Changing Conferences Doesn't Affect College Football Success

Whenever teams join a new conference, commentators debate whether their "styles of play" can succeed in their new conference. This has become a clichéd debate this past decade as a plethora of universities have ditched their old ties to pursue new conferences, in search of as much television revenue as possible. Even… » 10/09/14 2:34pm 10/09/14 2:34pm

Ohio State DE Was Suspended For Ecstasy

On New Year's Day it was announced that Ohio State's all-conference defensive end Noah Spence was suspended for three games, including the Orange Bowl. Now we know why. Spence's family says he tested positive for ecstasy, and had to argue his suspension down from a full season because the Big Ten considers ecstasy a… » 1/07/14 12:55pm 1/07/14 12:55pm

Source: EA's Next College Football Game Will Only Lose One Team

The next edition of EA Sports' embattled college football series will lose only one school from a lineup of more than 120 next year, though two conferences will stop licensing their trademarks to the game, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The Southeastern Conference, which yesterday told ESPN… » 8/15/13 8:03pm 8/15/13 8:03pm

The Big Ten Is Scrapping Leaders And Legends For East And West Divisions

Sources are telling ESPN.com’s college football reporters that the Big Ten is going to rename and realign its whackity-schmackity divisions. The conference will abandon the Legends and Leaders divisions; geographically muddled, aggravatingly alliterative, they were unpopular from the word “huh?” Now with the addition… » 4/20/13 3:30pm 4/20/13 3:30pm

Northwestern Has Fired Bill Carmody After 13 Years Of…

In 13 seasons as the head coach at Northwestern University, an alleged Big Ten basketball program, Bill Carmody’s signature moment might’ve been getting hired in the first place. And that, presumably, is why the school fired him today. Cracker-box facilities, lack of tradition, and academic pressures notwithstanding,… » 3/16/13 1:40pm 3/16/13 1:40pm

The Big Ten's T-Shirt Cannon Is The Most Pathetic Thing Ever

Reader "Norman Dale" is at tonight's embarrassment of a Big Ten championship game (70-24 Wisconsin last we looked) and if there's any metaphor for a B1G season sapped of the ineligible Ohio State and Penn State, it's this weak T-shirt cannon. Seriously, what is this? Manufacturing used to be a point of Midwestern… » 12/01/12 11:37pm 12/01/12 11:37pm

The Big Ten Is On The Move: Updating Our Conference Realignment Maps!

When we last checked in a month ago, it seemed the dust was finally settling after a period of bizarre college football reafuckinglignment. Pretty much everyone had made major moves except the Big Ten, a distinctly Midwestern conference that seemed happy to pretty much stay put. » 11/28/12 12:45pm 11/28/12 12:45pm

The University Of Maryland's Twitter Account Was Hacked, Kept It Pretty…

Along with Rutgers, the University of Maryland looks likely to flee its current conference for the Big Ten, and some people—notably, the person who hacked Maryland's official Twitter account tonight—are pretty happy about it. At first it seems conceivable that the person who manages UM's social media was just getting… » 11/17/12 11:00pm 11/17/12 11:00pm

Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be… » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Al Capone Once Got A Motorcade Escort Into The Northwestern-Nebraska…

Today Nebraska and Northwestern play their sixth game in a rivalry that began in 1902. As the Huskers are a recent refugee to the Big Ten, this will be the first trip for Nebraska to Evanston since October 1931. Among the spectators in that game, according to this delightful clipping the Northwestern University… » 10/20/12 5:00pm 10/20/12 5:00pm

Michigan State Coaches Say Ohio State Gave Them Selectively Edited Game…

After Ohio State beat Michigan State today 17-16, the Spartans coaches' bellies ached loudly enough that reporters heard them and wrote that Michigan State's coaches were upset with Ohio State's coaches. Apparently the game film that Ohio State provided in advance of their game was not up to Big Ten conference… » 9/29/12 9:47pm 9/29/12 9:47pm

Reports: Wisconsin Running Back Montee Ball Arrested For Lamest Offense…

Twitter is aflutter with reports of one of the silliest transgressions in college football. Montee Ball was apparently arrested and cited for trespassing during Wisconsin's annual Mifflin Street block party. The picture above, appeared on Twitter minutes ago and purports to show Ball being taken away by a couple of… » 5/05/12 5:29pm 5/05/12 5:29pm

Florida State, Vanderbilt, And Michigan State Are Going Dancing, But…

This brings to a close our series highlighting teams celebrating their conference championships, and like most televised entertainment, it comes to a somewhat anticlimactic end. Sure, FSU won the ACC for the first time ever, and Vanderbilt won the SEC tournament for the first time since 1951 (though there were… » 3/11/12 5:51pm 3/11/12 5:51pm

The Northwestern Wildcats Will Not Be Going Dancing

What looked like a sure thing is now just a memory. The Northwestern Wildcats hoops team, despite its best efforts, will most assuredly miss qualifying for the NCAA Tournament after today's overtime loss to Minnesota in the Big 10 Tournament. The team was attempting to secure its first March Madness appearance in 73… » 3/08/12 8:55pm 3/08/12 8:55pm

That Craigslist Ad Offering People $75 To Attend The Big Ten…

Spencer Hall, who had gotten hold of a response from the hoaxster and initially thought it could be legit, ended up getting to the bottom of it: "The funniest thing was all the damn Spartan and Badger fans who crawled out of the woodwork. Can't be bothered to drive 3 / 6 hours for their team and buy a cheapass 20… » 12/01/11 10:00am 12/01/11 10:00am