Few preseason prognosticators create as much excitement around their summer picks as Phil Steele. The college football guru packs a tremendous amount of information and research into his preseason magazines.
about 73 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Stats don't always tell the full story for a defensive player, but one number usually correlates to a tremendous season: 10 sacks. Only one player in the Big Ten in the past two years has gotten to 10 sacks in a season, and only 20 players in the FBS did it last year.
about 78 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
No league has more longstanding historic rivalries than the Big Ten, but several of these series are becoming one-sided of late. We're taking a closer look at these games and whether things will change or remain the same in 2014.
about 157 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Michigan Wolverines
We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive lines. Illinois: This is a significant concern for the Illini, especially after the recent departure of Houston Bates, who started last season at the Leo (defensive end/outside linebacker) spot.
about 171 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Officially, we only do a first-team All-Big Ten here at the ol' blog. But there were tough decisions and plenty of players deserving of recognition in the 2013 season. So if we had to do a second team, here's what it would look like: Offense QB: Connor Cook, Michigan State RB: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State RB: James White, Wisconsin WR: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan WR: Cody Latimer, Indiana TE: C.
about 248 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
Northwestern has made its exit from the Big Ten's top half and shows no signs of returning. Now it's Nebraska's turn to be shown the door. Meanwhile, we welcome an unexpected visitor in Minnesota to the top half of the power rankings.
about 297 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions