This is one of the most glorious Saturdays of the year. It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies up for grabs—and maybe some division titles and bowl bids.
(AP) Indiana University kicked starting safety Antonio Allen off the football team Wednesday after his arrest on drug-dealing charges. Athletic department officials made the announcement in a one-sentence statement less than 24 hours after Indiana State Police charged the Indianapolis native with five counts of drug dealing. He faces two charges each of dealing methamphetamine and dealing heroin and one count of dealing cocaine. Allen also was charged with possession of heroin over 10 grams, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance. State police arrested the 20-year-old junior after searching Allen’s residence in Bloomington. The dismissal takes effect immediately,
The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.
Welcome to the penultimate Saturday of the regular season. And, it’s a Saturday filled with some big games, none bigger than Michigan State's visit to Ohio State.
Indiana starting safety Antonio Allen was suspended indefinitely from all football activities Tuesday night after his arrest on drug-dealing charges.
The Big Ten East has some strong defensive lines. And none is stronger than Michigan State’s front, led by end Shilique Calhoun. Ohio State has perhaps the Big Ten’s best player on its line in end Joey Bosa.
That was fast! Nearly a year after being selected No. 4 in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, former Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber has been promoted to the Chicago Cubs.
The battle for Floyd of Rosedale is the highlight of this week, as Minnesota takes on Iowa for the iconic bronze pig bauble. See my early look at Week 11 and game rankings inside.
November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it's Michigan State's visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
The Big Ten East is home to two of the conference’s top backfields at Ohio State and Michigan State. In fact, the Buckeye backfield may be the best in the nation. Quarterback issues loom at Michigan, Rutgers and Maryland, while Penn State, Indiana, Michigan and MSU need to solidify their running back spots. [ MORE: East OL | West OL | East WR/TE | West WR/TE ] Here is a ranking of the Big Ten East backfields. 1. Ohio State. Loaded. In fact, this may be the best backfield in the nation. It begins with running back Ezekiel Elliott, a