The Last Time The Michigan Defense Allowed A Point…

With its 38-0 rout of Northwestern, the Michigan defense has gone an incredible three weeks and three games without yielding a point. The Wolverines’ current stretch matches the program’s best since Nov. 1-15. 1980, when it blanked Indiana, Wisconsin and Purdue in succession. The No. 1 song when Michigan completed that three-game spell was Kenny […]


Week 6 Saturday Six-Pack: Approaching The Airport

Week 6 is college football’s last on the incline of the curve. After this Saturday, it’s all downhill on the race to the postseason. The legendary Beano Cook once quipped on the ESPN college football podcast that each season felt like Casablanca: You start it, and next thing you know, you’re at the airport. In […]


MLB Playoffs vs. The Bowl System

The MLB Playoffs technically begin tonight with the New York Yankees hosting the Houston Astros. I say technically because the one-game Wild Card matchup doesn’t yet feel to me like a real part of baseball’s October tradition. It functions to the MLB Playoffs as the First Four does to the NCAA Tournament — only the […]

2015 or 1995? Northwestern As B1G Title Material

Two decades ago, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald helped the Wildcats to an improbable Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl run. Recent past goes further into Northwestern’s rear-view mirror… Final: Northwestern shuts out Minnesota 27-0. The Wildcats match their win total from each of the past two seasons — SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) October 3, […]


Aug. 18 News: Reaction to Denied Northwestern Union Bid

The Northwestern union efforts launched in the spring of 2014 reached an impasse Monday when the National Labor Relations Board’s dismissed NU’s petition. The key statement from the NLRB’s decision explains its interpretation of the player-university relationship: Even if scholarship players were regarded as analogous to players for professional sports teams who are considered employees […]


Big Ten West Shrouded in Uncertainty

Ohio State’s 59-0 drubbing of Wisconsin in December’s conference championship game summarized the current dynamic between the Big Ten East and Big Ten West. The Big Ten East returns the first College Football Playoff champion in Ohio State, a viable title contender in Michigan State, the most talked-about new head coach in Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, […]


Northern Illinois Calling Out Big Ten Opponents

An ad in Friday’s edition of The Chicago Tribune of Northern Illinois calling out Big Ten counterparts Illinois and Northwestern is #MACtion taken to the extreme. This #NIU ad in tmrw's Tribune … "Chicago's Big Time College Football Team!' Ohhhhhhhhh snap. — Amanda Kaschube (@amandakaschube) September 12, 2014 Northern Illinois extended its win streak […]