The matchups are out for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and now it’s time to look at some numbers from the event’s first 16 installments. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart ranks 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games ] The most important number: The Big Ten, after losing the first 10 events, has not lost since 2008, going 4-0-2 during the span. A season ago, the Big Ten jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to claiming an 8-6 series victory. Here are some more Big Ten/ACC Challenge numbers: Longest conference winning streak: Big Ten – 3 (2009-2011); ACC – 10 (1999-2008)
Minnesota punter Peter Mortell is one of the best in the business. [ MORE: Like this post? Visit our Gone Viral section ] The unanimous 2014 All-Big Ten first teamer needs no introduction when it comes to Minnesota and Big Ten fans, and that was evident during his Twitter Q&A on Wednesday afternoon. Mortell took over the @GopherFootball account for an hour, answering fans’ – and a former teammate’s – questions with plenty of humor and wit. See our favorite questions and answers from Mortell’s Twitter Q&A below. Again, Mortell’s responses are from the @GopherFootball account. *** *** *** ***
Big Ten towns are fantastic places to call home for both students and recent graduates. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart analyzes Iowa’s 2015 schedule ] According to American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), the Big Ten boasts four of the top 10 best cities for college grads in 2015. Even more impressive: Iowa City comes in at No. 1 and Ann Arbor No. 3. Only Ithaca, New York, stands in the way of Big Ten towns staking claim to the top 2. “A growing technology corridor has improved economic opportunity in Iowa City, and low rents, more restaurants and bars, as
Kirk Ferentz enters his 17th season at Iowa looking to reestablish his program among the best in the conference. Here's an early look at Iowa's 2015 schedule.
This is pretty neat: at 74, former Gopher star Bobby Bell is ready for graduation. You see, it’s never too late! The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Bell came just 13 credits short of finishing his college degree when he left school after getting drafted by the Chiefs in 1963. So Bell returned to school last year, at age 74, and finished. Fulfilling a promise he made to his late father, he took three classes and earned his degree in recreation, park and leisure studies. He will be honored Thursday along with the rest of the graduates from the University’s
Who are the top men's basketball players to come from every Big Ten school over the last 10 years? Check out one man's starting 5 for every Big Ten team inside.
Many talking heads have raved about the rock star coaches who reside in the Big Ten East, and for good reason.
Matt Painter made it official Tuesday afternoon, announcing that Texas-Arlington guard Johnny Hill has joined the Purdue program. A resident of Glendale Heights, Illinois, Hill will be eligible to play immediately via the NCAA’s Graduate Student Transfer rule. He will graduate this spring with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. “We are excited to have Johnny join our program and he will give us experience and leadership in our backcourt,” head coach Matt Painter said. “We feel Johnny can give us a long, veteran point guard that will have success in the Big Ten. He will be a welcome addition to
Indiana sophomore basketball player Devin Davis has been suspended from all team activities after being cited for marijuana possession.
When you score 28 runs in a game, you need to do something special to commemorate it. The Illinois baseball team did just that with this video.