Welcome to Week 13, the first time all 14 teams are in action during the conference season. We have a trio of games on BTN/BTN2Go, including two at noon ET: Indiana at No. 6 Ohio State (watch live on BTN2Go) and Rutgers at No. 11 Michigan State (watch live on BTN2Go). To make sure which game you will get at noon ET, use BTN’s GameFinder. Our other game, at 3:30 p.m. ET, is Maryland at Michigan (watch live on BTN2Go). The Wolverines, one win away from bowl eligibility, will be looking to punch their postseason ticket. Just follow the instructions
It was interesting to see the report that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller plans to return to Ohio State for his senior season in Columbus – for now. The emergence of redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has caused many to speculate and wonder if the two-time Big Ten MVP can win back his old job next season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in August. NFL.com is reporting this: “Two sources close to Miller, however, say the quarterback’s plan for now is to remain at Ohio State and lead the Buckeyes in 2015, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.” Read more
We’re entering another weekend of non-conference hockey action but Big Ten play also begins this week. We touch on last week’s games and look ahead to this weekend. Plus, watch our weekly BTN Hockey Report video show in this post as well. Before we look ahead to the weekend, let’s take a closer look at the Big Ten’s 4-5 record this past weekend. Minnesota suffered its first sweep at home since March of 2013, ending its 17-game home winning streak. Penn State is now on the map and contributed three points to the Big Ten/Hockey East challenge with a road
Melvin Gordon’s 408-yard rushing effort last week against Nebraska has him squarely in the Heisman hunt. Indiana's Tevin Coleman eyes Ohio State's front seven. Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford looks back at his days as cornerback and receiver. We touch on these stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten links.
The work done by Lisa Taneyhill’s lab at the University of Maryland focuses on small objects such as chicken embryos. A recent grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow that research to get much bigger. The $1.9 million coming from the NIH’s Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research division will allow her lab’s work to continue for at least the next five years, as they study the impact of cranial ganglia — a cluster of nerve cells responsible for receiving sensory information like taste, touch and smell. The grant will help her study neural crest-placode cell interactions
There were two Big Ten men's basketball games Wednesday night, and you can catch up on all of the action inside.
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten games? See our team's picks, including Purdue writer Mike Carmin, and select your winners inside.
Which Big Ten teams are in good shape for the 2015 college basketball recruiting cycle? Find out inside!
Someone created a Tecmo Bowl version of Melvin Gordon's 408-yard record-setting day. See here!
USA TODAY released its annual list of NCAA college football coaches salaries Wednesday, and the Big Ten has four of the 10 highest-paid coaches. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio comes in at No. 2 to pace Big Ten coaches ($5,636,145), trailing only Alabama’s Nick Saban ($7,160,187). Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is No. 6 ($4,536,640), Penn State’s James Franklin No. 8 ($4,300,000) and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz No. 9 ($4,075,000). The Big Ten is tied with the SEC with four coaches in the top 10. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) and Charlie Strong (Texas) are the only others among the 10 highest-paid coaches. How did