It's a big weekend for college football fans. Six ranked teams play each other, from morning to late night; certainly not for the faint of heart, nor those that can't handle their alcohol:
#12 Baylor at #15 Oklahoma - 11:00 AM Central
Last time Baylor won at Norman? Never!
#10 Notre Dame at #9 Arizona State - 2:30 PM Central
Anyone rooting for Notre Dame here? Anyone willing to raise their hand?
#7 Kansas State at #6 TCU - 6:30 PM Central
TCU's story has been fascinating this season. Both teams come into this game with one loss apiece.
#14 Ohio State at #8 Michigan State - 7:00 PM Central
I really can't root for Ohio State here and Sparty has the better team anyway.
#5 Alabama at #16 LSU - 7:00 PM Central
Would be a great time for Alabama to pick up a second loss.
#4 Oregon at #17 Utah - 9:00 PM Central
Same thing for Oregon.
Here's what I want. I want everyone to have two losses. Everyone. I want a committee full of old people to explain how they picked four team with two losses over every other two-loss team. I want chaos. I want carnage. I want people in the street demanding a committee member for sacrifice.
This is a great weekend for a Nebraska bye. Ameer Abdullah gets to heal up, and Husker fans get to watch other teams' dreams go down the drain. Ah, the sweet tears of your loss.
Black Hills Brawl: In the hills of South Dakota, a college football rivalry is renewed for the 129th time - SBNation.com
The furniture store is called Sofa Mart. The runner's shop is called The Runner's Shop. Their blunt names clash with the comparatively vague Target and Best Buy and Blockbuster. (Yes, Rapid City still has a Blockbuster. Two, to be precise.)
Don't miss the weekly rant from the old-school Longhorns defensive coordinator.
MSU Receives Million Gift For Spartan Athletics - Michigan State Official Athletic Site
Helping to ensure the future success of Michigan State University Athletics, Alumni Peter and Joan Secchia have made a leadership gift in support of Empower Extraordinary - the campaign for Michigan State, the university announced today. The $3 million gift is being directed toward the endowment of the defensive coordinator position and capital improvements for the MSU men's basketball program.
Bill and Ian overreact over the new playoff rankings - Football Study Hall
Who's going to get into the playoffs and who should be in?
Stats to know: Six ranked CFB games - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Saturday, there will be six games between teams ranked in the top 20 of the latest College Football Playoff rankings. Below are the stats you need to
Dinkytown--New Cradle of Coaches??? - The Daily Gopher
With Paul Molitor being named the Twins manager....the Gophers have completed a very rare feat!
Recruits react to handshake controversy, Maryland's win vs. Penn State - Testudo Times
If James Franklin’s perpetual comments about Maryland’s fertile recruiting grounds or Randy Edsall’s postgame interview didn’t make it abundantly clear, the Twitter feeds and reactions of some Terps targets did — this was a big weekend for the Terps in terms of recruiting.
Rutgers Athletics: Where and what do we build? The dream version Part III - On the Banks
We've looked at the diamond sports and track. But what about the sports that don't have the higher profile? Let's look at tennis and rowing.
They're Back: What-If Playoff Scenarios! - Off Tackle Empire
Well we did get a playoff this year, but what if it was bigger? Let's see how awesome other playoff scenarios would look.
The 2015 four-star linebacker announced Thursday evening that he is reopening his recruitment.
I would expect this to continue. Michigan should just take their time.
Yes, Northwestern should accept a (potential) bowl bid at 5-7 - Inside NU
This is a no-brainer.
Interviews With The Enemy: Andrew Rosin of B5Q - Hammer and Rails
Andrew Rosin of Bucky's 5th Quarter talks about Wisconsin's trip to Purdue.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Indiana Edition - Black Shoe Diaries
With Penn State taking on the Hoosiers this Saturday, we went straight to the source for inside information on Indiana football.
Rival Blogger Q&A: RossWB from BHGP - The Daily Gopher
You should be informed in your HATE. RossWB from Black Heart Gold Pants clears up the Iowa QB situation, discusses how indecisive Iowa fans are, and shockingly predicts Mitch Leidner to have a multiple INT game.
THE HYBRID: MICHIGAN STATE-OHIO STATE IS THE BIG TEN GAME OF THE YEAR - Black Heart Gold Pants
BHGP's Week 11 game preview gives us MSU-Ohio State, Iowa-Minnesota, 'Bama-LSU, Kermit memes, and Keith Van Horn?!
Imperial Communiques: OSU @ MSU - Off Tackle Empire
Sparty No! vs Sad Pizza: Discuss.
Ohio State-Michigan State 2014: Advanced stats preview - Land-Grant Holy Land
It's been a while since the Buckeyes have beaten a top opponent - can they shake off the big game bug against the Spartans and their top defense?
Ohio State football: Attacking the Michigan State defense - Land-Grant Holy Land
Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi dictated the tempo in last year's Big Ten Championship Game. We take a look at how Ohio State's offense can counter the Spartan defense in this year's matchup.
Joey Bosa's best: Sampling the social media star - ESPN
Ohio State sophomore Joey Bosa isn't shy and has no problems offering glimpses at his life on and off the field on social media recently.
Hammer & Rails Big Ten Basketball Preview - Hammer and Rails
Every night during Big Ten play has the potential for a classic game.
THE RACE IS ON: BREAKING DOWN THE BATTLE FOR THE BIG TEN WEST - Black Heart Gold Pants
Taking a look at the four teams vying for the Big Ten West crown.
Big Ten football isn't as hopeless as you think. | SportsonEarth.com : Matt Brown Article
The Big Ten's reputation has been taking a hit for most of the last decade, and that trend doesn't appear to be changing as it faces the possibility of getting left out of the first playoff. But all hope is not lost, and the future is not as bleak as it seems.
Ex-Husker lineman gets 16+ years on meth, firearm charges - Kearney Hub: Regional
A former Nebraska football player turned drug dealer and his girlfriend, who planned to sell methamphetamine to get money to bail him out of jail, are both heading to prison.
Sizing up NU's resume and roadblocks with the playoff contenders : Latest Husker News
How do the resumes stack up? We take a look at the big wins, bad losses and potential remaining pitfalls of the top 16 teams in the latest College Football
Picking up pace key to Nebraska’s run game - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
When Nebraska’s running game is humming, it transitions from brutality to a breakaway run in a matter of seconds. It moves chains and pushes piles. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck calls the same plays out of slightly different sets, and the Huskers move at a quick pace. The quick pace, Beck said on the Tuesday before the Purdue game, is crucial.
No. 12 Purdue got swept by No. 14 Nebraska Wednesday night.
Volleyball, Purdue perspective.
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