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The Big10 is starting the season with 2 huge games and boasts possibly 2 of the top 10 players in the nation. With 5 teams ranked preseason, the league has plenty of hype and what seems to be 3 really dangerous teams in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan St. Let’s take a look at 5 things that could shape the 2012-13 season for the Leaders and Legends.
1. Big10 needs a stronger out of conference schedule
The Big10 has suffered from inferiority complex since the late 00′s. For people outside of the Big10 they really are not considered to have the same athletes as some of other major conferences. This problem may go much farther back. The conference has only won 4 National Championship since 1970, and one of those was a shared title in 1997. It has made its self a target to continuous talk of being overrated. The best way to deal with that issue is to really reach out and play top level teams out of conference. The league has failed at this goal! This year the entire league only pl...
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Police have arrested three suspects in the assault on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. Ball sustained a concussion when he was attacked by several men near campus August 1st. All three are listed as Wisconsin students- Wendell J. Venerable, Deonte J. Wilson and Robert A. Wilks.
They were all arrested on charges of "party to the crime of substantial...
No. 12 Wisconsin opens the season at home Saturday against Northern Iowa.
All eyes are on Badgers running back Montee Ball, who was attacked and beaten up near campus a month ago, leaving him with a concussion that caused him to miss part of camp. Three men were arrested in connection with the incident this week.
Ball scored 39 touchdowns to tie Barry Sanders' NCAA record last...
Three University of Wisconsin students have been charged in attack on Badgers' running back Montee Ball.
Wendell Venerable, Robert Wilks and Deonte Wilson appeared in Dane County Circuit Court on Monday where a judge continued their signature bonds. A criminal complaint says Ball was kicked and punched Aug. 1 as he walked in Madison. The complaint says a friend interrupted the...
Alabama Football analyst John Mitchell from Bama Hammer stopped by to answer a few questions about the big game.
1. What worries you most about playing Michigan?
It’s always worrisome to play a team as good as Michigan on the opening weekend. Despite our best guesses, we never know what a team is going to look like in a new season. My biggest concern is Michigan’s ability...
MADISON, Wis. When Montee Ball announced he would return for his senior season in January, Wisconsin's fan base predictably swapped its feeling of deflation from a Rose Bowl loss for utter elation.For the Wisconsin running backs directly competing for Ball's playing time, the mood was surprisingly upbeat, too."They were excited," Ball said. "We're really...
Arrests in Ball assault.
Police in Wisconsin arrest three individuals suspected of being involved with an attack on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. (ESPN)
Saban on Robinson.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban compares Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson to former Auburn QB Cam Newton. (The Detroit Free Press)
No Hope in Indiana?
Purdue head football coach...
Every Thursday throughout the football season we'll be giving you the "5 Things We're Watching For" against our opponents, they can very from matchups to individual players, you name it, it's fair game. So, now that you know the score - it's time to give you the things we're watching for against Northern Iowa.
1) Danny O'Brien:
And who could blame him. If the Wolverines are to have any chance in this game Denard Robinson will have to account for about 400 yards.
Good luck Wolverines.
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. continues to wager vast sums of cash on the outcome of sporting events, this time a $3 million bet that Michigan will cover the spread against Alabama.
We’re launching a new feature on TakingBS: roundtables. Our sports analysts will give their takes on any sport at any time during the season. This first roundtable focuses on the rapidly approaching college football season, and features the one and only Zach Schotz (Syracuse), OSU Senior Evan Speyer, UMiami Junior Shane Abergel, and Michigan Junior Matt Fitzburgh. Here are our...
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
Alright, Mr. Hoke. I'm ready for my spotlight.
Michigan starting quarterback Denard Robinson is beginning to accept his celebrity status after four years in Ann Arbor. (The Detroit Free Press)
Knee-Deep in the Hoopla.
Michigan head football...
The 2012 college football season kicks off tonight, and isportsweb is previewing this year’s Heisman Trophy favorites.
Each week, we’ll update the list with new stats and information as some players make their way into the Heisman conversation and others drop out of the race.
2012 Preseason Heisman Trophy Favorites
Matt Barkley – QB, USC
According to Vegas odds, Barkley...