1. Nebraska vs. Ohio State: Can Either Team Afford the 0–2 Big Ten Start?

    Nebraska and Ohio State took serious lumps from Wisconsin and Michigan State, respectively, this weekend. This means the loser in Lincoln next weekend will be a surprising 0-2 in conference play right off the bat...

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  2. Big Ten Week 5 Saturday Selections and Keys to the Game

    Last weekend, the sleeper schedule looked like a clean sweep on paper, but Minnesota and Indiana pushed to new lows with disappointing losses to North Texas and North Dakota State...

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  3. Are Russell Wilson and "Graduate Free Agents" Good for College Football?

    Russell Wilson was forced out from North Carolina State after last season, yet he is one of many leaders in the Heisman race thanks to a blazing start a few months later at Wisconsin...

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  4. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 4, Featuring AC/DC

    After all the preliminary non–conference showdowns and cupcakes, the time is now for conference play to begin rocking Big Ten country...

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  5. Big Ten Football Week 4: Saturday Selections and Keys to the Game

    Coming into the final week of non-conference play, the Big Ten contenders still have a lot of questions to answer about their players and teams...

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  6. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 3, featuring Tim McGraw

    With the Big Ten getting ready to go off the radar effectively in week 4 (the best matchups are Michigan against San Diego State and Ohio State against Colorado), it's time go off the beaten path to country music for theme songs in this week's rankings...

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  7. Zook Magic Returns: Five Reasons Illinois Will Win Leaders Division

    As most of the country focused on two games in Florida Saturday night (Oklahoma at Florida State, Ohio State at Miami), Illinois was quietly winning their first game against a ranked team since 2007...

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  8. Big Ten Football Week 3 Previews: Keys to All 12 Games

    Just like the Big Ten in general, the picks took a step back in Week 2, dropping to 8-4 after a 10-2 start. This week brings a lot of big games and a chance to bounce back into the double digits (18-6 overall)...

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  9. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 3, featuring Johnny Cash

    Welcome back to another week of Big Ten rankings, with theme music brought to us by The Man in Black. Johnny Cash has so many singles that he could probably carry an entire month of ...

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  10. Have the Indiana Hoosiers Turned the Corner in Week 2?

    Indiana may have come out of Memorial Stadium on Saturday with their heads hanging after a disappointing finish against Virginia to start the season 0-2. But the Hoosiers showed some signs of life late in this game...

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  11. Will Joe Bauserman Be the End of Luke Fickell at Ohio State?

    The Buckeyes' two opening acts finished with disparate results; one dominant blowout against Akron and one nail-biting escape against Toledo. While Toledo is certainly a much better team than Akron, they are not a better team than Ohio State...

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  12. Big Ten Football Week 2: 12 Games, 12 Picks

    Week 2 is upon us and the slate of games in the Big Ten is about as good as Week 1, perhaps a bit better. After a 10-2 record in the picks last week, this week the predictions should show some improvement...

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  13. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 2: Foo Fighters Style

    Just like Dave Grohl in this picture, the Big Ten is mostly full of smiles after a 10-2 opening weekend, considering one of the losses was a narrow two point defeat by Minnesota at USC...

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  14. Let's Make a Deal: How the Big Ten Should Respond to "Superconferences"

    The story of the offseason in college football was conference realignment and rules violations, and these storylines have not stopped just because real football started last weekend...

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  15. 10 Games, 10 Picks for the Big Ten in Opening Weekend

    Welcome back to the continuation of the picks from yesterday's " Ultimate Road Trip" article . In that article, Wisconsin and Michigan State were picked as winners for Thursday and ...

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  16. Ultimate Road Trip: Big Ten Football 2011 (and Early Week 1 Previews)

    Over the past couple of summers, two stories weaved through the national media about some young men taking "ultimate road trips" to all 30 major league baseball parks in one summer...

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  17. Big Ten Power Rankings Week 1: Aerosmith Style

    With Big Ten play returning tomorrow with Wisconsin's opener against UNLV, now is the time to find out where these 12 teams stand coming into Week 1...

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  18. 2011 Big Ten Legends Division Preview: Huskers and Spartans on Top

    Welcome back for the second half of the 2011 Big Ten football preview. Yesterday the Leaders division was untangled (link here ), and today we turn to the Legends division. The Legends division features the new kid on the block, Nebraska...

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  19. 2011 Big Ten Leaders Division Preview: Badgers, Bucks, and Lions Compete

    After a long off-season where scandals rocked the college football landscape, including in the Big Ten's backyard at Ohio State, football returns this weekend...

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  20. Jim Tressel Resigns as Head Football Coach: What Ohio State Should Do Next

    This morning Ohio State has confirmed that Jim Tressel, head football coach for the past 10 seasons in Columbus, has resigned from his position...

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  21. Nebraska Cornhuskers Football: A Big Ten Scouting Report for the New Rival

    When Jim Delany announced that the Big Ten conference was investigating expansion, excitement levels flew through the roof in the Midwest...

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  22. 2011 Big Ten Football Spring Power Rankings: Buckeyes and Cornhuskers on Top

    With the addition of Nebraska to the Big Ten conference, the football season in the Midwest and Great Lakes will have an entirely different feel in 2011...

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  23. March Madness Bracket 2011: 5 Steps To Winning Your NCAA Pool This Year

    In every bracket pool, there are as many theories on how to pick a winner as there are entrants. At the end of the day, the secretary who watches no basketball can win just as ...

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