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.
Michigan State’s Connor Cook is the recipient of the 2015 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually since 1987 to the nation’s top college quarterback, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. The winningest quarterback in school history (34-4), Cook threw for 2,921 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading the Spartans (12-1) to an appearance in the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Alabama (12-1) in the Dec. 31 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. Cook beat out TCU’s Trevone Boykin, USC’s Cody Kessler, Memphis’ Paxton Lynch and Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott to become just the second Big Ten quarterback to claim the honor, following
Bad news, Big Ten fans: Purdue's A.J. Hammons is starting to heat up. The reigning Big Ten Player of the Week returns to Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings, checking in at No. 6. The top 5 remains the same as last week.
Chris Ash officially was introduced as head coach at Rutgers on Monday. He is a bright defensive mind who is ready for the next step after helping run the Ohio State defense the last two years. Steve Politi of NJ.com has five first impressions. Politi thinks Ash should leave his OSU post now and dedicate himself to RU. But Ash will coach in the Fiesta Bowl with the Buckeyes. I like it. Here are Ash’s contract terms. Ash, who turns 42 on Dec. 24, has a five-year, $11-million deal and will receive a guaranteed salary starting at $2 million for
Defense lives here, the Mackey Arena sign reads. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten weekly honors | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Purdue’s Johnny Hill know this. Monday night, the Purdue point guard flashed his defensive abilities on a must-see block that delighted the Purdue faithful in a 80-53 win over IUPUI. The block came in transition, after the Boilermakers turned the ball over, as Hill came from behind to reject Mason Archie II’s would-be layup nearly midway through the second half. Aside from the block, Hill
Iowa and No. 11 Purdue cruised to easy home victories Monday night. The Hawkeyes drilled Western Illinois, 90-56, while the undefeated Boilermakes made easy work of IUPUI, 80-53. Catch up on all of the action below: IOWA 90, WESTERN ILLINOIS 56 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Jarrod Uthoff scored a career-high 27 points and Iowa beat Western Illinois 90-56 on Monday for its fourth consecutive win. Uthoff grabbed nine rebounds and was 10 of 16 from the floor, helping the Hawkeyes (7-2) shoot 50 percent (33 of 66) from the field. Dom Uhl scored 15 points and Adam Woodbury
Every year this comes out, and I love to check it out. It’s a look at the contents in the bowl goody bags given to players. And some of the loot is pretty sweet. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Watches, sandals, sunglasses, $300 gift cards to Best Buy … even something called a Ogio backack with hydration bladder. I guess I want one. I don’t know. Maybe. Check it all out. It’s a nice haul for
It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to share my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Tom Izzo and Michigan State are on a roll, winning their first nine games to open the 2015-16 campaign. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] The Spartans are playing so well that they are the new No. 1 team in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Monday afternoon. Two other Big Ten teams are ranked in the polls: Maryland falls to No. 6 (AP) and No. 9 (Coaches) following its first loss of the season, at North Carolina, while Purdue checks at No. 11 in the