All but one Big Ten team (Northwestern) has played multiple games through the first week-plus of the 2015-16 season. That's given me the chance to consider the entire Big Ten landscape and formulate several super-early opinions.
Who will replace Michigan State record-breaking quarterback Connor Cook next season? [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The answer is to be determined, of course. In completely unrelated news, actor Michael B. Jordan was on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, and Patrick asked the Friday Night Lights star to go into character as Vince Howard, the quarterback of East Dillon High School, and pick his college. His choice? Michigan State, over Michigan and instate power Texas. “I’ve decided to go to …” Jordan said, in character, before delaying for drama. “Michigan State.
If it comes to bowls fighting over 5-7 teams, how will it be decided which sub-500 teams get picked first? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the scenarios.
Could Saturday’s game vs. Michigan be Christian Hackenberg’s final appearance in Beaver Stadium? The Penn State QB isn’t thinking about that. Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says questions linger regarding whether or not Hackenberg will return to Penn State. But asked on Tuesday if he had considered that this game could be his last at home in a blue and white jersey, the junior stuck to the message he gave in August. “Not really,” Hackenberg said. “I’m just, again, focusing on it one week at a time, doing what I need to do to make sure I’m the most prepared I
Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine is an outstanding talent. On Tuesday night, the college basketball world took notice. The Spartans’ senior star became the fourth player in MSU Basketball history to record a triple-double, recording 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists while leading the Spartans to an impressive 79-73 win over Kansas in the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center. Valentine was one of several stars in Tuesday night’s four-team classic, which saw No. 2 Kentucky run past No. 5 Duke, 74-63, in the opening game of the evening. Here is a look at the top moments
Denzel Valentine joined a rare group in No. 13 Michigan State’s 79-73 comeback win over No. 4 Kansas in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. [ MORE: Get caught up on Tuesday night’s action and highlights ] The star senior did it all en route to becoming just the fourth player in Michigan State history to record a triple-double (29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists), joining Magic Johnson (8 times), Draymond Green (3) and Charlie Bell (1). “I’m proud of the assists,” Valentine said, in response to ESPN reporter Shannon Spake asking him about his favorite number of the
The College Football Playoff committee released its third ranking Tuesday night, and nothing changed at the top of the poll.
The Big Ten is loaded with talented quarterbacks this season.
There were six Big Ten men’s basketball games on the docket Tuesday night. No. 13 Michigan State rallied past No. 4 Kansas, 79-73, behind Denzel Valentine’s triple-double (29 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists) in the Champions Classic at the United Center The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games also got underway Tuesday, with Penn State defeating DePaul, No. 11 Villanova handling Nebraska, and No. 3 Maryland dropping Georgetown to give the Big Ten an early 2-1 advantage in the series that continues through Friday night. Catch up on all of the action below: PENN STATE 68, DEPAUL 62: BOX | PBP |
Just two weeks remain in the regular season, and both division titles remain up for grabs. Iowa can clinch the West with a win—or Wisconsin loss. The Michigan State at Ohio State will go a long in shaping the East champ.