How Much Different Would The Big Ten Have Looked Without Divisions?

With this week’s decision by the NCAA to remove restrictions on how FBS conferences can decide championship game participants, the days of the Big Ten having two separate divisions has now become numbered. Originally, if a conference had 12 or more teams, they had to split into divisions. That rule has now been removed, clearing …

Big Ten Releases Revised 2022 Football Schedule For All Teams

If you have previously booked hotels for each of Ohio State’s 12 regular-season games next season, you may want to take a seat. On Wednesday, the Big Ten released a revised 2022 schedule for all 14 teams in the conference. The revisions were similar to the ones that took place prior to the 2021 season …

Will The B1G Make A Big Impact In Bowls?

Big Me Kickoff is here, and we are looking at the Big Ten games for the upcoming bowl season. No, we are not talking about the Rose Bowl for Ohio State or the Orange Bowl for Michigan, there will be plenty of time for that as time goes on. Instead, we are talking about the …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Michigan Rewind & Regular Season Wrapup

So…that happened. There was always going to come a day when the glorious streak of Ohio State wins over the Buckeyes’ hated rivals from up north would come to an end. Unfortunately, that day came on Saturday, ending the Buckeyes’ run toward the Big Ten title game and the College Football Playoff with a thud. …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Ohio State entered Saturday against No. 7 Michigan State as the favorites, but few foresaw the absolute beatdown the Buckeyes applied in a 56-7 victory over the Spartans. This was a match-up that always favored Ohio State’s offense against a Spartan defense that entered allowing the most yards per game passing in the country, but …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Purdue Rewind & Sparty Preview

Ohio State didn’t have nearly as much trouble with the Purdue Boilermakers as we expected. Despite some defensive concerns in a game that was basically over at halftime, there wasn’t much to be upset about with a 59-31 win over the 19th-ranked team in the country. Chip Minnich and I broke down the game, which …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Nebraska Rewind & Purdue Preview

The Ohio State Buckeyes managed to bring home a win from Lincoln, Nebraska, but it was far from easy. The Buckeyes had multiple opportunities to pull away, but the stubborn Cornhuskers hung around all game long. The OSU offense bogged down in the red zone a few more times this week and all but abandoned …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State at Nebraska

Ohio State visited Lincoln on Saturday looking to get the offense back on track after some red zone struggles against Penn State. The Huskers have a statistically good defense in the red zone but have struggled at times defending other areas of the field. That’s a longwinded way of saying that Nebraska generally may give …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Rutgers Rewind & Terps Preview

Well, both Chip Minnich and myself were pleasantly surprised to see the Buckeyes truck the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway on Saturday. Rutgers’ unwillingness to go away last year and the Knights’ second-half performance on the road in Ann Arbor last week seemed to indicate a more difficult road match-up than usual for a Buckeye team …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Tulsa

Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day said changes were coming. He said that there was a plan. Little of that outline on how to fix the OSU defense was on display Saturday other than Kerry Coombs being in the press box and Matt Barnes calling plays. Sure, there was a little Cover 2 and some …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Minnesota Preview

The long, dark off-season of our souls has finally come to an end and it’s time to snap those chin straps and get to work because today is a chance to be better than yesterday and also the college football season is here! Week 0 was a bit underwhelming in terms of game selection but …

Big Ten Announces Forfeiture Policy for Missed Contests Due to COVID

The Big Ten announced this morning that effective today if one of its member institutions is unable to play a conference contest due to COVID-19, then that contest shall be declared a forfeit and will not be rescheduled. The game will be considered a loss for the team that couldn’t play and will go down …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Ten Big Ten Stories To Watch This Football Season

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr take turns talking about the 10 things they’re looking forward to watching in the Big Ten this year. Turns out both are excited that Bret Bielema is back in the conference. They’re also excited that Jim Harbaugh is back for at least one more year. Buckeye Scoop · Ten Big …

Silver Bullets Podcast — OSU Coaching Moves, 2021 Schedule, and More

The off-season became the silly season in recent weeks with Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day having to replace a co-defensive coordinator and an SEC school looking to poach another defensive coach. A couple of quick promotions from within allowed Day to fill in the holes left by Greg Mattison while trying to fight off …

Big Ten Revises 2021 Football Schedule, Conference Dates Shuffled

The Big Ten has released a revised 2021 football schedule, which will once again feature the customary 12-game slate for all 14 member schools. While the conference dates have been altered, most of the venues have not. Meaning that Ohio State will still be playing at Michigan in 2021 — and they will be doing …

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