For the first time this season, Illinois (13-2, 2-0) has cracked the AP’s Top 25.
As you prepare to watch today’s game, here are five other things you might not have known about the Rose Bowl and its participants over the years.
Ohio State and Michigan State are the two dominant teams in the Big Ten and they deserve to be playing for the Big Ten championship.
The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.
If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.
On the campus of the University of Illinois, the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building sits between Florida Avenue and St. Mary’s Road. But when it comes to the Fighting Illini football program, it might as well be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.
It feels weird to suggest that an undefeated Ohio State team could have absolutely no shot to play in the national championship game, but that is the reality staring down at the Buckeyes right now following the release of the latest BCS standings Sunday night.
It’s not just a new season for the Fighting Illini basketball team.
Right now, Illinois football isn’t going anywhere. But in the future? Well, it could be.
While reputations can often mislead, I’d argue that numbers don’t.
If you’re a college football coach and you want to vent, there’s a short list of places where you can do it safely.
I’m getting on board with the idea of the Big Ten spreading out its conference games throughout the entire season.
Hey, anything to keep my mind off Illinois football, ya know?
I was offended on Thursday.
The Big Ten and ACC are both looking to expand their reach to New York City.
The Big Ten today announced its conference football schedule for the 2015 season.
The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday a multiyear agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Big Ten will replace the Big 12 in the Pinstripe Bowl, starting in 2014.
You probably didn’t know that actual sh** has been contributing to Hawks victories. And, no, I don’t mean Daniel Carcillo.
Over the weekend, the Big Ten pulled off a heady play when the league leaked word that it’s mercifully dumping the much-maligned Legends and Leaders divisional monikers in favor of geographical names.