The Boilermakers will be making their first bowl appearance since the 2012 season. And with a win, the program will have its first winning season since 2011.
With a week of Big Ten play in the books, Dot Commentary's debate focus shifts from football to hoops and looks at the conference's biggest surprises (both positive and negative) so far.
After missing the postseason in 2016, Michigan State is back in the bowl business with a trip to Holiday Bowl, the program’s first-ever appearance in the game.
Indiana saw its two-year bowl run end during Tom Allen’s debut season in Bloomington. The Hoosiers almost pushed through to the postseason, needing to win their finale at Purdue to reach 6-6. Alas, Indiana lost to the Boilermakers, 31-24, after winning its two previous games.
This will be Iowa’s first trip to the Pinstripe Bowl and its first meeting with Boston College, as the Hawkeyes look to cap what has been a season of ups and downs. There was the high of pounding then-No. 3 Ohio State, 55-24, and the low of losing on the last play vs. then-No. 4 Penn State, 21-19.
Tom Dienhart takes a look back at Illinois' 2017 season, including key moments and players.
Northwestern will be making its eighth bowl trip in the last 10 years, as Pat Fitzgerald continues to take this program to higher levels. This year, it's the Music City Bowl vs. Kentucky, in a battle of Wildcats.
Meet Scott Frost, the man who will make Nebraska matter again. That’s the hope across the state, from Scottsbluff to Wahoo. Husker Nation is aching to be big-time again. And the arrival of Frost appears to be a great step in that direction.
The bowl matchups are set. Eight Big Ten teams will be bowling, including three in New Year's Six Games (Cotton: Ohio State vs. USC; Orange: Wisconsin vs. Miami; Fiesta: Penn State vs. Washington).
Nov. 4, 2017. It’s a day that will live in infamy for Ohio State. On that gray day in Iowa City, the Buckeyes got eviscerated by the Hawkeyes, 55-24. And, in the end, it was that result that seemingly served as the biggest catalyst to keeping Ohio State out of the College Football Playoff