It would be an understatement to say it was an emotional week at the University of Iowa. First, the football program lost two-time All-Big Ten safety Tyler Sash, 27, who was found dead Tuesday in his home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Then, on Friday, the school lost Roy Marble, 48, the men’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, following a year-long battle with cancer. Iowa State held a moment of silence for both late Hawkeyes prior to Saturday’s annual meeting. The Hawkeyes, honoring Sash by wearing a No. 9 decal on the left side of their helmets, started slow before rallying for
Big Ten football teams broke out several new designs Saturday in Week 2 action. [ MORE: Get scores & stats for all Week 2 Big Ten action ] The most obvious was Purdue’s new anthracite gray alternate, paired with a patriotic white alternate lid in honor of Military Appreciation Day. The most talked-about new designs were Iowa and Michigan helmet decals. The former replaced the Tigerhawk logo on the left side of its helmet with a No. 9 to remember former Iowa star Tyler Sash, who passed away earlier this week, and the latter brought back the helmet stickers it
Illinois and Wisconsin carded convincing shutouts vs. Western Illinois and Miami (OH), respectively, and Jim Harbaugh recorded his first win at Michigan to highlight early Week 2 Big Ten action. Get caught up on all of Saturday’s early afternoon action below. Here’s the link to our late afternoon game coverage. Looking for available live in-game 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 highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights
Roy Marble will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Iowa basketball history. The former Hawkeye great died Friday at the age of 48 following a yearlong battle with cancer. After starring for four years at Iowa, Marble left college as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading scorer. He scored 2,116 points from 1985 through 1989 and the Hawkeyes competed in the NCAA tournament in all four years he was there. To this day, Marble is the only player in Iowa basketball history to score more than 2,000 career points. “Roy is a Hawkeye through and through,” said former Iowa
"Can Northwestern really be a factor in the Big Ten West?" "I won’t be shocked if Minnesota wakes up on Sunday morning 0-2." "Penn State is under big-time pressure to win." These are a just a few of the Friday topics of Tom Dienhart tackles heading into Saturday's games.
On Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes will honor the late Tyler Sash by replacing one Hawkeye on their helmets with No. 9, the number Sash wore as a member of the football team. Iowa plays at Iowa State at 4:45 p.m. ET on Saturday. Sash started 37 games for the Hawkeyes from 2008-10, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2009 and 2010. He was fourth all-time in interception return yardage in the Big Ten when he graduated, and his 13 picks were fifth-best in school history. Sash, a safety who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, died at the
Plan ahead and use the popular BTN.com/gamefinder page before Saturday’s Big Ten football games to make sure you know where to find any of the five games on BTN TV. You can also search for your TV information on BTN games in this post. A few more notes for this weekend … All five of BTN’s televised games will be available live on BTN2Go? Here are the links to watch each game live: Bowling Green at Maryland, W. Illinois at Illinois, Hawaii at Ohio State, S. Alabama at Nebraska, and FIU at Indiana. Also, as an added bonus, use these Twitter pages
Things are ratcheted back a few notches in Week 2, as there is a dearth of top-quality matchups. But the headliner is a doozy. [ MORE: Pick Week 2 winners | Power Rankings | Week 2 previews ] The primetime clash between No. 5 Michigan State and No. 7 Oregon is the first game between top 10 teams at Spartan Stadium since 1966, when MSU and Notre Dame met as the No. 2- and No. 1-ranked teams in a classic 10-10 tie. The Spartans are looking for national respect—and payback for last year’s loss in Eugene. Don’t overlook Minnesota’s junket to
Before we flip the script and focus on this coming Saturday, I wanted to take one last peek back at the opening week of the season. So, I asked some of the leading writers who cover the Big Ten: What was the biggest surprise in the first week of action? Kevin Noon, BuckeyeGrove.com: Northwestern defeating Stanford. I have always liked Pat Fitzgerald and what he has done with the Wildcats program, but I really did not see QB Clayton Thorson stepping in and playing as well as he did in Week 1 against a Power Five team. I would not
Who wins Week 2 Big Ten football games? This week, Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman joins the BTN.com team's weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.