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Athlon Sports: 14 Big Ten stats you need to know for 2016

I was asked to put together some key stats for each Big Ten program for a story published by Athlon Sports. You can read the full rundown of what I cooked up here, but here are a couple notable stats I particularly enjoyed. 27.62: Third-down percentage by...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Big Ten media revenue to triple with ESPN on board

ESPN set to renew media deal with Big Ten The rumors of ESPN and the Big Ten parting ways were, apparently, greatly exaggerated. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports today ESPN will pick up the second half of the Big Ten’s media rights package and will...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 college football offseason story ideas

I just got back from vacation this week and started catching up on my college football feeds to see what I had missed while I was away. Aside from the major stories going on, I saw a few stories in particular that I sort of rolled my...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Not wanting to be left out, Sun Belt will add championship game in 2018

The Sun Belt Conference will add a conference football championship game to the schedule starting in 2018. Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com was among the first to report the news of a Sun Belt championship game, and the Associated Press confirmed the report. A week after the Big...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa State’s new alternate white helmet is beautiful

Matt Campbell is taking over a program in need of new energy at Iowa State. What better way to inject some juice in the program than by introducing a new alternate uniform for the upcoming college football season? Iowa State has always had one of the more...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Starr interview with ESPN further hurts Baylor’s image

How do you make a bad situation look even worse? At Baylor, you give Ken Starr a chance to speak in an interview with ESPN and not know when enough is enough. If you thought the leadership at Baylor could not look any worse than they have...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Big 12 takes stand against student-athletes

Wednesday was not a good day for the Big 12 when it comes to how the conference and its members handle student-athletes. Between the Big 12 failing to pass the “Baker Mayfield Rule” and a report saying Baylor will not release Class of 2016 additions from their...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s like Mean Girls, but with Saban and Harbaugh instead of Lohan and McAdams

It’s like we are caught in grade school all over again with two of the popular kids having a bit of a standoff over a difference in opinion. Did you hear what he said? He was totally talking trash about you man! Yo, Jimmy said this about...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor’s systematic failure is disturbing, but hardly shocking

What happened at Baylor was a systematic failure from top to bottom. There does not seem to be a great amount of room to debate otherwise. I wish I could say I was shocked to read the details described in the Pepper Hamilton external review of Baylor’s...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Wichita State once again flirting with football revival?

Wichita State has not played a down of college football since 1986, but it wants in with the Mountain West Conference Wichita State made the decision to discontinue its college football program in 1986, but the thought of reviving the program was never silent for long. A...
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May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rutgers gets back to basics with updated football uniforms

Rutgers is moving away from the splashy uniforms they have worn the last couple of years and going back to basics. It looks pretty solid. I was apparently one of the few out there who liked what Rutgers did with their football uniforms a few years ago....
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May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Big 12 still does not need to expand, BUT IF IT DOES…

Oh boy, here we go again with the Big 12 expansion conversations Ever since the Big 12 lost Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC, Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-12, the talks about expansion for the conference have continued to drag on. With...
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May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama receives national championship rings

Teams have slowly been rolling out their celebratory rings for various levels of achievements from the 2015 season. Rings for appearing in or winning bowl games have been received. So have rings for division or conference titles. Alabama, though, gets the big prize every college football hopes...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12 spring game attendance by the numbers

By now we know the spring attendance numbers in the SEC and Big Ten will always be higher than the other power conferences (having 14 teams helps, of course). The Big 12 will never compete in this pretty useless stat, especially when so many schools fail to...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Ten spring game attendance by the numbers

The SEC may have led the pack when it comes to spring game attendance, but the Big Ten was once again a strong draw this spring with its usual heavy-hitters continuing to set the pace for the conference. Highlighted by a record-setting turnout for the Ohio State...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

SEC spring game attendance by the numbers

The SEC led the nation in spring game attendance this year, and the competition was not even close when you look at the data. The SEC had a cumulative total of 508,994 at spring games this season, easily pushing past the Big Ten after seeing their rivals...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

A mid-April look at spring game attendance

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer set the bar high for Buckeye fans, and they cleared it on Saturday. A year after setting a new national record for spring game attendance, Meyer saw Ohio State fans answer his call to pack Ohio Stadium with over 100,000 fans...
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April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Coaches using Nick Saban’s age as a recruiting deterrent better have a solid Plan B

Alabama head coach Nick Saban will turn 65 during the middle of the upcoming college football season, and it stands to reason his days as a college football coach may be numbered. There is nothing more for Saban to prove and whenever he decides to call it...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin has toughest schedule among Big Ten teams in 2016

If the Wisconsin Badgers are going to make a run at a Big Ten title, or even a berth in the College Football Playoff, they will have certainly earned it by playing one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Wisconsin will play the most challenging schedule...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The transfer process shouldn’t be so unfair to the players

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is quickly asserting his impact on his new program. One of the more noticeable changes between how things were run under former head coach Mark Richt (now at Miami) and Smart is how the transfer process for players wishing to leave the...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Lambeau Field College Classic: What makes a “classic” anyway?

Lambeau Field is a storied football stadium with a tremendous amount of football history having been played on the turf commonly referred to as the Frozen Tundra. Home to the NFL’s Green Bay Packers since 1957, and it used to be the home to local high school...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Video Mailbag: Jim Harbaugh vs. The SEC and is Mario Bros. the worst game ever?

I asked for your college football questions. I got a couple. I then asked for your off-topic questions and received a good handful. That makes up this week’s edition of the video mailbag. Enjoy. Follow No 2-Minute Warning: Twitter | Facebook | iTunes | Instagram | YouTube |...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden lines up seven QBs for his annual camp

Jon Gruden will be back to grilling and quizzing some of this season’s top quarterback prospects before the NFL Draft. ESPN announced today seven quarterbacks have been chosen to be a part of Gruden’s QB Camp, entering its seventh year on the air as one of the...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Sun Belt cutting Idaho and New Mexico State after 2017; what’s next?

Idaho and New Mexico State will see their contracts to be football-only members of the Sun Belt Conference expire at the end of the 2017 college football season, since again putting the two leftovers from the imploded WAC conference during realignmageddon a few years ago back on...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

What schools are doing the conference championship double dip?

The college basketball season is coming to a close with regular seasons about to move into conference championship tournament time, which sets up the big dance later in the month. With the college basketball season coming down to the wire, let’s take a look to see if...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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