College Football - National

Week 1 College Football Schedule

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Who is playing? Where to watch? Plan your next few days of college football gluttony!

Staff Predictions: The '14 College Football Year

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In part 1 of our season predictions, the Corn Nation staff gaze into their crystal ball and predict what's going to happen in the overall landscape of the College Football season for 2014

Old Farmer's Almanac: Bad Tackling In 2014

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The Old Farmer's Almanac includes a section on college football predictions. Who knew? This year the Almanac predicts really bad tackling across the entire NCAA.

Is TV Money Worth Moving Football Off Campus?

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Neutral-site matchups are compelling for television, but is the push for more television money worth taking the game away from the fans and students at home?

Bo Pelini: Eliminate NSD. Ok, here's how....

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Going off of the comments that Pelini had to ESPN yesterday, lets try to accomplish getting rid of National Signing Day.

Early Signing w/o Early Official Visits? Bad Idea.

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Mike Ferrin thinks it's OK that players can choose to sign early with schools after only taking unofficial visits. We explore why it's not OK.

ESPN: B1G Pays A Lot For Opponents for Good Reason

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ESPN has found that 10 Big Ten schools rank in the top 25 for paying for opponents to play games. Why? Because it's immensely more profitable for B1G schools to play games on campus.

Dienhart's 10 Game Conference Schedule: A Bad Idea

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As long as schools financially benefit more by playing home games against overmatched opponents, football schedules won't improve. Adding more conference games will simply mean fewer, in not...

The Playoff Brings Us Less Football On New Years

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The playoff semifinals will grab fans interest. But with the other games lined up single file prior to it, will fans pay attention?

Jim Delany: Important? No. Impotent.

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A college football playoff is will descend upon us next season. Perhaps a chance to cheer, but if you're in the Big Ten you shouldn't be, because your commissioner sold you out for a big chunk of...

What If All That B1G TV Money Never Materializes?

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Cord-cutting is a very real phenomenon. It's now a question of when, not if, the bubble of sports broadcasting rights will burst. Will the Big Ten be able to get a new TV deal before it happens? Or...

Will the NCAA Change Enough to Hold off a Union?

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While Northwestern's players vote to authorize a union, the NCAA will vote to grant the Big 5 conference schools the ability to provide athletes some of the money they help their schools generate....

Iowa DL Coach Gets a New Gig - At Culvers

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After 15 years with Kirk Ferentz at Iowa, recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Eric Johnson finally found a way out of Iowa City. Selling Butterburgers, frozen custard, and walleye at...

This Week on Twitter VIII

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Faux Pelini's 2014 Bracket of Bo was released, Tom Osborne was mentioned on Jeopardy and Johnny Stanton's talked about his least favorite things. All that and more in the eighth edition of This...

Mark Cuban's Warning: College Football as Well?

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Mark Cuban warns that the NFL is ten years away from imploding due to oversaturation of the market. If he's right, his points apply to the college game as well.

NCAA Executes Three Envelope Joke

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The NCAA's latest proposal regarding structural changes is just that, change for change sake. They're executing the Three Envelope Joke in real life.

Friday Night B1G Football: Good Idea or Bad?

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The logistics of accommodating tens of thousands of fans at campus venues makes Friday night Big Ten football games a bad idea overall. That doesn't mean that the Big Ten should just limit...

Offenses Too Fast? Should Targeting Be Reviewed?

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A proposal to slow down up-tempo offenses has raised quite an uproar...does it cover up a fix to the new targeting rule?

Gay or Straight? It Doesn't Matter in Sports

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Bottom line: athletes should not be judged on the basis of who they love.

Interactive map of all FBS recruits, 2002-2014

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Where did all the FBS college football recruits come from in the 2002-2014 classes? CN presents an interactive map you can explore by team, conference, position, ranking, and other filters. Have fun!

Where Did The Big Ten Get Its 2014 Recruits?

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Where did this year's Big Ten College Football Recruits Come From? Here's an interactive map broken down by location, school, position, and ranking! Feel free to explore!

Cobs: Michigan, Iowa, Ed Cunningham, & Bama Mom

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Who's the worst of the week? Choose from Michigan, Iowa safety John Loudermilk, ESPN blowhard Ed Cunningham, and 'Bama Mom Michelle Pritchett

Gator Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs Preview

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Nebraska and Georgia have a lot of similarities: an offense devastated by injuries while breaking in a youthful defense.

"All I Want for Christmas... Is Football!"

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With ESPN choosing to cover NBA exhibitions instead of bowl games on Christmas Day, there is no live football to watch anymore. And that's a shame.

Georgia Suspends 2 DB's for Gator Bowl

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Sophomore defensive backs defensive backs Josh Harvey-Clemons and Sheldon Dawson have been suspended for the Gator Bowl for violating team rules. Reportedly, the suspensions were related to academics.

What B1G Teams Will Win Their Bowls?

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Seven Big Ten teams are playing in bowls, and the conference desperately needs bowl wins this year. CN takes Massey's ratings to examine potential outcomes.

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