The good times may be starting to roll for Iowa. Not long ago, the Hawkeyes had a three-game skid. Doubters emerged. Now, they have won two in a row.
Another week of Big Ten hoops is in the books. Get Tom Dienahrt's recap of the best from the week that was on the Big Ten hardwood inside.
Who is the Big Ten coach of the year up to this point? There are some good candidates. You can make a case for Purdue’s Matt Painter, Maryland’s Mark Turgeon and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, among others. I asked five leading Big Ten writers for their choices. Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World Herald: Bo Ryan. Who else loses his three-year starting point guard and keeps winning? Get off my lawn, Bo says. Mike Miller, Bloomington Herald-Times: Everyone else has been a flavor of the week. The Badgers have more talent than before, but they’re still a reflection of Ryan’s consistency. Matt Charboneau, Detroit News: Bo
If you can believe it, Duke already has started spring football practice in preparation for the 2015 college football season. The Big Ten won’t break out the pads until March. When it does, the work will begin on replacing some star players. Earlier, I looked at the five biggest shoes to fill for each Big Ten club – read them all here. We all know players come and go each year, which means these departures below make way for a new wave of names to step up and make their mark. So ahead of the Big Ten’s spring football season,
Happy Friday! In today's review of Big Ten headlines, we found stories on Ohio State's new offensive coordinator, what it means to flip in recruiting, and an interesting look at Wisconsin eight - yes, eight - quarterbacks. Read all of these stories and more in Friday's Big Ten links.
National signing day for football has become a major happening as Big Ten football programs join the rest of the nation's teams to officially welcome their signed football recruits. But once the dust settled and the lists were set, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart pulled together a few more of the interesting notes from around the Big Ten.
Mail time! You know the drill. You email me nice questions while at work sipping a Macchiato … and I answer them while sipping Sanka. It’s fun. And, it’s free. How can you send me fresh questions? Lots of ways. Tweet at me @BTNTomDienhart. Or use the box at the end of this post to drop me a note. Or bookmark this page and hit me up whenever a question or idea pops into your head. Why would a quarterback of Torrance Gibson’s caliber sign with a team (Ohio State) loaded with quality quarterbacks? Conversely, why would Ohio State even sign
In Thursday morning's roundup of Big Ten stories from beat writers, we collected a number of interesting "day after Signing Day" links, including one that says Ohio State's offensive coordinator is certain Braxton Miller will return. Also, who flipped? And which two schools had surprisingly good days? All that and more in this post.
How did your Big Ten football team do on National Signing Day? Tom Dienhart took a look around the Web and compiled a Big Ten-centric breakdown.
Raphael Davis has been a key cog in the Boilermakers’ recent rise to relevancy. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart sat down with Davis to talk about the team and so much more.