Illinois remains a work in progress under Lovie Smith, as the first two seasons with Smith haven’t brought much success. In fact, things got worse last season. Smith debuted with a 3-9 record (2-7 Big Ten) in 2016. Last season, the Fighting Illini went 2-10 (0-9).
Nebraska led the way with 10 signings on Wednesday. Ohio State and Illinois each inked five players. Every school signed at least one player on Wednesday expect for Minnesota, which inked none.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ohio State has the top recruiting class in the Big Ten. It’s the seventh consecutive year the Buckeyes have sat on top of the Big Ten recruiting board, which just happens to parallel the arrival of Urban Meyer in Columbus.
Fifteen former Big Ten stars are on the active roster for Super Bowl LII. Five-time Super Bowl champion and former Michigan QB Tom Brady highlights the collection of one-time Big Ten standouts. The future Hall of Famer is making his eighth Super Bowl appearance.
The college football season was punctuated with an exhilarating national championship game on Monday. Now, all eyes point toward next season. Questions loom for all programs. Here are 18 big ones—for 2018--facing the Big Ten.
Year 2 under Lovie Smith was bumpier than Year 1, as Illinois opened the season 2-0 … and then lost its last 10 games. In 2016, Illinois went 3-9 overall and 2-7 in Big Ten action. Offense, defense, special teams, they all were issues during an often-trying 2017 campaign.
Yesterday, Tom Dienhart took an early sneak peek at how the Big Ten East could shape up in 2018. Here is an early, early, early look at the 2018 Big Ten West.
When the Big Ten ditched the Legends and Leaders divisions that was based on competitive balance and went to a geographic East-West split in 2014, many felt the power went to the East with the presence of traditional powers Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. And, that has played out on the field.
With another bowl season behind us - a highly successful one, at that - we decided to pick BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's brain about the conference's 7-1 performance. Get our full Q&A inside.
The dust is settling on the first early-signing period for college football. And this much is clear: Ohio State is cleaning up, owning the No. 1 class not just in the Big Ten … but in the nation, per 247.com. It’s the first time in this millennium that a Big Ten team has sat on top of the national rankings.