So many questions loom around Cardale Jones. Can he pass? Run? Take a hit? Who knows? But what a stage for discovery, playing in Indianapolis for the Big Ten title and a possible playoff spot. Bill Livingston of Cleveland.com says it basically boils down to this: OSU will be trying to scheme running plays to lessen the pressure on Jones. Wisconsin will crowd the line, daring Jones to throw. It is tough to run in those situations. To prep for Jones, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen looked at high school tape of the Buckeye sophomore. There just isn’t much OSU tape.
BTN/BTN2Go will provide live coverage of the Michigan press conference at 4:30 p.m. ET today. Watch it on BTN2Go. Following the press conference, BTN will have analysis from a variety of guests, including a number of former Michigan football players. Host Dave Revsine will be joined in studio by analysts Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Glen Mason.
The Big Ten announced its postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Penn State and Wisconsin earning recognition following the conclusion of the 2014 regular season. The Badgers’ Lauren Carlini was named the Big Ten Player and Setter of the Year by a vote of the conference’s coaches, while teammate Taylor Morey was tabbed the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Penn State’s Haleigh Washington earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors, while Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the conference’s coaches and media contingent. ALL-BIG TEN JOCELYNN BIRKS,
The 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge got underway Monday night, and the Big Ten jumped out to a 2-0 lead. [ MORE: View our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] Rutgers went into Clemson and carded an impressive 69-64 upset, while Nebraska held on to beat Florida State, 70-65, in Tallahassee. Eight victories are needed to win the annual event, which is in its first season with 14 games, so the Big Ten needs to take six of the final 12 games to claim it. The Big Ten hasn’t lost the event since 2008. The conferences have tied, 6-6, each of
The Big Ten is home to two of the three best college football towns, according to a recent usatoday.com College Football Fan Index. Madison (University of Wisconsin) tops the poll, followed by Austin (University of Texas), and Ann Arbor (University of Michigan) is No. 3. Here’s a snippet of what the site says about Madison: “What makes it so great? Let’s start with the fact that even when it’s cold and covered with snow, the city is picturesque. Located between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison has no shortage of great water views. There are also plenty of places to gorge.
BTN Live announced the 2014 All-Big Ten Football Teams and individual award winners Monday night. See all of the honorees inside.
On Monday, Wisconsin players Rob Havenstein, Marcus Trotter, Melvin Gordon and Ohio State players Doran Grant, Michael Bennett and Evan Spencer spoke with reporters about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. You can listen here. Don’t forget: BTN will present the exclusive, live announcement of both coaches’ and media All-Big Ten teams, as well as several Big Ten football awards during the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show at 6 p.m. ET tonight. The 10 individual position trophies that will be announced Monday include the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year,
You have questions, and Tom Dienahrt has answers in his latest Big Ten Mailbag. Get his answers to your questions inside.
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Basketball Player Rankings. See his latest list inside!
Ohio State students held a vigil Sunday night for walk-on senior football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was found earlier in the day.