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Big Ten's Delany: Nine-game football schedule should provide boost, not blemish

Did the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule cost the league a shot at the College Football Playoff?


The Pac-12 has no unbeaten teams left, and zero one-loss teams. 496 more words

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Make the Big Ten Great Again

The Big Ten has been roundly mocked year after year for being a soft conference, a conference of pretenders. Last year’s bowl victories and National Championship did little to dispel that notion. 2,264 more words

College Football

Enough of eight. Four teams is the right number for the Playoff

Guessing what year the College Football Playoff expands to eight teams is practically a sport within a sport by now, having started the moment the four-team playoff was conceived and rising almost to the level of foregone conclusion after Year 1. 971 more words

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Can Jim Harbaugh help to lead the Big Ten to bigger and better things? The league's commissioner believes so

The Big Ten has come under fire in recent seasons, especially when compared to the SEC.┬áDefending national champion Ohio State brought a great deal of positive press to the conference just one year ago, but aside from the Buckeyes, the league has been seen as “down” for some time. 243 more words

College Football

Armour: Jim Harbaugh is best thing Big Ten has going these days

CHICAGO — Jim Harbaugh knows his audience.

Back in Chicago for his first appearance at Big Ten Media Days as the Michigan coach, the former Bears quarterback did what you do in Chicago: He pulled out a Ditka jersey. 780 more words


Jim Delany: Big Ten will no longer schedule FCS cannon fodder beginning in 2016

At Friday’s Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany announced that conference members will no longer schedule inferior, schedule-padding, FCS opponents in their non-conference football slate beginning in 2016. 180 more words

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Big Ten to schedule nine league games, no FCS teams starting in 2016

CHICAGO — In the most stringent scheduling criteria among all Power Five conferences, Big Ten teams have committed to play nine league games, one mandated nonconference game against a fellow power league and no longer schedule Football Championship Subdivision opponents beginning in 2016, Commissioner Jim Delany said Friday. 851 more words