D'Angelo Russell Is College Basketball's Smoothest Assassin

The play above happened early in the first half of last week's game between Ohio State and Iowa. That's Buckeyes freshman guard D'Angelo Russell throwing a near-incomprehensible bounce pass, a corkscrew of a ball that was thrown not only from a crazy angle, but with a wild amount of foresight. Look at where… » 1/23/15 2:31pm 1/23/15 2:31pm

Few Teams Have Been More Mediocre Than Nebraska This Decade

There are two ways to go about being mediocre in college football. Strictly definitionally, a team can settle in somewhere directly between schools like Stanford and those like Eastern Michigan—finishing around .500 every season. But the more sneaky and much more frustrating sort of mediocre is the one that Nebraska… » 11/25/14 9:46am 11/25/14 9:46am

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

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… » 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 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

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