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We’ve seen Big Ten fans build a snowman out of their favorite players. Like, this Aaron Craft tribute. We now have a pumpkin tribute.
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Another fun weekend of Big Ten football is in the books. There weren’t any upsets, but there were plenty of exceptional individual performances on both sides of the ball Saturday.
Homewood High School, which is where Nebraska star running back Ameer Abdullah attended, spelled out “Fear Ameer” during a football game on Friday night. Check it out inside!
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The Big Ten Conference handed out its Week 5 Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the winners and what they did to earn the honors in this post.
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The Big Ten announced its Week 4 Players of the Week on Monday, and there are six honorees. See all of the winners and what they did to earn the honors in this post.
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Ameer Abdullah’s Heisman Trophy campaign is gaining some serious steam. How so? Find out inside this post!
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If you missed Ameer Abdullah’s incredible game-winning play, don’t worry. We have it for you right here!
ESPN.com recently finalized a list of the top 100 players in college football this season. A total of 19 Big Ten standouts appear on the list, led by Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun, who comes in at No. 4. Here is a look at where all 19 Big Ten players appear and a short blurb from ESPN on each player near the top of the list.
A season ago, Ameer Abdullah and Melvin Gordon battled for the rushing yards crown. Abdullah, in the end, finished on top, albeit on 75 more carries than his rival in Madison. This season, the way the Big Ten’s loaded at running back, it might be more than a two-man race. Will Abdullah be able to hold off the deep pool?
Ask anyone, and he or she will tell you the Big Ten is stacked at running back. Ask those same people, and they will say Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon are at the top of the deep talent pool.
America is awash in names, as the official “watch lists” have been revealed for the major college football awards. Who will win the Doak Walker Award? The Butkus Award?
The next presidential election isn’t scheduled to take place until November, 2016. However, a pair of Nebraska seniors are already throwing their names into the mix… Sort of.
NFL.com continues to churn out its 14 for ’14 lists, and it was the nation’s top 14 Heisman Trophy candidates turn Monday. Braxton Miller led a quartet of Big Ten representatives, at No. 3, behind reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. See NFL.com’s Big Ten Heisman contenders list in this post.
Take a moment to open your Big Ten football history books and think back to some of the top position units that have defined the conference’s excellence. Think back to when Penn State first adopted the name “Linebacker U.” Or Purdue’s “Den of Defensive Ends.”
Iowa, Michigan State and Rutgers wrapped up the Big Ten spring football season with spring games on Saturday. After 13 games, one practice and an infamous cat leading Nebraska onto the field, it’s safe to say that this year’s spring was a success. Many Big Ten teams faced questions heading into the spring, and a number of those questions were answered. So now we ask: Who are the top players in the conference heading into the 2014 Big Ten football season?
National Singing Day was Wednesday, and that means we now know where the nation’s top players will be playing college football. The Big Ten has secured plenty of big-name recruits over the years, but have they all lived up to the hype?
After a 9-4 season concluded with an impressive win over Georgia in the Gator Bowl, Nebraska fans are already getting amped up for the 2014 college football season… And rightfully so. The Huskers return a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, including All-Big Ten running back Ameer Abdullah on offense and All-Big Ten defensive end Randy Gregory on defense.
Northwestern received great news Tuesday, as running back Venric Mark was granted a medical hardship for a fifth season of eligibility. Mark’s return bolsters what will be a strong collection of running backs in the Big Ten in 2014. Here’s my ranking of the conference’s Top 10 backs for next season.
Following a memorable 24-19 win over Georgia in the Gator Bowl, Nebraska’s football program got some great news today. The Huskers’ talented running back Ameer Abdullah has announced that he will return for his senior season in 2014. The 1,600-yard rusher had the following to say in a statement released by the team Thursday.
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Week 11 in the Big Ten featured plenty of highlight-reel plays. My two favorite: Ameer Abdullah’s dive into the end zone for the game-winning score at Michigan and Shane Wynn’s incredible diving catch near the sideline vs. Illinois. Didn’t see the plays? Watch them in this post. Also, vote for the top play.
It was never any secret that Ameer Abdullah was a stud. The last two weeks, though, the Nebraska star has added “clutch” to his arsenal. Last week, the memorable game-winning Hail Mary wouldn’t have been possible without his incredible fourth-down effort to keep the drive alive. On Saturday at Michigan, he scored the game-winning touchdown to keep Nebraska in control of its destiny in the Legends Division.
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The nation is still buzzing over the Hail Mary pass (Watch it!) that Nebraska completed in the dying moments last Saturday to beat Northwestern, 27-24. But it wouldn’t have happened if Ameer Abdullah had not picked up a huge first down on the fourth-and-15 dump-off pass featured in the video above.
It came in a losing effort, yes, but Ameer Abdullah‘s hurdling run was a highlight regardless of the outcome Saturday afternoon. Watch Abdullah hurdle a Gopher on his way to a nifty 22-yard scamper in Nebraska’s 34-23 loss at Minnesota. Abdullah finished the day with a game-high 165 yards rushing.
The Big Ten Conference announced its Week 6 Players of the Week on Monday, and three Ohio State players were honored following Saturday night’s comeback win at Northwestern. See all the honorees, plus their video highlights, in this post.
In a special web-only “Big Ten Football Report” clip, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith each offer up a couple of players Big Ten fans should keep their eye on in 2013. While all four talents are coming off breakout seasons, our guys think each is poised to be even better next fall.