Ohio State is headed to the inaugural College Football Playoff. Tom Dienhart takes a look back at the key games along the way.
It's time to reach into my mailbag and answer your questions. How about those Buckeyes!? And what is Michigan gonna do with its job opening?
This is kinda cool: The conference will have a “Big Ten Day” in New York beginning in 2016 and 2017 that will include basketball and hockey doubleheaders. The men’s hoops tourney will be in Madison Square Garden in 2018. But the Big East traditionally plays its tourney at MSG the weekend that culminates with Selection Sunday, so the Big Ten tournament will be played one week earlier, according to the report. That means more conference games in December and, more jarringly, no significant games in the week before teams try to impress the NCAA tournament selection committee. I think that
The bowl slots are filled. All 38 matchups are set, including a Big Ten record-tying 10 bowls. See how Tom Dienhart ranks the Big Ten's 10 bowls inside.
Like everyone else, I already am looking forward to the Alabama-Ohio State clash in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. What a coaching battle between Nick Saban and Urban Meyer. Cleveland.com has a nice breakdown of their meetings. This will be Encounter No. 4. By the way: Saban leads, 2-1. *** Rick Brown of HawkCentral.com thinks Iowa’s bowl vs. Tennessee is big in scope for the program. And, he’s correct. This team needs to finish on an up note. The eighth bowl trip to Florida under coach Kirk Ferentz will provide an opportunity for the program to take a positive
A Big Ten record-tying 10 teams were selected to a bowl game Sunday, highlighted by Ohio State making the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Michigan State is in the Cotton Bowl, and the Spartans landed a plum spot here vs. Baylor, which won the Big 12 and had a great case to be included in the playoff. Alas, the Bears finished No. 5 in the final College Football Poll. Each of these clubs has a terrific offense led by QBs Connor Cook and Bryce Petty. The Spartans are No. 2 in the Big Ten in scoring (43.1 ppg) and total offense (496.5 ypg). Baylor is No. 1 in the nation in scoring (48.8 ppg) and total offense (581.3 ypg). Which defense can step up?
Ohio State is in! The field for the inaugural College Football Playoff was announced Sunday, and Big Ten champion Ohio State finished No. 4.
INDIANAPOLIS — Now we wait and wonder: Did Ohio State do enough to earn a golden ticket to the College Football Playoff? The No. 5 Buckeyes stated their case loud and clear with a 59-0 demolition of No. 14 Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Look at OSU’s resume: wins over No. 8 Michigan State, No. 25 Minnesota and the Badgers, who rode a seven-game winning streak into Indy. The Buckeyes also can call themselves a champion. And, when it comes to the eyeball test, Ohio State passes with flying colors, often winning
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is posting quick takes after each quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship from his perch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Also, follow him on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. OHIO STATE 59, WISCONSIN 0: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | GALLERY FOURTH QUARTER Quick take: The last 15 minutes were a mere formality, as this game essentially was over at halftime. The Buckeyes certainly looked the part of a playoff team in dominating Wisconsin, 59-0. But was it enough to overtake Florida State or TCU and earn a top four of the College Football Playoff