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Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

What a difference a year makes. This time in 2017, Jeff Brohm was about to embark on his first spring practice at Purdue. He faced myriad questions and personnel shortcomings as he began the process of sweeping up the wreckage left by the former regime. Expectations were minimal: Just win two or three games … and don’t get embarrassed. Well, Brohm exceeded everyone’s wildest dreams, grinding out a 7-6 record that included the school’s first bowl appearance since the 2012 season and first bowl win since 2011. Along the way, Brohm showed deft roster management and coaching acumen by adjusting

Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

They are turning the page in Columbus as the J.T. Barrett era ends and a new quarterback takes over. It’s a fascinating time for a program that sets the tenor and tone of the Big Ten.

Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Bill Callahan couldn’t do it. Neither could Bo Pelini nor Mike Riley. Maybe Scott Frost can bring Nebraska its first conference title since Frank Solich delivered a Big 12 championship in 1999. Here's a look at three positions to watch during spring ball.

Q&A: Jerry Palm sizes up Big Ten in NCAA field

It’s crunch-time in the Big Ten, which enters the final week of the regular season before the league tourney starts in New York on February 28. How does the Big Ten shape up in the chase for NCAA bids? I caught up with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com to get his insights.

Big Ten primer: Get ready for the final week of the regular season

The final week of the season is here. And, there’s a lot on the line. Nebraska, Penn State and Indiana are jockeying for NCAA bids—the hopes of some better than others--while Michigan State is looking to lock up its first Big Ten title since 2012.

Best of the week that was: What a week of B1G upsets, drama

It was “Upset City” in the Big Ten this week in what was perhaps the most drama-packed week of the season. Top-10 teams lost three times, and we saw the biggest comeback in Big Ten history. Oh, and white-hot Nebraska got dumped at last-place Illinois.

Big Ten Spring Football Preview: Michigan State Spartans

What can Mark Dantonio do for an encore after taking Michigan State from a 3-9 mark in 2016 to a 10-3 finish in 2017? It was the biggest single-season improvement in school annals.