In just a couple of hours, the College Football Playoff selection committee will make it official. Will Ohio State make it? See what some of the nation's expert think inside.
The 2014 NCAA volleyball tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and five Big Ten teams remain alive. Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State joined Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the regional semis with impressive victories Saturday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Three of the teams (Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin) are all in one region. In fact, the Badgers and Buckeyes face off for a berth in the Elite Eight. Catch up on all of the action below. ILLINOIS 3, IOWA STATE 0 RECAP The #9-seed Fighting Illini punched their ticket to NCAA
Every Big Ten school has produced leaders who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, whether business, government, science and technology, medicine or education. High Profile takes a look at how these alums rose to the top of their field. It sounds like the set-up for a punchline: What do philosopher Albert Camus, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and actor James Dean have in common? But for legendary activist and University of Michigan graduate Tom Hayden, it’s no joke. He cites those figures as major influences on his career, which covers more than a half-century and continues
INDIANAPOLIS — The ball zipped through the air, Wisconsin defensive backs tried for it, and Ohio State wide receivers grabbed it. Another throw, same result. It was that kind of night for Cardale Jones and Ohio State. As time passed, Ohio State’s College Football Playoff resume continued to grow and grow, until the clock hit 0:00 and the final scoreboard read 59-0 in favor of the Buckeyes. Dominance. The biggest story leading up to Saturday’s Big Ten championship game was how would Jones handle the pressure of making his first career start in the biggest game of the season? The
Jim Delany is a smart man. He knows what he’s doing at all times. So, when he took the microphone on Ohio State’s victorious podium following its emphatic 59-0 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, it was no surprise to hear him promote Ohio State as a playoff contender. Here’s the message Delany sent to the crowd, the TV audience and, most importantly, the selection committee watching in Texas: Let’s hear it for “one of the four best teams in the country.” Also, to no surprise, the fans loved Delany’s claim. But will Ohio State make
INDIANAPOLIS — Now we wait and wonder: Did Ohio State do enough to earn a golden ticket to the College Football Playoff? The No. 5 Buckeyes stated their case loud and clear with a 59-0 demolition of No. 14 Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Look at OSU’s resume: wins over No. 8 Michigan State, No. 25 Minnesota and the Badgers, who rode a seven-game winning streak into Indy. The Buckeyes also can call themselves a champion. And, when it comes to the eyeball test, Ohio State passes with flying colors, often winning
Welcome to the fourth annual Big Ten championship game. Track all of the action between No. 13 Wisconsin and No. 5 Ohio State at Lucas Oil Stadium here.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is posting quick takes after each quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship from his perch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Also, follow him on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. OHIO STATE 59, WISCONSIN 0: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | GALLERY FOURTH QUARTER Quick take: The last 15 minutes were a mere formality, as this game essentially was over at halftime. The Buckeyes certainly looked the part of a playoff team in dominating Wisconsin, 59-0. But was it enough to overtake Florida State or TCU and earn a top four of the College Football Playoff
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is posting quick takes after each quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship from his perch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Also, follow him on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. OHIO STATE 59, WISCONSIN 0: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | GALLERY THIRD QUARTER Quick take: Ohio State kept the pedal to the metal, adding 7 points to its lead to go ahead, 45-0. The more impressive this win is, the more chance the Buckeyes seemingly will have to show the College Football Playoff committee that it deserves a playoff spot. Key moment: There weren’t many
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is posting quick takes after each quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship from his perch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Also, follow him on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. WISCONSIN vs. OHIO STATE: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | UW VIDEO | OSU VIDEO SECOND QUARTER Quick take: This is morphing into a blowout along the lines of the 2012 Big Ten title game, when Wisconsin drubbed Nebraska, 70-31. After opening with a 14-0 first quarter, Ohio State continued to pour it on in the second by adding 28 points to forge a 38-0 lead