It's always fun to take a look at teams' non-conference schedules. Which Big Ten team has the toughest 2015 non-con slate? The easiest? See Tom Dienhart's ranking inside.
If we’ve learned anything since Jim Harbaugh took over at Michigan, it’s that we pay attention when the coach speaks and tweets. Speaking in front of about 200 high school coaches Thursday in Detroit, Harbaugh gave Big Ten football fans, particularity ones in the state of Michigan, reason to listen. When discussing the current pecking order of teams in the state, Harbaugh said this about rival Michigan State: “We know we’re not the biggest guy on the block. Michigan State’s bigger than us on the block.” “Rightfully so. They have done a tremendous job, and (I) respect the job that
We’re approaching the summer, folks, which means the rankings are out in full force. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten mascots coverage ] There are even lists that rank college mascots. As part of its 15 for ’15 series, NFL.com posted its ranking of college football’s best mascots Wednesday afternoon. Only two Big Ten mascots made the cut, believe it or not. The good news? Brutus the Buckeye did come in at No. 2. Here’s what the publication says about Ohio State’s iconic mascot: “Brutus is one of the more recognizable mascots in the country, and for good
Mlive.com has 10 things Michigan State fans can look forward to in 2015. I am intrigued by who will start at tailback. Mike Griffith of Mlive.com says Gerald Holmes and Madre London battled for the pole position coming out of spring drills, and incoming freshman LJ Scott is expected to enter the competition the moment he steps on campus. Delton Williams remains suspended indefinitely, so who starts in the opener is one of the more compelling questions. *** The honeymoon for new Nebraska coach Mike Riley continues. Backslaps for everyone in Lincoln! But know this: The first game is Sept.
Two years into the job at Purdue, Darrell Hazell is 4-20 overall and 1-15 in the Big Ten. It’s time to show some progress in 2015.
Alternate uniforms and concept designs have become a huge craze throughout college football. Just three months ago, we saw the staff over at bigrednation.com tweet out some images of four different Nebraska helmet concepts. Now, it looks like there are some new Nebraska concept helmet designs to check out. @J_mueller36 tweeted out the photo on top of this post. According to his Twitter bio, Mueller is a Student Equipment Manager at Nebraska. Some of these are pretty sharp. I really like the Herbie Husker design on the shiny red helmet (bottom left). Remember, these are concept designs, meaning Nebraska won’t
Los Angeles and Chicago – Former college football All-American, four-time NFL Super Bowl champion linebacker and experienced broadcaster Matt Millen returns to the FOX Sports family of networks as the lead game analyst for the Big Ten Network, working alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler. Additionally, he appears in FOX Sports 1’s Los Angeles studio as both a college football and NFL analyst for the original news programs AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE. A four-year letterman at defensive tackle for Penn State from 1976 to 1979, Millen was a member of Nittany Lions teams that posted a combined a 37-11
All college football fans are excited about the upcoming season. Few are are more stoked than Michigan fans. [ VIDEO: Watch Michigan’s 2015 hype video ] New head coach Jim Harbaugh is the biggest reason, of course. The former Michigan quarterback has won at every stop and every level, whether it’s college (San Diego and Stanford) or the NFL (San Francisco 49ers), boasting a 102-46 career record (.689). The link above gives Michigan fans another reason to get excited for the season, which starts Thursday, Sept. 3 at Utah. It’s a hype video that features several of the program’s top
By most measures, James Franklin’s debut at Penn State was a success. He guided the Nittany Lions to a 7-6 mark, capped by a win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Big Ten had spring meetings last week, where a number of topics were discussed. One looked at more balance in future football schedules. Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette says the athletics directors’ discussion highlighted the Big Ten’s challenges of scheduling with a larger conference and an odd number of games. “Just make sure we’re applying a common set of standards and maintain things like home-and-away balance and east-west balance and marquee matchups and that sort of thing,” Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass said. “I think the scheduling guys do a great job. We have to help give