It's time for Tom Dienhart to reach into his mailbag. Lots of football queries ruminating throughout the minds of Big Ten fans. There are some hoops, too. Let’s get to it!
An 11-game slate has some appetizing matchups, led by Maryland’s trip to Ohio State. And will Iowa payback Wisconsin when the Badgers visit Iowa City?
How will Rutgers' QB race play out next season? What does Ohio State's 2015 projected depth chart look like? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart points out the top stories on those topics in Tuesday's Big Ten links.
Minnesota is one of the Big Ten’s fast-rising programs as Jerry Kill enters his fifth season on the job. [ MORE: Minnesota team homepage | 2014 Minnesota stats ] The Golden Gophers are coming off consecutive eight-win seasons with a second-place finish in 2014. Kill will be looking to take the program to an even higher level in 2015. And he’ll have some talent to work with, including on offense quarterback Mitch Leidner, some emerging receivers (KJ Maye) and three linemen led by tackle Josh Campion. Corners Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray, end Thieren Cockran, tackle Steven Richardson and linebacker
Four weeks down in the conference season, and preseason favorite Wisconsin sits alone atop the Big Ten standings. Get all of the best of the week ahead inside.
Good podcast from Pennlive.com. Among the subjects: Can the Nittany Lions compete with Ohio State in the uber-tough Big Ten East? Whether or not Penn State can be factor depends on coach James Franklin’s ability to continue adding talent to a program that was decimated by three seasons of NCAA sanctions. The early results on the recruiting trail are promising, and the Nittany Lions have potential to take significant steps forward beginning in 2016. *** What a win by Ohio State over visiting Indiana on Sunday. In fact, it was the biggest win of the season for the Buckeyes. D’Angelo Russell
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 fourth week of conference play.
Michigan State is in the midst of a magical time in its program’s history, winning double-digit games four times in the last five seasons with a Rose Bowl title after the 2013 season.
Michigan turns the page to a new regime, as Jim Harbaugh has returned to his alma mater looking to restore luster to a program that hasn’t won the Big Ten since 2004.
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has some key players to replace to keep competing in the uber-competitive Big Ten East, including wideout Deon Long and linebacker L.A. Goree. Here are the five Terrapins that will be most difficult to replace.