Ohio State is building momentum. Michigan's Jake Rudock is in a groove. Do not sleep on Penn State. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart watched all of Saturday's games and touches on these points and much more in his insightful weekly "What I Learned" recap.
The upsets we saw in the first day of the college basketball season rivals that of the last two NCAA tournaments combined. Many coaches and players are already getting back to work in hopes of fixing correctable errors and restoring confidence as the college basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint. On Friday night, I got to call the Wisconsin-Western Illinois game and walked away with a few thoughts for the Badgers and a little perspective for The Grateful Red. In the broadcast, we talked a bit about the youth and what was lost to the NBA from last
For Tony Menyhart, coming up with a no-frills bread recipe wasn’t challenging, but finding the resources to take his product to supermarkets around the country wasn’t exactly a cakewalk. In order to get the guidance and infrastructure he needed to bring his company, Easy Artisan Bread, to a store near you, he turned to Michigan State’s Product Center, an organization committed to helping agricultural ideas and the entrepreneurs behind them reach market and succeed. “Our mission is to serve the food, agriculture and natural-resources sectors,” explained Brenda Reau, the Product Center’s senior associate director. “… What we are is really
No big shocks this Saturday in the Big Ten, as Ohio State and Iowa remained unbeaten. Nebraska won two games in a row for the first time, while Michigan State got back on track, Michigan won the wildest Big Ten game of 2015 and Northwestern pushed its winning streak to three.
There are good days. There are great days. And then there is the type of day Iowa running back LeShun Daniels had against Minnesota on Saturday. [ MORE: Week 11 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] The Hawkeyes’ junior running back rushed for a career-high 195 yards and three touchdowns against the Gophers, but it was one special run that put the cherry on top. With Iowa leading 33-28 late in the game, Daniels took a handoff and broke off a huge 51-yard run to put the game away. Minnesota would go on to score late,
What a day of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Week 11 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Fans were treated to some outstanding plays, incredible finishes, and of course, plenty of great individual standouts. Who tops this week’s list of top performers? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you! Here are my top 10 individual performers from Week 11 of the Big Ten football season. 1. Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan. This guy was simply amazing in Michigan’s 48-41 win over Indiana. The Wolverines’ senior quarterback completed 33-of-46 passes for a career-high 440 yards and six
Another week, another win for Ohio State. That’s 23 in row for the Buckeyes and 30 in succession vs. Big Ten teams in regular-season games. This time, Illinois was the object in between Ohio State and its lofty goals, falling 28-3 to a Buckeyes squad that was just too good and too talented. Sorry, Illini. [ MORE: Week 11 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Now, the real fun begins for Ohio State in its quest to stay unbeaten, win the Big Ten East, take the conference and defend its national championship. It
The No. 5-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes are breaking out some alternate uniforms for their primetime matchup against Minnesota tonight, and they are sharp! [ Watch Iowa vs. Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go ] The tops are black with “Iowa” printed in gold, along with the numbers and the Nike swoosh. The Hawkeyes’ pants are also all black with the yellow Nike swoosh on the upper left side and the yellow Hawkeye logo on the right. The normal black Hawkeye helmet will be used with “ANF” printed inside an outline of state of Iowa. Check out the uniforms at the
The NCAA announced its qualifiers for the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday, Nov 21, with four women’s programs and three men’s squads representing the Big Ten Conference in a race for national titles. Five individual participants from conference schools will also take to the Tom Sawyer State Park course in Louisville, Ky. The women’s squad at Michigan captured its 10th regional crown with six Wolverines garnering All-Region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Junior Erin Finn paced Michigan, finishing in fifth place with a 6K time of 20:44.3. Michigan will race at its 14th
Whether you root for Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, or another Big Ten school, the hashtag #ChadTough carries a meaningful message. The hashtag is in honor of Chad Carr, the five-year-old grandson of former Michigan coach Llyod Carr. Chad was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) brain cancer last September. It was announced on Wednesday that Chad had entered hospice care. Michigan’s football players are paying tribute to Chad this afternoon against Indiana by writing the hashtag #ChadTough on their helmets. Check out the photo at the top of this post. This is a beautiful move by the Michigan