Indiana is still searching for its first bowl since 2007–and just its second since 1993–but Kevin Wilson continues to make progress as he embarks on his fifth season in Bloomington. The Hoosiers will welcome back some key cogs in 2015, including QB Nate Sudfeld, safety Antonio Allen, guard Dan Feeney and tackle Jason Spriggs. But Indiana will have some holes to fill. Here are the Top Five Indiana players who have departed. RB Tevin Coleman. He left campus a year early as an all-time great. Coleman rushed for a school single-season record 2,036 yards with 15 TDs, averaging 7.5 yards
In today's Big Ten links we look at the stories on the resilience of the Badgers and Wolverines' hoops teams as well as a testy exchange over two incidents at Iowa last night. Also, is over-use leading to more basketball injuries? Tom Izzo thinks it's worth considering.
Illinois enjoyed a breakthrough in 2014 under Tim Beckman, getting to a bowl for the first time since 2011. Beckman hopes to build on that in Year Four in Champaign. [ MORE: Illinois team homepage | 2014 Illinois stats | 2014 Illinois schedule ] All of the players who earned postseason honors from the Big Ten return: S Taylor Barton; LB Mason Monheim; OL Ted Karras; CB V’Angelo Bentley; DE Jihad Ward; WR Mikey Dudek. And RB Josh Ferguson also is back, in addition to QB Wes Lunt. So, many good building blocks will be back in 2015. But the
Time for me to reach into my mailbag. Yes, the football season is over. But many of you still have the gridiron on the mind. That's OK. I do, too. Let’s dig in to your queries.
I think we all can agree to an extent with Rick Brown of HawkCentral.com that the Big Ten race is missing some buzz. There just are few elite teams. Maryland and Wisconsin are the closest thing to that. But after that, there is a drop to the likes of Iowa, Indiana, Ohio State and Michigan State. *** Which brings me to this gem of a quote from Tom Izzo, who thinks the Big Ten is “almost too good” this season with increased depth. What? Am I missing something? Izzo went on to say: “The league is not as good at
March Madness isn’t too far away, believe it or not. How do the top bracket experts size up the Big Ten when it comes to NCAA tourney bids?
The Big Ten race is coming into focus, with four teams trying to separate themselves from the pack: Maryland, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. Each has just one conference loss.
Let's rank this week’s Big Ten games. The headline clashes in this 14-game slate? Iowa at Wisconsin and Maryland at Indiana. See Tom Dienhart's full raking inside.
Here is a good podcast with Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com, discussing all things Ohio State football. Among the topics: Cardale Jones’ decision, Urban Meyer’s future, Braxton Miller’s position/school and who should start at quarterback next season. My opinions? Jones made the right decision … Meyer wouldn’t consider the pros … Miller should switch positions … J.T. Barrett should start. *** News of the NCAA restoring Joe Paterno’s victories resonated across the nation. Opinions, as you may expect, vary. Here is a good recap of what some people are saying. *** Speaking of Penn State, look who was at the Nittany
Another week of Big Ten hoops is in the books, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at some of the best from the third week of conference play.