I thought Michigan State would jump from No. 5 to No. 3 after it toppled unbeaten Iowa in the Big Ten title game on Saturday night in Indianapolis. And, the College Football Playoff committee did just that, setting up a meeting with No. 2 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl in a national semifinal game. [ MORE: View the full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Final CFP rankings ] No. 1 Clemson plays No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl in the other national semifinal game. This will be the Spartans’ first trip to the playoffs, which are in just their second
The New Year’s Day Six Bowls have been set. And the Big Ten landed two teams in what shapes up as two of the better matchups of the 2015-16 postseason. [ MORE: View our complete 2015-16 bowl schedule ] The two games are No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 6 Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game, and No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Notre Dame. Get my quick preview to both games below: Iowa. It was great to see the College Football Playoff committee didn’t bury 12-1 Iowa for losing a close Big Ten title game to Michigan State. Now,
The Fiesta Bowl has a strong history of producing marquee matchups, highlighted by the double-overtime thriller between Boise State and Oklahoma in 2007. This year's game has a chance to be the best of the bunch.
Iowa and Stanford barely missed out on the College Football Playoff. The Rose Bowl is a pretty great consolation prize.
No. 1 seed Penn State claimed the 2015 NCAA women’s soccer championship in a 1-0 victory over No. 3 seed Duke on Sunday afternoon at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Senior Raquel Rodriguez registered her ninth career game-winning goal, this one in the 72nd minute, to lift the Nittany Lions their first College Cup. Penn State, which put five shots on goal vs. the Blue Devils, outscored its NCAA opponents 20-0 en route to claiming the crown. Here are the game-by-game scores: Round 1: Penn State 5, Albany
The final regular season AP and Coaches Polls were released Sunday, and six Big Ten teams are ranked in both polls. [ MORE: Michigan State earns No. 3 seed in College Football Playoff | Tom Dienhart’s early Cotton Cotton Bowl primer ] Big Ten champion Michigan State, fresh off its comeback victory over previously undefeated Iowa in the Big Ten title game, paces the Big Ten at No. 4 (Coaches) and No. 3 (AP). Several Big Ten rivals are too far behind the Spartans, with Ohio State (No. 5/No. 7), Iowa (No. 7/No. 6) and Northwestern (No. 12/No. 12) all
It's official: The Big Ten will get a chance to defend its inaugural College Football Playoff championship. Big Ten champion Michigan State earned the No. 3 seed and will face No. 2 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Eve, it was announced early Sunday afternoon.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Scoring that decisive goal, assisting in a play-making volley, or driving the ball down the court can teach valuable life lessons in leadership, teamwork and perseverance. But what if the universal language of sports can be tapped to teach other valuable lessons, ones that might not usually be found on the field of play? Researchers at Indiana University’s School of Public Health
INDIANAPOLIS — LJ Scott kept his legs driving. One defender tried to drag him down by his pads, another jumped on his back, and third went for the legs. It didn’t matter. The Spartans’ running back wasn’t going to be denied. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] On his 14th carry of a 22-play drive that will go down as one of the greatest in Michigan State history,
INDIANAPOLIS — The fifth annual Big Ten Football Championship is in the books, and what a day it was. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] I was down in Indianapolis and made it a point to try and catch some of the top moments leading up to the game, as well as after it. Here is a look at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game experience in