The debut for James Franklin had its ups and downs. The Nittany Lions opened the season 4-0 and then went in a 2-6 funk to end the season before rallying to beat Boston College in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the Top Five Penn State players who must be replaced in 2015.
The Big Ten suffered some key attrition with players declaring for the 2015 draft, which will be April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tom Dienhart ranks the 11 Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL Draft.
Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity. Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one. The story quotes BTN’s very own Gerry DiNardo, too. “The Big Ten can advocate for
What is your favorite Big Ten campus? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his list of the top seven college campuses in the Big Ten. Check it out!
Who is the top defender in the Big Ten? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked five writers who cover the Big Ten. Read what they said and then tell us in the comments below who you would pick.
Ohio State is coming off a season for the ages, posting a 14-1 record en route to capturing the school’s first national championship since 2002.
In Thursday's look at Big Ten headlines, we review Purdue's win over Indiana - did you see the locker room celebration in the video above? Also, read about one Super Bowl coach who thinks Jim Harbaugh will thrive again in the college game. Find lots more in this post.
Should it be Braxton Miller? J.T. Barrett? Cardale Jones? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart asked several national football experts for their pick.
After making five bowls in a row, Northwestern has missed the postseason each of the last two seasons—going 5-7 each year. Pat Fitzgerald hopes to break the funk.
In its four seasons in the Big Ten, Nebraska has wins vs. every program it has played—except Michigan. And, the Huskers will have to wait, as they fell again to the Wolverines despite entering the game with some momentum, winners of two in a row and four of five. What’s more, the Wolverines were without star Caris LeVert, who is out for the season, and point guard Derrick Walton Jr. *** Mlive.com’s Kye Austin and Brendan Quinn have his Big Ten hoop power rankings. I always like to check in on how others see the league stacking up. Austin has