Before we turn our attention to bowl season, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Big Ten title game predictions. Sean Merriman picked Michigan State, meaning he broke a first-place tie with Big Ten fans and now sits atop the season standings. See our title game predictions and season standings in this post.
Nebraska basketball broke out a new black alternate uniform Sunday at Creighton. The uniform showcased its share of red, the school’s primary color, too. The “Nebraska” on the front of the jersey was red, outlined in white, as were the player numbers. There also were red accents on the shoulders, waistband and shorts. See the uniform in this post.
Three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State welcomed intrastate rival Pittsburgh to a sold-out Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday and came away with a rousing 28-9 victory. Despite a developing snow storm, the dual meet was wrestled in front of 15,996 fans, setting a new NCAA all-time dual meet record and a new record for a Penn State Athletics event in the BJC.
The final Coaches Poll was released Sunday morning, and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio ranked his team No. 2. The Spartans, the Big Ten champions, came in at No. 4 in the latest poll. Check out Dantonio’s top 10 in this post. Also, see how every coach voted.
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Fresh off its Big Ten title game victory over previously undefeated and then-No. 2 Ohio State, Michigan State moved up to No. 4 in the latest Coaches Poll, released Sunday. The Buckeyes dropped to No. 6 following their first loss since the end of the 2011 season, while Wisconsin comes in at No. 19. See the full Coaches and AP polls in this post.
Mark Dantonio couldn’t wait to get his hands on his Big Ten championship hat Saturday night. Don’t believe us? Watch the interview below. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did. Now, Michigan State fans can put that championship hat on their heads.
After a busy nine-game slate Saturday, there were only two Big Ten men’s basketball games Sunday. Illinois walloped Auburn, 81-62, in Atlanta, while Nebraska is taking on Creighton. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action in this post.