The Big 10

Big Ten to Realign Again

April 24, 2013
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Big Ten to Realign Again

  When the Big Ten conference announced realignment plans for 2011, the new Legends and Leaders divisions were met with harsh criticism.  With the addition of Rutgers and Maryland in 2014, the conference is looking to realign again with the hopes of positive feedback from fans.  It is expected that the conference president and chancellors will approve new divisions and division names based on geography rather than competitive balance for the 2014 season.  Currently, the conference is broken down into the...

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Penn State v. Ohio State, Stage Set for Probation Bowl

October 24, 2012
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Penn State v. Ohio State, Stage Set for Probation Bowl

Penn State senior QB Matt McGloin is ready to battle QB Braxton Miller and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The two best teams in the Big Ten conference are pitted to play each other this Saturday night. Despite their dominance on the field, both teams are ineligible for post season play because of NCAA sanctions dubbing this marquee match-up the Probation Bowl.  Even though Ohio State is 8-0 and ranked 9th in the country, Penn State is the hottest team in...

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Nebraska Sued, Discriminates Against Disabled Parker

September 17, 2012
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Nebraska Sued, Discriminates Against Disabled Parker

  Richard Norton Jr. was denied access to a handicapped parking space during a Cornhuskers football game to make way for Nebraska donors and tailgaters.  As a result of this discriminatory practice, Norton sued the school seeking an injunction to prevent the school from continuing to enforce a policy that discriminates against disabled persons.   On October 30, 2010, Norton tried to park in a dedicated handicapped spot at Morrill Hall to see an art exhibit.  He was turned...

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College Football: Big 10 Predictions

August 13, 2012
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College Football: Big 10 Predictions

With the college football season set to start, it’s time to break down the Big Ten and see which teams are going to be left standing at the finish line. We start with Wisconsin, priced at +165 to emerge as the conference champion at the end of the season. The Badgers may have lost their starting QB, Russell Wilson, but they’re still able to fall back on the best running back in the nation: Montee Ball. Ball had over...

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In The Midst Of A Free Agency Frenzy, Penn State Lands Recruit

July 27, 2012
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In The Midst Of A Free Agency Frenzy, Penn State Lands Recruit

Despite the crippling penalties aimed at bringing Penn State football to a crawl, the Nittany Lion coaching staff added its first prospect post-NCAA sanctions to its 2012 class.  Linebacker Brennan Franklin, who hails from Arizona’s Peoria Centennial High, committed to Penn State earlier this week. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound inside linebacker is leaving for Happy Valley today.  The coaching staff, the presence of team unity, and a chance to be part of something special undoubtedly convinced Franklin to play ball...

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Tate Forcier Turns Pro, Signs with the Tiger-Cats

May 15, 2012
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Tate Forcier Turns Pro, Signs with the Tiger-Cats

After two turbulent seasons with Michigan, a transfer request to Miami, and a brief stint with San Jose State, quarterback Tate Forcier has finally ended his college football quest and found a new home in the pro ranks.  Over the weekend, the once highly touted quarterback decided to take his talents north signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).   After Forcier dropped out of San Jose State, he teamed up with San Francisco 49ers...

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Illinois is desperate for fans, ticket prices reduced

February 22, 2012
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Illinois is desperate for fans, ticket prices reduced

Coming off a paltry 7-6 season with only two conference wins, Illinois athletic direct Mike Thomas is taking his first steps in generating fan support by lowering ticket prices for the upcoming season. Season tickets for sideline tickets are being reduced from $40 per game to roughly $32.86 per game. Individual conference game tickets are priced at $50 per game and non-conference games will sell for $25 per game. With a not so stellar home slate consisting of Western...

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Penn State launches new web site, opens the books

February 14, 2012
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Penn State launches new web site, opens the books

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State president Rodney A. Erickson recently launched a new web site, http://openness.psu.edu/, that offers readers complete access to key financial and contractual documents that were historically blocked from public view. Erickson stated that this web site is a “commitment to open communication” responsive to harsh criticism that Penn State’s internal operations were held in secret. Documents available are unedited and complete in nature to include the cost of the scandal....

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