Week 8 of the Big Ten football season was filled with some outstanding individual performances, highlighted by five standout quarterbacks. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 8 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Who was the most impressive? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you! Here is a look at my top performers from Saturday’s Week 8 Big Ten football action. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State. Cook was nothing short of
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Nebraska beat writer Tom Shatel and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Braxton Miller made an incredible catch tonight. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Watch Week 8 highlights | Week 8 picks revisited | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | View your team’s homepage ] This time, at Rutgers, Miller hauled in a deep pass from new starting quarterback J.T. Barrett that deflected off the receiver’s midsection, the opponent’s knee, twice, and arm, and then his own facemask. Talk about concentration! This has to be one of the most impressive catches
Nebraska’s strange, curious and often-painful ride continues. It’s difficult to watch. But, it’s hard not to stop, stare and wonder if the Cornhuskers ever will turn the corner in 2015.
The Indiana basketball programs hosted their annual Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch Troy Williams arrive at Assembly Hall on hoverboard ] Always an anticipated event, this year’s Midnight Madness was even more special because it marked the teams’ debuts in the renovated Assembly Hall. Both teams were introduced to the crowd, and they both put on an entertaining show for the fans. There was dancing – some to Taylor Swift, of course – a 3-point contest, a dunk contest and a scrimmage. See some of the best highlights from Hoosier Hysteria below:
Here’s a safe assumption: No one arrived at Hoosier Hysteria in more style than Troy Williams. [ MORE: Watch Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s Midnight Madness entrance ] The high-flying junior rode a hoverboard into Assembly Hall for Indiana’s highly anticipated annual Midnight Madness on Saturday night. Williams mugged it up for the camera, too, rolling by at a slow rate and with a big smile on his face. A season ago, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 13 points, 7.4 rebounds two assists and one steal per game.
With Wisconsin’s 1-0 win over Maryland on Saturday, the Badgers clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Championship. Wisconsin claims its second Big Ten title and first since 1994. Micaela Powers scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute with an assist from Kinley McNicoll. Goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem collected two saves in the win. Wisconsin (11-4-3, 8-1-1) hosts Northwestern on Wednesday in the teams’ regular season finale. The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Quarterfinals will be hosted by the top four
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J.T Barrett and the No. 1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are big favorites in tonight’s primetime matchup at Rutgers. [ MORE: Week 8 scores, stats & AP recaps ] However, if the Scarlet Knights are able to pull off the upset, fans will benefit in a big way. According to Jeremy Birmingham of elevenwarriors.com, if Rutgers wins tonight, Uber will offer free rides to students and fans around campus and throughout New Brunswick. Check out Birmingham’s tweet at the top of this post. This is a great move by Uber. Ohio State and Rutgers are set to kick off at 8
It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I