Every week during the 2015 football season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and a Big Ten beat writer made their Big Ten game predictions.
Frank Kaminsky is the best player of the highly successful Bo Ryan era. [ MORE: Get our favorite Twitter reaction to Bo Ryan retiring ] The consensus 2014-15 national player of the year candidate led Wisconsin to back-to-back Final Four appearances, including a trip to last season’s national final vs. Duke. It wasn’t always easy for Kaminsky in Madison, though, and that goes for on the court and with his head coach. Kaminsky’s Wisconsin career was typical of a Ryan big. He saw little court time in his first two seasons, all while drawing plenty of criticism, before developing into
The Associated Press released its 2015 All-Big Ten Football Team on Tuesday. There was a total of 50 spots on the team, not including individual award winners, and Ohio State led the way with 10 honorees. Here’s the full school-by-school breakdown: 10 – Ohio State 7 – Michigan State 5 – Iowa 4 – Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin 3 – Maryland 1 – Illinois View the full team below: FIRST TEAM Offense QB Connor Cook, Michigan State, 6-4, 220, Sr. RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State, 6-0, 225, Jr. RB Jordan Howard, Indiana, 6-1, 230, Jr. T Jack
This Sunday, Rutgers takes on Monmouth (N.J.) at 1 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Yes, THAT Monmouth, the one with the high-energy collection of bench players who have become the buzz of college basketball this season. Known on Twitter as @MonmouthBench, the Monmouth Hawks reserve players are anything but reserved. Find out why in this post.
Bo Ryan can coach basketball as well as anyone in the profession. [ MORE: Twitter reaction to Bo Ryan’s retirement | Relive reaction to retirement ] As many around the game know, the recently retired Wisconsin coach has a personality to match his coaching prowess. Whether it be on the sideline, in the huddle, in a postgame interview or in a postgame press conference, Ryan is comfortable in his own skin. Win or lose, Ryan always was entertaining, and that goes for in-game and postgame. See a half-dozen of my favorite recent Ryan moments in this post.
Seven Big Ten titles. Fourteen NCAA tournaments. Two Finals Fours. One national final. Three-hundred-and-sixty-four wins, the most in Wisconsin history. It was an incredible run for Bo Ryan as Wisconsin men's basketball coach.
This is a battle of two schools known more for their illustrious basketball programs. But the football fortunes of each are on the rise. And they get to show their wares on the grand New York City stage in iconic Yankee Stadium. [ MORE: 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] IU is making its first bowl trip since 2007 and just its second since 1993. Duke has become a postseason staple under David
No one saw this coming, a 12-1 record that included a perfect regular season, a West Division crown and a Rose Bowl berth. But those are the accomplishments for Iowa a year after the natives grumbled loudly after an unsatisfying 7-6 season. [ MORE: 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Had the game passed by Kirk Ferentz? Laughable. He showed he still has the magic touch in his 17th season strolling the sidelines
Shocking news across hit the wire last night with Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan announcing his retirement. Talk about big shoes to fill. You wonder if the Badgers can continue their run of excellence that has seen top-four finishes in the Big Ten each season under Ryan since he arrived in 2001-02, as well as Final Four runs the last two years. Gonna be difficult to follow that act. *** Whoa, daddy: ESPN launched its often confusing BPI (Basketball Power Index, for the uninitiated). And guess who is No. 1? Purdue. Yes, Purdue. The Boilermakers are the top team in the nation
After flirting with retirement in the offseason, Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan made it official tonight: He’s retiring with long-time assistant Greg Gard taking over as interim head coach. [ MORE: Top Twitter reactions to Bo Ryan’s retirement announcement ] “After months of conversation with Barry Alvarez and his administrative staff, as well as my wife, Kelly, I have decided that now is the right time to step down from the head coaching position here at Wisconsin,” Ryan said in a statement. “This was a decision months in the making. I brought this up to Barry back in April. He advised me