Finally, mercifully, the Darrell Hazell era has ended at Purdue. In a move that everyone expected was coming, Purdue fired the fourth-year coach--first reported by GoldAndBlack.com.
All hail Ohio State, which showed why it is king of the Big Ten with a gutty overtime win at Wisconsin. The victory keep Urban Meyer's team atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
On a Saturday when Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and Maryland all had quarterbacks make starts for the first time, Ohio State needed its veteran superstar QB to pull out a huge overtime win at Wisconsin.
The Big Ten boasts four top 10 teams in the AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, for the second consecutive week.
The sky's the limit for these aviators.
Before we turn our attention to Week 8, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 7 Big Ten game predictions.
Great teams find ways to win ugly. And, make no mistake about it, Ohio State is a great team and this wasn’t the prettiest game in Madison, Wisconsin. The Buckeyes weren’t at their best on this night but found a way to grind out a 30-23 overtime win at Wisconsin and remain on course for a huge season—perhaps a national championship season. Ohio State is 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation for a reason, firmly in control of its destiny. The Buckeyes are a well coached team and have more talent than any team in the Big Ten.
Iowa should have dominated Purdue. And, that’s exactly what the Hawkeyes did Saturday, taking a 49-35 win. But this was more about just notching a win. This was about sending a message.
There was a Pick-6 party in the Big Ten on Saturday. Five interceptions have been returned for touchdowns, highlighted by reigning Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King's return in Iowa's win at Purdue.
The top-ranked Maryland men’s soccer team claimed the 2016 Big Ten Championship and the top seed in the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament for the second time.