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Maryland Terrapins going all ‘Star Spangled’ for game against West Virginia

Maryland Terrapins football has become the East Coast version of the Oregon Ducks, only with more awful results. However, Under Armour and the Terps aren’t giving up. On Tuesday, the Maryland athletic department unveiled the uniforms for the ‘Star Spangled’ game against West Virginia. Saturday will also happen to be the celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of...
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Around the B1G: Is Fitz under fire at Northwestern?

In an effort to help bring you the most complete and in depth coverage, we’re not only going to bring you our original content, but we’re going to also highlight some of the best writers and sites from across the conference. Each week we’ll highlight at least one story from outside our coverage per school. Today we give you a look at a great article from our friends at Lake...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten football awards race tracker: Week 2

Week 2 is in the books and that means more definition of exactly who individual players and teams really are. At least that’s the hope as we take a look at our favorites for some of the biggest awards Big Ten football has to offer. That’s right, we’re back with our look at the races for the Silver Ball, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 3

Week 2 of the season is over with and we’ll spare you the bellyaching and rehashing of what was one of the most disappointing weekends of football in most of our lifetimes. So, this collection of amazing writers had a terrible time coming up with this week’s power rankings. Let’s give this group some recognition: Andy Coppens – Big Ten OT & MadTownBadgers (@AndyOnFootball ...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA, Big Ten lift sanctions against Penn State

Penn State’s long struggle to get the NCAA to reduce it’s sanctions has finally paid off. After working hard to meet all progress the organization outlined, the NCAA announced that Penn State’s postseason ban is lifted and it will get scholarships back in the 2015-16 school year. The Nittany Lions’ are getting most of the sanctions lifted thanks to the work of the previous...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Roundup: Week 2

This was supposed to be the weekend that the Big Ten planted its flag on back towards the front of the national college football conversation. Instead, the Big Ten came up with a big fail during Week 2 of the season, losing all three of its most important matchups and looking awful in just about every other win of the day. Both Top 10 teams, Michigan State and Ohio State, couldn’t...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pick 6: Previews, predictions and players to watch for Week 2 of Big Ten football

The Big Ten did some surprising things in Week 1, going out and beating a team on the West Coast and going 12-2 in what may have been the toughest Week 1 for the entire conference in some time. Such is the new era of the College Football Playoff, and we’ve got to say we like it so far. However, Week 2 could provide the Big Ten it’s biggest chance to plant it’s flag in the national...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State, Notre Dame agreement another slap to face of Michigan Wolverines

Remember when Michigan versus Notre Dame was just a good story on the field? Those days ended when Notre Dame handed Michigan a note just prior to the 2012 game, canceling the series between these two schools for the foreseeable future after the matchup this Saturday night in South Bend.  Both schools and fanbases were just about to go ahead and move on with life in a new era (probably...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football: Playoff or Bust Time in Week 2

Few times in the past decade have Big Ten teams faced matchups with both teams in the Top 10 of the rankings. Even more rare is the Saturday where three or more Big Ten powers all schedule a legitimate opponent for the same day. But on Saturday, September 6, 2014, we get both. Michigan State kicks off the evening with a 6:30 EDT game at Oregon, the highlight of the day as two playoff...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten football awards race tracker: Week 1

In a new feature each week we’ll take a look at who we believe should be under consideration for some of the major Big Ten football awards in the Big Ten conference. While this isn’t a wholly new idea it is important to take a look at how a season is progressing and who is taking control of the conference on an individual level.  We’ll not only look at player of the year,...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the B1G: Ohio State getting ready to rumble with Va Tech

In an effort to help bring you the most complete and in depth coverage, we’re not only going to bring you our original content, but we’re going to also highlight some of the best writers and sites from across the conference. Each week we’ll highlight at least one story from outside our coverage per school. This one comes from our friends at The Buckeye Battlecry. There was...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Notebook: Michigan State ready to carry the Big Ten banner

Week 1 of the season is in the books, and it could’ve been the best week of the regular season for the conference in a long time. Thanks a lot for nothing Northwestern and Wisconsin. After going 12-2 in the first week there was plenty for Big Ten football coaches to talk about. Headlining the talk was quarterbacks — whether injuries and bad play at Wisconsin, or a freshman stepping...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten OT Football Power Rankings: Week 1 shakes up preseason notions

