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How did we do? Big Ten championship game predictions revisited

Before we turn our attention to bowl season, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Big Ten championship game predictions. The results were not pretty for the BTN.com crew, which all predicted a Wisconsin victory. The Big Ten fans had it right, though. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2014 record: 82-24 Big Ten title game pick: Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 24 Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) 2014 record: 78-28 Big Ten title game pick: Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 26 Big Ten fans 2014 record: 78-28 Big Ten title game pick: See poll below Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)

Twitter: Ohio State players react to College Football Playoff berth

Ohio State is in the inaugural College Football Playoff, it was announced Sunday, and several Buckeyes players tweeted their reaction to the news. Ohio State, the No. 4 seed, will face No. 1 Alabama, the SEC champ, in the Sugar Bowl. The winner of that game will face the victor of the Rose Bowl between No. 2 Oregon, the Pac-12 champ, and No. 3 Florida State, the ACC champ. The Buckeyes, as one would one expect, were pumped to hear their favorable playoff fate. See the tweets below. We in there baby !! — EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) December 7, 2014 We

Five Big Ten volleyball teams advance to regional semifinals

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

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan alum Tom Hayden’s career in activism turns, turns, turns

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

No moment too big for Cardale Jones, the backup to the backup

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 calls Ohio State 'one of the four best teams in the country'

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

It's going to be a close call for Ohio State in College Football Playoff

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