More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited from a wide receiver corps that cleaned up its act.
about 81 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
In the preseason, we took a stab at picking the over-under regular-season win totals for each Big Ten team. We used the baselines established by oddsmakers in Vegas. Now, it's time to see how we fared -- and find out which of us was smarter in August.
about 91 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
The constant talk about the Big Ten's national perception and performance against other conferences can get a bit tiresome. But there's also no denying that the league has an image problem that stems from a lack of noteworthy wins.
about 169 days ago | Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Ten items to track around Big Ten football in Week 3: 1. Illinois' Chicago Homecoming: The Fighting Illini hope to capture some interest in the Windy City, as they'll be playing at Soldier Field for the first time since 1994.
about 180 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
One week of actual football in the books means I've got a mailbag full of actual football questions. Life is good. Greyson from Visiting San Fran writes: Sitting here, watching the Northwestern game and the Northwestern defensive players seemingly going down to stop momentum of Cal, do you think there will ever be a time where the NCAA will set in motion a rule that prevents this from happening (a player going down from an "injury," then returning a play or two later)?
about 188 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Every Sunday around this time, we'll recap five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football. Pencils ready? Class is in session ... 1. Big Ten quarterback mysteries partially solved: Week 1 provided some clues about the Big Ten's cloudy quarterback picture, but a few mysteries remain.
about 191 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
Finally, live football is back in our lives. Good riddance, offseason. Jerry Kill believes Minnesota is on track and has a better team heading into his third season. Sid Hartman writes that the Gophers are likely to start the season on a winning streak that could stretch into October.
about 194 days ago | Austin Ward | Penn State Nittany Lions
The games are finally here, and every Thursday during the season at this time, we'll bring you 10 items to track around the Big Ten. Let's get to it ... 1. Quarterback mysteries solved: We might not get all the answers in Week 1 about the Big Ten's many quarterback competitions, but a few clues should emerge.
about 194 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions