By many measuring sticks, Rutgers’ Big Ten debut was a success in 2014. Credit coach Kyle Flood. [ MORE: Miss Rutgers’ spring game? Watch the replay on BTN2Go ] The fourth-year boss of the Scarlet Knights guided the program to an 8-5 overall record and a 3-5 Big Ten mark that saw Rutgers beat Washington State, Navy, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina, among others, en route to taking RU to a bowl for the third season in a row. The 44-year-old Flood has a 23-16 mark as the coach of the Scarlet Knights as he looks to push the program
Now that we know who will be back for the 2015-16 season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina combined to release a super-early power rankings.
BTN’s Mike Wolf and Courtney Connor preview the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament in this week’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Report. Maryland won the regular season Big Ten title and top overall seed, while Penn State will be the No. 2 seed. Both teams earned a first-round bye and open the tourney Friday. The four other teams will begin tourney play on Thursday, with No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 3 Northwestern (3 p.m. ET) and No. 5 Rutgers vs. No. 4 Ohio State (5:25 p.m. ET). Find links to watch Thursday’s quarterfinals on BTN Plus, our subscription platform, and Friday’s semifinals
No Big Ten school has produced defensive backs like Ohio State over the past 10 years. Since the 2005 draft, the Buckeyes have had 12 defensive backs taken with a league-high three of those coming in the first round–Donte Whitner in 2006; Malcolm Jenkins in 2009; Bradley Roby in 2014. Nebraska is right behind Ohio State with 11 picks, including two first-rounders: Prince Amukamara in 2011 and Fabian Washington in 2005. [MORE: Read all of our Big Ten NFL Draft coverage. ] The Big Ten has had 70 defensive backs picked, with 10 first-round selections, over the last 10 years. Michigan
With the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft set to kick off tonight, several Big Ten players are expected to hear their names called in the opening round, including the likes of Brandon Scherff, Trae Waynes and Randy Gregory. This year’s Big Ten draft class is loaded with talent, but how does it stack up to recent Big Ten classes? Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the top Big Ten prospects in this year’s NFL Draft and a look at how they compare to the past four Big Ten NFL draft classes. Top-ranked Big Ten prospects in this year’s draft
The Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament starts tonight after Johns Hopkins earned the No. 1 seed last weekend. The inaugural tournament will be hosted by Maryland, the tourney’s No. 2 seed. The four-team field is round out by No. 3 seed Ohio State and No. 4 seed Penn State. Let’s have a look at each program headed into the tourney, and we’ll check in on Penn State and Rutgers, too. No. 16 Johns Hopkins (7-6, 4-1 Big Ten) The Blue Jays have now won three in a row, with none bigger than the victory over arch-rival Maryland. Down 10-9 entering the fourth
In Thursday's Big Ten links, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany talked to reporters at the College Football Playoff spring meetings about the satellite camps this week. "I view it as permissible practice," Delany said. Also, get some last minute Big Ten updates before tonight's NFL Draft
For a child with cancer, it’s a dream come true: stepping out on to a gridiron, catching a pass on a slant route and running it into the end zone for six. That’s the kind of thing participants experience at the University of Minnesota football team’s annual Youth Camp. Hosted in partnership with nonprofit organization HopeKids, more than 100 children who have cancer and other serious illnesses participate in a light football practice and interact with Golden Gopher players. “The players pass to the kids, and they dive and jump on a cushion like they’re making a winning touchdown —
It's NFL Draft Eve. The three-day fun-filled event is set to kick off Thursday night at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Spring football 2015 is in the books. It's never smart to put too much emphasis on what we see in the spring, but that doesn't mean we should highlight the best of the best performances.