You have questions, and I have answers in my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Once again, there's lots of interest about Iowa and its magical season. And how about Michigan's Jake Rudock?
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s bowl picture with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. And with Ohio State getting dumped, things look different. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 award winners | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] First order of business: Indiana is back in the bowl picture, giving the
Iowa has the Big Ten West sewn up, but it still must win-out if it hopes to maybe land a playoff spot. That means winning at Nebraska on Black Friday. And, that could be tough in what looks like a rivalry that finally could have some teeth to it. Pride. Respect. That’s what Tom Shatel of Omaha.com says is on the line on Friday. And what gives this would-be rivalry a chance to be a very hot annual shindig. This is gonna be fun. *** Big Ten Nation is still buzzing about Michigan State’s win at Ohio State that kept
Duke. Miles. Thelonious. Perhaps no other genre of music is as strongly associated with masters of improvisation as jazz. And improvisation is a decidedly human quality. A computer might be able to write, say, a polished pop music hit, but it could never construct a soulful bebop jazz masterpiece, right? Well, as it happens, a new project at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is aiming to program those organic musical skills into machines. Through a $2.4 million grant from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Illinois assistant professor Ben Grosser and his merry band of musicians/professors/tech nerds hope to expand
Rapheal Davis scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 21 Purdue beat Florida 85-70 to win the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament.
Nebraska will debut a new adidas alternate uniform vs. Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. ET tonight on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). The design is a nod to the past, bringing back the script “Huskers” and using the school’s scarlet and cream color scheme. Cream is almost always a nice touch on alternates, and this is no exception. Here’s to guessing a majority of Nebraska fans will like this alternate. Adidas revamped Nebraska’s uniforms this season, so the Huskers have debuted several designs to open the 2015-16 campaign.
This Saturday taught me a few things … like, never give up on Indiana. I also was reminded once again what a great coach Mark Dantonio is. And how about those Iowa Hawkeyes?!
We have a shakeup in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal! That's right, put on your black-and-gold stripped overalls and say “hello” to new top dog Iowa!
A handful of Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, and each lands in the same spot in both polls. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 award winners | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] The Hawkeyes, who just wrapped up the Big Ten West’s bid
No. 25 Wisconsin had several chances to score the potential go-ahead touchdown Saturday vs. No. 20 Northwestern. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 top performers | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] It looked like the Badgers registered said touchdown on a Joel Stave 1-yard pass to Jazz Peavy with just under 30