Let’s talk facts, OK? [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] The Big Ten is home to the reigning national champ (Ohio State). The SEC hasn’t won the the national crown since 2012, this after its unbelievable run of dominance at the end of the BCS era. The Big Ten has one team (Michigan State) in the second annual College Football Playoff. The SEC also has one (Alabama). The Big Ten went 2-2
Are you an Iowa Hawkeye fan? Are you trying to get a ticket to see the Hawkeyes take on Stanford in the Rose Bowl? Well… Good luck. According to KCRG-TV9 reporter Mark Carlson, the University of Iowa has received nearly 40,000 Rose Bowl ticket requests to fill an allotment of 22,000 fans. Rose Bowl fever is at an all-time high for an Iowa Hawkeyes program that hasn’t played in the game since the 1990 season. After 25 years, expect Hawkeye fans to pay a pretty penny to see their team in Pasadena. According to Matt Cozzi of Hawkeyecentral.com, the official
In this week’s “Three Takes,” I offer some insight on Maryland guard Rasheed Sulaimon, the Big Ten’s number of impact transfers and Michigan’s familiar struggles. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Big Ten weekly honors | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Rasheed Sulaimon’s instant impact Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon has had a great relationship with Rasheed Sulaimon and his family for years. If it wasn’t for the power of the Duke brand, the McDonald’s All-American would’ve probably committed to Turgeon and Texas A&M in high school.
You have questions? I have answers in my Big Ten Mailbag. Is Michigan State’s offense better than Alabama’s? Did I rank the Iowa-Stanford Rose Bowl matchup too low in my bowl rankings? Will Nebraska whip UCLA in its bowl? I address those topics and others. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Will Michigan State be better off running screens and draws instead of running into the teeth of Alabama’s defense? – Jeff
Every game has a storyline, right? So what are they for the 10 Big Ten bowl teams? From Michigan State and its playoff matchup with Alabama in the Cotton Bowl to Minnesota and its battle vs. Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl, here is what to watch for. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Indiana. Just getting to a bowl is a big deal for the Hoosiers, who last went in
The season finale of “The Journey: 2015 Big Ten Football” airs Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET and provides an all-encompassing look at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship. From the moment the teams arrive to the victory celebration, our crew followed Michigan State and Iowa to capture the story of the game and some amazing images. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We’re also on Facebook and Instagram, too. Previous episodes of our weekly can be found on demand at
The Heisman finalists have been announced. And, there are no surprises: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, Alabama RB Derrick Henry and Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey. I was hoping Navy QB Keenan Reynolds could get an invite. OU QB Baker Mayfield, too. Didn’t happen. Too bad. I have a vote. But, I can’t tell you what my ballot looked like or the Heisman police will seize my vote. *** Did you ever wonder what the office of Penn State coach James Franklin looked like? Take a gander. Pretty nice digs. *** No, Michigan didn’t win the Big Ten in title in Jim
Former University of Maryland President H.C. "Curley" Byrd's name should come off of Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium because he worked to maintain racial segregation and endorsed "separate but equal" education, the current president said Monday.
Big Ten basketball was in full swing Tuesday night with six teams from the conference in action.
So many bowls, so little time. That’s where I come in. Think of me as your bowl concierge. Time is precious. You need guidance and direction.