Brady Hoke

Big Ten Roundtable: B1G disappointment from 2014?

There are two sides to every coin. Two sides to every argument. A yin to every yang. Just as there are pleasant surprises every season in college football, there are an equal number of disappointments.In our ongoing Big Ten roundtable series we took a look at some of In our ongoing Big Ten roundtable series […]

Roundtable: B1G surprises in 2014.

Big Ten Roundtable: B1G surprise of 2014?

When Ohio State lost Braxton Miller for the 2014 season before it ever got started, many started to re-evaluate the Buckeyes and take them out of the College Football Playoff picture. J.T. Barrett stepped in and quickly became one of the more pleasant surprises in the country last fall. Before Barrett could lead Ohio State’s […]

Roundtable: Reviewing Maryland and Rutgers in 2014.

Big Ten Roundtable: Maryland and Rutgers Review

Their additions were not welcomed the way Nebraska was. Few expected Maryland and Rutgers to add much of anything to the Big Ten, but each program managed to hold its own on the football field in the latest expansion move made by the Big Ten, its second expansion in three years. Though sold the company […]

Jim Delany, Big Ten commissioner

Big Ten Roundtable: The Big Ten and Autonomy

One of the big words in college athletics over the past year has been “autonomy.” What exactly is it? The dictionary definition says it is a noun meaning the right of self-government, especially in a particular sphere. In this case, the sphere is the NCAA and the right to self-govern is given to the power […]

Part 2: Where does the Big Ten rank among power conferences?

Big Ten Roundtable: Where the Big Ten ranks

For years the SEC has been on top of the college football world, and it was believed the gap between the SEC and everyone else in college football was becoming wider. That perception was dented when Florida State rallied to defeat Auburn in the last BCS National Championship Game two seasons ago, and the tune […]

More Roundtable: Is the Big Ten back?

Big Ten Roundtable: Is the Big Ten “back?”

As college football transitions from the 2014 season to the 2015 season and spring practices get started across the country, there may be no other conference that looks to build on the momentum of the previous season the way the Big Ten does. The Big Ten got off to a slow start in 2014 but […]

Cup of Joe

Morning Cup of Joe – NFL Combine wrap-up, Tom Bradley to UCLA

Lots of good stuff to get to today… The NFL Combine is now wrapped up for Penn State players. Victory Bell Rings looks at the performance of Penn State players. Be sure to visit Optimum Scouting for a full rundown of NFL Combine coverage as well. Black Shoe Diaries had an interesting question yesterday. Which […]

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott rushes against Penn State (2014, Getty Images).

Spring Q&A: Ohio State preps for national title defense

The Big Ten season in 2014 looked to be mostly a one or two-horse race before it got started, and it quickly looked as though Ohio State had stumbled and fell flat on its face right out of the gates. Shortly after losing Braxton Miller to a shoulder surgery for the season, Ohio State was […]

Saquon Barkley

Penn State’s Saquon Barkley named 2014 Mr. PA Football

For the first time in program history, Penn State has a Mr. PA Football player. Running back Saquon Barkley, one of the top additions to the Class of 2015, was named the AAA/AAAA recipient of the Mr. PA Football award for 2014 Saturday night. Over 90,000 votes were cast through the voting process. As it […]

A ticket preview for Penn State vs Northwestern basketball

D.J. Newbill tried his best to take down the Big 10 leading Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday night. Newbill hit 13 of 21 shots, scoring 29 points with three assists and three rebounds, but the Nittany Lions couldn’t rally late and lost at home by eight points. Penn State (15-12, 3-11) finished a three game stretch […]

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Hackenberg among Sporting News top 50 players in 2015

The Sporting News put out a list of the top 50 players in college football for the 2015 season. There are a ton of OhioState players on the list (although Braxton Miller is noticeably absent), and just one Penn State player. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg checks in at No. 47 on the list. Here’s what The […]

Tom Bradley

Former Penn State DC Tom Bradley reportedly close to joining UCLA

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley is reportedly close to being named the new defensive coordinator at UCLA. Bradley was a long-time assistant under former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, and he assumed the role of interim head coach of the program following the firing of Paterno in November 2011. Though a fan […]

Dominate The State

Talking Penn State with the Men of the Scarlet and Gray

On Tuesday evening I was a guest on the Men of the Scarlet and Gray Podcast. While the show typically covers Ohio State, this week’s episode was split into two parts to discuss Ohio State’s opponents and the recruiting classes recently put together for 2015. I was happy to return to the show to talk […]

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