All hail Ohio State, which showed why it is king of the Big Ten with a gutty overtime win at Wisconsin. The victory keep Urban Meyer's team atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
On a Saturday when Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and Maryland all had quarterbacks make starts for the first time, Ohio State needed its veteran superstar QB to pull out a huge overtime win at Wisconsin.
Great teams find ways to win ugly. And, make no mistake about it, Ohio State is a great team and this wasn’t the prettiest game in Madison, Wisconsin. The Buckeyes weren’t at their best on this night but found a way to grind out a 30-23 overtime win at Wisconsin and remain on course for a huge season—perhaps a national championship season. Ohio State is 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation for a reason, firmly in control of its destiny. The Buckeyes are a well coached team and have more talent than any team in the Big Ten.
Iowa should have dominated Purdue. And, that’s exactly what the Hawkeyes did Saturday, taking a 49-35 win. But this was more about just notching a win. This was about sending a message.
There are many good running backs in the Big Ten in 2016, but who is the best? Think about it for a moment, then read what a a handful of Big Ten writers said in our latest Big Ten survey.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart doesn't know it all, but he does know what he thinks. Here's his weekly look at what he believes heading into Week 7 of the Big Ten football season.
The Big Ten officially kicked off the 2016-17 basketball season with media day in Washington, D.C., today. Talent like Denzel Valentine, Caris LeVert, A.J. Hammons, Yogi Ferrell and Jarrod Uthoff is gone. Still, there is a lot to like about the conference, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
This season hasn’t gone as planned for Iowa and quarterback C.J. Beathard. But the Hawkeyes are coming off a big win, and they control their own destiny in a season that still has lots of promise for the defending Big Ten West champ
The headline act Saturday is No. 2 Ohio State’s trip to No. 8 Wisconsin. In fact, depending on how things play out, this could be a preview of the Big Ten title game. And it also will feature two standout defenses. The schools arguably have been the best in their divisions in recent years. The Buckeyes have won the last four meetings and seven of eight. The last Badger win was in Madison in 2010—two coaches ago. The Buckeyes won the last time they visited Camp Randall Stadium, taking a 21-14 decision in 2012. The schools last played in 2014
Week 6 is in the books, meaning several Big Ten teams have reached the midpoint of their 2016 season. Here is what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling as we enter Week 7.