| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Preview: Jacksonville State at Michigan State
Thinking about a team other than the opponent at hand usually is dangerous, but it might not be wise when No. 8 Michigan State hosts FCS Jacksonville State on Friday. The Spartans need only...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:42 AM
Preview: Eastern Illinois at Minnesota
Coming off its best season in a decade, Minnesota faces some elevated expectations entering Thursday's season opener against visiting Eastern Illinois of the FCS. The Golden Gophers went 8-5 a...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:23 PM
THREE TO WATCH
1. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Though just a sophomore, he's the offense's undisputed leader and Penn State's youngest captain in 70 years. He'll also have to coordinate a new offensive line and some young...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Around the time the Northwestern football program became fodder for "The Daily Show" and MSNBC, its players gathered to do something unusual — put down their smartphones.
"The guys looked at each other, eye-to-eye, and actually talked to each...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:54 PM
If you watch ESPN, you have seen the million or so promos hyping the new SEC Network, which made its debut last week.
It's been there, done that for the Big Ten Network (BTN). The network has been around for light years in terms of the new media...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The switch gets flipped on the new SEC Network today at 5 p.m. Here’s what you need to know:
What is it all about? Think Big Ten Network. The new network will be all SEC, all the time. Naturally, the centerpiece will be football games. The network...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:36 AM
DirecTV's new deal to carry ESPN's SEC Network, a college sports channel devoted to the Southeastern Conference, isn't sitting well with Larry Scott, the commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, whose own channels are still not carried by the satellite...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The grin on Larry Scott's face seems hard to explain.
The commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference has come to talk television and, right off the bat, he must concede that not all the news is good.
Entering their third year, his Pac-12 Networks still...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:53 PM
CHICAGO — The Big Ten's expansion to nine conference games in 2016 will enable each school to face every Big Ten team at least once in a four-year span.
But it will also phase out nonconference matchups with Football Championship Series programs....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Illinois gets an early start to its football season.
The school announced Wednesday that the first two games of the season will kick off at 11 a.m. and air on the Big Ten Network. The Illini open against Youngstown State at home on Aug. 30 and face...
| Jun 10, 2014
Klondike bars forever will be part of the James Franklin story, as will East Stroudsburg University football coach Denny Douds. The Big Ten Network aired a feature Monday about Douds and Franklin, calling the veteran coach among Franklin's greatest...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
It's moving day in college athletics.
While the start of conference realignment moved at a rapid pace, we finally seem to be nearing the end of a marathon that featured some surprising shifts.
More than 36 programs have changed conference...