Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a hilarious Christmas-themed photo featuring several Wisconsin football players.
The Big Ten kept three men’s basketball teams in the top 5 of the latest AP Poll, released Monday. Ohio State, No. 3, Wisconsin, No. 4, and Michigan State, No. 5, all stayed put, while Iowa dropped to No. 25 following its narrow road loss at instate rival Iowa State. See the full AP Poll in this post.
So, which Big Ten football team not playing in a bowl game this season will improve the most in 2014? If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our latest Big Ten Twitter poll for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On today’s show, we look ahead to 2014 and debate which of the non-bowl teams will make the biggest leap.
Iowa’s senior trio of linebackers James Morris, Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens has a chance to go out with a bang in the Outback Bowl vs. LSU. But let’s take a peak toward 2014 as we kick off daily links: Who will replace the three stalwarts?
The Big Ten office announced its weekly Big Ten men’s basketball honors Monday. Minnesota’s Austin Hollins claimed Player of the Week, while Purdue’s Bryson Scott took Freshman of the Week. See what both players did to earn the honors in this post.
At Penn State, the annual dance-a-thon (aka THON) is arguably the biggest campus event of the school year. As is the case at Indiana – who we featured earlier this fall – THON raises an enormous amount of money in support of pediatric cancer patients and the search for a cure. Last year, THON raised $12.37 million.
Michigan State is making its first trip to Pasadena since the 1987 season in what will be the 100th Rose Bowl. This is a culmination of sorts for Mark Dantonio in his seven seasons in East Lansing, finally getting the Spartans to the Big Ten’s Holy Grail after some close calls. Stanford is making its fourth trip to a BCS in a row and its second journey in succession to the Rose Bowl. This has become the premier Pac-12 program under David Shaw. Who needs Jim Harbaugh?