The 10 Big Ten squads in bowl games will face no shortage of top-notch talent. How much? I was able to put together a pretty formidable “All-Big Ten Bowl Opponent Team.”
As if Wisconsin's 59-0 defeat to Ohio State in last weekend's Big Ten championship game wasn't bad enough, J.J. Watt had to do this.
Ohio State didn’t just get to the College Football Playoff by itself. No, it got help from these five teams—according to Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com. At the top of the list is Baylor, which knocked off a TCU team on Oct. 11 that likely would have gone unbeaten—and been in the playoff—if not for this defeat. You see? *** This is pretty cool: Adam Sandler gave a shout-out to Indiana QB Zander Diamont—and advice on cigars. It pays to have a famous father. *** How good was Cardale Jones vs. Wisconsin? Very. Great breakdown here of what the redshirt sophomore
Already in the market for a head coach with Brady Hoke being fired, Michigan is in search of a No. 1 wideout with Devin Funchess turning pro. The school announced Tuesday that the junior won’t be back in 2015 to help Michigan reverse its fortunes. The news isn’t a shock, as a report surfaced last week that Funchess was considering signing with an agent. “I would like to thank my family, coaches and teammates for their support,” Funchess said in a statement. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I am prepared to take
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.