Big Ten fans who spent the past few seasons watching Ameer Abdullah star at Nebraska won’t be surprised to hear that the rookie scored a touchdown on his first NFL carry Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: View former Big Ten players on Week 1 active rosters ] Facing off against former Big Ten rival and fellow rookie running back Melvin Gordon, Abdullah ran 24 yards up the middle for a touchdown early in the first quarter of Detroit’s season opener vs. San Diego. In typical Abdullah fashion, he broke ankles, those of veteran safety Eric Weddle, on his way to pay
The latest AP and Coaches polls were released Sunday, and four Big Ten teams are ranked in both polls. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] Defending national champ Ohio State remains No. 1 in both polls, garnering 59 of 61 first-place votes in the AP and 62 of 63 in the Coaches. Michigan State, No. 4 in both polls after its
Two weeks are in the books, and Illinois and Northwestern continue to surprise. The two teams have combined to outscore opponents, 153-9. Who saw that coming?
Ohio State rolled on, but does it have a quarterback problem? Did Michigan State have a “program-defining” win? Is Northwestern legit? See 10 things Tom Dienhart learned in Week 2 inside.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten predictions.
It's Sunday, and that means it's time Gerry DiNardo's Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.
It came a week later than expected, but Nebraska carded its first win of the Mike Riley era Saturday night. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Dienhart: Is OSU using QBs correctly? | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] There was little drama about the outcome, too, a nice change from Week 1, when BYU stunned the Huskers with a last-second Hail Mary to snap their nation’s best 29-game winning streak in season
With apologies to Dr. Frankenstein, it seems there’s someone at The Ohio State University who might deserve the title “Modern Prometheus.” Biological chemistry and pharmacology professor Rene Anand claims to have grown the most complete human brain in the world to date, one that is roughly as mature as that of a five-week-old fetus. The lab-grown organ is the size of a pencil eraser and contains 99 percent of the genes found in a standard human brain, Anand said. It contains a spinal cord, all major regions of the brain and even a retina. The main thing that’s still missing
Week 2 featured some exciting games, highlighted by Minnesota's 23-20 overtime win at Colorado State and Michigan State's 31-28 payback victory vs. Oregon. Oh, and Ohio State won again.
Another Saturday, another win for Ohio State. That’s 15 in a row, if you are counting. Ho-hum, right? Maybe not. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Get Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] The No. 1-ranked Buckeyes moved to 2-0 by dispatching Hawaii, 38-0. But that wasn’t the real story from Columbus. Nope. The Buckeye quarterbacks were all anyone wanted to talk about—again. It has been that way for months. And, it’s not going away until some clarity is brought to the oh-so-important position. Think of it as the nit that will be picked at—over and over and