It’s already time to begin the build toward 2015 with spring football. And, all of the Big Ten dates are in.
The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten's newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?
Kirk Ferentz will have plenty of veteran talent to work with as he embarks on his 17th season at Iowa. The defense has remained a steady force in recent years; the offense has been inconsistent. To that end, Ferentz tweaked his staff by naming his son Brian the run-game coordinator in addition. Brian will also remain coach of the offensive line, a mainstay unit on any Iowa team. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other spring previews ] The offense also has both quarterbacks returning, but the Hawkeyes need to establish go-to players at wideout and running back. Here’s a look at
In Fridays Big Ten links, we take a closer look at Illinois OT win over Michigan. Plus, what does Purdue need to do to make the men's tourney? And here's an an update on Penn State and their sanctions. Take a spin around Friday's headlines in the Big Ten
We're rolling team-by-team Big Ten football stories over the next few weeks. Here's a look at Indiana's spring preview.
This week your questions include "What does Wisconsin need to do to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney?" "Will Nebraska men's basketball make it to the NCAA tournament again?" and "How about Iowa’s Fran McCaffery as Big Ten Coach of the Year?" among others. Our senior writer's answers are in this post.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean's Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.
Aaron White and the Hawkeyes have the talent and the favorable remaining schedule to finish strong and finish second behind Wisconsin.
Tim Beckman enjoyed a breakthrough in his third season, moving the Illini into a bowl for the first time since 2011. Now, he’s looking to push Illinois up the food chain in the Big Ten West. There still is lots of work to do, including finding a tight end and settling the kicking and punting situation, among other things. This spring, the roster will be bolstered by nine early enrollees (six junior-college transfers and three prep players). ILLINOIS SPRING TO-DO LIST 1. Develop QB Wes Lunt. He had a solid debut after transferring from Oklahoma State, hitting 63 percent of
Malcolm Hill is one of the Big Ten's most improved players. He's taken his game to another level since star Rayvonte Rice was injured and then suspended. Read our Q&A inside.