Big Ten leader Maryland, fresh off wins vs. Indiana and at Illinois, enters the latest AP poll, released Monday. The Terrapins (16-2, 5-1) check in at No. 25, behind Big Ten rivals Wisconsin (No. 17) and Purdue (No. 21).
Three weeks into the Big Ten season, and 12 of the 14 conference members have at least two league losses. The only teams with just one Big Ten defeat: Maryland (4-1) and Wisconsin (3-1). BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart previews the fourth week of Big Ten play inside.
If you still are having trouble making sense of the Big Ten, don’t feel bad. You aren’t alone. The conference continues to be difficult to figure out. This week, we saw a hot Minnesota squad ranked for the first time since 2013 lose twice.
Le'Veon Bell was back at it Sunday night. One week after setting the Pittsburgh single-game postseason yards rushing record (167 yards), Bell bested his own mark (170) en route to helping the Steelers top Kansas City, 18-16, and advance to the AFC championship game.
Northwestern got a double-double from Bryant McIntosh as the Wildcats crushed Iowa, 89-54, Sunday evening. Northwestern improved to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play.
JaQuan Lyle made 5 of 7 shots from the 3-point line and scored 22 points as Ohio State pulled away down the stretch and beat Michigan State 72-67 on Sunday for the Buckeyes' first Big Ten win this season.
James Blackmon Jr. scored 16 points and OG Anunoby had 11 points and seven steals Sunday to lead Indiana past Rutgers 76-57.
We profile Rutgers' 1976 unbeaten men's basketball team on "Big Ten Ekute" Monday at 9 p.m on BTN TV. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart looks back at that magical season here.
Motivating minds through movement.
The New England secondary has a Rutgers feel to it, to be sure. In Saturday's playoff win it was even more so, as Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty and Logan Ryan all intercepted one pass.