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Two Wisconsin forwards headline the All-Big Ten Preseason Team

Wisconsin is going to be very good this year according to the Big Ten media. The Badgers were voted as the best team in the preseason and also feature two members on the preseason All-Big Ten team. A year after reaching the Final Four and losing only one starter, this isn't much of a surprise. Frank Kaminsky was voted as the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year after coming on strong late last season. Teamm ...

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Four Big Ten players on watch list for Ted Hendricks Award

The Big Ten announced today that four Big Ten players are on the watch list for the Ted Hendricks award. The award is given out at the end of the season to the nation's most outstanding defensive end. Only two times has the award been given to a Big Ten player, Michigan's Lamarr Woodley (2006) and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus (2011). This season Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun, Michigan's Frank Clark, Nebra ...

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10 Key Big Ten Players Heading Into 2014

With the college football season right around the corner and all Big Ten teams having started camp over the weekend, I decided to introduce you to the top 10 key big ten players heading into 2014. I put this list together not by who is the best athletes in the Big Ten but by who means the most to their teams for the chance at a Big Ten Title. Let's start with number 10 and work are way to the number one key ...

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Eight Big 10 Teams Received Votes in Preseason Amway Coaches’ Poll

The Preseason Amway Coaches' Poll came out the other day and eight of the 14 Big 10 schools received votes. Four schools  in the top 25 and two in the top 10. Back-to-back Big 10 conference champion Ohio State ranks sixth to start the season. Ohio State had a perfect season going last year with National Title hopes until they lost in the Big 10 Championship game to Michigan State. They then went on to lose ...

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Big Ten Media Day: 12 important quotes for the 12 teams

1. Michigan State “It’s an honor, but at the end of the day it’s not gonna be given to you. You wanna be recognized as the Big Ten player of the year at the end of the season not before you even play a game. Nothing’s gonna be given to me so I gotta go out there and play just like everybody else.”- Shooting guard Gary Harris on receiving Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year honors So wait a second, Gary Har ...

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Illinois likely lose leading receiver Ryan Lankford for the year in 42-3 loss against Michigan State

After losing consecutive games to Nebraska and Wisconsin, the schedule didn’t get too much easier for Illinois with Michigan State in town for homecoming. The Spartans entered the contest allowing the fourth least points in the nation, holding opponents just under 14 points a contest. On Saturday afternoon, Michigan State didn’t need their stellar defense with Illinois practically giving the game away, losi ...

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Wisconsin – Michigan State Football Preview

For the Wisconsin Badgers starting 6-0 in the B1G and being #4 in the country is not a good enough resume for some to put them in the National Championship conversation. Many of the NCAA pundits have questioned the Badgers chances of playing for a BCS title due to their strength of schedule… or lack there of. This is also reflected in the all important BCS standings in which Bucky is back two spots at #6 be ...

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Michigan State’s William Gholston suspended for Wisconsin game

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The BIG 10 has suspended Michigan State defensive end William Gholston for Saturday's game against No. 4 Wisconsin after he threw a punch at a Michigan player last weekend. The 15th-ranked Spartans beat Michigan 28-14 on Saturday. Gholston was shown on video appearing to twist the helmet of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson during a pileup. He was also shown taking a swing at a Mich ...

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Big Ten Breakdown: Week 6

Before I get rolling on this week's games, how scary is this Nebraska program going to be next year in the Big Ten?  What they did to that Kansas State squad on Thursday shouldn't be considered legal.  Okay, enough drooling, onto the games that matter. The Big Ten will kick off their second week of conference play, with just one game between ranked teams, but a couple others with wire potential.  Iowa is th ...

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Way Too Early: Previewing the 2010-2011 Season for Big Ten Basketball

The Big Ten is expected to do some very big things next year, especially the top six or seven teams in the conference. Up to six teams have been placed in some type of Top 25 for the 2010-2011 college basketball season rankings I have come across. The usual powerhouses such as Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Ohio State are expected to be in the Top 25. But teams like Illinois and Minnesota have also ...

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