Should computers have anything to do with college football rankings? Who cracked the post-spring football rankings? Our colleagues at ESPN.com are posing a buzz-worthy question about the next Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten – for now. Is it William Gholston? John Simon? Gerald Hodges? Someone else?
Michigan State’s 2012 football schedule is an interesting one, partly because of what happens right from the start. And you can be sure there is a very rugged three-game stretch in the second half of their season. This post on the Spartans is just the latest in my series analyzing the upcoming schedules by Big Ten school. Have a look at my previous posts, and I’ll have the rest of them rolled out in the coming days.
Danny Hope admits that this is his best team at Purdue. He enters his fourth season in West Lafayette with a 16-21 record (10-14 Big Ten) after first arriving from Eastern Kentucky as Purdue’s head-coach-in-waiting in 2008 under Joe Tiller. Hope assumed command in 2009 and guided Purdue to its first bowl since 2007 last season, when the Boilers downed Western Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl.
What is buzzing in Big Ten football circles? Keep reading and clicking your mouse, but here’s one question to ponder: Is Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg one of the best offensive players in the Big Ten? Hmmm.
When it comes to fabulously famous tandems, there have been many over the years. TV’s Captain Kirk and Spock. Literature and film’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin. You see where I’m going. Each individual helps make the duo’s value greater than just the sum of their parts. What are the best tandems in the Big Ten? Glad you asked.
Is there a better collection of running backs in the Big Ten than Michigan’s assemblage of talent? Also, come meet Iowa’s new left offensive tackle. And which team wants a real strong non-conference football schedule? All that and more in Monday’s Big Ten football headlines.
Social media on the Internet goes hand in hand with sports, whether it’s getting newsy updates on your teams or talking to other fans and experts during live events. Spend a little time on our Social Media page to see what BTN has been doing. Most recently we collected our favorite Twitter accounts and shared them with you. BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina on Twitter) broke out our favorites by school and asked readers to add any others in the comments section of each post.