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  1. Big Ten morning links

    Dan Murphy

    A 12-1 week in nonconference play left a good taste in the mouths of most of the Big Ten this weekend. League games start in earnest this weekend with a fresh set of narratives. The Big Ten found its stride this weekend by returning to the ground...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 4

    Adam Rittenberg

    Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. 1. The Big Ten can step up in key games: After two weeks of justified bashing, the Big Ten deserves some credit for bouncing back nicely in the last meaningful Saturday of nonconference play...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  3. Matchups that matter: Alabama-Florida

    Jeff Barlis and Alex Scarborough

    Finally, the game is almost here. For both Alabama and Florida, it's been a long time coming. The Crimson Tide breezed through the nonconference portion of their schedule to get here. The Gators missed their season-opener, gassed Eastern Michigan ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. Pac-12 morning links

    Kevin Gemmell

    Happy Friday! Leading off This is the final weekend of "mostly" nonconference play. Starting next week, it's a full slate of Pac-12-only games. So say your hellos and goodbyes to the Michigans, Hawaiis and Georgia States of the world this weeke...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
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  6. Poll: Kansas State or Auburn?

    Jake Trotter

    It's been 45 years since Kansas State welcomed a nonconference opponent to Manhattan ranked as high as No. 5 Auburn. The Wildcats played second-ranked Penn State tough in 1969, but ultimately fell to the Nittany Lions, 17-14. Earlier this morning,...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Michigan Wolverines, Texas Longhorns announce home-and-home serie...

    Dan Murphy

    With the matchup between college football's top two all-time wins leaders is on hold for the foreseeable future, the Michigan Wolverines have moved on to the next closest option.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  8. Inside Access: Can the Big Ten be fixed?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's nonconference struggles the past two weeks don't come as a major shock to those around the league. "We do subpar in our nonconference schedule year in and year out," one league coach said. "[Against] the SEC and the Pac-12 and the MA...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  9. ECU looks to do it again vs. ACC

    Matt Fortuna

    Ruffin McNeill has not approached East Carolina's rugged three-game nonconference stretch here as proving grounds. The fifth-year Pirates coach has always believed his teams belong with whoever they're playing, Power 5 program or not. They entered So...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  10. Week 4 gives B1G chance for baby steps

    Adam Rittenberg

    One and ten. Get to know those numbers because they'll be shoved down your throat all week. After the Big Ten's worst two-week stretch in nonconference play since, well, ever, the league sits with a 1-10 record against Power 5 teams and Notre Dame...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  11. B1G early look: Setting up Week 4

    Dan Murphy

    The Big Ten is down to its final weekend of widespread nonconference play before mercifully retreating to league games. The conference followed its flop on the big stage in Week 2 by dropping from eight unbeaten teams to two -- Nebraska and Penn S...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  12. Big 12 nonconference rewind

    Brandon Chatmon

    The majority of the Big 12 enters a bye week with conference play right around the corner. We're only three weeks into the season but plenty of things have changed. Preseason expectations are out the window and some dreams of breakout seasons have...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  13. Consistency still missing in ACC

    Andrea Adelson

    The yin and yang that is the ACC was on full display this past weekend. Boston College pulled an upset for the ages over No. 9 USC on Saturday night, giving the ACC five wins against top 10 nonconference opponents in a two-year span for the first ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The major development in this week's bowl projections isn't that the Big Ten suddenly looks poised for a breakthrough postseason. If anything, things went from bad to worse for the league in Week 3 with a 3-6 record in nonconference games. So what...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  15. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 3

    Mitch Sherman

    Another rough Saturday for the Big Ten, with just three wins in nine nonconference games. Here's what we learned: Kirk Ferentz won't soon live down that decision to call a timeout: Didn't coaches learn long ago that if they want to ice the kicker...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  16. SEC slant: More to the scheduling story

    Alex Scarborough

    The 2016 season can't get here soon enough. That's when the SEC mandate for at least one Power 5 nonconference game will go into effect. But how will the SEC fare when that day does arrive? Exactly how good is the conference outside its own borders? ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  17. Poll: How will the Big 12 fare this weekend?

    Jake Trotter

    This weekend figures to be one of the biggest in Big 12 history, as the league will face an unprecedented seven nonconference opponents from Power 5 conferences. Coming off its Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Oklahoma will try to strike another...

    Blog | September 11, 2014