Mark Dantonio and Bret Bielema have met five times as head coaches of Michigan State and Wisconsin. The former owns a 3-2 advantage in the competitive and entertaining head-to-head battle, including victories in three of the last four matchups. The two, of course, will meet for a sixth time in the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday. Before that happens, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina takes a look back at the last five encounters. Plus, listen to the latest coaches’ teleconference.
(GoPSUSports.com) Dr. David Joyner, Penn State Acting Athletic Director, announced Monday the members of the search committee charged with identifying candidates and appointing the 15th head football coach in the program’s 125-year history.
(GopherSports.com) University of Minnesota Medical Director Dr. Brad Nelson confirmed Monday that senior forward Trevor Mbakwe suffered an ACL tear to his right knee. Mbakwe will be lost for the remainder of the season. Surgery to repair the injury will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.
On Monday night’s Big Ten Pulse, Rick, Rack and Timmy D interviewed Michigan center David Molk. The crew asked Molk about whether he and the Wolverines are trying to figure out everything that needs to happen in order for them to make the BCS. Watch the interview now to hear Molk’s answer. Also on tonight’s show, the guys talked about the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and gave their thoughts on Ohio State’s hiring of Urban Meyer.
A new era at Ohio State looks ready to begin with the arrival of Urban Meyer as multiple media outlets are reporting that Meyer will be hired as the next Buckeye coach. The move had been speculated for weeks and an announcement is expected this week, but terms of the deal are unknown.
The Big Ten handed out its weekly Football Players of the Week for Week 13, and the final week of the season produced plenty of honorees. Six players were honored, including two offensive and defensive players of the week. See the winners in this post.