Minnesota is one win from playing in the Big Ten championship game. Let me type that again: Minnesota is one win from playing in the Big Ten championship. Those are words I didn’t think I ever would punch out on the keyboard of my company-issued EliteBook 844Op. But the amazing story of Minnesota’s program continues. The latest chapter of this tale was perhaps the best yet. No doubt, maybe years from now, we’ll look back on the Golden Gophers’ 28-24 win at Nebraska on Nov. 22, 2014, as the day Minnesota truly turned the corner in its ascent to becoming
Week 13 is in the books, and Ohio State has clinched a berth in the Big Ten title game. The Buckeyes will play the winner of next week’s Minnesota-Wisconsin game on BTN. Relive all of the Week 13 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Here are today’s full results: Wisconsin edged Iowa and Maryland rallied past Michigan in afternoon action. In a busy slate of early action, Ohio State took down Indiana, Michigan State rolled Rutgers, Minnesota stunned Nebraska, Illinois nipped Penn State and Northwestern dropped Purdue. Get links to catch up on all of the Week 13 games below.
Jalin Marshall entered Saturday’s game vs. Indiana with four touchdowns. He matched that total in the second half of Ohio State’s 42-27 victory. Or, to be more exact, in the final 17:20. It all started with a 54-yard punt return to give the highly favored Buckeyes the 21-20 lead with 2:20 left in the third quarter. From there, it was all Marshall, as he scored on a six-yard shovel pass, a silly one-handed 15-yard scoring strike and, to finish it all off, a 54-yard reception, also on a shovel pass. It was just the kind of performance Marshall was looking
Nate Gerry is no stranger to making big plays. The Nebraska defensive back added another one to his name Saturday vs. Minnesota.
We’re collecting the best USA Today photos from Week 13 of the college football season. All of our photo galleries can be found over here. And here’s the live scoreboard page. ***
Top-ranked Michigan State won its first NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday, as four Spartans recorded top-25 finishes en route to the national title.
As is the case every week nowadays, several Big Ten teams are wearing alternate designs in Week 13. Maryland is debuting its latest all-white “Ops” alternate (read more about it here), while Wisconsin is breaking out a new white facemask. See all of the Big Ten’s alternate designs below. We will add any other alternate Week 13 designs when they are announced. Also, pick your Week 13 winners. And don’t forget to track all of today’s action on our Week 13 Big Ten scoreboard. ILLINOIS #Illini uniwatch: white/orange/white for #SeniorDay. The only combo Illini have worn more than once this
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Can ping pong balls save lives? Probably not in any medical sense, but perhaps as a tool for awareness. That was the thinking behind a recent campaign from Spartans Fighting Cancer (SFC), a student-run organization at Michigan State University. To help address high rates of testicular cancer among college-aged males, members of the group affixed slips of paper with facts about the
Catch up on Friday's Big Ten men's hoops action, including Michigan State's easy 87-52 win over Loyola-Chicago.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a long look at the Iowa Hawkeyes heading into Saturday's divisional showdown against Wisconsin. It seems like a long, long time ago, but Dienhart picked Iowa to win the West. Here's how he sees things heading into Week 13.