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Summation: Michigan in the Aughts

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Michigan: Summation in the Aughts

2009 Big Ten Coaching Grades - RichRod, Lynch

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2009 Big Ten Coaching Grades - RichRod, Lynch

Past As Prelude: Predicting PSU's Defensive Success in 2010

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How will Penn State's defense look in 2010? A general look at the team's recent success and how it may project to next season.

Big Ten's Best Quarterbacks of the Last 20 Years

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Big Ten's Best Quarterbacks of the Last 20 Years

The Death of the Big 12 Conference

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When the Big Ten announces plans to add to its collective roster in the next ten to sixteen months -- whether it expands to twelve teams or sixteen -- some other BCS conference is going to take a...

The Conference isn't the only thing expanding...

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Please join us in welcoming a new contributor to The Rivalry, Esq.: Paterno Ave. Mr. Paterno received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2006 and his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law in 2009. He is currently clerking for a Superior Court Judge in northern New Jersey. Not surprisingly, Paterno is a Penn State aficionado, and will serve as our resident Nittany Lion authority. Welcome to the smoking room.

Summation: Purdue in the Aughts

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The Boilermakers started the millennium with a future Super Bowl MVP at quarterback and a whiskered offensive pioneer on the sidelines. Ten seasons saw the old gold and black make the postseason...

2009 Big Ten Coaching Grades - Hope, TimmyB, Zook

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2009 Big Ten Coaching Grades - Hope, TimmyB, Zook

2010 NFL Draft Profiles - Sean Lee, LB, Penn State

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2010 NFL Draft Profiles - Sean Lee, MLB, Penn State

Let's Mess with Texas

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Yes, the Big Ten is thinking B-I-G big. The question is, will Texas listen? Here's the best analogy: would the Yankees trade spots with the Cowboys? The Yankees make the most money in baseball, keep the vast amount of it, and have the system arranged in a way so that they have every advantage. This enables the Yankees, barring incompetence, to be successful every year. The Cowboys make the most money in football, but have to share most of it with their opponents. They also have greater restrictions on how they can use that money. Further, the system is arranged to discourage disparity among teams. That means that the Cowboys have legitimate reasons to struggle from time to time. However, the overall size of the money pie is much bigger in football than baseball. So, would the Yankees trade places with the Cowboys?

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