Illinois announced today that it is stripping the “interim” tag from Bill Cubit’s title and making him the head coach. Given the uncertainty at a school with an interim president and an interim athletic director, it isn’t a shock that Cubit was retained. This school needs some continuity in the athletic department as it sorts through a trying period. And Cubit provides it in the most critical sport. But here is the rub: Cubit has been given a two-year deal. Two years? That’s it? Typically, coaches work with four- or five-year contracts to help with recruiting. But, some speculate Cubit’s
No. 5 Michigan State throttled Penn State, 55-16, to highlight Saturday’s Big Ten action. With the win, the Spartans claim the Big Ten East crown and advance to the Big Ten title game vs. Big Ten West champ Iowa. Catch up on all of today’s Rivalry Week action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Use the links below to follow all Week 13 action below: For in-game and postgame video highlights, check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football
The final week of the Big Ten regular season is approaching. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] With seven exciting games on the slate this week, there should be plenty of outstanding individual performances. But who has been the most impressive Big Ten player thus far this season? After snapping a 15-game streak of 100-yard rushing games, does
Another week brought more exciting finishes in big ten play. In Columbus, Michael Geiger’s field goal gave Michigan State its second straight win in Columbus for the first time since 1951, ending the Buckeyes’ nation-long 24 game winning streak. And then in Madison, you had five turnovers, six Wildcat sacks, a pair of missed field goals, a running back spiking a football, three overturned touchdowns via replay and an education of the fair catch rule in a 13-7 Northwestern win; the Wildcats’ first victory at Camp Randall Stadium since the turn of the century. In other action around the league,
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten football games? See the BTN.com team's picks, including Wisconsin beat writer Jason Galloway, and cast your seven winners inside.
This is one of the most glorious weeks of the year: It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies and bragging rights up for grabs. Get Tom Dienhart's best of the week ahead inside.
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 for each segment of the call here.
The final weekend of the season, also known as Rivalry Week, is here. And, to no surprise, there is no shortage of storylines.
Jalen Coleman-Lands sank a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer, allowing Illinois to escape with an 82-79 victory over Chicago State Monday night.
Maryland is still No. 1 this week, but there's a new No. 2. And that team is Michigan State, fresh off an impressive week that included a comeback victory over then-No. 4 Kansas.