough to merit an eight position jump from No. 24 to No. 16 in their weekly poll. In doing so, LSU moved…

The Rust Belt Rundown: SEC Bias Is Alive And Well

So let me get this straight. Saturday morning, ESPN’s Chris Fowler supposedly laid the smack down on any talk that ESPN and the national media had an agenda when it came to the SEC. Everyone lauded him for speaking up. It was essentially a giant…

Big Ten Week 9 Writers Picks Against the Spread

Our writers are back for another week of helping you decide where to put your money (if you’re into that sort of thing) on this weekend’s Big Ten games. Let’s see how they see things shaking out. Minnesota (-6.5) at Illinois Ryan Osbahr — Easy pickings,…

Know It All Podcast: Week Nine B1G Predictions

J.P. and Ryan talk about the upcoming slate of Big Ten games and announce a new contest for listeners. Check out the podcast here! Reads: (159)

The Michigan Minute: Wolverines Playing For Pride In East Lansing

Pride. That has to be the word of the day for the Wolverines in East Lansing on Saturday.  Nothing is more telling than being a 17 point underdog to a school that you once called little brother. 17 points. Soak that in Michigan fans. That is…

The Land Grant Rant: Don’t Expect Any B1G Upsets This Weekend

I have a confession to make. I don’t even know what I was thinking, using that stupid crystal ball last week.  *Editor’s note: We will begin random drug testing of all writers beginning next week. I swear. I didn’t even like him that much… Sure,…

Big Ten Writers Awards For Week 8

Our writers have weighed in with their votes on who the offensive and defensive players of the week as well as coach of the week were for Week 8 of the Big Ten season. Let’s see what they came up with. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE…

Big Ten Writers Rankings For Week 8

Four of our writers have weighed in with their thoughts on how the Big Ten stacks up. We have our first tie of the season at the top spot and a brand new cellar dweller at the bottom. As always, teams are awarded 14 points…

The Rust Belt Rundown: B1G Contenders Are Emerging

It was another eventful weekend of Big Ten football in which we learned more about a couple of teams and had what we already knew validated by others. Maryland — Heading into the Ohio State game last week, many of us were thinking Maryland was…

Rutgers Took A Beating, But The Scarlet Knights Won’t Back Down

Ouch!  That one really hurt.  Rutgers first Big Ten away game was the rude awakening everyone warned them it was going to be.  The REAL welcome to the B1G took place in front of 106K fans, and made Rutgers fans feel like the ultimate outsiders,…

Big Ten Week 8 Writers Picks Against the Spread

Our writers are back for another week of picks against the spreads set by the wise guys in Las Vegas. Let’s see how they have the Big Ten games shaping up this weekend. Iowa at Maryland (-4.5) James Needham –I think if Iowa can run…