How will the Big Ten West shape up in 2015? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has the answer in this post!
In Friday's Big Ten links, we review the surprising news that Cardale Jones is staying at Ohio State. Plus, one writer looks at Kirk Ferentz's latest plan for Iowa while another looks at Mike Riley's desire to own the state of Nebraska in recruiting. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart looks at all of these stories and more.
Who is the toughest player in the Big Ten? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked that question to five beat writers across the Big Ten. See their answers inside this post!
How will the Big Ten East race shape up in 2015? Find out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's answer inside this post!
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will return to Ohio State for his junior season. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's take inside!
Today is the day that Ohio State QB Cardale Jones must decide if he’ll return for his junior season or turn pro. I think he should return to Columbus. Three starts aren’t enough even if they were incredibly impressive. Jones needs more seasoning. Then again, his stock never will be higher—and he risks sliding back to third-string. An interesting conundrum. Update: Jones has announced a news conference today to make his decision. BTN & BTN2Go will carry the event live. Life changing decision at 4pm — Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) January 15, 2015 On the subject of Ohio State quarterbacks, here
Time to reach into my latest Big Ten Mailbag. The performance of the conference in the postseason has many of you excited. And, with good cause. On to the letters!
It’s never too early to look toward 2015 schedules, right? The Minneapolis Star Tribune took a gander at Minnesota’s slate for next season. And, let’s just say that it’s mighty tough–maybe one of the most difficult in the nation. It opens at home on a Thursday night vs. a TCU team that crushed Minnesota, 30-7, in 2014 and is projected by some to be the preseason No. 1 club. Wait, it gets tougher: There also is a date at defending national champ Ohio State, which also could be a preseason No. 1. In addition to the tilt with the Horned
Bowl season is over, and now it's time to consider the Big Ten's biggest stars from a statement-making 6-5 postseason. See Tom Dienhart's All-Big Ten postseason team inside.
Interesting debate in the aftermath of the national title game. Should Ohio State have scored that last touchdown—or should it have taken a knee? The Buckeyes had first-and-goal at the 2-yard line with a minute left and leading 35-20. Instead of taking a knee, Urban Meyer opted to punch in a final TD. “You know, I didn’t even think about taking a knee,” Meyer said. “I can’t tell you the situation. … I’m trying to visualize what happened. But, we play to win, we play to be aggressive in what we do. … I certainly didn’t think about it at