Indiana is still searching for its first bowl since 2007–and just its second since 1993–but Kevin Wilson continues to make progress as he embarks on his fifth season in Bloomington. The Hoosiers will welcome back some key cogs in 2015, including QB Nate Sudfeld, safety Antonio Allen, guard Dan Feeney and tackle Jason Spriggs. But Indiana will have some holes to fill. Here are the Top Five Indiana players who have departed. RB Tevin Coleman. He left campus a year early as an all-time great. Coleman rushed for a school single-season record 2,036 yards with 15 TDs, averaging 7.5 yards
In today's Big Ten links we look at the stories on the resilience of the Badgers and Wolverines' hoops teams as well as a testy exchange over two incidents at Iowa last night. Also, is over-use leading to more basketball injuries? Tom Izzo thinks it's worth considering.
College basketball fans were treated to an exciting night of Big Ten hoops on Tuesday. Catch up on all the action inside this post!
Earvin "Magic" Johnson appears on NCAA.com's list of the top 5 statues in college basketball. See where the former Michigan State star lands in this post.
Maryland's Melo Trimble and Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell sit atop our analyst's top 5 freshmen list. See his full list inside.
BTN will have exclusive, live coverage of the celebration of Ohio State’s National Championship on Saturday. The network’s coverage will run from 10:30 a.m.-noon ET,
Illinois enjoyed a breakthrough in 2014 under Tim Beckman, getting to a bowl for the first time since 2011. Beckman hopes to build on that in Year Four in Champaign. [ MORE: Illinois team homepage | 2014 Illinois stats | 2014 Illinois schedule ] All of the players who earned postseason honors from the Big Ten return: S Taylor Barton; LB Mason Monheim; OL Ted Karras; CB V’Angelo Bentley; DE Jihad Ward; WR Mikey Dudek. And RB Josh Ferguson also is back, in addition to QB Wes Lunt. So, many good building blocks will be back in 2015. But the
SBNation.com’s Bill Connelly recently ranked the top 100 college football games of 2014, and 18 contests featuring the Big Ten made the list. [ MORE: View our 2014-15 bowl schedule | Relive our Ohio State coverage ] Michigan State’s memorable 42-41 comeback vs. Baylor in the Cotton Bowl comes in at No. 2 to pace the Big Ten. The only game ahead of the Cotton Bowl is another Baylor shootout, this time its 61-58 comeback win vs. TCU. Ohio State’s 42-35 win over then-No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl takes the No. 4 spot to give the Big Ten
Time for me to reach into my mailbag. Yes, the football season is over. But many of you still have the gridiron on the mind. That's OK. I do, too. Let’s dig in to your queries.
I think we all can agree to an extent with Rick Brown of HawkCentral.com that the Big Ten race is missing some buzz. There just are few elite teams. Maryland and Wisconsin are the closest thing to that. But after that, there is a drop to the likes of Iowa, Indiana, Ohio State and Michigan State. *** Which brings me to this gem of a quote from Tom Izzo, who thinks the Big Ten is “almost too good” this season with increased depth. What? Am I missing something? Izzo went on to say: “The league is not as good at