Yes, Ohio State can’t win the Big Ten. But, it still could get into the playoffs–maybe. The key: Florida must topple Alabama in the SEC title game. Could it happen? Sure. Will it? Not likely. But, the Buckeyes can cling to that hope. *** Mark Dantonio deserving of national coach of the year consideration? Interesting. I can’t say that I disagree. Mlive.com points out that this 2015 campaign might represent the best coaching job of Dantonio’s tenure in East Lansing when one considers the rash of injuries, difficulty of schedule and staff adjustments without former coordinator Pat Narduzzi. Now, the
Bryn Forbes scored 18 points to lead Michigan State past Providence, 77-64, in the Wooden Legacy final Sunday night.
In science fiction, the presence of machines that can learn and adapt like their human creators generally indicates something bad is going to happen. Think of Skynet from the Terminator films, the Replicants from Blade Runner or HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. In real life, having the capacity to teach robots tasks that go beyond their original programming and configuration would be a welcome development. That capability is still largely in the realm of science fiction, but a team of professors and researchers in Maryland’s Autonomy, Robotics and Cognition Laboratory are working to change that. “There are quite
Nine Big Ten teams have been selected to the 2015 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, it was announced Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Big Ten champion Minnesota enters the tournament as the No. 2 overall seed, while No. 4 Nebraska, No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 7 Penn State and No. 12 Ohio State also earned top-16 seeds. Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue also received at-large bids to the national tournament. The Big Ten’s nine teams are more than any other conference, as the Pac-12 and Big 12 have seven and five, respectively. After winning its second
BTN/BTN2Go will release the 2015 All-Big Ten Football Team and award winners at 6 p.m. ET Monday and Tuesday. Until then, see BTN.com's annual All-Big Ten Team inside.
All hail undefeated Iowa! Again. But Michigan takes a slide and Indiana takes a rise in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
So much to absorb, beginning with the awesomeness of Michigan State, the perfection of Iowa and the power of Ohio State. And how about those Hoosiers?!
In a move that wasn’t all that shocking, Rutgers fired athletic director Julie Hermann and football coach Kyle Flood on Sunday.
On Sunday, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio held a teleconference with reporters from around the country to preview the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game. Take a listen now and come back Monday to hear from participating players. The Hawkeyes, the undefeated and Big Ten West champs, and the Spartans, the Big Ten East champs, play at 8:17 p.m. ET Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is excited for the game, thinking it might be the most anticipated matchup in the five years of the event.
Six Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, headlined by undefeated Big Ten West champ Iowa. [ MORE: Best of Week 13 | Week 13 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Dienhart: Fun Big Ten title matchup | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 13 picks revisited | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Week 13 top performers | Michigan honors late Chad Carr, 5 | YouTube highlights ] The Hawkeyes, fresh off completing a 12-0 regular season, come in at No. 4 (AP) and