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Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

09/02/2014

Darrun Hilliard #4 and Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rothstein: NCAA Championship Week Primer; Favorites, Predictions & More

All you need to know! College basketball insider Jon Rothstein offers his favorites, sleepers and predictions as Championship Week heats up.

03/11/2014

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Kentucky, Syracuse & More

Luckily for the Panthers and Irish, they’re very familiar with Jim Boeheim’s defense from their days in the Big East. For everyone else in the ACC, dealing with the Orange’s vaunted zone is going to be an absolute headache.

12/30/2013

ACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field during warmups at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State A Win Away From BCS Title Shot, Whether SEC Likes It Or Not

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.

12/03/2013

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks for help during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Biggest Question Now Is Michigan State Or Oklahoma State?

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.

11/18/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26: C.J. Barnett #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates an interception against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State Is Going To Pasadena, But For Which Game?

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.

11/12/2013

Gary Nova (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Rutgers, Louisville Rivalry Coming To End; Can The Scarlet Knights Win?

Before their rivalry comes to an end, the schools square off Thursday night in their lone meeting as American Athletic Conference members.

10/10/2013

Gary Nova (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

2013 Rutgers Football Preview: 5 Things To Know About The Scarlet Knights

Rutgers has one more chance to get to the BCS and win a conference title before the former becomes impossible and the latter much more difficult.

08/13/2013

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s Big Ten Offseason Notebook

On any given night, any team in the Big Ten has a chance to beat its opponent. You can’t say that about most leagues in college basketball.

07/29/2013

Julie Hermann (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Embattled AD Julie Hermann Visits Rutgers, Addresses Media

Rutgers’ incoming athletic director Julie Hermann visited the campus Wednesday and was to meet with coaching and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney.

06/05/2013

Tim Pernetti (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dyer: What Disgraced Rutgers Needs Is For Tim Pernetti To Return As AD

Heading into its final year in the Big East — scratch that, the American Athletic Conference — Rutgers needs to set the ship aright and do it quickly. What it needs is for Tim Pernetti to return as athletic director.

06/04/2013

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee To Retire Following Controversial Statements

Ohio State University President Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.

06/04/2013

Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, addresses the media during a press conference on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images

Big Ten Commish Believes ‘Things Will Calm Down’ At Scandal-Scarred Rutgers

Rutgers’ recent troubles will not interfere with its entry into the Big Ten, conference Commissioner Jim Delany says.

06/04/2013

Illinois head coach John Groce (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Transfers Allowing Illinois To Keep Pace In Big Ten

For some programs, transfers are devastating. For others, it’s a valuable way to build and maintain a competitive foundation in some of the best conferences in the country.

06/04/2013

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