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Power Ranking College Football’s BCS Conferences

2012/10/08 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

1. SEC The best conference in America is still the SEC and it is not even that close these days. Heading into this past weekend there were five teams ranked in the top 10: Alabama, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Those defenses are among the best in the country [...]

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Big Ten Preview and Predictions Week 4

2012/09/22 at 1:36 am 0 comments

This is the final weekend before the official start of the Big Ten conference season. It’s one last chance for teams to shore up deficiencies and tune up their program before the chase for the Rose Bowl starts in earnest. Last week, the conference went 10-2. Unfortunately, once again the [...]

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Is The Big Ten The Biggest Disappointment In College Football?

2012/09/18 at 12:09 am 2 comments

Many are questioning as to whether or not the Big Ten is the worst conference in America among the BCS conferences? Perhaps the Big East is a tad worse since they are only an eight-team conference, but this is beyond sad for the Midwest die-hard fans that love nothing more [...]

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Big Ten Preview for Week 3: B1G Needing Big Redemption

2012/09/14 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

Last week was a little rough on the B1G. While Northwestern got a nice win over Vanderbilt, Purdue played Notre Dame awfully tough and both Minnesota and Indiana snagged lopsided wins, the rest of the league only caught black eyes. Penn State blew four field goal attempts in a one-point [...]

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Big Ten Football 2012: Previewing Week 2 (Updated with Scores)

2012/09/07 at 2:22 pm 0 comments

The first weekend of college football provided some surprises and gave us a first-glance of our favorite Big Ten teams in action. A lot was learned, but it was only one week. Now it’s time to turn our attention to week 2 and see how the B1G can build on [...]

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Illinois Fighting Illini at Arizona State Sun Devils Week 2 College Football Game Preview

2012/09/06 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

It is never good news when you have your biggest non-conference game without your starting quarterback at 100%. Nathan Scheelhaase was carted off for precautionary measure with an ankle injury that he suffered in the second quarter in their season opening victory over Western Michigan. Former Wheaton Warrenville-South superstar Riley [...]

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Big Ten Football 2012: Preview of Week 1 Action

2012/08/31 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Okay, so this is just a little late. Minnesota has already gone toe-to-toe with UNLV in the desert and pulled out a 3-OT victory. Still, there’s a lot of action about to take place around the Big Ten and I’m here to give you a heads-up on what’s about to [...]

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Quick Hits Big Ten 2012 Football Preview

2012/08/21 at 9:37 pm 0 comments

The tremors are picking up intensity. My typing fingers quiver over each key as I force a strike. It must be close to football season! Yes, we’re only a couple of weeks away from the official kickoff of the 2012 football season. All of the off-field issues will dissolve into [...]

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Big Ten Football 2012: Race for the Title Will be Legen…Wait for It…dary!

2012/08/01 at 7:37 pm 0 comments

  The biggest stories surrounding the Big Ten the last couple of years have been off-field issues. First there was Ohio State and the fall of Jim Tressel. Then there was Penn State and the fall of Joe Paterno. Both scandals have left the conference battered and bruised. Both scandals [...]

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2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Illinois Outlasts UCLA

2011/12/31 at 6:11 pm 1 comment’s Michael Gartman (Founder, CEO, NFL and College Football Senior Writer) and Oren Shiri (Marketing Coordinator, NFL and College Football Analyst) are previewing 16 of the best bowl games in the 2011 College Football Bowl Season.  This is their fourth edition in the series.   The 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl features a pair of [...]

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