This is one of the most glorious Saturdays of the year. It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies up for grabs—and maybe some division titles and bowl bids.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, features the inaugural Big Ten football championship game. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball rushed for 137 yards and scored four touchdowns as Wisconsin hung on to beat Michigan State, 42-39, in the first Big Ten title tilt. This game will be remembered as one of the most entertaining contests of the 2011 season. After trading points for much of the game, MSU forced what appeared to be a three-and-out with
(AP) Indiana University kicked starting safety Antonio Allen off the football team Wednesday after his arrest on drug-dealing charges. Athletic department officials made the announcement in a one-sentence statement less than 24 hours after Indiana State Police charged the Indianapolis native with five counts of drug dealing. He faces two charges each of dealing methamphetamine and dealing heroin and one count of dealing cocaine. Allen also was charged with possession of heroin over 10 grams, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance. State police arrested the 20-year-old junior after searching Allen’s residence in Bloomington. The dismissal takes effect immediately,
Steph Curry is all the rage. Why not? He is the NBA MVP who just led Golden State to the NBA title. But not long ago, he was bottled up by Purdue and Chris Kramer. Remember? Back in Dec. 2008? *** With Steve Kerr leading Golden State to the NBA title in his first season, Mike Huguenin of NFL.com got to wondering what first-year college coaches will have the most success in 2015. Three Big Ten coaches make the list: Jim Harbaugh, Mike Riley and Paul Chryst. Who do you think will have the most success this season? *** Looks
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. It’s something no new parent wants to hear. Eric Cole and his then-pregnant wife Andrea, both University of Maryland graduates, were at the hospital on Presidents’ Day of 2005 for a routine sonogram to determine the sex of their yet-to-be born child. Doctors told them that they had a son on the way, but added that he was suffering from a relatively
The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.
Bronson Koenig doesn’t need any help grabbing attention on the basketball court. [ MORE: Like this story? View all of our Gone Viral posts ] The Wisconsin point guard’s game is that good. Well, if Koenig carries his latest hairdo into the 2015-16 season, it will bring the likely preseason All-Big Ten honoree even more fanfare. Looks sharp, huh? Koenig is one of the very few American Indians in college basketball, making this hairdo even cooler.
Big Ten West can’t match the star power and proven ability of its East Division counterpart. But there still is plenty of talent—and potential. And it all begins with a monster tackle tandem at Nebraska.
The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for women’s lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team just completed its first season with the conference, winning a share of the Big Ten Championship, the Big Ten Tournament and advancing to the NCAA national semifinals. “We are thrilled to add the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse program as a sport affiliate member and look forward to seven women’s teams competing for the Big Ten Championship beginning in 2017,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. “The
Welcome to the penultimate Saturday of the regular season. And, it’s a Saturday filled with some big games, none bigger than Michigan State's visit to Ohio State.