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Penn State’s Hackenberg and Nine Other B1G Players Make Maxwell Watch List

The Maxwell Football Club has announced the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the player of the year in college football. A total of ten Big Ten players made the preseason watch list for the award. They are: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska…

Ohio State’s Joey Bosa and Nine Other B1G Players Make Bednarik Watch List

The Maxwell Football Club has announced the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, given annually to the defensive player of the year in college football. A total of ten Big Ten players made the preseason watch list for the award. They are: Michael Bennett,…

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Nine Other B1G Players Make Hornung Watch List

Louisville, KY. - Monday, July 7, 2014 - The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile…

Ranking B1G Coaching Resumes: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Reigns Supreme

Two of our writers decided to rank the resumes of the current Big Ten football coaches. In order to do so, we had to have some sort of grading rubric (probably not the right word) – much like the BCS (rest in peace). We decided…

Know It All Notes: Penn State Gets B1G Love; Bo Pelini Rides a Train

We are just about a month away from all of the Big Ten teams opening fall practice in preparation for the 2014 season. That’s great news for information starved fans like myself (and I assume you, too), as we are starting to see our favorite…

Scouting the 2015 NFL Mock Drafts for B1G Players

I like reading mocks drafts as much as the next guy, but I try not to do mocks myself. For one, I don’t see myself as a mock draft expert. Also, I don’t think there is such a thing as a mock draft expert. Trying…

Michigan Football And The Death Of The Die-Hard Fan

I wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago about how I didn’t understand how the HD TV era should impact whether or not you want to go to a live sporting event – specifically a football game. I stand by my initial rant, as…

The Big Ten Is Running Back Country

The stud running back appears to be a dying breed these days. We see them drafted lower and lower each year in the NFL with the migration to “running back-by-comittee” strategies league-wide. We also see more passing than we ever have in the college game,…

Faux Pelini Joins LinkedIn!

It’s true. Twitter’s best parody account, Faux Pelini, has joined yet another social network. Faux’s LinkedIn page is a work in progress but is already solid gold. He lists his skills as coaching, yelling, teaching and pointing. He also says he is working on a…

Don’t Pay College Athletes, But Loosen Restrictions On Their Earning Power

So I was having a little quiet time on a Saturday afternoon, surfing the internet while my son took his daily nap. I ran across the ESPN article about how Big Ten commish Jim Delaney may have hurt the NCAA’s argument in the O’Bannon trial.…

Nebraska Football: A Week That Made Me Go Hmmm

It looked as if, for the first time in a couple of years, the Nebraska Cornhusker football program was going to make it through a completely drama-free offseason. The young team was growing, the spring game was a smooth success and hopes across the state…

Nebraska Town Destroyed By Tornado. They Need Your Help.

  This is not about football. This about about helping people in need who have lost everything. The small town of Pilger, Nebraska was destroyed by a tornado yesterday, killing 2 and leaving hundreds homeless. You can help the recovery and relief efforts by donating…