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Devin Gardner

Ranking the Big Ten's top 10 QB-WR duos

The Big Ten is set to return a ton of talent at quarterback, but the same can’t be said at wide receiver. With names like Jared Abbrederis, Corey Brown, Quincy Enunwa, Jeremy Gallon, Cody Latimer and Allen Robinson all off to the NFL, there will be plenty of new names atop the receiving leader list. This got me thinking about the top quarterback-receiver duos in the Big Ten. Here’s my top-10 list. * I made it a point to not list the same quarterback more than once. [ MORE: Terps top Big Ten pass catcher rankings ] 1. Braxton Miller


Dienhart reacts to 2014 football preview mags

I finally have had a chance to closely check out my three favorite college football preview mags: Athlon, Lindy’s and Sporting News. It’s fun to compare and contrast the predicted order of finish in the various publications. After considering the three publications’ picks, I decided to offer some reactions. Here goes: Ohio State is the consensus pick to win the East. But, I gotta tell ya, I’m liking Michigan State. Yes, the Buckeyes have lots of talent, but the jury remains out on a defense that struggled last season in ranking No. 7 overall and No. 11 vs. the pass


Retired B1G official: Michigan-MSU rivalry most intense

Which Big Ten rivalry is the most intense? Michigan vs. Ohio State, right? That would be the popular answer, but, according to Joe Rexrode, retired Big Ten official Bill LeMonnier takes Michigan vs. Michigan State. Read the full story here. [ MORE: @ESPNCFB tweet delights Michigan State fans ] “The rivalry of an Ohio State-Michigan game was great, but the Michigan-Michigan State game, that was 60 full minutes of intensity,” LeMonnier told Rexrode on Saturday at the league’s annual officiating clinic. “I don’t mean that in any way negative. Just real intense – you got it from the players, the coaches,

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Bill Cubit Q&A: 'We have a chance to be good'

As Year Three of the Tim Beckman era dawns at Illinois, progress has been slow but tangible. The Fighting Illini went 0-8 in the Big Ten in 2012; they won a conference game last season and generally were more competitive. Why? The offense improved—a lot. Credit the arrival of coordinator Bill Cubit. The Illinois attack went from being one of the worst in the nation in 2012 to ranking 46th in total offense (426.7 ypg) last year. Illinois was 61st in scoring (29.7 ppg). In 2012, Illinois ranked 119th in total offense (296.7 ypg) and 119th in scoring (16.7 ppg).

Jake Ryan

Big Ten names on Butkus & Lombardi watch lists

It’s mid-July, and that means it’s preseason college football awards watch lists season. See which Big Ten players were named to the Butkus Award and Lomardi Award watch lists in this post. Butkus Award (Linebacker): Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, Maryland; Curtis Grant, Ohio State; Mike Hull, Penn State; Taiwan Jones, Michigan State; Mason Monheim, Illinois; Jake Ryan, Michigan Lombardi Award (Lineman/Linebacker): Chi Chi Ariguzo, LB, Northwestern; Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State; Austin Blythe, C, Iowa; Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State; Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State; Carl Davis, DT, Iowa; Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska; Ron Havenstein, T, Wisconsin; Kaleb Johnson, G, Rutgers; Jake Ryan,

Wisconsin Fans

Poll: 'Jump Around' named best tradition

Forget the Big Ten, Wisconsin’s “Jump Around” is the nation’s best tradition, according to SiriusXM College Sports Nation Traditions Tournament. The Camp Randall Stadium staple, which has been conducted between the third and fourth quarters since 1998, beat out Big Ten rival Ohio State’s “Script Ohio” in the tournament’s final. [ MORE: Bo Ryan joins “Jump Around” | UW graduates “Jump Around” at commencement ] This is a tradition every Big Ten fan should experience at least once. Madison is a great college town, and it doesn’t get much more electric than when the House of Pain song blares on fall

Bo Pelini

Top Big Ten 'Decisions' of past sports year

LeBron James is heading home to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers. This will go down as the biggest decision of the 2014 sports year. This got us thinking, what were the biggest decisions made in the Big Ten this past year? Here is a list of our top Big Ten decisions of the past year. Adding Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten Just 11 days ago, Maryland and Rutgers officially became the 13th and 14th members of the Big Ten conference. It marked a historic day for the nation’s oldest conference. Check out all of our Maryland and

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Four B1G teams land in ESPN's Top 25 future rankings

Who will be the most dominant college football team in the Big Ten over the next three seasons? Our friends over at ESPN recently took an in-depth look at that in their latest Future Power Rankings. A five-man panel, which consisted of Travis Haney, Brad Edwards, Brock Huard, Tom Luginbill and Mark Schlabach, provided 1-10 ratings in five different categories, including coaching, talent, recruiting, title and power. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s preseason positions rankings ] Here is a look at what Big Ten teams appear on the list. 3. OHIO STATE Coaching: 9.2/10 Talent: 8.6/10 Recruiting: 9.2/10 Title: 8.2/10

Reilly O'Toole

Backup QB rankings: Illini in good hands

He’s often one of the most popular men on campus. Fans often clamor to see him buckle his chinstrap and trot onto the field: He’s the backup quarterback. When an offense is struggling, the No. 2 signal-caller is a favorite. Who is your school’s backup quarterback? How confident should you be in him? Get my ranking in this post. [ MORE: View all of Tom Dienhart’s preseason position rankings ] 1. Illinois. With Nathan Scheelhaase gone, the starting job is up for grabs in Champaign. Oklahoma State sophomore transfer Wes Lunt, senior Reilly O’Toole and athletic sophomore Aaron Bailey are

Oct 20, 2012; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats defensive back Ibraheim Campbell (24) breaks up a pass intended for Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Jamal Turner (10) in the end zone during the first quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ten names on Jim Thorpe Award watch list

It’s early July, and that means it’s preseason college football awards watch lists season. See which Big Ten players were named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list in this post. Jim Thorpe Award: Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern; Blake Countess, Michigan; Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State; Jordan Lucas, Penn State; Trae Waynes, Michigan State Here’s a look at the full schedule of preseason watch lists: Monday, July 14 – Butkus Award, presented to the nation’s best linebacker by the Butkus Foundation. – Rotary Lombardi Award, presented to the college lineman of the year by the Rotary Club of Houston. Tuesday, July 15