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Quick Thoughts On The Big Ten Coaching Carousel

It was all Riley all the time around here last week. Now that Nebraska has their guy and its no longer front page news, here are my thoughts on some of the other coaching changes going on in the conference. Michigan — The fact that…

The Big Ten Is Stricken With “Rutgeritis”

  It is starting to look like the entire conference has been stricken with disease.  Because of where I sit, I have named it “Rutgeritis”.  What is Rutgeritis, you ask?  Well it is a simple, yet complex affliction.  Easy to catch, very difficult to cure. …

A Quick Look At The B1G Bowl Matchups

All in all, it was as successful of a Big Ten season you could have wished for as a conference. You had two teams in the discussion for a national title for much of the year, ten teams qualify for bowls and one team make…

Nebraska Football: The Other Side Of The Riley Hire

I thought I was the bad guy. When I first saw the hiring of Mike Riley as Nebraska’s football coach pop up on my computer screen, I squinted to make sure I read it correctly. Unlike many in Nebraska, I knew exactly who he was,…

Our Writers React To The Nebraska Hiring

Because we don’t like being tied to 140 characters, here are the quick thoughts from some of our writers in regard to the recent Nebraska coaching hire. Enjoy. James Needham — I like Mike Riley. He seems like a good coach, but is he the guy…

Big Ten Writers Season Awards

Another regular season is in the books, as all that is left is for Wisconsin and Ohio State to play for all of the B1G marbles. Our writers have come together to give their thoughts on the best players at each position group as well…

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Defied Most “Expert” Predictions In 2014

Well, how about that?  Despite all of the predictions, Rutgers ends its first season in the Big Ten with a winning record.  That certainly was not the word from those professional prognosticators back in August (was that really only three months ago?) prior to the…

The Rust Belt Rundown: Wrapping Up A B1G Season

And then there were two. On Saturday, Wisconsin and Ohio State will play for all of the B1G marbles. It was a memorable regular season in many ways for every team. Let’s take a quick look at the current state of affairs for each team.…

By Firing Pelini, Nebraska Gambles The Known For The Unknown

For a state that doesn’t have legalized gambling (outside of horse racing, keno and the lottery), the Nebraska athletic department sure did make a ballsy bet on Sunday. For the past seven years, Bo Pelini has given Nebraska a winning football team. He did it…

Editor’s Picks Against The Big Ten Spreads For Week 14

I’m rolling solo in this week’s Picks Agains The Spread, as I’ve given the rest of my writers a little break to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and do a little Black Friday shopping. Speaking of Black Friday, we’ve got football to play before you trash…

Big Ten Writers Awards For Week 13

Only one week of Big Ten conference play remains. In week 13, we saw another collective group of outstanding performances by both players and coaches. Our writers have come together to pick the top players and coaches of Week 13. OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK…

Rutgers Fans Want To Slay A Monster, But Which One?

The barricades are going up around Piscataway, NJ.  After the fourth blowout loss this season, this time to defending Big Ten Champion Michigan State, it is becoming clear that the crowd with pitchforks and torches are coming to slay the monster. Which monster?  Take your pick:…