Week 8 was a lot of fun, highlighted by Penn State's upset of then-No. 2 Ohio State. Here is what I’m buying and selling as we enter Week 9
The Big Ten office released its Week 8 Big Ten football award winners Monday. The list features a trio of Penn State players, including the duo responsible for the decisive blocked field goal touchdown return, plus Maryland's first freshman of the week.
Through eight weeks, Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has 10 Big Ten teams projected for bowls—one fewer than last week, as Michigan State has fallen from Palm’s projections.
Just like that, the Buckeyes have seen their unbeaten season trashed—and their playoff hopes damaged. But Michigan and Nebraska remain perfect. And Wisconsin tallied yet another impressive victory.
Down goes Ohio State! As a result, my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal have a new king. Say “hello” to Michigan.
To no surprise, undefeated Michigan moved up to No. 2 in the latest AP & Coaches polls, released Sunday. The Wolverines (7-0) fresh off another rout, this one vs. Illinois, pace the Big Ten for the first time this season. Ohio State, which had been No. 2, dropped to No. 6 AP/No. 8 Coaches following its road loss at Penn State. Perfect Nebraska (7-0) jumps up to No. 7/T-No.6, while Wisconsin drops one spot, to No. 11, despite winning at rival Iowa, and Penn State debuts in the AP at No. 24. View both polls below. AP Rankings Rankings as
The Challenge Jason Troutner knows that modern casts stink. Sometimes literally. Troutner, a University of Illinois mechanical engineering grad, was born with bilateral clubfoot, a condition commonly treated with plaster castings of an infant’s foot. He went on to compete in gymnastics, a sport where broken bones are no rare occurrence. “My memories of a cast are standing in a shower with my hand covered in a bread bag and duct tape trying not to get the thing wet,” remembers Troutner. “Then, still, after taking all of these precautions, still having to deal with that itchiness and that odor that’s
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
Ohio State’s national title hopes took a big blow Saturday night amid a wall of sound and fury at Penn State. The No. 2 Buckeyes’ 24-21 loss at unranked Penn State makes the program’s path to the playoff more difficult—and less of a sure thing.
There was a gigantic upset in the Big Ten on Saturday night. Penn State took down No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21, to send Urban Meyer to his first road defeat as Ohio State coach.