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  1. Weekend rewind: Big Ten

    Austin Ward

    As expected, the teams at the top are rounding into frightening form and flexing their muscles. Behind them, the race is beginning to really take shape in the Big Ten, and one surprising squad remains in position to take on the heavyweights with t...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Buckeyes have seen best, worst of Rutgers QB Gary Nova

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The easiest way to catch the attention of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is to put up huge passing numbers against Michigan. A surefire way to get cornerbacks a little more focused for an upcoming quarterback is to put a lot of int...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. Big Ten morning links

    Austin Ward

    How is it possible that half of the season is already gone? Why does it seem like time is dragging until Saturday every week? Life and football are truly mysteries. 1. Quarterback quandary: Narrowing the field seemed like it could be a blessing in...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  4. J.T. Barrett getting it 'right' in running game

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a right and wrong choice for a quarterback operating Ohio State's zone-rushing attack, and really it's not that hard to figure out which is which. As Tom Herman reviews the film or draws up something from the playbook, s...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  5. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Austin Ward

    So, the streak of Monday mailbags from me leading to chaotic Saturdays ended last week at one, but I still think we should give it another test. If nothing else, it's a great way to keep the time moving until football returns in the Big Ten again....

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. B1G early look: Setting up Week 8

    Austin Ward

    Another weekend with four teams sitting on the couch is on tap, but there is still plenty of intrigue packed into the five Big Ten matchups slated for Saturday. With Week 7 in the books, let's peek ahead at what's in store. 1. Bucks back in busine...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  7. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 7

    Austin Ward

    Honoring the best and brightest performances from Saturday's action in the Big Ten. Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon: After a sluggish start by his high standards, the star running back is rolling now and could be regaining some traction as a Heisman Tr...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  8. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 7

    Austin Ward

    Five observations from an interesting Saturday in the Big Ten: 1. Gophers are contenders: The wins aren't usually pretty, but it doesn't take any style points to win a conference championship. Offensive limitations certainly cut down on Minnesota'...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  9. Darrell Hazell has tangible proof of improved Purdue Boilermakers...

    Austin Ward

    Thanks to a detour for a sideline interview, the postgame celebration had already started without Darrell Hazell. What the Purdue coach saw when he finally got to the locker room and looked inside was pure excitement, and that memory was certainly...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  10. Meyer weighs in on state of the Buckeyes

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There is a weekly routine for Urban Meyer on the drive home from games on Saturdays. First the scores of his friends from around the country are rattled off to the Ohio State coach, followed by some updates in the Big Ten and, ob...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  11. Big Ten morning links

    Austin Ward

    Chaos or calmness this weekend? Fortunately we only have to wait two more days to find out. Until then, let's pass the time with some hot topics and the best links around for the Big Ten. 1. Undercover contender?: Maybe it's among the longest o...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  12. Youth movement sparks surging Wildcats

    Austin Ward

    The debuts don't go unappreciated, and Pat Fitzgerald has made sure to dish out some praise for all the preparation and effort that goes into a breakout performance. But those moments don't last long with the Northwestern coach. His precocious you...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  13. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Austin Ward

    One of the most chaotic weeks in college football history started with my return to the Monday mailbag. Coincidence? Maybe. But why risk it? Let's do it again. @AWardESPN How concerned should MSU fans be about the Spartans' ability to play all fo...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  14. Big Ten helmet stickers: Week 6

    Austin Ward

    Tipping the cap to the best and brightest performances in the Big Ten on Saturday. Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett: Urban Meyer has publicly backed Braxton Miller as his quarterback for next season, but the Buckeyes might be headed for a heated battle ...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  15. Instant Analysis: Ohio State 52, Maryland 24

    Austin Ward

    The nonconference season wasn't ideal for Ohio State, but it's making the most of a clean slate and once again looking like a contender. The No. 20 Buckeyes dove into Big Ten play and made a huge splash Saturday afternoon at Maryland, welcoming th...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  16. Maryland DBs out to 'change perception'

    Austin Ward

    Grading on a curve, Maryland might be at the head of the class. Throw out one complete debacle against one of the nation's best passing attacks, and the Terrapins would have every reason to brag about a stingy secondary that limits yardage as well...

    Blog | October 02, 2014