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  1. Iowa–Iowa State and the Toxic Swamp of the Big Ten

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are few things in sports I dislike as deeply as overcoaching. (Using penalty shots to settle soccer games and Field of Dreams are the others.) Overcoaching comes in many forms, from what my pal Bob Ryan calls "creeping LaRussaism&...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. Why Bret Bielema chose to leave a Wisconsin program that made thr...

    Jordan Conn

    Why Bret Bielema chose to leave a Big 10 program that made three straight Rose Bowls to coach a middle-of-the-pack SEC team.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  3. 5 NCAA Tournament Predictions, Day 2

    Mark Titus

    Before I offer up five predictions for Friday's games, let's look at how my predictions for Thursday turned out. Both Butler-Bucknell and Arizona-Belmont will be decided on the final play Butler won by 12 and Arizona won by 17. Then again, these ...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Big Ten Road Trip: Michigan State and the Wolverine Massacre

    Shane Ryan

    I first met Keaton Gillogly, the radio voice of the Michigan State women's basketball team and a below-average pool player, at an East Lansing sports bar called Reno's. He had offered to be my tour guide, and proceeded to do an excellent job. He intr...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  5. How The Big East Became The Reclamation Conference

    Michael Weinreb

    For the first dozen years of its existence, the Big East was a basketball conference, and yea, it was a glorious thing to behold. At most Northeast schools (outside of Pennsylvania), football was a secondary concern, and the Big East established its ...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  6. The J.T. Barrett Bubble: Ohio State’s Freshman Quarterback ...

    Matt Hinton

    How soon is too soon to anoint a young quarterback the face of a program? How fast is too fast? I'm asking on behalf of Ohio State fans. Does national hype after just six games seem like a rush to judgment? Is that a case of &l...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  7. Don’t Call It an Upset: Your Weekly College Football Wrap

    Matt Hinton

    This week marks the rough midpoint of college football's regular season - seven Saturdays down, eight more to go - and if you're just showing up for a seat on the S.S. Magnolia, sorry, but that ship has sailed. What were...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. Tortoise and the Hogs: Bret Bielema’s B1G Blueprint Takes H...

    Matt Hinton

    One of the effects of the ongoing offensive revolution at all levels of football is that the target for what qualifies as "conservative" or "old school" or "physical" keeps shifting, and oft...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  9. Maize Malaise: Michigan Mulls Another Year of Mediocrity Under Br...

    Matt Hinton

    One of the best parts about being a sports fan is arguing with other sports fans, and the best arguments usually center on the fans more than the sports. Arguments like: What does it mean to be a true fan? Say, for example, that one of the t...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  10. A Defense to Match: Appreciating the Stingy Spartans in the Offen...

    Chris B. Brown

    Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have shared a sideline for more than a decade, first at Cincinnati and now at Michigan State, and in the process they've forged one of college football's great coaching pairings. In recent years the head coach...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  11. 2014 College Football Preview: The Group of Five and the Independ...

    Holly Anderson

    With the 2014 college football campaign looming and the preseason in full swing, let's take one last whip around the FBS to top off our talking points, shall we? Previously: the SEC, the ACC, the Pac-12, the Big Ten, and the Big 12...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  12. Does Braxton Miller's Season-Ending Injury Spell Doom for Na...

    Matt Hinton

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  13. 2014 College Football Preview: The Big Ten

    Holly Anderson

    With the 2014 college football campaign looming and the preseason in full swing, let's take one last whip around the FBS to top off our talking points, shall we? Previously: the SEC, the ACC, and the Pac-12. Next up: the Big Ten, growing ev...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  14. The NCAA Is a Wreck Now

    Charles P. Pierce

    The good stuff first. Late Friday afternoon, Judge Claudia Wilken up in Oakland, California, handed down her decision in O'Bannon v. NCAA, the case that former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and an exaltation of other plaintiffs...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  15. Division Zero: What the NCAA's 'Power Five' Autono...

    Matt Hinton

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  16. A B1G Prediction for the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers

    Ed Feng

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 07, 2014