The Big Ten had itself one heck of a start, until Northwestern laid a complete egg against Cal at home and Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away in the second half en route to a 28-24 loss to LSU in the marquee matchup of Saturday night. Overall, the conference went 12-2 and got a win out west against the Pac-12 by Rutgers. Despite the 12-2 start to the season for the conference there...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Roundup: Week 1

(We know you can go anywhere to find your typical game recap, so we’re changing things up a bit here at the Big Ten OT. Each week we will give you a look at the best, the worst and of course the most viral moments of the Big Ten. So let’s take a look at the biggest talking points coming out of each weekend.) Big Ten football got off to an amazing start, going 3-0 to open the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes WR Tevaun Smith’s incredible one-handed TD grab (Video)

Iowa is getting everything it can handle and thensome from FCS in-state rival Northern Iowa. So much so that it needs every last play from Jake Ruddock and the passing game to keep ahead of the visiting Panthers. One such pass came at the exact right time, and gave us perhaps the best play of the weekend in the Big Ten. With Iowa up just 17-13, Ruddock dropped a dime in to junior...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State, Christian Hackenberg have plenty to work on despite win over UCF

Penn State went to Ireland and had itself one memorable experience, but despite the last-second 26-24 win over UCF it left a lot of questions still to be answered. Such is the nature of a debut game from a head coach and such is the nature of playing a good opponent in said opening game. Some will point to sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg as a major reason for victory,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Buckeyes football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

We’ve reached the end of our season predictions, and it’s only fitting we end it with the one team that has the most debate around it — Ohio State. The Buckeyes were an easy media pick to win the Big Ten East and the championship game, that is until Braxton Miller went down. A revote conducted by ESPN saw Michigan State an overwhelming favorite. Why? Losing Miller means starting...
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Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun gets his sack after 24-yard chase (Video)

No one will ever accuse Michigan State defensive end Shilique Clahoun of not having a high motor — on or off the field. The guy just doesn’t give up. Last season he burst on to the scene with a crazy opening week that arguably saved the Spartans from near embarrassment. There was no need for that on Friday night against Jacksonville State, but with his team up 45-7 and the Gamecocks...
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Penn State Nittany Lions football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

It feels like every year is a new beginning around the Penn State program over last half a decade. After just two seasons in Happy Valley head coach Bill O’Brien took off for the greener pastures of the NFL, and Penn State went out and got the hottest name in college football coaching — James Franklin, formerly of Vanderbilt. Since arriving on campus the energy level around the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Nick Hill goes spinning for TD (video)

Michigan State is putting a beat down on Jacksonville State, something most would’ve expected. However, most wouldn’t expect it to be 28-0 with barely any time off the clock in the second quarter of this one. Most wouldn’t expect both starting quarterback Connor Cook and starting running back Jeremy Langford to have hobbled off the field either. Thankfully Cook came back on...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

Michigan State went from .500 football to nationally relevant in just one year’s time. Now the quest to keep up that national reputation is on. With plenty of parts returning many see the Spartans as a potential favorite to win the Big Ten again. B1G West Predictions: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin B1G East Predictions:...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pick 6: Big Ten predictions for Week 1

Welcome the newest feature here at the Big Ten OT, as our staff takes you inside the biggest and best games the Big Ten will play in each week of the college football season. Over the course of the year we’ll highlight the games, the players to watch and give you our expert analysis. The opening week of the Big Ten season gives us games across many nights, and as such we’ve stuck...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers Scarlet Knights football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

One of college football’s original programs joins perhaps the most historic and tradition-rich conferences. It should be a match made in college football heaven…except Rutgers has never really been good at football, like EVER. So, as the Scarlet Knights enter the Big Ten, little has been expected out of them. B1G West Predictions: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska ...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

No two ways about it, 2013 was a big step backwards for the Michigan Wolverines’ program under Brady Hoke. After two great recruiting classes and an appearance in the 2012 Sugar Bowl the Wolverines were supposed to be competing for national championships once again. Instead, as we enter the 2014 season, the Maize ‘N Blue are just looking to find a way to win more than eight games...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Recipe for a Big Ten Football Appearance in CFB Playoff

(This is the first of what is planned to be a weekly column covering the biggest stories of Big Ten football, please provide feedback in the comments below and enjoy!)   The long offseason finally ends tonight, as Rutgers and Minnesota kick off the 2014 season alongside the big game of opening night, South Carolina vs. Texas A&M. This season brings a bevy of changes, including...
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