Year Two of the Darrell Hazell era brought progress for a program that had nowhere to go but up after 1-11 overall and 0-8 Big Ten marks in 2013. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his season review of the 2014 Purdue football team inside!
The 2014 Associated Press All-America Team was released Tuesday, and four Big Ten stars garnered first-team honors.
You know Tom Izzo can coach basketball. You know Tom Izzo is a big football fan (here and here). And you know Tom Izzo can act. (here and here). But did you know he can play the accordion, too? It’s true. The legendary Michigan State coach showed off his musical ability, while fan and players sang holiday songs, during his annual holiday radio show Monday night. Don’t believe me? Watch these two videos, courtesy of @KevinPauga. Michigan State hosts Easter Michigan at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN (watch live on BTN2Go). From Monday night: Tom Izzo plays Jingle Bells
Ohio State paced the nation in attendance (106,296) in 2014, ending Michigan’s 16-year run on top. The Wolverines were No. 3.
No matter who is head coach of Michigan in 2015, the quarterback spot will be the biggest issue. As Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com points out, the position was the ultimate undoing of Brady Hoke. If Michigan opts for a spread-favored coach, obviously things would get a bit more difficult, as Baumgardner notes. But Shane Morris does have the athleticism and speed to at least fake his way through a spread system for a while. Wilton Speight? Mobility isn’t his strength, so that might be a bit more difficult. Alex Malzone will be on campus either way in January, regardless of
As we await the Big Ten's 10 bowl games, BTN.com asked a beat writer from every team to participate in a five-part regular-season recap. Part I, the season-defining game for all 14 teams.
Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman has been one of the hottest coaching commodities in recent years. Now, he’s finally going to lead a program. Herman has been tabbed as head coach at Houston after spending the last three years with Urban Meyer at Ohio State. In that time, Herman has pushed the buttons on some of the Big Ten’s top offenses. Herman’s 2014 attack is No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring (45.2 ppg) and No. 1 overall (507.6 ypg) for a Big Ten title team that is 12-1 and the No. 4 seed in the playoffs with
Time for me to reach into my mailbag and answer some of your cards and letters. Is coaching turnover hurting the Big Ten? Who are my early picks to win the divisions in 2015?
Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky remains No. 1 on Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. But Penn State G D.J. Newbill continues to ascend.
Players and head coaches have received more than their share of shoutouts since the 2014 regular season concluded. Now, it's time to give the assistant coaches some props.