With the 2015 college football regular season complete and the start of Big Ten bowl season less than a week away, it’s time to relive the season from the perspective of Big Ten beat writers. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] BTN.com recently asked a beat writer for every team to answer the same four questions, as part of our annual beat writers’ season recap. Today’s topic: Most improved players. Yesterday,
Two schools that came oh-so-close to making the playoffs square off in what should be one of the best bowls of the season. In fact, the Buckeyes may have a better case to be in the Rose Bowl than Iowa. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Regardless, this is a good destination for the Scarlet and Gray, and it will be a good measuring stick playing a very talented ND squad.
Coming off back-to-back 8-5 seasons—including the program’s first New Year’s Day bowl since the 1961 season in 2014—Minnesota fell … hard. The Golden Gophers were thought to be a legit contender in the Big Ten West. Instead, the team sunk to near the bottom of the standings with a losing record and made a bowl only because of a good APR and the fact there weren’t enough 6-6 teams to fill a bloated postseason system that needs 80 teams. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big
It’s an all-out burn down the straightaway. University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering students pit vehicle vs. vehicle, vying for glory on a length of track that’s seen vanquished competitors literally fall to pieces. Whose design will reign supreme? Whose will go the extra “mile”? Which car will emerge victorious in the epic battle of hot-rod potato vs. pickle-mobile? “The Incredible, Edible Car Competition (IECC) has been run for 11 years,” said Dr. Mark Riley, head of the Biological Systems Engineering department, which oversees the event along with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. “It was conceived as an exercise
The Nebraska Huskers are your 2015 NCAA volleyball champions! The Huskers claimed the school’s first NCAA crown since 2006 with an incredible 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21) victory over Texas on Saturday night in Omaha. The win marks Nebraska’s fourth NCAA volleyball title in school history. It also gives Nebraska a total of 98 NCAA Tornament wins, which ranks second in the nation behind Stanford. With the victory, the Big Ten has now won seven NCAA titles in the last nine years, as Penn State has won six of the last nine championships. Here is a look at some of the
Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins is putting together quite the highlight-reel this season. [ MORE: Relive all of Saturday’s results on our Big Ten scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ sophomore forward had a pair of incredible back-to-back dunks to close out the first half of Saturday’s game vs. Youngstown State. The first highlight dunk came at the 3:05 mark in the first half when Derrick Walton connected with Dawkins for a huge alley-oop slam and the foul. Check out that dunk here. Dawkins wasn’t done there as he threw down another huge dunk to close out the first half. This one was a
Ten Big Ten men’s basketball teams were in action Saturday. [ MORE: Relive all of Saturday’s results on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Indiana used a 17-2 run down the stretch to rally past Notre Dame, 80-73, in the first game of the Crossroad Classic, and previously struggling Ohio State stunned No. 4 Kentucky, 74-67, to highlight the day’s action. Catch up on all of the results below: MICHIGAN STATE 78, NORTHEASTERN 58 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Denzel Valentine scored 17 points, Bryn Forbes added 12 and No. 1 Michigan State matched the best start in school history
Just like the football team did when it played in Baltimore this year, the Maryland men’s basketball team will wear a throwback uniform tonight in Charm City. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten uniform coverage ] The sixth-ranked Terrapins will don the design pictured in the tweet above vs. Princeton at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Watch the game on BTN2Go. Like the look, Big Ten fans? The uniform definitely resmebles a throwback – even the length shorts – but the shoes, well, that’s a different story.
Expect a lot of red tonight at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket | Follow @Huskervball for updates ] No. 4 seed Nebraska will be in its red uniform for the 2015 women’s volleyball final vs. No. 3 Texas at 7:30 p.m. ET, and a pro-Nebraska record crowd is expected at the arena, located just an hour northeast of Nebraska’s campus. An NCAA tourney-record 17,551 fans filled CenturyLink Center for Thursday’s semifinal games between Nebraska and Kansas and Minnesota and Texas. NCAA.com expects another sell out tonight. Nebraska will have the fans behind it
With the 2015 college football regular season complete and the start of Big Ten bowl season exactly one week away, it’s time to relive the season from the perspective of Big Ten beat writers. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] BTN.com recently asked a beat writer for every team to answer four questions, as part of our annual beat writers’ season recap. Up first: Top play/moment. Coming up: Most improved player,