The answer? Yes. But for some of the former Big Ten players, it was more about rooting for the Big Ten than Ohio State.
It’s never too early to look toward 2015 schedules, right? The Minneapolis Star Tribune took a gander at Minnesota’s slate for next season. And, let’s just say that it’s mighty tough–maybe one of the most difficult in the nation. It opens at home on a Thursday night vs. a TCU team that crushed Minnesota, 30-7, in 2014 and is projected by some to be the preseason No. 1 club. Wait, it gets tougher: There also is a date at defending national champ Ohio State, which also could be a preseason No. 1. In addition to the tilt with the Horned
Urban Meyer announced that Ed Warinner has been promoted to offensive coordinator and that Tim Beck has joined the staff as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
Bowl season is over, and now it's time to consider the Big Ten's biggest stars from a statement-making 6-5 postseason. See Tom Dienhart's All-Big Ten postseason team inside.
Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky were named to the 25-man midseason Wooden Award list. Trimble and Russell, both freshman stars, are new entrants since the preseason list was announced; Ferrell and Kaminsky are carryovers from the initial list. Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, Maryland’s Dez Wells, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker all fell of the latest list. Not to worry, though, because all players are eligible to be named finalists, which will be announced in March.
Interesting debate in the aftermath of the national title game. Should Ohio State have scored that last touchdown—or should it have taken a knee? The Buckeyes had first-and-goal at the 2-yard line with a minute left and leading 35-20. Instead of taking a knee, Urban Meyer opted to punch in a final TD. “You know, I didn’t even think about taking a knee,” Meyer said. “I can’t tell you the situation. … I’m trying to visualize what happened. But, we play to win, we play to be aggressive in what we do. … I certainly didn’t think about it at
At 3-1, Iowa is tied atop the Big Ten standings, along with four other teams, including preseason favorite and rival Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes are where they are thanks in large part to Jarrod Uthoff. The junior has been on a roll since Big Ten play tipped. He was at his best in Tuesday night’s late win at Minnesota. Not only did Uthoff hit the game-winner in the final seconds, he erupted for a career-high 22 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and added five rebounds, four blocks and a steal. Not a bad day. Watch his game-winning shot above. Also, hat tip
There were three Big Ten men's hoops games on Tuesday. Catch up on all the action here.
Wexner Medical Center, a Columbus-based hospital, handed out "We're #1" blankets to newborn babies. See the photo inside!
Congratulations to @theohiostateuniversity! Our lights are now shining in scarlet and grey to honor their #CFBPlayoff victory over the University of Oregon. A photo posted by Empire State Building (@empirestatebldg) on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:19pm PST Yes, that’s the Empire State Building. And yes, that’s the Empire State Building shining in scarlet and gray. [ MORE: Top 5 Ohio State tweets | Ohio State No. 1 in AP Poll | Brutus to Disney ] The iconic building went with Ohio State colors to honor the Buckeyes’ victory over Oregon in the first championship game of the playoff era Monday