There was a time when Nebraska and the Orange Bowl were synonymous. [ MORE: Big Ten teams debuted several new uniform designs in Week 2 ] The Huskers went to 17 Orange Bowls, the first in 1955 and the last in 1998, and won four of their national championships in Miami (1970, 1971, 1994 & 1997). With Nebraska headed back to Miami to face the Hurricanes at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, adidas, which outfits both programs, is rolling out special cleats to mark the occasion. Miami will sport individualized cleats for every player, while Nebraska players will be wearing the
The first leaf hasn’t fallen off a tree yet, but it’s never too early for some playoff speculation. More specifically: Can the Big Ten get two teams—Ohio State and Michigan State--into the four-team playoff? Sure. It could happen. Myriad possibilities still loom for a lot of schools and leagues.
Rutgers star receiver Leonte Carooohas been charged with assault in yet another arrest and suspension of a football player at the school.
Maryland appears destined for a quarterback change after losing to Bowling Green. The Terrapins' depth chart released Monday has junior Caleb Rowe as the starter and Daxx Garman as his backup.
In the new college football playoff era, conference perception is more important than ever before. As everyone knows, there's just four spots in a sport that fields five power conferences, not including independent Notre Dame or an undefeated non-BCS team.
Kinnick Stadium and Beaver Stadium will be looking even sharper than usual under the lights Saturday night on BTN/BTN2Go. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Check out these Nebraska cleats | Leonte Carroo arrested | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes ] That’s because both Iowa and Penn State announced Monday that it will stripe the stadium for their prime-time tilts vs. Pittsburgh and Rutgers, respectively. Michigan State did this last week vs. Oregon at Spartan Stadium. The Iowa-Pittsburgh game (watch it on BTN2Go!) features two 2-0
Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy released his preseason All America Team on Monday, and three Big Ten standouts received recognition. Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes earned top billing, making DeCourcy’s first team, along with North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Iowa State’s Georges Niang, Virginia’s Brodgon and Wichita State’s Ron Baker. The Big Ten’s other representatives were star point guards, with Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Maryland’s Melo Trimble named to the second and third teams, respectively. All three of these players are worthy of inclusion, of course, however it seems Trimble is a little undervalued. We’re talking about the point
The Big Ten office handed out Week 2 superlative winners Monday morning. See all six honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. Not too much changed from last week (see that list), as nine Big Ten teams are penciled into the postseason.
That win over Oregon by Michigan State? It put the Spartans on a higher national stage. Really, the only thing left for MSU to do under Mark Dantonio is make the playoffs—and win a national title. And this victory vs. the Ducks will look good on MSU’s resume come early December. And as Mike Griffith of Mlive.com points out, the triumph over the No. 7-ranked Ducks — who entered a game as underdogs for the first time since 2011 — made a much-needed statement for the Spartans (2-0) as well as the Big Ten. Prior to MSU’s victory, the last