In October and early November, you’ll see a lot of preseason reports. Now is the time that we college basketball analysts get our first real look at some of the teams we’ll be covering this season. Tuesday, I was given the chance to take the train north to Evanston to check in on Chris Collins and the Northwestern Wildcats.
Perhaps you've heard that today is Back to the Future Day. Yep, it's 10-21-2015. Several Big Ten teams have gone to social media to celebrate the day, and you can see the tributes inside.
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 10:30 p.m. ET, we visit Ann Arbor to experience the buzz before the Wolverines’ big in-state rivalry showdown with Michigan State and then all that happened after it. In profiling Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun, we learn about his New Jersey roots and why he chose to return to school for his senior year. Also Wednesday, meet Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard and find out how he grew up around the music industry. We’ll also have our usual cinematic highlights from Michigan-Michigan State. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey” on Twitter
Mark Dantonio has a name for that crazy game-ending play that propelled Michigan State to a wild last-play victory at Michigan that still has me sitting on the ceiling: “Rangers: Mission 4:10.” This also interesting: Dantonio said the MSU staff turned the situation around, and like many other staffs across the country, reviewed what they would have done in Jim Harbaugh’s shoes. “You have to recognize the situation, (and) recognize if there’s a guy back (to receive the punt) in that situation or not, (and) if they don’t have a guy back, you bring you gunners in possibly,” Dantonio said.
Blake O'Neill is shrugging off the fact that perhaps millions of people probably didn't know who he was last week.
A truncated week of action with just five games, as Iowa, Michigan, Purdue and Minnesota are off. The big news: Ohio State has a new starting quarterback in J.T. Barrett.
Week 7 of the Big Ten football season was filled with plenty of outstanding individual performances. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had another great week, but was it enough to keep him in the top spot of our player rankings? [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Let’s find out! It’s time
Maryland was picked as the Big Ten preseason favorite at last week's media day and it is the highest ranked Big Ten team (No. 3) in the recently released preseason Coaches Poll.
Would it be a shock to see Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State all finish 7-1 and tied atop the Big Ten East? Not really. Should it happen, it could mean we won't know the Big Ten title game participants until four days before the game. See why inside.
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is one of the most popular players in college football. [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Tim Tebow was the most popular player in college football when he played for the Florida Gators. So, what happens when you combine the two? Well, Barrett threw a “Tim Tebow”