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Clothes Call: Ranking Big Ten football helmets

When Tom Dienhart wrote that Penn State should put blue ribbon stickers on both sides of its helmet, it got my attention. No helmet, it seems, is as sacred as Penn State’s  – not even Michigan’s. After all, the Wolverines are coming off a season in which they added numbers to their lids and put gray facemasks in the rotation, both nods to the past. It’s back to the usual look in 2012. The last time Penn State made a significant change to its helmet: 1987, when it went from gray to blue facemasks. That’s a commitment to one look.

Big Ten web links: Wednesday's top clicks

I’m in Iowa City today to take in Iowa’s practice. It’s the first stop on our annual summer bus tour, and I’m excited to watch the team’s running backs, among other things. Enough about me, it’s time to bring you all of Wednesday’s top Big Ten web links. VETERAN HUSKERS: If experience matters, Nebraska is in good shape for the 2012 season. According to Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star, the Cornhuskers have 29 seniors and 26 juniors on the roster. And among that massive senior class are 22 fifth-year seniors. No doubt, that veteran leadership will go a

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Wisconsin: 10 reasons to be excited in 2012

Wisconsin is the hottest team in the Big Ten. It’s true. This is a new world Big Ten, where traditional heavyweights like Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska all are looking up at Wisconsin. This is the Badgers’ world … and everyone else is just living in it. The Badgers are coming off back-to-back Big Ten titles and Rose Bowl appearances, going an aggregate 22-5 overall the last two seasons (13-3 Big Ten). Now, history beckons. Wisconsin is aiming to be the first Big Ten team to play in three consecutive Rose Bowls since Michigan turned the trick after

Ready, set, click Tuesday's best B1G web links

Happy Tuesday! I’m on my way to Iowa City, Iowa, the first stop on our annual Summer Football Tour. I’m excited to see the Hawkeyes practice Wednesday. Before I file my report, check out the day’s top Big Ten web links in this post. GHOLSTON TIME: Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press sounds off on Michigan State defensive end William Gholston. There may not be a player I am more excited to watch this season than the Spartan defensive end. HUNGRY SPARTANS: Yes, Michigan State has won 11 games in each of the previous two seasons. But the Spartans

How does "B1G" patch look on your team's jersey? Here you go

With the first Big Ten football game still three-plus weeks away, I’m looking for any excuse to talk football. Uniform updates help me pass the time. Today is no different, especially with the release of Wisconsin’s new adidas alternate uniform. On a smaller note, the conference has a new rule that requires every team to wear a “B1G” patch on its jerseys. It’s been reported quite a bit and it’s something I tried to spotlight in my media days Clothes Call recap, but here is photo evidence. Not a big thing at all. It’s something the conference is implementing this

Wisconsin releases full adidas alternate uniform

After building up plenty of anticipation during its four-day slow reveal, Wisconsin unveiled its new adidas TECHFIT alternate uniform Monday. The Badgers will wear the new duds in their Big Ten opener Sept. 29 at Nebraska, which also will wear a new adidas alternate uniform. See pictures and videos of the uniform in this post, plus tell us if you like Wisconsin or Nebraska’s uni better. [ View full gallery of Wisconsin’s uniform] [ Clothes Call: Big Ten summer practice edition] This is a clean look, all things considered. I like how it isn’t a drastic change from Wisconsin’s traditional

Big Ten web links: Get Monday's best clicks

It’s Monday, and we’re one week closer to football season. There, that should help you get through this day. If not, maybe my latest Big Ten daily links can do the trick. Get to clicking in this post. UNSURE ABOUT ILLINI: How will Illinois do this season? Don’t ask long-time Fighting Illini writer Mark Tupper of the Decatur Herald-Review. He has no idea. None. There are many unknowns in Champaign as Tim Beckman embarks on his first season as coach. Beckman thinks a big reason why the Illini struggled down the stretch during an epic 0-6 collapse to the regular

The week that was: Last week's top 10 stories

Another week is in the books, and that means we’re that much closer to the kickoff of the 2012 college football season. Catch up on all of’s top 10 stories from the past week in this post. 10. Dienhart: Q&A with Michigan State OC Dan Roushar After Don Treadwell left to be head coach of Miami (Ohio) after the 2010 season, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio turned to offensive line coach Dan Roushar to be offensive coordinator. And that has proven to be a good move. Last season, the Spartan attack ranked fourth in the Big Ten, averaging

Big Ten products all over announcing teams

ESPN announced its 2012 college football commentator assignments Monday morning, and the list is littered with Big Ten products, including the addition of former Ohio State standout wide receiver Joey Galloway as an analyst. See all the pairings here and find out what roles Big Ten products will have this fall in this post. Northwestern grad Brent Musburger and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit will return for their seventh season together calling Saturday night games. Former Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman will be an analyst on the Saturday noon telecasts. Penn State product Matt Millen will serve as the

'The Gus Effect' in full effect in new FOX football promo

College football is coming to FOX on Saturday, Sept. 1, and you know what that means: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Erin Andrews are ready to bring you all the action. The network debuted a new commercial Saturday night that plays on Johnson’s knack for calling great games and for making games better. The promo features two friends on a couch flipping the channel back and forth between a boring football game and an exciting Johnson-called game, and when it goes to Johnson’s, one of the friends explains: “It’s the Gus Effect, it makes everything more exciting.” Watch the full