Several former Iowa players, including BTN analyst Chuck Long, went to Twitter to celebrate Saturday's 40-20 win vs. Purdue and the team's berth in the Big Ten title game Dec. 5 in Indianapolis. Check out some of the tweets inside.
Braxton Miller is as decorated as any Big Ten football player in recent history. [ MORE: Week 12 scoreboard | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to win | Watch Jim Harbaugh argue PI call | Watch Braxton Miller take field on Senior day ] The Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver is a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year who rewrote the program’s proud record books, before teammate J.T. Barrett erased several of his single-season records last season. On Saturday afternoon, Miller and the rest of the Ohio State seniors were honored before the
Football fans didn’t need Saturday’s sideline outburst to learn that Jim Harbaugh is a fiery coach. [ MORE: Week 12 scoreboard | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to win | Watch Jim Harbaugh argue PI call | Watch Braxton Miller take field on Senior day ] The former Michigan quarterback did not like a pass interference call in the third quarter on star Jabrill Peppers, so he ripped off his jacket and let the officials hear his displeasure. Harbaugh, in his first season back in Ann Arbor, continues to live up to his
We love football in weather. You love football in weather. Cold temperatures and snow have hit parts of the Big Ten landscape for Week 12 action, the penultimate week of the season. Snow pounded Iowa City, Iowa, on Friday night, to the tune of nine inches. As a result, Kinnick Stadium was blanketed in snow, meaning plenty of work for the groundscrew before No. 5 Iowa hosted Purdue on Saturday. Watch the Iowa football team’s timelapse of the snow removal at Kinnick Stadium in the video above or the tweet below. *** Watch our Week 12 YouTube playlist:
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. Brad Burns is a fierce competitor. Growing up, he gravitated toward sports that had lots of physical contact and intensity. “In high school, I was a football and ice hockey player,” he said. “I liked the idea of the physical exercise, the competition, being able to be across from somebody and hitting. To me it was always a release … just being
The Big Ten took center stage in the college basketball world on Friday night. There were a total of eight games featuring Big Ten men’s basketball teams, highlighted by No. 3 Maryland’s 65-58 win over Rider. The conference went 4-4 overall on Friday as Michigan State cruised by Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 92-46, Minnesota topped Missouri State, 74-69, and Northwestern got the best of Columbia, 83-80. On the losing end, Wisconsin fell to Georgetown, 71-61, Penn State lost to Duquesne, 78-52, and Michigan fell short to Xavier, 86-70. Here is a look at the top highlights from Friday’s action. Maryland’s Diamond Stone
BCS. College Football Playoff. Whatever it is, fans are going to find flaws in the system. [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda ] This is the second year of the College Football Playoff era, and with weekly rankings behind released every Tuesday night, arguments heat up on a daily basis. Is a four-team playoff the right move? What would
Michigan State and Ohio State will meet in Columbus in a Top 10 matchup on Saturday. [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda | Highlights on YouTube] Both schools are rivals of Michigan, but they will be putting their rivalry on hold come this weekend. The Spartans and Buckeyes will be wearing “#ChadTough” decals on their helmets Saturday, in support of
Week 12 of the Big Ten football season is less than 24 hours away, ladies and gentlemen! [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda | Highlights on YouTube] We have seen so many outstanding games thus far, and even more amazing individual performances. In last week’s edition of Big Ten Player Rankings, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart had Ezekiel Elliott as
Most experts agree that an unbeaten Big Ten champion will seize a spot in the four-team college football playoff, but what about a one-loss Michigan State squad? Speaking of Michigan, keep an eye on its rush defense. And Indiana is fighting for its bowl life. Read these takes and more leading into a very intriguing Big Ten Week 12 in football.