It's Sunday, and that means it's time Gerry DiNardo's Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.
It came a week later than expected, but Nebraska carded its first win of the Mike Riley era Saturday night. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Dienhart: Is OSU using QBs correctly? | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] There was little drama about the outcome, too, a nice change from Week 1, when BYU stunned the Huskers with a last-second Hail Mary to snap their nation’s best 29-game winning streak in season
With apologies to Dr. Frankenstein, it seems there’s someone at The Ohio State University who might deserve the title “Modern Prometheus.” Biological chemistry and pharmacology professor Rene Anand claims to have grown the most complete human brain in the world to date, one that is roughly as mature as that of a five-week-old fetus. The lab-grown organ is the size of a pencil eraser and contains 99 percent of the genes found in a standard human brain, Anand said. It contains a spinal cord, all major regions of the brain and even a retina. The main thing that’s still missing
Week 2 featured some exciting games, highlighted by Minnesota's 23-20 overtime win at Colorado State and Michigan State's 31-28 payback victory vs. Oregon. Oh, and Ohio State won again.
Another Saturday, another win for Ohio State. That’s 15 in a row, if you are counting. Ho-hum, right? Maybe not. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Get Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] The No. 1-ranked Buckeyes moved to 2-0 by dispatching Hawaii, 38-0. But that wasn’t the real story from Columbus. Nope. The Buckeye quarterbacks were all anyone wanted to talk about—again. It has been that way for months. And, it’s not going away until some clarity is brought to the oh-so-important position. Think of it as the nit that will be picked at—over and over and
It would be an understatement to say it was an emotional week at the University of Iowa. First, the football program lost two-time All-Big Ten safety Tyler Sash, 27, who was found dead Tuesday in his home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Then, on Friday, the school lost Roy Marble, 48, the men’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, following a year-long battle with cancer. Iowa State held a moment of silence for both late Hawkeyes prior to Saturday’s annual meeting. The Hawkeyes, honoring Sash by wearing a No. 9 decal on the left side of their helmets, started slow before rallying for
Nebraska honored its 1965 football team during its game vs. South Alabama on Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch South Alabama at Nebraska on BTN2Go ] Among those in attendance at Memorial Stadium were college football legends Barry Alvarez and Tom Osborne. Alvarez had himself a busy day, starting it all of in Madison, where the Wisconsin athletic director’s football team shut out Miami (OH), 58-0, before making his way to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the festivities to celebrate the team that went 10-1, including 7-0 in the Big 8, en route to finishing No. 3 in the Coaches Poll. The former
No. 6 Michigan State got revenge on No. 5 Oregon in a 31-28 victory Saturday night to highlight the Big Ten’s three prime-time matchups. The Ducks took down the Spartans last season in Eugene, Oregon, en route to advancing to the inaugural College Football Playoff. In other action under the lights, Indiana held off Florida International, 36-22, and Nebraska blew away South Alabama, 48-9. Get all of today’s Week 2 scores, stats and recaps. Looking for available live in-game highlights? Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois
So, it turns out, it was Ezekiel Elliott, not Urban Meyer, doing the photobombing Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. [ MORE: Watch OSU usher recreate Miller spin move | Is OSU using QBs correctly? ] At first glance, it looks like Meyer, after completing his BTN postgame interview, photobombs his daughter Nicki’s on-field selfie with the star Ohio State running back. That’s how we originally reported it in this post and on social media. Not the case. Nicki tweeted Saturday night that the photobomber was, in fact, Elliott, despite the running back posing for the picture before the head coach
If Big Ten fans didn’t know Janarion Grant’s name entering the season, they do now. [ MORE: Get Week 2 Big Ten scores, stats and recaps ] One week after returning a kick for a touchdown in the season opener, the Rutgers star returned a kick 100 yards for a score and added a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown, becoming the first Big Ten player to do since Iowa’s Kahlil Hill in 1998. The punt return TD looked like it might prove to be the decisive score in a crazy back-and-forth affair. It wasn’t however, as Washington State responded