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Taylor Martinez is the key to Nebraska's 2012 season. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Martinez is supposedly a better passer and the defense is supposedly more disciplined. We’ll find out shortly if that is true. If it is, Nebraska might very well end up in the Rose Bowl.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Illinois hosted North Carolina in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule Released

The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule was released Monday, pitting all 12 ACC and Big Ten teams against each other in a two-day event Nov. 27-28.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Silverman: Second Round Studs Can Make A Difference

These players are often overlooked during the draft because most observers like to focus on the superstars, but successful drafting in the second round often provide teams with core players.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

The Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Preview And Analysis

A look at what’s at stake for all 12 Big Ten teams as well as a look at the best matchups and other analysis.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Bruce Weber. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bruce Weber Deserves To Finish The Season

Bruce Weber should be allowed to finish this season, both because he deserves it and also because the Illinois basketball program deserves it, too.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Illinois Comeback Sinks Nebraska, 59-54

Joseph Bertrand scored a career-high 25 points and hit the shot that gave Illinois a decisive lead with 53 seconds to play Saturday on the way to a 59-54 victory over Nebraska.

01/07/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Nebraska Will Have Illini Basketball Seeing (More) Red

Nebraska basketball will have Illinois seeing red at noon today when the Fighting Illini (13-3 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) welcome the Cornhuskers (8-6, 0-3) to campus for the schools’ first meeting in a major men’s sport since Nebraska joined the league.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2012

Kirk Cousins. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 14 Big Ten Bowl Projections

The last week of bowl projections before bids come out next Sunday. See which teams moved around this week.

11/28/2011

Stephfin Green and the Nittany Lions head to Madison Saturday with their Rose Bowl hopes still alive. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 13 Big Ten Football Report

In one division, the Big Ten is getting exactly what it wanted when it added Nebraska and split the conference in two divisions to create a conference championship game.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2011

Russell Wilson and the Wisconsin Badgers. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 13 Big Ten Bowl Projections

The Big Ten might be out of the national title hunt, but the conference still benefitted from this weekend’s BCS craziness.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Taylor Martinez is the key to Nebraska's 2012 season. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 12 Big Ten Football Report

Nebraska and Michigan are still in the hunt for the Big Ten title, but Saturday’s clash in Ann Arbor also has a BCS twist.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Kirk Gibson. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gibson, Maddon Named Managers Of Year

Kirk Gibson and Joe Maddon won Manager of the Year awards Wednesday — one for overseeing a worst-to-first turnaround that lasted all season, the other after a frantic playoff push in the final month.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 12 Big Ten Bowl Projections

With two weeks to go in the regular season, it’s time to start sorting out the Big Ten’s bowl picture.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Joe Paterno looks on during his final practice at Penn State before being fired last November. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 11 Big Ten Football Report

There are some good ones this weekend and Penn State-Nebraska was going to be a big game even before all these horrible allegations came out.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa #18 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers has the ball knocked away by cornerback Jeravin Matthews #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats during their game at Memorial Stadium November 5, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Northwestern Upsets No. 9 Nebraska 28-25

Second-string quarterback Kain Colter ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Northwestern to a 28-25 upset of No. 9 Nebraska on Saturday.

11/05/2011

The Hawkeyes celebrate a touchdown at Penn State. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 10 Big Ten Football Report

Here’s a crazy, but true thought: Iowa could still play in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

Silas Redd (No. 25) celebrates a touchdown against Illinois in 2011. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Handicapping A Crazy Big Ten Race

All 12 Big Ten teams have played at least half of their conference schedules and seven teams are still realistically in the hunt for a trip to the first ever Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers throws downfield against the Michigan State Spartans defense during their game at Memorial Stadium October 29, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Michigan State 24-3. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

No. 13 Nebraska Beats No. 9 Spartans 24-3

Rex Burkhead scored three touchdowns and ran for 130 yards on 35 carries, and No. 13 Nebraska defeated ninth-ranked Michigan State 24-3 Saturday to take control of the Big Ten Legends Division.

10/29/2011

Taylor Martinez is the key to Nebraska's 2012 season. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 9 Big Ten Football Report

While the Badgers will once against lace them up under the lights Saturday — this time at Ohio State — it’s the Spartans that are playing in the game of the week.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Delany Shuts Down Big Ten Expansion Talk

While most conferences around the country continue to juggle expansion talks, Commissioner Jim Delaney reiterated Thursday that the Big Ten is not currently interested in further expansion.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

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