Latest Tom Dienhart News

Top 5 moments in Maryland sports history

As a way of officially welcoming Maryland to the Big Ten, I thought we’d relive some of the top moments in Terrapins’ sports history. Here is my top 5 list, headlined by the men’s basketball title over Indiana.

Read More

A look back at last three Big Ten expansions

Tom Osborne

How Nebraska Got to the Big Ten

With Rutgers and Maryland primed officially to join the Big Ten on Tuesday to make it a 14-team conference, I thought it would be interesting to look back on the last three times the Big Ten expanded. There was Michigan State, in 1949, Penn State, in 1990, and Nebraska, in 2010.

Read More

Penn State tops offensive backfield rankings

Christian Hackenberg

Zwinak's 50 Yard Touchdown Rush

The dog days of summer are settling in. That means two things: The Cubs’ season is officially over, and it’s time to look at the Big Ten units. I’ll begin with a look at the offensive backfields. And, as you’ll see, there is a lot of talent at running back—as well as some top-flight quarterbacks.

Read More

Best of Week 12: Rematch of 2012 Big Ten title game

Nebraska vs Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon 56-Yard TD Run

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

There are two non-conference games tucked into this mid-November Saturday, which rarely happens this late in the season in the Big Ten. Northwestern’s trip to Notre Dame could be interesting. But a division title could be center stage: Nebraska at Wisconsin. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 12.

Read More

Dienhart: Your team's 2014 cupcake game

Jake Rudock

Northern Iowa at Iowa - Football Highlights

Pretty much every team has one game on its schedule that can be viewed as a “cupcake.” Now, that doesn’t mean the team is guaranteed to roll to victory – or even win the game. There’s always the chance a team pulls an upset. That said, here is my easiest game for every Big Ten team.

Read More

Best of Week 11: Urban Meyer vs. Mark Dantonio Part III

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Connor Cook - 2013 Big Ten Title Game Interview

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State’s trip to Michigan State could be the game of the year in the Big Ten, as both schools look like the favorites to win the conference crown. They met in the Big Ten title game last season, with the Spartans dumping the Buckeyes to earn their first trip to the Rose Bowl since the 1987 season and end OSU’s 24-game winning streak and national championship hopes. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 11.

Read More

Best of Week 9: It's Michigan at Michigan State

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Sacks Devin Gardner Six Times

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Two interesting clashes make this Saturday appealing, as Michigan plays at Michigan State and Ohio State goes to Penn State in a light week of action. Despite the presence of just five games, the heft of those aforementioned contests makes this a good week, as the Big Ten East race will start to take form. Here’s my best of Week 9.

Read More