With Michigan State’s victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, the Spartans clinched a berth in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988; a game MSU won 20-17 over USC. For the Big Ten, it meant only it’s third Rose Bowl victory in the last 15 years; going 2-12 from 1974 to 1987. The years that followed, however, the Big Ten experienced a great amount of … [Read more...] about Michigan State Rose Bowl flashback and history
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With Michigan’s recent loss to Iowa, there have been talks about Brady Hoke and others on his staff being on the hot seat. A 7-4 record is not where Michigan was expected to be going into the Ohio State game, but 7-4 is no reason to make any rash decisions. More people are calling for the head of Al Borges than they are for the scalp of Brady Hoke. But that doesn't mean … [Read more...] about Brady Hoke: how warm is his seat getting?
Every Big Ten team has a game in the books now. Here's what we learned. We knew Purdue and new coach Darrell Hazell had work to do coming into the 2013 season but— wow. Rob Henry and the Boilermaker offense had nothing, and their defense had even less, in their 42-7 loss to Cincinnati. … [Read more...] about Big Ten Week 1 Review: Purdue is terrible, PSU finds a QB, Nebraska D = AWFUL
Two short seasons after starting his Michigan Wolverines career on one of the nation’s worst defenses, Thomas Gordon, with the help of Brady Hoke, enters his senior season as an anchor on one of the nation’s best defensive units. Then again, they'll start two safeties today with zero combined starts. The Michigan Wolverines suspended Thomas Gordon today for the game versus … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines suspend safety Thomas Gordon
Can't leave Big Ten football alone the game needs me. Notorious B.I.G. once said that he raps about the ghetto because that's what he knows. And..."if I worked at McDonald's, I'd be rapping about Big Macs and fries." You write and talk what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. We're still a ways away from Big Ten football media days. Well, less than two weeks now. … [Read more...] about 2013 Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Hip Hop MCs Edition