| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:42 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Big Ten Conference's most prolific rushing offense proved Saturday that it has more in its arsenal than running back Melvin Gordon.
No. 25 Wisconsin took complete advantage of a Purdue defense aligned to deny Gordon, and...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race?
The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis.
With four weeks left, Nebraska...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 11 Mississippi (7-2)
9 a.m., SEC Network...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Can anyone bump Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota from the lead in the Heisman race?
Take a closer look at this week’s top candidates for college football’s biggest prize:
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
The Buzz: Mariota clearly is the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game.
But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:01 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Playing most of the game without senior running back Ameer Abdullah, No. 15 Nebraska sputtered on offense but still managed a 35-14 victory against Purdue on Saturday before 91,107 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Abdullah, who entered the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Penn State's latest graduation-success rate for football was 87 percent, tied for the second-highest rate in school history.
The NCAA released its annual report of graduation success rates Wednesday, with Penn State's sports teams achieving an overall...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:00 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Desperate for hope in the final stretch of the season, Illinois may have found a sliver of it.
Starting quarterback Wes Lunt might return for the final three games, coach Tim Beckman said Monday.
Lunt, who has been out with a...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Illinois faces a formidable Big Ten running back, the results are memorable.
And not in a good way for the Illini.
Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah rumbled for 208 yards and three...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Ohio State's quarterback looked to his left, intending to fire a bubble screen. But a Rutgers defensive lineman blocked his visual path to Evan Spencer, so the quarterback took off. He ran straight up the middle, motoring 33 yards past five defenders in...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Jim Delany emphasized a single word.
"This is college basketball," the Big Ten commissioner said Thursday during the conference's basketball media day, "and 'college' implies going to school and making progress. We want a squarer deal (for student-...