Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette has some good leftover notes for the recent Big Ten AD meetings. Among the topics: future site of the Big Ten football title game. Despite the league’s weather-tested image, don’t expect administrators to consider an outdoor facility. Wisconsin Athletics Director Barry Alvarez said a cold-weather game has too many disadvantages for both the teams and the league. “I’d have a hard time voting for a game outside. I really would,” Alvarez said. “I know purists say, ‘Hey football is supposed to be played outside.’ But one reason, I don’t want the elements to
On Friday, Tom Dienhart took a look at the Big Ten's top 2015 non-conference games, the first of three-part series. Now, it's time for his bottom 5 non-conference games.
The Big Ten boasts some of college football’s greatest rivalries, so it comes as no surprise that it’s rivalry trophies are among the best of the bunch. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] According to NFL.com’s list of college football’s best rivalry trophies, the latest installment in its popular 15 for ’15 series, the nation’s top four trophies reside in the Big Ten. That’s right, the site ranks Floyd of Rosedale No. 1, Paul Bunyan’s Axe No. 2, Little Brown Jug No. 3, and Old Oaken Bucket No. 4. The first non-Big Ten trophy
The Rolling Stones returned to iconic Ohio Stadium on Saturday night, and they delighted fans with the usual hits, to go along with a couple surprises. At one point, Mick Jagger gave the crowd an “O-H!” chant. The crowd, of course, was thrilled and fired back with an “I-O!” Watch it in the video embedded in the tweet above. Jagger and the Stones weren’t done there, as they also played “Hang on Sloppy,” which just so happens to be the state’s official rock song. You can watch that in the video in the tweet below. It’s no wonder the Rolling
I recently ranked Big Ten non-conference schedules. Now, in a three-part series, I'm going to take a look at some of the best and worst of the non-league schedule this fall.
As football season draws nearer and Braxton Miller remains at Ohio State, it continues to look more and more like the Buckeyes will have a three-man quarterback competition. Speaking to the media Friday, Urban Meyer said that he expects Miller to stay in Columbus for his final season of eligibility. He should know, because that’s what the 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year has told him. Rumors have linked Miller to a few other programs as a graduate transfer, however the quarterback keeps telling anybody who asks that he isn’t going anywhere. Should Miller remain with
The SEC’s hissy fit over satellite camps is making it look a bit absurd, says Nick Baumgardner of Mive.com. “If we’re going to compete for the championship and everybody is going to play in the playoff system and everybody is going to compete for that, we need to get our rules in alignment so we’re all on a level playing field, whether they’re transfer rules, whether they’re satellite camp rules,” Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters this week in Florida. “It’s a disadvantage not to be able to do something in one league and be able to do it in
Kyle Flood continues to put his stamp on the Rutgers program, guiding the Scarlet Knights to an 8-5 record in the program’s Big Ten debut. Even better, RU went to a bowl for a fourth season in a row.
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