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Corn Flakes: What Do You Want From The Big Ten?

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Q: What do you call a chicken that crosses the road, rolls in dirt, and then crosses back again?

A: A dirty double crosser!

(A completely stolen joke, thanks Steve, you bastard.)

Now that we've got that out of the way....

Shatel: Big Ten can succeed without selling out - Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos

But the league as a whole needs to invest more energy and thought into football. If the Big Ten is geographically challenged in recruiting, then it has to try harder. And be smarter.

Interesting column by Shatel - the gist of which is that the Big Ten has beaten everyone over the head so much about being the Big Ten that it causes a lot of hate against the Big Ten.

Y'all had a chance to listen to the audio clip I linked to yesterday - the Michigan guy screaming "WHAT IS MICHIGAN ABOUT, ENGINEERING?" - if not, here you go: Listen to a furious Michigan fan lose his mind after Notre Dame loss | For The Win

The Big Ten is about all sports, always has been. The SEC is about one sport, football. There's no shock here. The question is - do you want the Big Ten to abandon what it's always been to win more football games?

An old friend says hello... but will another?

Iowa's finally acknowledged that its key running play has a problem. But the solution needs to be improved.

Penn State-Rutgers Game Preview - Black Shoe Diaries
Penn State hopes to remain undefeated and notch the first conference victory of the James Franklin era against Big Ten Powerhouse Rutgers. Penn State (2-0, 0-0) vs. Rutgers (2-0, 0-0) ...

Wisconsin Badgers news: Gary Andersen talks Joel Stave, running backs, bye week - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Gary Andersen touched on a variety of topics in his weekly Thursday media availability. Here are the highlights.

Cheering for the Enemy - Bucky's 5th Quarter

Being a sports fan is weird. It can bring up several conflicting emotions, and I tried to work through those this week.

Minnesota at TCU Preview: Gophers Face Horned Frogs In Their First True Test - The Daily Gopher
Things just got real.

The importance of the bye week for Northwestern - Inside NU
Pat Fitzgerald is 0-6 coming off a bye week as Northwestern head coach. But this week and next are about more than just ending that streak.

Where We Be, What We Be Drinking: Week 3 - Off Tackle Empire
Let's figure out where to be and what to drink this weekend.

College football projections: Week 3 F/+ picks - Football Study Hall

Picks and projections for Week 3 of the college football season. Big games: Georgia (-6) 33, South Carolina 32. UCLA (-7.5) 21, Texas 17. Oklahoma (-21) 33, Tennessee 13. Texas Tech (-3) 41, Arkansas 37.

Nebraska - projected to win, but not by as much as you think.

Big Ten Looking At Detroit, Minneapolis, and Omaha For 2018 Big Ten Tournament - BT Powerhouse

The Big Ten Tournament could be on the move again.

How well would Omaha handle the Big Ten basketball tournament?

Randy York's N-Sider Blog — There is No One like Nebraska’s Givens Price
There is No One like Nebraska’s Givens Price At an Uplifting Athletes Road Race, Jack Hoffman runs with Givens Price. By Randy York We all despise that overused five-word expression friends and family...

Fresno State football: DeRuyter standing pat with QB plan; opener nearing sell-out | Fresno State Football |
Brian Burell and Brandon Connette both will likely play in Saturday's home opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Understanding the Bulldogs | Hail Varsity
The defensive numbers don't look great, but there might be more going on with Fresno State.

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