It’s that time of the week when I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag and answer your pressing questions. Injuries seem to be a theme, and one fan is worried about Nebraska’s postseason fate.
Pretty much any Big Ten college town would be a great place to call home. But, which ones are the best of the best when it comes to the entire nation? SmartAsset.com recently ranked its best college towns to live in, and the Big Ten took three of the 25 spots. Ann Arbor, Michigan, paced the Big Ten, at No. 7, while Madison, Wisconsin, rounded out the top 10. Iowa City, Iowa, came in at No. 13. For what it’s worth, Princeton, New Jersey, took the No. 1 spot on the ranking. The site considered more than 100 cities and
From a Big Ten vantage point, not much changed in Jerry Palm's latest bowl projections. Palm still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoff, taking on No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
So far this season, a number of fans have sent us some creative videos of them making their Big Ten football confidence picks just like BTN football analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch all of the weekly submissions that made it to TV in this post, then find out how to submit your video to us each remaining week of the season. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 5 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident). Include
The college basketball season is here. Exhibition games start up this week, starting Thursday night, and we'll air 15 of them on BTN Plus, our subscription platform, through Monday, Nov. 9.
The Big Ten office released its Week 8 Big Ten award winners on Monday morning. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
Is it too early to call Stefon Diggs the steal of the 2015 NFL Draft? [ MORE: Watch Kirk Cousins yell “Do you like that?!” after historic comeback win ] Short answer: Yes. Long answer: No, not if the former Maryland wide receiver and fifth-rounder continues to play like he has the last two weeks. One week after breaking out for 129 yards receiving, Diggs hauled in six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota’s 28-19 win at Detroit on Sunday. Those are great numbers, but it was his first career touchdown grab, a beautiful 36-yarder, that has
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the pink ribbons (and shirts, and stickers) are out in force. And the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) is commemorating the month by highlighting innovative and important work the universities of the conference are doing year-round to fight this terrible disease. Read about some of that work below: University of Illinois Until now, the study of cancerous tumor cells is hindered by an important factor: environment. The most common tool for studying the growth and spread of a tumor has been a plastic plate that doesn’t mimic the human body. But recently, the
We don’t want to overuse the phrase “can’t-miss play,” but there was another can’t-miss play on the Big Ten volleyball court Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch all of our favorite #BTNStandout plays ] One week after Nebraska and Illinois combined on a memorable 72-second rally, Nebraska showed its flair for the dramatic again, this time vs. Wisconsin. Early in the first set, with Nebraska leading 5-4, the teams traded incredible defensive plays on a memorable rally. First, it was Wisconsin libero Taylor Morey, who, on an all-out dive, used her left fist to keep the ball alive. Impressive, but then
The great Mike Griffith thinks Michigan State’s win vs. Indiana sent a statement about the Spartans’ title hopes. “We’re 8-0,” coach Mark Dantonio said. “We’ve got an opportunity to be off and not practice for a week, regain ourselves in terms of our health, and move forward.” It hasn’t always been pretty. How ugly has it been? Four of the Spartans’ victories this season come down to the final possession. “The bottom line is we know how to win, (and) we’ve learned how to win close games,” said Dantonio, whose program has won seven straight times in games decided by