It’s difficult to believe, but Pat Fitzgerald is entering his 12th season as head coach at Northwestern. The all-time great Wildcat linebacker already is the all-time wins leader in Evanston with 77 with two 10-win seasons (2015 and 2012 and a nine-win effort in 2008).
For Tom Dienhart's latest Big Ten Q&A, he caught up with first-year Indiana head football coach Tom Allen, whose Hoosier roots run deep.
Jeff Brohm’s office is a work in progress. Please forgive him. He has unpacked. But everything isn’t in its place just yet. And, that’s OK. Brohm has had much more important things to do since becoming Purdue coach in early December. He has a football program to build.
For a second season in succession, Caleb Swanigan has declared for the NBA draft. No shocker. He did so last season, too. And, just like last season, Swanigan will not hire an agent. So, he still could return to Purdue for his junior season.
When the Big Ten announced last fall that it would play some Friday night football games in 2017, it raised the eyebrows of some who didn’t think it was right to encroach on the traditional turf of high school football.
Several Big Ten teams are set at quarterback. But there are as many as eight quarterback spots that warrant your attention, writes BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart.
The Big Ten watches and waits for its next basketball national championship. The league has come close to winning it all since Michigan State did it in 2000 in the now-demolished RCA Dome in Indianapolis vs. Billy Donovan and Florida; in fact, it’s played in six title games since (Indiana, 2002), (Illinois, 2005), (Ohio State, 2007), (Michigan State, 2009), (Michigan, 2013) & (Wisconsin, 2015). But on each occasion, the Big Ten team came up short. Since MSU’s Tom Izzo won his only national title in 2000, Duke and UConn have won three apiece, Florida and North Carolina have both won
BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart offers five observations from Saturday's Green vs. White spring football game at Michigan State.
Northwestern has more talent than ever on both sides of the ball entering 2017. In fact, the Wildcats could be the favorite in the Big Ten West this fall. The team concluded spring drills on Saturday with a practice, and here are four observations.
"People were saying they have to rebuild Minnesota. Shoot. That thing is built and ready to go. " BTN's Tom Dienhart talks to former Minnesota coach and current Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill.