Illinois is in search of stability, and Lovie Smith may be moving closer to that desired goal as he enters his second season in Champaign. The former Super Bowl coach experienced a debut that had its share of ups and downs en route to a 3-9 finish (2-7 Big Ten).
The season has rounded the halfway point. There have been surprises, disappointments … and whole bunch of fun games with lots to look forward to. Here is a midseason report as we race to the finish line.
The homestretch is in sight, and Wisconsin is the leader of the pack in the Big Ten—as many envisioned in the preseason. But, there is still a lot of basketball left to be played as we sprint toward the finish line. Get a preview of the week ahead inside.
And then there was one: Wisconsin stands alone atop the Big Ten with a 9-1 mark, knocking off Illinois and Indiana this week to run its winning streak to seven games. Wisconsin sits alone in first place after Maryland saw its seven-game winning streak end on Saturday with a home loss to Purdue.
We offer up a team of departing Big Ten football players on both offense and defense with lots of video highlights. Who will step up to fill their shoes? Spring football is not too far away.
The latest bracket projections are out from the national experts. How does the Big Ten shape up this week?
Wisconsin promoted defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard to defensive coordinator Thursday. Leonhard is a former Badger great who played 10 seasons in the NFL at safety.
We had 247Sports.com national writer Kevin Ryan answer some followup National Signing Day questions for BTN.com, and he broke down the Big Ten's recruiting class.
Let me be the first to apologize to Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Also, no offense to Iowa’s Peter Jok. And, I hope Maryland’s Melo Trimble understands. But as the calendar is about to flip to February, there is no Big Ten player more valuable, versatile and dynamic than Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.
Leading up to eight hours of live National Singing Day coverage on BTN?BTn2Go starting at 9 a.m. ET Wed., Feb. 1, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart looked for answer to this question: Why does anyone use the fax machine?