We're a couple weeks into the college basketball season, and there’s no doubt the youngsters are going to alter the landscape of this year’s Big Ten race.
As we approach the final Saturday of the regular season, it continues to become clearer that Melvin Gordon is on a level of his own. Fresh off a trio of 200-yard games, including the 408-yard effort vs. Nebraska, the Wisconsin running back is one yard away from breaking the Big Ten’s single-season rushing record. One thing’s for sure: Gordon will break Ron Dayne’s record very early in Saturday’s de facto Big Ten West title game vs. Minnesota, which airs at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that Gordon tops Tom
Rivalry week is here, with several juicy clashes. All eyes will be on Madison, though, where Minnesota and Wisconsin will meet in a de facto Big Ten West title game.
Thanksgiving is here, so the “BTN Football & Beyond” team had some fun at the end of Wednesday’s show. The topic: “What We’re Thankful For?” Pat Forde was first up, and he went with the new four-team playoff, which he thinks is an improvement over the BCS system that had two teams battle for the national title. Dave Wannstedt picked the NCAA restoring Penn State’s bowl eligibility, starting this season. The Nittany Lions are 6-5 entering their season finale vs. Michigan State. Finally, Stanley Jackson, the former Ohio State quarterback, selected record-breaking running backs in a day and age of
Ready for Rivalry Week? Saturday is going to be special, with enticing matchups all across the Big Ten. The headliner, per usual, is The Game.
We all know sports are big business … which brings us to this: Why isn’t there a title sponsor for the Ohio State-Michigan game? Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com notes the Buckeyes and Wolverines could sell a title sponsorship. But this is basically what life as a college athletic director entails at the moment – the constant balance between business and passion, between commerce and tradition, what Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith called “a very fine line.” Bottom line: Just because you can make a buck off of something doesn’t mean you should do it. *** Michigan almost pulled off
Who wins Week 14 Big Ten games? See our team's picks, including Wisconsin writer Evan Flood, and select your winners inside.
Ohio State junior Noah Spence has been declared permanently ineligible from all intercollegiate athletics competition by the Big Ten Conference. Get more details inside.
The fifth College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night. Ohio State remains No. 6 to pace the Big Ten for a third straight week.
There were seven Big Ten men's basketball games on Tuesday. Catch up on all of the action in this post.