At 7 PM ET tomorrow night, BTN will debut its first feature-length documentary in network history. Tiebreaker examines the aftermath of the 1973 Ohio State-Michigan football game, which ended in a 10-10 tie. With both the Buckeyes and Wolverines finishing the season with a 7-0-1 conference record, and only one Big Ten team able to play in a bowl game, Big Ten Athletic Directors had to vote on which school would represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. It was an unprecedented moment in sports history, and the film’s team of producers did an incredible job of bringing viewers back in time. The 60-minute film features rare, archiProval footage and interviews with student-athletes, coaches and administrators who lived the moment.
Forty years ago, a 10-10 tie between Ohio State and Michigan left the determination of which school would represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl up to the 10 school athletic directors. In the days when only one Big Ten team could play in a bowl game, that controversial vote changed college football forever. It’s now the topic of the BTN Originals documentary “TIEBREAKER,” which debuts at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. Now it’s your turn to voice your opinion and cast the vote.
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 new alternate helmets that Illinois will wear Saturday against Ohio State.
It’s time to take my weekly Big Ten football quiz in preparation for another big Saturday football. It’s an intriguing slate of five games, with the Big Ten Nation fixated on the Michigan State at Nebraska game. Don’t worry – this isn’t graded on a curve. And? I provide the questions and the answers. So just have fun.
Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. Again, the hashtags are:
Saturday is almost here. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So, why not me? That’s the idea here. Here’s what’s running through my mind with Week 12 of the Big Ten season on the horizon.
Happy Football Friday! The analysis of the Michigan State at Nebraska game continues. Why not? It’s gonna be a great battle that essentially will determine the Legends Division race. But the latest injury news from Lincoln isn’t great, as the offensive line is banged up. Not good news for a Huskers team facing a terrific Spartans front.