Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Hot Reads: Wild Recruiting Weekend

Oh, recruiting. The ups, the downs. Is he in? Is he out? Nebraska had a wild weekend on the recruiting front. Here’s the latest: –Spanish Fort (Ala.) cornerback Jonathan Cook finally got his scholarship offer from Alabama and quickly switched...

Hot Reads: A Conference Divided

GEOGRAPHY! >>> This is an excellent look at the future of the Big Ten divisions from Scott Dochterman of The Gazette (Cedar Rapids). He’s advocating the geographic division of the Big Ten once Maryland and Rutgers join which seems to...

Hot Reads: The Coaching Carousel

Lot’s of coaching changes to catch up on in what I guess we’re now calling the “silly season.” (That name’s silly.) Let’s quickly hit each one: BIELEMA TO ARKANSAS >>> I don’t get it. Not right now. Bret Bielema, as...

Hot Reads: The Bowl Mess

BOWLING IN THE MIDWEST >>> Here’s a nice story out of Dekalb, Ill. With 17,500 tickets to move — the amount each school in the Orange Bowl is responsible for selling — Northern Illinois is offering one free ticket to...

Into the Unknown

You probably have a lot of questions. I don’t have a lot of answers. How does Nebraska come out and have the worst performance of the Bo Pelini era? How can it happen with a group of 29 seniors who...

Badgers Humble Huskers

INDIANAPOLIS — People started to file out of the Nebraska section of the north end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium with one second remaining in the first half of the Big Ten championship game. They, like the Huskers themselves, didn’t...

The Experience Angle in Indy

Outside of Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, a city was rushing to ready itself for the Big Ten’s showcase weekend. Plywood stages were being built outside bars, lights strung, team pennants hung, etc., etc. for what my early and very...

Hot Reads: Moving & Shaking

THE COACHES’ VIEWS >>> This is essential reading before Saturday’s game. BTN’s Tom Dienhart contacted a bunch of Big Ten coordinators to get their anonymous takes on Nebraska and Wisconsin. I wish I could block quote the whole thing but...

Hot Reads: The Close Game Conundrum

THE CLOSE GAME CONUNDRUM >>> It’s possible I imagined it, but it seemed like there were at least a few people who were surprised by the opening line that had Nebraska favored by three-points. (Anybody? Anyone?) I was, but I...

Trimming the Fat

There’s a lot of fat in college football statistics. Schedules vary so widely across the country, and even within conferences as those continue to grow, that numbers like total offense, scoring defense, etc. frequently have less value than we assign...