When it comes to rivalries, few are more fun and intense than the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the longest-running rivalry in major college football that began in 1890.
Two matches remain in the regular season, and barring an epic letdown, Wisconsin will be the 2014 Big Ten champions.
The season is winding down, with just one full week of action left. And tonight, the College Football Playoff poll will come under more scrutiny. Last week, Alabama was No. 1; Oregon No. 2; Florida State No. 3; Mississippi State No. 4. I don’t foresee any change in this week’s poll. The Crimson Tide dispatched FCS Western Carolina, 48-14. The Ducks whipped Colorado, 44-10. Florida State had the closest call, needing a late field goal to beat visiting Boston College, 20-17. Mississippi State rolled visiting Vanderbilt, 51-0. But there could be movement among the contenders below the Top Four. TCU
Minnesota was picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten West. Now, the Gophers are a win away from playing for the conference title. Amazing, huh? A big key to Minnesota’s hopes at Wisconsin? David Cobb, who hurt a hamstring in the second half last week at Nebraska. Jerry Kill says he’s ready to hold Cobb out, if necessary. Good thing the Gophers have depth at running back. Still, Cobb is a special talent. *** Remember when Ohio State and Michigan fought last year? Sure you do! Well, Urban Meyer has warned his team about it this year. He’ll have
The Big Ten has saved some of its best for last, as the Week 14 slate features seven games that all are enticing.
There were seven Big Ten men’s basketball games Monday. Catch up on all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. No. 20 Michigan State rolled Santa Clara, 79-52, to highlight the action, which also featured a surprising upset as Eastern Washington went into Assembly Hall and downed the Hoosiers, 88-86. Use the links below to catch up on all of Monday’s action. KANSAS STATE 88, PURDUE 79: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Marcus Foster scored 24 points to help Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79 in the opening game of the Maui Invitational. Isaac Haas scored 19 points and
Troy Williams is a highlight machine. We all know this. Well, the Indiana sophomore put on, perhaps, his best high-flying act Monday night.
CHICAGO – BTN on Saturday had the highest viewership in its history, with three football and two men’s basketball games contributing to the record day. Saturday’s noon ET games, which featured Indiana at Ohio State and Rutgers at Michigan State, averaged a 3.0 HH rating in the network’s 12 metered markets.* Most notably, the games in Columbus earned a 27.0 HH rating, in Dayton, 13.9, Cleveland, 12.1 and in Detroit, 6.5. BTN’s afternoon game, Maryland at Michigan, delivered a 2.0 HH rating, with Detroit leading all the network’s metered markets with a 10.3 HH rating, followed by Columbus at 9.5.
The basketball season is nearly two weeks old and every Big Ten team has played at least three games, so it's a good time to post my latest Big Ten Power Rankings.
CHICAGO – With the Big Ten seeking its ninth-straight national championship, BTN’s 2014-15 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will be the most extensive in network history. “With Big Ten programs consistently among the nation’s best, fans will see a lot of high-quality wrestling on BTN,” said BTN President Mark Silverman. “Each week will feature an extremely competitive matchup.” The television schedule includes a dual between Penn State and Iowa, winners of the past seven national titles; the Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern; the semifinals and finals of the NWCA National Duals at Iowa; and live coverage