Two weeks of Big Ten play are in the books, and the standings are a lot more jumbled than most expected at this point. Much of the mess is the result of Rutgers’ upset of No. 4 Wisconsin on Sunday night. Not only did the Badgers suffer their first loss, but they are now tied with Maryland, Michigan and Michigan State atop the standings, just one-half game ahead of Indiana and Iowa and one game ahead of Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers. That’s one game separating the top 10 teams! Now, to be fair, such a narrow gap is
Another week is in the books, meaning it's time for BTN analyst Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Yes, Frank Kaminsky remains atop the list.
No. 4 Ohio State and No. 2 Oregon face off in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game tonight. Here are some of our favorite pregame photos, courtesy of USA TODAY Sports.
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon. Here its below, via BTN on Soundclod.com.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has picked against the Buckeyes the last two times out. He's learned his lesson, and he's picking Ohio State to win tonight. See why inside.
The third week of Big Ten play tips off Tuesday night. Before then, take a look at BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preview of the week ahead.
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday afternoon. See the award winners inside.
It’s time for Ohio State and Oregon to play for the national championship. Here are seven things Ohio State must do tonight to beat the Ducks.
Ohio State will be representing the Big Ten Conference tonight when the Buckeyes take on the Oregon Ducks in the long-anticipated College Football Playoff Championship Game. The team overcame key injuries throughout this season and finished strong to get into the first-ever college football playoff, and surprised many — including experts writing for this site — with its 42-35 victory over top-ranked Alabama in the first-round game on New Year’s Day. But the football players aren’t the only ones “living big” these days in Columbus. From autism treatment to auto manufacturing, the Buckeyes had a banner year. Here are recent
Nebraska forward Shavon Shields had a special guest by his side during Sunday night’s postgame press conference. Avery Harriman, the son of Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman who recently learned his leukemia is still in remission, took the podium with Shields to talk about the team’s 53-43 victory over Illinois. “My favorite play was the players doing great,” he said. “They did super awesome on the game tonight. I was so proud of them.” Shields had a favorite play, too, and it involved Avery. “I was shooting my free throws at the end of the game, and I heard Avery cheering,