Nebraska takes a dip, Northwestern is on the rise, and there's a new team in cellar of Tom Dienhart's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Ohio State remains No. 7 in the latest Coaches Poll, released Sunday. The Buckeyes, who rallied to beat Indiana on Saturday, are No. 7 for the third straight week. [ MORE: Get our latest Big Ten football coverage ] Michigan State and Wisconsin both move up one spot, to No. 7 and No. 14, respectively. The Spartans routed Rutgers for their second straight win, while the Badgers nipped Iowa to move one game away from the Big Ten title game. Minnesota jumps into the poll, coming in at No. 22 after rallying past Nebraska on the road. The Cornhuskers are
There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games on Sunday. Catch up on all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. The biggest headline from today’s action? That would be Shannon Scott’s Ohio State record 16 assists in an easy victory over Sacred Heart. Freshman D’Angelo Russell was pretty good, too, pouring in a career-high 32 points. PENN STATE 63, USC 61: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP D.J. Newbill scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and Penn State held off Southern Cal to take fifth place at the Charleston Classic with a
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It’s not uncommon for college students to recall taking at least one course that was so profound and well-taught that it changed the way they view the world and opened their minds to new possibilities. For Northwestern alumnus Zachary Johnson, that class was on social network analysis. Johnson, co-founder of Chicago-based social analytics provider Syndio Social, was introduced to the topic by Professor Noshir (“Nosh”) Contractor. The lessons learned helped Johnson leverage social media for a startup record label that was trying to get attention online for budding artists. The most notable result was a collaboration in 2009 that shot
Ohio State hasn’t lost a Big Ten regular-season game since Nov. 26, 2011, a span that includes a Big Ten-record 23 straight wins following Saturday’s 42-27 victory over Indiana. To get a sense of just how long ago Ohio State’s last Big Ten loss was, here’s some context. It’s been 1,093 days. Ohio State quarterbacks have accounted for 132 touchdowns. Devin Gardner was wearing No. 7, his first of three numbers. Jared Sullinger was in his final year in Columbus. Nick Swisher was still with the New York Yankees. Robert Griffin III was on his way to winning the Heisman
This GIF, courtesy of sbnation.com, is too good not to share. That’s Northwestern true freshman running back Solomon Vault on the bench Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, trying to quench his thirst. Only problem is, his helmet – err, facemask – kept getting in the way. Hey, at least Vault had his helmet on and was ready to go should his number be called. The coaching staff has to like that. Vault, who has 108 total yards and two rushing touchdowns on the season, did not compile any stats in Northwestern’s 38-14 victory, which put it one win from bowl
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