Now a senior and a bigger part of the Ohio State offense, Sam Thompson figures to provide even more jaw-dropping highlights in his final season. Let’s be honest, few Big Ten players are more athletic than Thompson, few can rival his voluminous dunk reel, and few will be featured more on the national highlight shows. Thompson reminded us all of his leaping ability in Ohio State’s victory over Marquette on Tuesday night, when he soared for an alley-oop from Shannon Scott. The guy jumps so effortlessly, he almost makes plays like this look way too easy.
There were four Big Ten men's basketball games Tuesday night, and you can catch up on all of the action inside.
The fourth College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night. Find out where the Big Ten teams land this week inside.
It is no secret that the Big Ten is loaded with talented running backs. But how do the backs stack up against the nation's best? Hint: Very well.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call. Also @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter.
Who is Mike Hull's all-time favorite Penn State linebacker? What would he be doing if he wasn't playing football? Find out in this Q&A with Tom Dienhart.
This is not a year for parity in the Big Ten, and the league may only get six teams in the NCAA tournament after having eight a year ago.
Truth: Big Ten fans are going to enjoy watching Maryland star senior Dez Wells. The preseason Wooden Award candidate is one of the game’s elite finishers, and he showed it in Monday night’s 93-57 victory over Central Connecticut State. Early in the second half, Wells, from behind the 3-point line, drove to the basket and exploded for a powerful tomahawk dunk that delighted his teammates and all of the fans at the Xfinity Center. Wells finished the game with 27 points, on 10 of 15 from the field.
More change is coming to this week’s College Football Playoff Poll with Alabama beating Mississippi State. And this may be the most intriguing unveiling yet.
Pretty cool video here of Rutgers nose tackle Kenneth Kirksey doing a backflip, a signature move for the 275-pounder. Impressive to see a big man do this. *** Bill Landis of Cleveland.com takes a look at how Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett stacks up vs. other Heisman candidates. Urban Meyer declared Barrett a Heisman contender on Monday. I agree. No one is really running away with the race. In my mind, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott, TCU’s Trevone Boykin and Alabama’s Amari Cooper are in the hunt, along with Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon. I think Barrett’s credentials stack up