Found July 16, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
​Starting in 2016, the Big Ten, which will have 14 members by this time, will play a nine game conference schedule. They will become the third conference to make the change along with the Pac-12 and Big 12, with the ACC and SEC considered making the move as well. ​What does this move to a nine game schedule mean? First it means we will hopefully get to see teams in the same conference but different divisions play more often. With larger conferences it can sometimes be a few years until two teams are pitted against each other if they’re in opposite divisions. However, with the addition of another conference game to the schedule, this problem should be relieved at least to some extent. At the same time, in the Big Ten, each division will have grown by one, so one of the conference schedule spots will be eaten up by that new team in the division, so it might not help as much as one might think. ​Another positive to this move is that ideally teams will no longer have room to sche...

Michigan Football: 10 impact freshmen

Michigan Football will kickoff the 2013 season on August 31 when they host Central Michigan at the Big House. Between now and then, the Wolverines will put in a lot of work and some freshmen players will start to separate themselves from the pack and have a chance to make an immediate impact. Here are 10 freshmen of the redshirt and true variety that could/should make an impact on...

Ohio State Football Recruiting: July rundown

The weather is heating up in the great state of O-H-I-O, and so is the recruiting buzz surrounding Ohio State football. With all the news swirling around the program, I took it upon myself to give you a month of July update. Baugh at the UA All-American camp Welcome to Urban Meyer’s short list, Marcus Baugh. Baugh, a member of the class of 2013,  was arrested this weekend in Columbus...

Muschamp takes shot at Ohio State

Gators head football coach Will Muschamp took some shots at the Ohio State football program regarding OSU allegedly turning in Florida for possible violations.

Ohio State Player Profile: Frank Epitropoulos

   One of the biggest names in the offseason for Ohio State was Frank Epitropoulos.  No, not longest names, biggest.  Due to the decommitment of Johnny Townsend, the highly regarded punter from Orlando, head coach Urban Meyer has been left in somewhat of a bind.  The punter is a position that has been highly regarded at Ohio State for decades now.  Seen as Jim Tressel as the...

Ten College Football rivalries you much watch in 2013. Notre Dame and Ohio State are among the highlights.

​College football has long been marked by its rivalries, which are the staple of the game itself. While these games are just as meaningful to the players and fans of the teams when the games don’t change the national landscape, there are always several each season which require attention from the entire country. Due to their possible impact on conference races, BCS berths, the...

Will Muschamp takes jab at Ohio State, Urban Meyer

Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp took a jab at Ohio State, and head coach Urban Meyer on Tuesday afternoon. Ohio State recently turned the Gators in for an alleged secondary recruiting violation. “That’s really a dead issue with me,” Muschamp said during an interview at SEC media days. “In both situations we were turned in by Ohio,” he continued. “We didn’t do anything...

Player Profile: Ryan Ross

Week 11 is a continuation on week 10 from the Buckeye Empire Summer Series.  We are still looking at the Wide Receiving Corp. next up in that group is walk-on junior Ryan Ross. Ryan walked on to the team in 2010 in order to be a part of greatness. Ryan hails from Akron, OH where he attended Hoban high school where he was an all-district and all-conference performer in football,...

Buckeye Breakdown – Ohio State 2013 Position Preview: Offensive Line

The offensive linemen were a staple position for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2012. Four junior starters, another senior starter in Reid Fragel, the 2012 OSU offensive line paved way for the 10th-ranked rushing attack in the country a season ago. Now with four returning senior starters, the offensive line may be the least worrisome group for second-year head coach Urban Meyer...

Ohio State Player Profile – Devin Smith

It seems that every big name receiver in recent Ohio State history has a catch or catches that cement them in Buckeye football lore forever. For instance, we all remember Michael Jenkins making a spectacular over the shoulder catch against Purdue in the “Holy Buckeye” game to keep Ohio State’s undefeated season alive in 2002. We also remember just three years later Anthony...

Michigan Football Preview: Hard Lessons of 2012 could make for better 2013

Michigan went to the Sugar Bowl following the 2011 season and that meant Michigan football was back baby.... errr, that was the narrative heading into 2012. It got the Wolverines a No. 8 preseason ranking and if it weren't for USC's collapse from No. 1 to unranked one could make an easy argument that the Maize 'N Blue were the most overrated team in the nation...

Springtime is for Receivers

The Ohio State Spring Game, with the looser “rules” than a standard regular season game, often produce wild results for a number of offensive and defensive positions. Take, for example, the number of sacks registered by Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence. In total, there were 11 sacks by both of the defenses, something that would make the nightly Sportscenter had it happened...
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