Even though it’s bowl eligible with six wins, could Penn State—or any other 6-6 and 7-5 Big Ten team–be left out of the postseason? Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says the outcome of Saturday’s Big Ten championship game between Wisconsin and Ohio State will be a major factor in determining whether a team stays home or not. If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, it’s a near certainty that everyone is going bowling because the Big Ten would likely have three programs — Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin — in a New Year’s bowl. If the Buckeyes win, however, the league could
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Hunger is a problem all over the world, but it’s not always due to a lack of water or arable land. In many areas, such remote parts of Africa, if seeds aren’t preserved for the next growing season, it can mean thousands of people will starve later on, even after a successful harvest. Over the last few years, researchers at Purdue University
Turn to BTN on your TV or BTN2Go online or your mobile device to watch Friday’s 10 a.m. ET press conference introducing Mike Riley as Nebraska’s new football coach. BTN’s TV coverage will go live at 9:50 a.m. ET and cover all of the remarks from the event in Lincoln. Click on this link at 9:50 a.m. ET to watch via BTN2Go. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State where he led the Beavers 93 wins and a 6-2 record in postseason bowl games. BTN2Go is a digital extension of BTN that delivers
Give Nebraska credit for one thing: It acted quickly in hiring a coach by tabbing Oregon State’s Mike Riley. But did the Huskers get the right guy? With Bo Pelini's dismissal still fresh in their minds, Huskers fans started a raging debate immediately, and that debate with stay hot right up until Nebraska’s season opener against BYU next Sept. 5.
Nebraska announced today that the school has hired Mike Riley as its new football coach, and that Riley will be formally introduced at a news conference on Friday. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, spanning two different tenures in Corvallis.
The experts have spoken. And the 70 experts I contacted like Wisconsin to beat Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, although the split may be closer than you think. I asked 69 writers and broadcasters who cover the Big Ten and college football in general–and one famous “faux” Twitter account–to give me a predicted score for this weekend’s Big Ten championship tilt in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game airs at 8:17 p.m. ET on Fox (scoreboard here). Of those contacted, 39 picked the Badgers while 31 took the Buckeyes, even though Ohio State will be without
Did Jerry Kill deserve to be Big Ten Coach of the Year? You won’t get an argument from me. But a case certainly could have been made for Ohio State’s Urban Meyer. Incredibly, a Buckeye coach hasn’t won this honor since Earle Bruce in 1979. Of course, Ohio State faces Wisconsin on Saturday. One of the best stories of 2014 has been how Badgers QB Joel Stave has resurrected his season which began with a mental funk that saw him unable to complete the simplest of passes to finishing the season on a roll. Check out this video feature. He’ll
This weekend presents a Big Ten frenzy, as all six teams go head to head in conference play. Before we look ahead to the weekend, let’s talk about how the Big Ten fared last weekend in non-conference action. The Big Ten went 7-3 overall against non-conference opponents, which means this weekend’s Big Ten play could have some interesting results. Here are last weekend’s compiled results. FRIDAY Western Michigan def. Ohio State, 6-2 No. 3 Minnesota def. No. 12 Boston College, 6-2 Princeton def. Michigan State, 3-1 Michigan def. Renseelaer, 3-2 Wisconsin ties Ferris State, 1-1 SATURDAY Ohio State def. Notre
Big Ten universities have a reputation for innovation. The conference’s status as a leader in this area was recently affirmed by Aviation Week magazine, a provider of global news and information for the aerospace and defense industries, which selected six students from five Big Ten schools for its “Twenty20s” awards. The winners from the Big Ten were: Ronak Dave, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University Nathan Kidder, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University Christopher Reynolds, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan Akash Shah, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Elena Shrestha, Department of
Who were the top individual performers in this year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge? Find out inside!