The initial 2015 College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday night, which brought up plenty of questions throughout the landscape. [ MORE: Week 10 previews | Week 10 scoreboard | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jake Butt | View your team’s homepage | Dienhart’s 10 Hard Takes ] A one-loss Alabama team was ranked No. 4 in the initial poll, coming in ahead of undefeated Michigan State (No. 7) and Iowa (No. 9). Baylor also took a
It has been an interesting week with the release of the first College Football Playoff poll creating ripples across the landscape. I take a look at that and other items in my Hard Takes. Remember: Seven games on Saturday (full scoreboard here). On BTN, it’s Illinois at Purdue at noon ET, then Wisconsin at Maryland and Rutgers at Michigan, both at 3:30 p.m. ET. use the BTN TV GameFinder to get your TV information. 1. So, the first College Football Playoff poll was revealed. I hope you didn’t get too revved up over what you saw. It means little, especially
[youtube https://youtu.be/lybuyMb55yY?list=PL2RRF9GtC9s3Y3eVqV2DlYjVJawTXSyZZ] What does Jim Harbaugh do to get his football team fired up before a Big Ten football clash? Want to find out? Now you can! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at both Michigan and Rutgers players and coaches one hour before Saturday’s game at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN. This Field Pass link is also the same link you can use to watch the game live on BTN2Go. Check out examples of previous Field Pass sessions in the YouTube videos above. One hour before noon kickoff
Le Moyne College plays an exhibition game on Friday at Michigan, the real story is that the game will pit father against son as Michigan coach John Beilein hosts his son, Le Moyne coach Patrick Beilein. Tonight, it’s all about family with a little basketball mixed in. John Beilein is the venerable Wolverines coach who has restored luster to a proud program by engineering five NCAA trips and two Big Ten crowns in eight seasons in Ann Arbor. Son Patrick? He’s less accomplished, as he enters his first season at Le Moyne, a Catholic school in Syracuse N.Y. Now, they
The Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament featured two outstanding games on Friday. We posted highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at the BigTen.org Tournament Central page and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Friday’s semifinals Rutgers 2, Ohio State 0. Penn State 1, Michigan 0. Sunday’s Championship Rutgers vs. Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN/Watch live on BTN2Go.
There were two great Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament games on Friday. Maryland eliminated Northwestern in double overtime in the first game of the day. In second semifinal between Michigan and Penn State, Katie Trombetta scored a game-winning goal in overtime to top Penn State, 2-1. No. 1 Maryland will take on No. 2 Michigan in the championship game at noon ET on Sunday. We will post highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at IUHoosiers.com and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Sunday’s Championship Noon – Game 7: Maryland vs. Michigan | Watch on BTN2Go Friday’s Semifinals Game 5: Maryland
In Friday's Big Ten news headlines, former Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill says on the radio that he is "hopeful and positive" that interim head coach Tracy Claeys will be given the job permanently. Also, could Michigan State be in trouble vs. Nebraska? How talented is Michigan's Jabril Peppers? And what will Cardale Jones do now that's he's the starting quarterback at Ohio State again? Catch up on all of these stories and more.
You’re rushing around downtown Columbus when you absent-mindedly pull into one of those gray, nondescript city parking lots. But you’re taken completely by surprise when you stumble onto an artistic treasure: The attendant’s booth isn’t some drab box of frowns and dollar bills, but a mélange of soaring steel and glass lines crafted into a large sculpture. These new architectural art projects, part of the city’s effort to revamp its image, garner triple takes. Columbus residents and visitors have Malcolm Cochran, professor emeritus at Ohio State’s Department of Art, to thank for these splashes of creativity. Led by Cochran, a team
Northwestern took on Quincy in an entertaining exhibition basketball game on Thursday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Freshman forward Aaron Falzon scored a game-high 15 points and Tre Demps added 13 points, six assists and five rebounds in Northwestern’s 80-64 win over Quincy. Thursday’s exhibition game was broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Wildcats’ victory. Here is a look at the top plays from Thursday’s night’s Big Ten exhibition game. Joey van Zegeren throws down a huge two-handed slam Joey van Zegeren grabs the
It’s a historical week for the Big Ten. With a 31-15 victory over Maryland last Saturday, Iowa continues to keep pace with Ohio State and Michigan State as the three remaining undefeated teams in the conference. But what makes this so special is that the Big Ten has three teams who have all reached 8-0 for the first time in 112 seasons. It was last accomplished in 1903 when Illinois, Minnesota and Northwestern all started a perfect 8-0. [ MORE: Week 10 previews | Week 10 scoreboard | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big