The New Year’s Day Six Bowls have been set. And the Big Ten landed two teams in what shapes up as two of the better matchups of the 2015-16 postseason. [ MORE: View our complete 2015-16 bowl schedule ] The two games are No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 6 Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game, and No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Notre Dame. Get my quick preview to both games below: Iowa. It was great to see the College Football Playoff committee didn’t bury 12-1 Iowa for losing a close Big Ten title game to Michigan State. Now,
Iowa and Stanford barely missed out on the College Football Playoff. The Rose Bowl is a pretty great consolation prize.
The final regular season AP and Coaches Polls were released Sunday, and six Big Ten teams are ranked in both polls. [ MORE: Michigan State earns No. 3 seed in College Football Playoff | Tom Dienhart’s early Cotton Cotton Bowl primer ] Big Ten champion Michigan State, fresh off its comeback victory over previously undefeated Iowa in the Big Ten title game, paces the Big Ten at No. 4 (Coaches) and No. 3 (AP). Several Big Ten rivals are too far behind the Spartans, with Ohio State (No. 5/No. 7), Iowa (No. 7/No. 6) and Northwestern (No. 12/No. 12) all
It's official: The Big Ten will get a chance to defend its inaugural College Football Playoff championship. Big Ten champion Michigan State earned the No. 3 seed and will face No. 2 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Eve, it was announced early Sunday afternoon.
INDIANAPOLIS — The fifth annual Big Ten Football Championship is in the books, and what a day it was. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] I was down in Indianapolis and made it a point to try and catch some of the top moments leading up to the game, as well as after it. Here is a look at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game experience in
What’s that? Iowa football doesn’t have big-play ability, you say? That’s not true, and it hasn’t been throughout a memorable undefeated 2015 season. Iowa flashed its big-play ability yet again, this time on what proved to be one of the biggest plays of the Big Ten title game Saturday night. Trailing 9-6 on the first play of the fourth quarter, C.J. Beathard connected with Tevaun Smith on a go-ahead 85-yard touchdown at Lucas Oil Stadium. Watch the highlight in the video above, and check out Smith’s “Dab” celebration in the tweet below.
We kept an eye out for the best shots from Big Ten Football Championship Saturday in Indianapolis. Have a look at our photo gallery. Find more on our BTN Instagram page and our Instagram for the show “The Journey”.
L.J. Scott's late lunge did more than put the ball across the goal line - it all but certainly put No. 5 Michigan State in the College Football Playoff. Scott kept powering forward and stretched the ball into the end zone for a touchdown with 27 seconds that sent the Spartans past No. 4 Iowa 16-13 Saturday night in the Big Ten championship game.
Iowa and Michigan State fans probably don’t need much to get jacked up for tonight’s Big Ten title game. [ MORE: Pick your winner | Keys for Iowa | Keys for Michigan State ] The enticing matchup and the incredibly high stakes (winner likely sews up a berth in the second annual College Football Playoff) are more than enough to draw in even the casual college football fan. That said, the 360-degree videos above and below are certain to excite Hawkeyes and Spartans fans. Go ahead and watch the videos from inside the home and visitor locker rooms hours before
There were 13 Big Ten men’s basketball teams in action Saturday. Catch up on all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. No. 3 Michigan State and No. 11 Purdue highlighted the busy slate of action with victories over Binghamton and New Mexico, respectively. In all, the Big Ten went 12-1, with the lone loss coming in Minnesota’s double-overtime defeat to South Dakota. Here are several of the top plays from Saturday. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***