Multiple reports say Westerrn Michigan's P.J. Fleck will be the fifth Golden Gophers coach since 2006, following Glen Mason, Tim Brewster, Jerry Kill and Tracy Claeys.
Yes, the 2017 football season is a ways off, but spring football is only a few months away. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart kicks off his early look at 2017 with an assessment of each East Divison team as of ... right now.
The Big Ten went 3-7 in college football bowl games and took part in some of the most memorable moments and games of the season. Tom Dienhart rolls out his Best of the Bowls here.
The 48-year-old Claeys enjoyed a brief but eventful tenure for a program that continues to search for stable ground. He will leave Dinkytown with an 11-8 mark overall and 6-8 Big Ten record with two bowl wins.
With the lid being taken off of conference play, the action in the Big Ten is starting to heat up. Michigan State (2-0), Nebraska (2-0) and Wisconsin (1-0) are the lone undefeated teams left. Here's a look at the second week of Big Ten play.
"Whoa, Nellie!" indeed. Penn State and USC combined to score a Rose Bowl record 101 points in a 52-49 thriller Monday that went the Trojans' way following a last-second field goal. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best of the Rose Bowl inside.
The dreary bowl run continues for Iowa, which has now lost five in a row. The last three bowl losses have been bad, falling 45-28 to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer, 45-16 to Stanford in the Rose and now this 30-3 beating at the hands of Florida.
Conference play is beginning in earnest, as the race to the Big Ten championship is underway. Michigan State and Nebraska are off to strong 2-0 starts.
Two years ago, Ohio State had a Cinderella run to the national title, knocking off Alabama and Oregon in the playoff to win it all in 2014. The Buckeyes will enjoy no such run this season after being the first team to make the playoff despite not winning its conference championships.
Best of 2016 Orange Bowl: No. 11 Florida State squeaks out 33-32 victory over No. 6 Michigan in thriller
No. 6 Michigan lost a 33-32 thriller to No. 11 Florida State in Friday night's Orange Bowl. The Wolverines finished the season at 10-3, with their three losses coming by a combined five points.