Battle for the Axe: the Minnesota-Wisconsin Rivalry

The Gophers last took possession of the axe in 2003. Photo courtesy of bealcherreport.com.

It happened in 1943. Minnesota met Wisconsin in yet another anticipated game of enmity—further deepening the rivalry, which ranks longest in the history of division 1-A …

“Michigan Week” Traditions at Ohio State

The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is undoubtedly one of the most intense, long-standing college football rivalries of all time, and with every rivalry comes its fair share of traditions. In Columbus, Ohio, not only is the matchup highlighted on …

“The Game”

Bo and Woody

It has come to be known as not only the best rivalry in college football, but as the most exhilarating rivalry in all of college sports.Each year, The Game is played on the last Saturday of the …

The Scarlet & Gray Coaching Legacy

Coach Urban Meyer joins a long line of Buckeye football coaches, including a lawyer, a civil engineer, and a 21 year old. Learn all about the Scarlet and Gray legacy, including fun facts about each coach at www.osu.edu.

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Hiking Mount Nittany

Want a big-sized adventure for free? Look no further than Mt. Nittany Conservancy. Located behind the small village of Lemont, PA, this mighty mountain is home for adventure and fun, while seeing many great views of the entire Happy Valley …

Buckeyes & Wolverines In the New Era

Will the Border Battle return to stay?
Photo courtesy of thebuckeyebattlecry.com

I’m nervous. And I like it.

The past ten years has made a mockery of the greatest rivalry in college football, and in my opinion the best rivalry in …

Are You Man Enough to be a Big Ten Mascot? Part III

Purdue Pete rallies the fans Friday evening before the Homecoming game.

SCHOOL: Purdue University
MANCOTS: Boilermaker Special and Purdue Pete
Big Ten Mancots are mentally strong…

Purdue Pete and Boilermaker Special have faced intense times of adversity. There are days …

Guarding Sparty Against the Wolverines

Every week leading up to the rival Michigan State-Michigan game, members of the Spartan Marching Band stand guard of the Sparty Statue day and night. The tradition started when the Varsity Club started protecting the statue from vandalism by near-by …

Are You Man Enough to be a Big Ten Mascot? Part I

The United States has a colossal deficit of Men. It’s unquestionable. America has plenty of men (note the lowercase m), i.e., “boys”, “lads”, “dudes” and, of course,”bros”; but actual, tried-and-true Men are not easy to come by in modern, Western …

Marching Illini perform “Chicago”

“Three In One”

State spirit was just as strong as school spirit when the Marching Illini took the field at Saturday’s football game vs. Western Michigan University. Despite the constant threat of torrential downpours, the Marching Illini was able to …