The Big Ten had a pretty decent weekend with only Rutgers and Maryland losing, although those losses were pretty lousy. Rutgers should have beaten a lost Washington State team, and you can read the article below about Maryland being embarrassed by Bowling Green.
Michigan State took care of business, and although they very nearly choked things away to Oregon, they still won, and I think in the process looked better than their opponent.
BERT was the ultimate embarrassment for the weekend - bitching about Ohio State's schedule and then losing at home to Toledo, another team from Ohio. BERT may be suffering the same ailment that appears to have killed Mike Leach's coaching career; BERT coming to love the sound of his own voice so much that he forgets he's being paid to do a job that involves more than him showing up and blathering on at a group of media people.
Illinois vs Western Illinois 2015: Fighting Illini Position Grades - The Champaign Room
Following their Week 2 performance against the Western Illinois Leathernecks, we took at look at how the Illini performed at each position.
Illinois 44, Western Illinois 0: Three Stars of the Game - The Champaign Room
Here are three players that caught our eyes in Illinois' 44 point win.
Illinois is 2-0, and they've destroyed both their opponents. Light opponents, yes, but after all the scandal they've been through - could the Illini be a lot better than anyone gives them credit?
Illinois Fighting Illini Women's Preview: Can The Coach Survive A $10 Million Scandal? - BT Powerhouse
News of a $10 Million lawsuit, as well as analysis of the basketball team's chances in the fall.
And more scandal. I didn't know about this one, or I forgot.
Miami (Ohio) vs. Wisconsin: Badgers' running game improves, but passing game carries offense - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Wisconsin Badgers' offense vs. the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks was again carried by the passing game, although the running game is getting back on its feet.
IOWA 31, IOWA STATE 17: THE GAME IN VINES - Black Heart Gold Pants
The game in pictures -- moving pictures!
Iowa vs. Iowa State: The Re-emergence of Iowa Grit? - Off Tackle Empire
We've been hearing it for years: the Bullies of the Big Ten are back. But it has quickly turned into fairy dust. This team, however, seems to have more fight in it than any Hawkeye team of the past 5 years.
Rutgers Football: A Statistical Breakdown of the Washington State Game - On the Banks
The morning after such a loss as yesterday's, leaves a lot of questions and lingering frustrations. We all were either at the game or watched it on television and know what we saw.
The hits keep on coming: Carroo suspended indefinitely - On the Banks
Leonte Carroo has been suspended indefinitely from the team
More hits for Rutgers. You'd think Illinois would be the one with problems, but Rutgers... man, they need to clean house or something.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood suspends wide receiver Leonte Carroo indefinitely | NJ.com
More trouble for the football program.
This could potentially hurt Rutgers quite a bit. Caroo is one of their best players.... OTOH, it's Rutgers. They're not in good shape anyway.
Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh Critiques Jake Rudock's Week Two Performance - Maize n Brew
Mistakes were made, but Harbaugh liked the poise he saw from his signal caller.
State Of The U Chats With Hurricanes Legend Howard Schnellenberger - State of The U
Virtually out of nowhere, I got the opportunity to have a chat with Coach Howard Schnellenberger, the man who built Miami into the powerhouse that it was for decades. He was as courteous and fun as you could imagine.
ICYMI - very interesting.
Northwestern ranked No. 23 in AP Poll - Inside NU
Coming off a 41-0 win over Eastern Illinois in its second game of the season, Northwestern comes in at No. 23 in the current AP Poll.
The other NU! RANKED!
College football rankings: Ohio State still no. 1 in AP, Coaches Poll Top 25 but Michigan State’s gaining ground - Land-Grant Holy Land
After an underwhelming performance against Hawaii, Ohio State remains the top team in the AP Poll, as well as the Amway Coaches Poll.
They lost some #1 votes, but Ohio State still stands at the top. Michigan State is #3.
Five Things We Learned: Michigan State Vs Oregon - The Only Colors
A lot can be learned from the Spartans 31-28 victory Saturday Night.
Maybe Toledo should stop scheduling cupcakes like Arkansas - Land-Grant Holy Land
An open letter to Arkansas' resident try hard.
BERT. What a dumbass.
Toledo Rockets 16, Arkansas Razorbacks 12: Uncommon Disaster - Arkansas Fight
In the bigger picture, all that positive momentum from last November and the Texas Bowl is gone. Arkansas has gone from a program on the rise to the SEC West team that lost to Toledo.
3 & Out South Alabama-Nebraska | Hail Varsity
The Hail Varsity staff offers three final takeaways on the South Alabama-Nebraska game.
Chatelain: Nebraska tickets are cool, but still hot enough - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
One long-time ticket scalper said his sweet spot is Husker game day, mostly because of the devoted fans. But they’re not as devoted as they used to be.
Not sure really what the point of this article was. We're still selling out games. Will the sell-out streak end someday? Yes, it will. All things end. In fact, I'm not sure why I linked to it. Why did I do this? Maybe I wanted your opinion on it.
Recruiting breakdown: Nebraska vs Miami - Nebraska - Scout
A look at the Hurricanes and Cornhuskers from a recruiting perspective. Where did the starters rate coming out of high school?
An early look at Nebraska-Miami - Nebraska - Scout
Both Nebraska coordinators give their early thoughts on Nebraska versus Miami on Saturday.
'95 flashback: Linebacker Farley burned bright but faded : Latest Husker News
Like a bottle rocket, Terrell Farley burst on the Nebraska football scene in 1995.
Nice article on Farley.
BREAKING NEWS: Dez Bryant Has Broken Bone In Foot, Randy Gregory Has High Ankle Sprain - Blogging The Boys
Injuries will keep the talented receiver and promising rookie off the field for a few weeks.
It's a little gruesome so if you're squeamish, don't watch. Fortunately it is only a high ankle sprain.
Husker team doing a hip-hip-hooray for Mike Riley and his first win at Nebraska. Sorry, embed wouldn't work.