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Power Ranking the Big Ten’s Bowl Games

This bowl season you will be hard-pressed to miss the Big Ten in action. A total of 10 of the 14 teams in the Big Ten will be playing in bowl games this year, including four in New Year’s Six bowl games, highlighted by Ohio State in…




Illinois pays respect to Nebraska with Sam Foltz jersey

Some things are more important than sports Over the summer, the Nebraska football program was hit hard with the tragic loss of kicker Sam Foltz was killed in an auto accident, which also claimed the life of Michigan State punter Mike Sadler. The memories of both have continued to…



2016 College Football Preview: College Football Playoff Prediction

Three picks were pretty easy. The fourth, however, merits a discussion. This summer I went through every FBS team’s schedule and predicted winners and losers. This led to me being able to put together my official conference and division standings predictions without totally guessing on an order….



Ranking the Top 10 hypothetical Big 12 expansion candidates

On Tuesday the Big 12 decided to go public with the decision to allow commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin exploring and meeting with potential expansion candidates, the first definitive sign the Big 12 is ready to expand by at least two. Based on information learned yesterday, we know…


The First Annual Watch List Watch List

Taking watch list season to new heights A total of 21 watch lists were named to the first annual Watch List Watch List, honoring the top watch lists in the nation, on Sunday by No 2-Minute Warning. The Maxwell Football Club leads the nation in total watch list…


Athlon Sports: Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2016

For you Big Ten fans, I was asked to put together a list for Athlon Sports of wild card players from each Big Ten program for the 2016 season. In all, there is one offensive player and one defensive player I determined to be a wild card…