This time last week, Chris Laviano was suspended for the first half of the season-opener for a team violation. Now, he’s Rutgers’ starting QB after Hayden Rettig got the nod last week. Laviano hit 4-of-4 passes for 138 yards and three TDs. Not bad. Rettig was pretty good, too, completing 9-of-11 for 110 yard with a TD. “I think the coaches made a great decision with that,” Rutgers running back Paul James said Monday. “Chris is a great player and I think he’s a great leader. (We) appreciate his hard work, (we) appreciate the journey that he’s taken to get
Thank goodness for Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ impressive win vs. Virginia Tech helped salvage what was a disappointing opening to the 2015 season. The Big Ten finished with an 8-6 mark. But against the Power Five leagues, the Big Ten was just 2-4.
Reigning national champion and No. 1 Ohio State sent a loud message to the rest of the nation Monday tonight: Catch us if you can.
If it seems like we’ve been talking about the Ohio State at Virginia Tech game for nine months … it’s because we have. Now, it’s finally here, the much-anticipated Labor Day night clash between the Buckeyes and Hokies. Some think this will be Ohio State’s lone test until it welcomes Michigan State on Nov. 21. Beat the Hokies, and cruise to a 10-0 start with the Spartans on deck. We shall see. Would a loss ruin OSU’s playoff hopes? No. It didn’t last year, when Va Tech beat Ohio State. Here are five things to watch tonight: 1. Quarterback. Finally,
Happy Labor Day! In Monday's Big Ten Links, we look ahead to tonight's Ohio State-Virginia Tech game as well as a look back at the coverage coming off 13 football openers. What will Week 2 bring?
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart explains why this has not been a great opening week for Big Ten football.
Reach higher. Those are Mark Dantonio’s words. Not mine. But, I like the sound of it: reach higher. It’s inspiring, which is why it’s the theme of the season for Michigan State. The Spartans did need to reach too high—too high–to beat Western Michigan tonight, taking a 37-24 win. The best way to describe the victory: methodical. Michigan State can play better. And, it must—and will. The Spartans will need to with Oregon coming to East Lansing next week for a prime-time tilt with potential playoff implications. This game vs. Western Michigan—not overly impressive for the Spartans–was about kicking the
Illinois opens the 2015 Illini football season with an interim head coach after Tim Beckman's dismissal a week before the first game. It's an odd circumstance for a college football team, but BTN.com's Tom Dienhart remembers a few other times in history when abrubt coaching switches occurred. Do you remember this coaching changes?
In Friday's Big Ten Links, we take one more look back at Thursday's games and see what each loss tells about about each team. Plus, two more Big Ten teams kick off tonight. Penn State has a very promising tight end prospect. And is Iowa officially on upset alert this weekend? catch up on all the Big Ten football headlines today
Michigan lost tonight at Utah. But, really, it won, right? The Jim Harbaugh era has been officially christened—and that’s what tonight was about.