All three Big Ten East rivals have seen big recent success, but sustaining that through recruiting means maximizing their strategies.
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Alabama and Michigan are atop the polls and are locked into recruiting battles for several ESPN 300 prospects, including three in the top 10. Here are our predictions.
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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
ESPN 300 defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon has scheduled an official visit to Michigan for its game against Maryland on November 5. Solomon, the No. 62 ranked prospect, was committed to the Wolverines at one point, but decommitted to explore all his options. Georgia and Clemson are two other schools also in the mix for Solomon, but Michigan has been regaining ground as of late.
Jabrill Peppers stars on offense, defense and special teams. But can he overtake Lamar Jackson to win the Heisman? Our scouts debate Peppers' chances and look at other Week 9 matchups.
As we learned last week when Ohio State lost at Penn State, conference road games are rarely easy. That's why FPI sees two top-10 undefeated teams going down this weekend.
Matt Schick & Tom Luginbill discuss what message they would send to Texas & FSU fans and Paul Biancardi adds his basketball view on graduate transfers' recruiting impact.
Times are changing in Michigan
Michigan opened as a 21.5-point favorite over Michigan State. It's the third-largest spread in the rivalry over 40 years. The Wolverines were 17-point underdogs in their last trip to East Lansing. Food for thought (Insider)
An Ohio State loss last weekend increased Michigan's odds of reaching the CFP, but the Wolverines still have to beat the Buckeyes on Nov. 26 to get there.
Ivan Maisel, Chris Low & Ryan McGee discuss coaching salaries, look ahead to some big games and chat with Utah's Kyle Whittingham and make their weekly visit with Phil Steele.
A year after perhaps the greatest play in the series' history changed the path of both teams' seasons, it's hard to imagine a less compelling rematch.
In the final audition before the CFP selection committee unveils its first rankings on Tuesday, six undefeated Power 5 squads put their perfect records on the line against tough conference foes.
Our Big Ten writers pick the big tilt in the West, whether the Michigan Wolverines can exact revenge, and the rest of the games in the conference.
Wisconsin is lingering in the Big Ten race -- and even the playoff race -- despite having two losses. Next up: Unbeaten Nebraska.
Brad Edwards, Chantel Jennings and Chris Low talk about this weekend's rivalry games and share their thoughts on why they lack some of the usual intrigue.
Michigan @ Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium (MI) - Sat 10/29