Tag: Big Ten

Redshirt freshman CJ Stroud will take over at quarterback as Ohio State aims to win a fifth straight Big Ten Championship. (Image: Jamie Sabau/Getty)

Big Ten Odds: Can Anyone Dethrone Ohio State in 2021?

The Ohio State Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship in each of the past four years, and have made the College Football Playoff in each of the past two seasons. And while they will face challengers, it will take something special for anyone to dethrone the Buckeyes as conference champions […]

Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald, seen here on the sidelines of a Big Ten football game in 2018, signed a ten-year contract extension with Northwestern. (Image: Joe Robbins/Getty)

Wildcat for Life? Northwestern Locks Up Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald Thru 2030

The Northwestern Wildcats rewarded head coach Pat Fitzgerald with a 10-year contract extension, meaning the most successful coach in Northwestern football history will remain with the team throughout the next decade. Northwestern has a record of 106-81 since Fitzgerald took over as head coach in 2006. Fitzgerald fielded numerous job […]

West Coast Schools Get Jobbed by Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

West Coast Schools Get Jobbed by Initial College Football Playoff Rankings

The Pac-12 football season is one that likely should have never happened. Initially called off in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pac-12 commissioners did an about-face a month later and reinstated the season. Since then, it’s been nothing but cancellations and a fast fade from the national spotlight. A […]

Madison mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is one of 12 mayors from Big Ten cities asking the conference to include community concerns when coming up with protocols to fight COVID-19 as football season gets underway this weekend. (Image: News3Now/YouTube)

Could Return of Big Ten Football Be a COVID-19 Superspreader?

As the Big Ten readies to kick off its truncated college football season this weekend, host city mayors are concerned that not enough precautions have been taken to protect communities already at “uncontrollable” levels of COVID-19 spread. In an open letter sent Monday to Big Ten conference officials, mayors for […]

Rutgers guard, Ron Harper. Jr. drives to the basketball against Penn State at the RAC in Piscataway, NJ. (Image: Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)

Bubble Watch: Rutgers 10th Team to March Madness from Big Ten?

The Big Ten could send 10 teams to the 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament, but Rutgers and Indiana are both fighting to avoid the dreaded bubble. The Scarlet Knights recently ended an untimely losing streak with an upset victory over #9 Maryland. Rutgers has a shot at their first […]

The Northwestern Wildcats QB Aidan Smith is tackled by the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Image: Daniel Bartel/Getty)

Northwestern Opens as 40-Point Favorite Over 1-9 UMass

Even though the Northwestern Wildcats are 1-8 and stuck in last place in the Big Ten West basement, bookmakers released a big point spread when Northwestern opened as a 40-point favorite over the hapless, one-win, University of Massachusetts Minutemen (1-9). UMass is in the discussion for the worst team in […]